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“Excellent family fare...excellent fish and seafood selections!”

The Sailing Cow Cafe
Ranked #29 of 47 Restaurants in Dennis Port
Cuisines: American
Description: Beachside dining located on Nantucket Sound. Come to The Sailing Cow Cafe and enjoy the beach, fun staff, udderly delicious food, refreshing cocktails and live entertainment! At The Sailing Cow Cafe we use fresh ingredients to create specialty dishes. Our food is cooked to order, and we are happy to accommodate special menu needs. We serve homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can enjoy our delicious food any time of the day! Some local favorites at Sailing Cow include our overstuffed omelets or signature corn bread french toast for breakfast. Lunch favorites are our fresh seafood, overstuffed sandwiches and large crisp salads and large burgers. Sailing Cow dinner menu offers great seafood, fabulous steaks, mouth watering prime rib and grilled lobsters. Come eat, drink and hang out with us at Sailing Cow Cafe! Whether you're in town on vacation, or permanent resident, we look forward to meeting you and serving you home cooked food with a smile.
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Description: Beachside dining located on Nantucket Sound. Come to The Sailing Cow Cafe and enjoy the beach, fun staff, udderly delicious food, refreshing cocktails and live entertainment! At The Sailing Cow Cafe we use fresh ingredients to create specialty dishes. Our food is cooked to order, and we are happy to accommodate special menu needs. We serve homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can enjoy our delicious food any time of the day! Some local favorites at Sailing Cow include our overstuffed omelets or signature corn bread french toast for breakfast. Lunch favorites are our fresh seafood, overstuffed sandwiches and large crisp salads and large burgers. Sailing Cow dinner menu offers great seafood, fabulous steaks, mouth watering prime rib and grilled lobsters. Come eat, drink and hang out with us at Sailing Cow Cafe! Whether you're in town on vacation, or permanent resident, we look forward to meeting you and serving you home cooked food with a smile.
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Can't beat The Sailing Cow for great chowder, sandwiches and seafood plates. Atmosphere is casual and extremely family friendly. Doesn't matter how hot a summer day, this restaurant make the most of sea breezes and ceiling fans so it's always pleasant. Outdoor seating is also available and is quite nice, as well. Chowder is great - a little different because it;s laced with chunky red skilled potatoes. There's bacon in the chowder - unmistakable and tasty. Portions are generous and the fish and seafood is always cooked well - never dry or bland. Only wish that the coleslaw was a little less sweet and soupy.

Thank DavidandLydia1116
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Robyn T, Owner at The Sailing Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2015

Delighted you're a fan of our take on chowder! We want you enjoying your visits with us all around, so it's great to hear everything from the atmosphere to the seafood has your stamp of approval. That said, we can't wait to impress you more with the coleslaw in the future. Looking forward to earning that fifth star sometime soon.

All the best,

Robyn Thibodeau, Owner

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

The Sailing Cow offers great meals, great pricing and a beach view and atmosphere all at the same time! Across the street from a public (for a fee) beach...you can beachit and dine with no effort whatsoever.and still be close to the water...no need to pack a picnic lunch!! You can dine inside or at an outside table and....in the later afternoon...an entertainer is likely to stop in!! A place for both the seafarer and the landlubber...and a hit with the young ones!! It makes Your beach adventure a wee bit better for all!! Plenty of parking and easy to get to!!

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Thank billybuzzy
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Robyn T, Owner at The Sailing Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2015

Thanks for making us part of your beach outings! We want you to feel like you can relax no matter where you sit here, so it's great to see you're a fan of both the indoor and outdoor seating. Looking forward to welcoming you back for breakfast, lunch, or dinner sometime soon.

All the best,

Robyn Thibodeau, Owner

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We are long time customers but we won't be back. Very sad. Owners are clearly overwhelmed and unable to prioritize. They have to decide if they want a family restaurant or a neighborhood bar. First visit this year the seafood was questionable. Next visit there was a hair in my salad. We did get our money back but twice??

Thank Sandi H
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Robyn T, Owner at The Sailing Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

Oh no! We're so sorry you've felt let down recently, Sandi. The quality of our dishes and service is a point of pride for us, so it's disappointing to hear that wasn't shined through. Rest assured, we'll be following up with the team to ensure something similar never happens again. All that being said, I hope you'll give us another chance -- we'll be ready to impress!

Best,

Robyn Thibodeau, Owner

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Wonderful location across from beach, but expensive food that was just average. Reuben and ALT were alright, but not worth the price. ALT had fresh ingredients lettuce, tomato, avocado swiss cheese, cucumber, but it was over $13. with a side of onion rings instead of chips. Could have eaten at 5 star restaurant for same price. Waiter was nice enough, but nothing special. Cheese stick appetizer was just frozen and fried, typical. Onion rings were dripping oil and I tasted the old oil an hour after eating. Would eat at again of prices were lower.

Thank James K
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Robyn T, Owner at The Sailing Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

We can see you've already reached out on Yelp, James, but we still wanted to follow up with you here. The onion rings should always be cooked to perfection, and we feel sure that will be the case in the future. Once again, the quality of our recipes is something we're really proud of, and we feel sure that will shine through in the future!

'Til next time,

Robyn Thibodeau, Owner

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Our dinner of calamari and clam chowder, fried fish and chips was wonderful. Food arrived fast, was hot and tasty. Good service despite the full dining room - inside and out! Nice vacation spot right across the street from the beach, beautiful location.

Thank travelers966
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Robyn T, Owner at The Sailing Cow Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Thanks for making us part of your vacation! We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed everything from the clam chowder to the service -- that's exactly what we aim for. Looking forward to your next visit.

All the best,

Robyn Thibodeau, Owner

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