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“Real beach place”

Wellfleet Beachcomber
Ranked #11 of 48 Restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

This is the quintessential casual beach place. Great for families or for couples. Very good burgers, teriyaki chicken sandwiches and more. Feels more like a local place than a tourist trap. Worth the 5 min extra drive off Rt. 6.

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Thank Javier A
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

The upper cape is fantastic and the Beachcomber and Cahoon Hollow beach is a great way to end a summer beach day. Restaurant has a great atmosphere, noisy and lively, a wide selection and the food is good. The servers are great and work together to take care of customers. After eating you can take a stroll outside and head a few hundred feet down to the beach. Try this one out you will not be disappointed

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Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

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Ok.. Here is the deal. If you dont live on the Cape you would NOT likely know these little facts about the way this operation runs.

1) the beachcomber is ALWAYS packed. They overlook a beautiful beach and people love to be able to drink, eat & swim.

2) the townies get parking passes for a small fee and are gauranteed a certain amount of spots in their very small parking lot. This means no pass... Better get there the second they open if you want to park on the actual lot.

3) if you dont get there early.. Lot is full, you will see an attendent at the top of the hill standing in front of his "lot is full" sign and yeilding Cone to block non residents from going down.. Bye the way (they are all tools!). Dont expect them to offer much as they are cranky gate keepers who have a small sense of power over your good time.

4) they will tell you to park about a mile down the road and take a shuttle over.

5) shuttle or parking lot cost you $$ either way and it seems to vary from weekday to weekend.. Its a racket. They claim the town gets the money but who knows.

6) if you park in the shuttle lot, there is a beach directly across the street which is adequate for family fun, its a steep descent at both beaches so stay tight to the dune when going down as the outside path is softer and rocky.

7). Wellfleet beaches are known for crazy waves up to 10 feet depending on the tide... Not great for little ones but lots of fun.

8) what comes down must go up... This hill stinks so bring only what you need.

9) if you do go to the beachcomber you can expect sub par service, okay food.. And oddly.. A cover charge at around 4pm if you need to go just to the bathroom! Its another racket but its how they pay for the entertainment and to their defense.. Everyone has to use the bathroom!

10) there is another beach you may roll up to and youll see plenty of open spots.. Sorry.. Not open to non residents.

My point.. Beach is awesome, beachcomber is a racket but serves a neat purpose and between they and the town know this priceless combo means you'll pay and deal. Come prepared and you'll have some fun.

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

If you like sitting next to the the Atlantic Ocean, eating lobster, oysters and clams you will loveThe Beachcomer. The menue is mixed with seafood for the adults and pizza for the kids. Service is very good, but you will wait to get a table on any normal evening. The wait is only 30 minutes...no problem. The views are exceptional: well worth any wait. I would suggest management get rid of the video games,as they are a distraction to anyone wanting a conversation.

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Thank Shitzky
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We have gone to the beachcomber the last two years on vacation and had a blast both times. My wife loved the raw bar and my fish was good. Great place for drinks, good times, and a unique location on the seashore

Thank Jared P
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