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The Roadhouse Cafe

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488 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
+1 508-775-2386
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our menu offers everything from native seafood dishes, such as cioppino...
Our menu offers everything from native seafood dishes, such as cioppino and blackened swordfish, to Italian specialties and pasta dishes, and a variety of choice steaks. If you're looking for a lighter bite, look no further than our Bistro where we offer salads, sandwiches and thin-crust gourmet pizzas in addition to our full dinner menu. A carefully culled wine list, 20 of which are available by the glass, and nearly 30 beer selections round it all out. House-made desserts, espresso and cappuccino are the perfect ending to a perfect evening at the Roadhouse Cafe. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a private party of 150, let the Roadhouse Cafe make your evening a memorable one.
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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining to family dining but still very good

This place has been in the same location since 1981. From breakfast place it became a fine dining restaurant and recently became a family dining place. the decor inside has changed but still is very tasteful and pleasing. Food and service are also still as good as in the past. On recent visit I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
kulinS1939
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West Yarmouth
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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West Haverstraw, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The night before we had a pleasurable experience at The Black Cat, another restaurant owned by the same guy. Like The Black Cat, the management is something to be desired, but the staff is fantastic. The hostess was very pleasurable and funny, especially when we told her about the huge skunk that was right outside. Smart skunk also wanted some... More 

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Oxford
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We like to go to the Roadhouse after the tourist season has died down. We went on a Thursday evening and ate at the bar. Great atmosphere and a wonderful, personable bartender. I had the pan seared dayboat scallops with fruit risotto. It came with 4 huge scallops and so much risotto that I had plenty to take home. The... More 

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Riverside, CA
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Roadhouse Cafe is a lovely place for dinner. The ambience is great and the service is wonderful. Our server, Tannya was very helpful and attentive. The food is just OK. My wife and the Roasted Cauliflower and wasn't impressed. It is one of those dishes that the chef puts things together that don't really enhance each other. Her Beet... More 

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Monroe, New York
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We hadn't been to the Roadhouse Cafe in two years, but it is one of our favorite Italian Restaurants. Our party consisted of 5 adults and 3 children under 6. The waiters are always very accommodating and the food is delicious. The portions are not small by any means. We always buy the salad dressing which is made from herbs,... More 

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Jennifer K, Public Relations Manager at The Roadhouse Cafe, responded to this review

Patricia, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at the Roadhouse Cafe. We hope to see you again for more salad dressing :)! More 

West Yarmouth
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This place has been in the same location since 1981. From breakfast place it became a fine dining restaurant and recently became a family dining place. the decor inside has changed but still is very tasteful and pleasing. Food and service are also still as good as in the past. On recent visit I had Sole Milanese and my wife... More 

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Jennifer K, Public Relations Manager at The Roadhouse Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're so glad you enjoyed the sole milanese and the swordfish. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Millis, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Cocktails were perfectly made with generous pours, Servers and Bartenders were excellent and smiled even when slammed, Food was excellent we had Short Ribs and Diver Scallops which were fantastic!. Not much bar seating or room to stand if you're in a seat so MAKE A RESERVATION

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Jennifer K, Public Relations Manager at The Roadhouse Cafe, responded to this review

Jeff, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed the ribs, scallops, drinks and service. We hope to see you again soon! More 

St. Augustine
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant just seems to miss the mark. Very slow service, perhaps because of the Monday night jazz that took place in an adjoining room while we were there, but whatever, it seemed that the waitstaff was stretched very thin. My husband had the Pan-Deared Diver Scallops with an orange ginger glaze over risotto, while I had the Broiled Scrod.... More 

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colomboscafehyannis, Public Relations Manager at The Roadhouse Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns about your recent experience at the Roadhouse. We greatly appreciate any input from our customers so that we can continue to improve ensuring that each diner's experience is perfect. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The atmosphere at the roadhouse Café is amazing. The bar is beautiful! The service and the food were delightful and we can't wait to go back!

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Jennifer K, Public Relations Manager at The Roadhouse Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review, and for spending your anniversary with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon. More 

Osterville, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I drive all the way from Osterville to eat at the fanciest restaurant by far in Hyannis and arguably the best on Cape Cod. The filet mignon is tender and the Parmesan risotto is outstanding. Plus they have Four Seas ice cream for dessert. The prices are fair for the high quality of food unless you are completely cheap. People... More 

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Jennifer K, Public Relations Manager at The Roadhouse Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Tom, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review - and thank you for driving from Osterville to dine with us! We're so glad you enjoy the filet and the parmesan risotto. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Have been here a number of times, and each time have been basically satisfied...not overwhelmed, but basically satisfied. The food is generally good, the service has its ups and downs...mostly ups...it can be a noisy place and sitting in the "hallway" (the area just inside the door) is awkward and can be cold in the winter with the door opening... More 

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colomboscafehyannis, Public Relations Manager at The Roadhouse Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Roadhouse Cafe and for providing us with such valuable feedback on your experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 488 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-775-2386

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Our menu offers everything from native seafood dishes, such as cioppino and blackened swordfish, to Italian specialties and pasta dishes, and a variety of choice steaks. If you're looking for a lighter bite, look no further than our Bistro where we offer salads, sandwiches and thin-crust gourmet pizzas in addition to our full dinner menu. A carefully culled wine list, 20 of which are available by the glass, and nearly 30 beer selections round it all out. House-made desserts, espresso and cappuccino are the perfect ending to a perfect evening at the Roadhouse Cafe. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a private party of 150, let the Roadhouse Cafe make your evening a memorable one.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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