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Scargo Cafe

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799 Main St, Dennis, MA 02638-1908
+1 508-385-8200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I always enjoy my visits to Scargo. The menu is varied and the quality of the food very good. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Even a lunch is made an event. I feel appreciated at Scargo.

Thank Imogene M
Cape Cod
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Scargo Café is busy year round so that tells you this is the place for a good meal. Make reservations ahead of time to avoid a wait. Service is excellent and very friendly. The menu is varied to please anyone's taste with seasonal specials offered year round. We have had many of their dished over the years and everyone is... More 

Thank Bill246
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had to wait about 20 minutes on a Sunday night, off season, but it was worth it. The menu is varied and portions are huge. The risottos are very good and not too heavy. The pea risotto with lobster was delicious and very fresh flavored with a good portion of perfectly cooked lobster meat. The glazed salmon was huge... More 

Thank nskaye
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Wonderful service, lovely converted house with comfy seating, and the food was delicious - another excellent dining experience on the Cape. My wife and I split a beet salad that was plenty for 2 but so good we wished we had our own. Lucky we left room for the bay scallops with quinoa and scrod dusted with honey-almond crust -... More 

Thank Delbikeman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I just had dinner at Scargo Cafe with a friend. Seating was fast, service was excellent and the food was up to the usual standards. I am never disappointed with a meal at Scargo. We each chose a demi salad which was the right size given the portion size of our meals. The salad came with a small oaf of... More 

Thank Imogene M
Dennis, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Somehow we end up here 4-5 times a year. After 3 years the menu looks very tired - nothing new except the tuna martini, a big hit. Genuinely smiley efficient service is a foundation of their offering. The food is good, but not great. The parking lot is always full.

Thank Henri Pierre S
Orleans, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We live on the Cape and Scargo is one of our favorite places to eat. Their hot beet salad is absolutely wonderful, among many other yummy dishes. The atmosphere and service are also very good.

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Thank ellen_emagine
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Had always wanted to try the restaurant and so we finally did. Upon entering the bar is to the right with plenty of seating and hi top tables. The dining room to the left is quite spacious. We had reservations and were made to wait about 5 minutes. The table configurations are actually quite nice as there is plenty of... More 

Thank chrisfromthecape
scargoboy, Owner at Scargo Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Chris, I am so very sorry to read this but I really appreciate you dining with us. I want you to know that we truly do care. Genuine caring about our food, service, and most of all, your experience, is why we have thrived for nearly 30 years. I'm mostly sorry that we were not in tune enough to... More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I got the Lemon Flounder, and although it was cooked properly, it was kind of tasteless. The shrimp cake was pretty average though. Our waitress forgot to ask us if we wanted bread, we only found out when the extremely close table next to us received theirs (different waitress.) So we asked if we could get bread to go. The... More 

Thank KittyKline95
scargoboy, Owner at Scargo Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kitty, Thanks so much for dining with us. I'm so sorry that you were a little bit disappointed but I do take your comments very seriously. I am glad that you appreciated the environment we try to create with a warm toasty fire on a chilly night and many folks would agree with you that that our flourless chocolate... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I popped into Scargo yesterday. Scargo is an old (for America) wooden single storey building set of the main road. Wooden floored and wooden panelled decorated you do receive a warm feeling on entering, there is a fire burning in the bar area and ten several other dining areas within the restaurant. Menu offers a great variety... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 32
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 799 Main St, Dennis, MA 02638-1908
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-385-8200
A traditional, Tavern and Restaurant with wood paneled walls, open fireplaces and an outdoor covered deck for al Fresco dining during summer. The fare includes guest favorites such as roasted rack of New Zealand lamb, and seafood strudel (a seafood blend baked in pastry) with Newburg sauce. Lots of fresh local seafood and oysters. Many more seafood entrees, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, chicken, pasta selections, and their truly famous version of Grapenut Custard.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?