I spent the entirety of last week on my very first camping trip in beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts. When my boyfriend first invited me to join him on his annual family vacation, I was quite bewildered as I am not a nature person whatsoever, but decided to summon the courage and go anyway. Fortunately, we got very lucky with the weather. Each day was more beautiful than the one before it, which enabled us to spend our time lounging around on the campground or the beach.
A short drive away from the campground, right off of Route 6, is this landmark seafood restaurant, Moby Dick’s. It is the family’s and their friends’ tradition to conclude the vacation with a meal at this place; it did not disappoint.
Moby Dick’s is a reasonably priced, family-style restaurant. The wood-paneled dining room has all the qualities of a camp cafeteria, which really made me nostalgic for my days as a carefree thirteen-year-old.
It’s kind of hard to tell but there’s actually homemade tartar sauce and a bun under all those crispy fried oysters, which technically makes this dish a sandwich. The oysters tasted of the ocean and were cooked to perfection. I was really happy with my decision.
Rene had little neck clams from the raw bar. I didn’t taste these since I don’t eat raw shell-fish but when asked for comment, Rene said, “They taste like what they’re supposed to taste like.” What more can you ask for, right?
One morning we were tired of relaxing on the beach so we decided to go relax on the terrace of the Village Cafe instead. This is more of a deli/bakery than a cafe, but the coffee was good.
As the idle days of rustling trees and crashing waves rolled by, I really started to enjoy myself, mosquitoes, tents and all. Maybe I am a nature person after all.
Stay tuned for my second recap post later in the week, where I will tell you about the time I spent in Provincetown and Boston.