I was looking forward to my 2018 Cape Cod birthday weekend trip for the longest time because it was the only thing keeping me sane during work. This is only my second time to Cape Cod, both in the months of July. The first time I was there was in 2016. I love everything about the Cape and I love seafood so what’s not to like?
This time I stayed in an Airbnb in Bourne, which is the farthest point on the Cape, it’s the closest city from Boston, only an hour drive. In 2016, I was staying towards the middle of the Cape, in Dennis Port. I discovered that the clam belly sandwiches, deep fried oysters, and fresh oysters were not as good as the places deeper into the Cape. In 2016, I was driving with a friend and we found a little shop that served the best deep fried clam belly buns!! The clam bellies were covered in a thin crispy batter and exploded with clam juice and goodness in your mouth. The bread bun was also very good, soft but kept it’s texture and shape. Together, it was one of the best things that I’ve eaten in my life!! Since then, I’ve been fantasizing about eating them for the past two years.
I was unsuccessful finding that little seafood shack, I should have kept its address and/or name. I was not amused with the clam belly buns that I had this trip but… the oyster po’boys that I did have satisfied some of the clam belly cravings.
Lastly, one of my Cape Cod traditions (even though it’s only happened twice so far) has been to buy live oysters at Swan River Seafood Market and some lemons, have a bottle of bubbly in hand, and walk to the beach to eat/shuck/drink.
Best time ever!!