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Weekend in Wellfleet

Becky Fischer | 10/6/2015

I wish I was a restaurant reviewer. Go out to eat a lot on the Cape and get paid to try new foods. Sounds heavenly. So, humor me and read on to hear about one of the best meals I've had in a really long time.

It was our wedding anniversary, and we wanted to try a new place. Off to Mac's Shack in Wellfleet, the one with the big red boat on the roof. It was a chilly evening, so we had to sit inside. I imagine dining outside here by the bar would be great fun.

My husband ordered a dozen oysters (when in Rome, right?). They were amazing. Perhaps the best oysters ever. I ordered the clam chowder and I would dare say...drum roll...that it was the best clam chowder I have ever had on the Cape. Those are real powerful words because I eat chowder everywhere. This is no joke.

Scallop entre at Mac's Shack

Next he ordered sushi - the High Roller with salmon. Crazy delicious. He was a very happy man. I ordered the scallop special served with squash and apples. Sounds funky, but it was light and hardy and unique all at once. It was a wonderful evening, and I highly recommend Mac's Shack.

Mayo Beach, Wellfleet

The next day we found ourselves back in Wellfleet for my daughter's soccer game. Yup, right across from Mayo beach, love being a soccer mom in Wellfleet. For lunch we took the kids to Mac's on the Pier. Strangely one of the few places you can really eat on the water. The food was pretty good, not as good as the night before. But the scene there is really special. Lots of happy people, sunning themselves while eating seafood, watching the kites and boats and birds on the water.

Mac's on the Pier, Wellfleet

Next time you're in Wellfleet, go try that clam chowder!