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“Unique food Experience in Cape Cod” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mooncussers Tavern

Mooncussers Tavern
86 Sisson Road, Harwich Port, Harwich, MA 02664
508-430-1230
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Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Harwich Port
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Tapas
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Seaford, New York
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Unique food Experience in Cape Cod”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you want a break from Lobster Rolls and Pizza, I highly recommend Mooncussers. We went with our children, who are 12 and 10 and still found things for them to eat.

Very sophisticated with interesting Tapas choices and entrees that are prepared and presented very differently than the multitude of surf and turf shops that adorn Cape Cod. Solid wine list and just a very modern and charming decor.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Harwinton, Connecticut
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Creative Cuisine Off the Beaten Path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Mooncussers Tavern is an excellent choice for fine food in a relaxed-but-upscale atmosphere. Several of the entrees sound appealing, but we were attracted by its tapas menu and enjoyed sharing the duck-infused sliders (normally two per order, but our server suggested adding a third for a modest additional charge as we were a party of three), the avocado and tuna tempura, seared scallops and gambas al ajillo (shrimp sauteed in garlic and hot paprika). Each of these dishes was perfectly prepared and presented. If I had to choose my favorite, I'd say it's the sliders (a full size version is available as an entree) but I can enthusiastically recommend all four dishes. We appreciated the warm welcome and the live music played by a talented duo (guitar and bass). Our friendly server (Bridget) was well-informed, helpful and attentive. Mooncussers is not located by other restaurants and shops, but it's easy to find and definitely worth finding. We'll be back!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Shore, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Tapas and Live Music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

My wife and I went here in early June 2013 and enjoyed the live Jazz and playoff hockey at the same time! We had tapas - mussels, tuna tempura, shrimp, cheese plate and some poutin-like fries. Everything was excellent, a wonderful meal, and very affordable for what you were getting, I thought. Family-owned and friendly folks, great French influences on the menu. A little out of the way but well worth the trip, great beers on tap too! Popular spot but not overly busy.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Off-the-menu feast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Our friends needed a big meal catered on short notice, when planned festivities were about to get rained out. Mooncussers Tavern was a lucky find!
They put a creative menu together, fusion Chinese, American, German, mainly vegetarian - as per request. All dishes were interesting, playful, and delicious. I needed second and third helpings of their sweet potato gratinee.
We intend to go back for their on-the-menu selections.
Service was helpful and unobtrusive, the setting lovely and welcoming.

Visited June 2013
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I was surprised at how wonderful the martinis served by Damien. The food was top notch. Love the scallops, and the Mooncussers fries. The crowd was something of an anomaly. We met great people and had the time of our lives. Love to try new things on Cape and this was definitely a win-win.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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