We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Gina's By The Sea

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
134 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1003
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 101: English reviews
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been coming to Gina's since I was a kid, mid '80s. I've had everything on the standard menu. The mussels and garlic bread are a MUST. They have daily specials...Gina's is truly one of the best restaurants on ALL of Cape Cod and the Islands. I've never had a meal here and left disappointed...ever.

Thank Fuscoooo
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Always a crowd here but well worth the wait! We have been coming for years and have never been disappointed. Attentive servers and delicious food-nice and hot so you know it's not sitting under a lamp. Chicken Gismonda my all time favorite! Bonus is the beautiful sunsets at nearby Chapin Beach perfect for those memorable photos.

Thank Capesails
Cape Cod
Level Contributor
69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

My friends and I have been going to Gina's for a very long time. It is only open seasonally so we look forward to the chance to have dinner there. The menu has not changed and we appreciate having our favorite dishes when summer rolls around. It is in a former cottage in a neighborhood of seasonal homes. The atmosphere... More 

Thank CapeCodJudie
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Back for our 25th or so visit. Outstanding as always. Crowded bar makes it so easy to meet new friends and have a few laughs. Eddie, parking the cars smiles and says "45 minute wait". I say "no kidding, you have been saying that for the past ten years". He laughs knowingly. Into the bar I order and ask to... More 

Thank DougsStuff
Centerville, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful Summer evening with a friend. Sat outside & enjoyed the warm breezes from the beach. Service was excellent & attentive. The food as always was perfect. The Antipasti salad is a traditional favorite and the small size is more than enough to share with another. The linguini & white clam sauce was delicious & just the right... More 

Thank cjluna88
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

The first person one encounters when visiting Gina's By the Sea, a charming Italian roadhouse on the beach in Dennis, is Edwin, the master of the car park. Always nattily dressed in neatly pressed button down shirt and khaki shorts, Eddie orchestrates the parking lot (a must or you can't stay), and delivers the news regarding table availability. A wait... More 

Thank Sam W
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We were staying nearby and were looking forward to getting to Ginas as it is only open Thursday to Sunday. We got a babysitter to have a special night out. We walked to Ginas from our place and were headed up the driveway someone, possibly an owner or manage emerged yelling at us to basically go away. "Were done here!"... More 

6 Thank SueQ17
cape cod
Level Contributor
34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Gina's is a great dining experience. Everything is too small, parking lot, Bar, dining room, kitchen, menu, yet it remains packed every night, I think it is the hospitality. Guests get immersed in the overall experience. You feel that you become part of a large noisy family. Danny Meyer would love it. Only open Thursday thru Sunday evenings, no reservations,... More 

Thank Andiamo3
Level Contributor
54 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We tried to get there before 5pm "opening"but with 2 babies and seven adults we were 5 minutes late. No tables. But they nicely combined three tables that accommodated us outside. Great crusty bread. Good drinks. The scallop/bacon appetizer was outstanding if small. We had the veal parma and chicken parma and fettucine alfredo and sea bass, all plentiful and... More 

1 Thank FordhamFlash
Stony Point, New York
Level Contributor
44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I heard about Gina's by the Sea from a colleague and was excited to try it. You really do have to get there by 5pm (which is when the restaurant opens) to get a table. My family arrived at 4:40 and were seated promptly. The restaurant is quaint, and provides a cozy atmosphere -you feel like you are dining with... More 

1 Thank uptwngrl330

Travelers who viewed Gina's By The Sea also viewed


Been to Gina's By The Sea? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
  • Phone Number: 508-385-3213

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gina's By The Sea and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Gina's By The Sea staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?