Clem and Ursies. A very casual place - you place your order, take a card with your number to your table, and wait for the food to arrive. The food is good, but not exceptional. What is exceptional is the variety: clam shack fried, Portuguese dishes, BBQ, Japanese salads. The price for lobsters is particularly good, although we didn't eat them. Pretty good selection of beer and wine.
Gallerani's. On commercial street. Mostly pasta, some fish. Many of their dishes are quite spicy. We had a pretty good meal, but our son went another night and had pasta that had been badly cooked. Parking behind the restaurant.
Sal's place. We have gotten good fish here in the past. This year it was overcooked. The view is lovely, the service is pretty bad. I doubt we will go back next year.
Adrians. Largely pasta and pizza, with two or three entrees. Food middling, even for Cape Cod, but spectacular views. Some of the appetizers (eggplant, bread salad are quite good though. Able to handle large parties
Montanos. A family restaurant open all year around. Claim to fame is a set of trivia cards at each table. Had a suprisingly good piece of grilled schrod with an side of pasta with oil and garlic. Salad is ice cold and uninteresting in any case.
Blacksmith Shop. Seems to be under new management every year! We tried it again after a long hiatus, and the food was disgusting. I had stuffed flounder that was still frozen in the center. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Terra Luna. We had never eaten here until this year. It is a small restaurant with a small menu: a handful of salads and appetizers, four of five entrees, a half dozen entrees, ditto for desserts. The first three meals were fine: I had a striped bass special and the seafood Fra Diavolo over linguini that were quite tasty. Thai spring rolls were surprisingly good and the Caesar salad was adequate. So we confidently chose it as a place to go with friends for their only meal out on the Cape. It was a disaster! Everything was seriously undercooked -- they each had bluefish that was RAW in the center (and there was a lot of center). The accompanying baked potatoes were also raw. My duck breast was, to be charitable, indifferent. To be fair, when we complained, they comped one of the bluefish as well as our desserts, but it was not a pleasant experience. I guess we will hope is was just an off night.
JP FInely's is our restuarant of choice here. We eat there often, since it is also open weekends during the winter. It is a small place that does not take reservations, so there can be a wait. There menu is small, but eclectic, and there are blackboard specials every evening. The decor is nothing to write home about, but the food and friendly service makes up for this.
North Eastham Lobster Pool. This is an old standby that has deteriorated badly over the past few years. I no longer am willing to eat their fried clams, having had some very bad ones over the last couple of year. Their french fries are now covered with some sort of spicy batter that renders them inedible by me, But they still make a good lobster roll and usually their fried scallops are OK.
Arnold's. A clam shack. Usually the portions are large, but their clams are greasy (although our Siamese cat, a fried food freak, finds them excellent). Unlike many shacks, they have a beer and wine license.
The Yardarm. A tavern. They have the best fried clams at this end of the Cape, as well as some pretty good blackboard specials. Can accommodate kids. A good choice for lunch
Land Ho! Similar to the Yardarm, but a bit livelier. Less good on fried foods, but makes excellent burgers. REasonable clam pie and lots of blackboard specials. Tends to be crowded at lunch.
HunanIII. Bad Chinese food. Avoid it.
The Impudent Oyster. Pretty good for lunch, with their mussel dishes particularly recommended. However the bread served with the mussels is dreadful.