With the Cape Playhouse right across the street, this upscale contemporary American restaurant is a favorite before- and after-show haunt. There's plenty of seafood on the eclectic menu, which includes seafood strudel with crab, shrimp, and scallops baked in a pastry crust and topped with Newburg sauce. Carnivores will take delight in dishes like pan-seared pork medallions, rack of lamb, and tenderloin à la chevre. Lighter meals include a ginger shrimp salad and an Asian-style
fish sandwich served with seaweed salad. Save room for their signature grape-nut custard.
Sep 16, 2006
We went to Scargo Cafe after the third person we asked recommended it. Absolutely the best place we ate while visiting the Cape. It gets pretty busy in the evening because of the theatre across the street but the 30 minute wait for a table was worth every morsel. The Rack of Lamb was out of this world and my wife's New York Strip Steak came with the most unique and delicious southern style sweet potato cakes. We were too full for dessert but our
server brought us a sample of their signature "Grapenuts Custard". I guess they are famous for it and I can see why. It was so delicious that we decided to go back the next day for lunch and save room for dessert. Lunch was even better! This place is unique, and refreshing. The entire staff seemed genuinely friendly and caring and all our meals there were fabulous. We stayed at a B&B not far from there and the owner said that it was the only reliable recommendation for her guests. We will definitely return to Scargo Cafe some day. My stomach is growling just thinking about it!
Aug 20, 2002
This place always has an unbeleivably good selection of interesting things to eat. The Wildcat Chicken is the best. chicken, sweet sausage, mushrooms and raisins sauteed in Apricot brandy - very different - caramelized and just plain good! Our server Jen, was as friendly and professional as we found during our trip to the Cape which is known for its inexperienced summer college bimbo types. What a refreshing change. Don't miss it. We ate there
3 times during our stay.