My high season on Cape Cod begins and ends with a meal at Moby Dick’s in Wellfleet. Since 1983 Todd and Migs Barry and their team have provided the best and largest portions of area seafood. Pride of ownership has its rewards. Although the place is always packed, would you really want to patronize an establishment that wasn’t? I would not.
Order off the blackboard menu, and then take a seat surrounded by weathered nautical paraphernalia or at a picnic table on the open upper level. You know the fare (it’s just not normally this fresh and tasty) — Chatham steamers (clams) caught off Monomoy Island, lobsters, Wellfleet oysters and scallops, seafood rolls (with barely a hint of mayo), and “dayboat hooked” cod. The chowder, loaded with big chunks of clams, really tastes like clam chowder should.
I swear: the lobster roll must have a pound of claw and tail meat in it! Outstanding.
BYOB. Gluten free choices too.