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“Great Stop on the Cape” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moby Dick's

Moby Dick's
Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Closed for the winter. See you May 2016 It’s vacation time on Cape Cod! You and your family want to have lots of fun and eat some fresh seafood. Family owned and operated since 1983, Moby Dick’s is THE Cape Cod seafood restaurant for friends and families to meet, eat and just have a good time. Taking the New England clam shack to a new level, we will offer you and your family a great experience. We may not be full service, but we deliver great service. The freshest seafood, the best lobsters, Wellfleet littlenecks, Wellfleet oysters, Chatham Cod, fried clams and clam chowder are just a few of the local items we serve up daily. We aim to be the best. Kid-friendly is our middle name. We have a large Kid’s menu not to mention some fun coloring sheets as well. We welcome guests needing a gluten-free menu. We love large groups, small groups, any group. We would be delighted to host your special Cape Cod event. We are a BYOB establishment so grab your favorite beer or wine and head right over. We look forward to meeting you! Open at 11:30 am everyday for lunch and dinner from the first Friday in May to Columbus Day.
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Stop on the Cape”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Our family enjoyed lunch at Moby Dick's. Kids menu had lots of options and seafood was delicious. We enjoyed bringing our own wine along

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Inverness
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227 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Efficient and quick food however service patchy. BYO drink establishment.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

First the good points. The seafood was hard to fault. The crab cakes were packed with meat and the fries were real potatoes cut thin. (Not frozen as best I could tell)
The food order was taken and in no time our appetizers arrived. The Lobster bisque was a little too creamy for my liking but not bad. I'd pass if I am back. The main courses also came quickly.
All the staff were friendly and efficient. However after our initial order arrived I think the wait staff changed out or something because we felt very neglected when it came to refills on our soft drinks. It's inexplicable as up until this point service was excellent.

I'd go go back down to Wellfleet on occasion to eat here but there are good seafood joints all over the Cape so can't see us making the 40 minute drive.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MobyDicks33, Owner at Moby Dick's, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Thank you for your compliments and for your constructive criticism. Our staff does a great job taking care of our guests but we can always do better. And we will. Thank you!
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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Food but Loooong Lines BYOB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Went Tues. night at 7:30 and had 45 minute wait. Still a good size wait at 8:45 when we left. Raw oysters were some of the best any of us has ever had. Nothing fancy (get your own water) but excellent coastal food. Fried clams, lobster roll, blackened swordfish, fried oysters all great. Very reasonable prices.

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MobyDicks33, Owner at Moby Dick's, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a family place. When we went there was just a short wait to be seated. You order, pay then get seated and wait for your meal. We ate there our first day in Wellfleet. There was something for everyone. The seafood was very good. We would go there again.

Visited July 2014
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MobyDicks33, Owner at Moby Dick's, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Annemarie E, Thank you for your message. We are glad to hear that you would come here again and we hope that you do!
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Orlando, Florida
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Good Food, functionality could be better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We drove from Harwich to this restaurant, (about a half hour) as the reviews were amazing. The food is no doubt, very good and they have a few more options than our Cape Cod favourites, (different types of burgers rather than just 1, crab cake sandwiches, etc.) Prices are a tad high, i.e.: $10 burgers with fries, but not outrageously so. Service was ok upon entering but there is no way to get drink refills without grabbing the nearest porter.....so you have to "fish one out" of the crowd and ask for refills......we had a large table and they brought back our cups all filled and had no idea who's cup belonged to whom.....literally every time. There should just be a soda fountain like every other restaurant has......it would avoid a ton of problems, including folk roaming the aisles looking for porters. Other than that, yes....the food is good, service is good, just could be executed more functionally.

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MobyDicks33, Owner at Moby Dick's, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Orlandogal307, Thank you for your comments. We do have a soda fountain but will work to do a better job with drink re-fills. We hear you loud and clear. Thank you!
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