Close up shot of a cozy corner at Eli's Tavern at The Coonamessett

Cozy Cape Cod Restaurants: Winter Favorites

We love wintertime ion Cape Cod—the frozen marshes, the snowy beaches, and the sparkling sunshine create a beautiful winter wonderland. But at night, it's crucial to have cozy plans to look forward to. Warming up after a day of winter activities, preferably by a fire, is one of life's greatest pleasures, and especially so if there's great food and drink. Here are three restaurants on Cape Cod where you'll find our favorite winter fare and a cozy corner in which to enjoy it.

Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room | 1 Water St, Sandwich | (508) 833-2485

Stop in the historic town of Sandwich on your way down the Cape. This tea room is open for lunch and afternoon tea, in the original teahouse built in 1650. Afternoon tea includes a selection of tea along with finger sandwiches, pastry, and scones. A lunch menu offers sandwiches, boards, and salads as well, while weekend nights bring tapas, beer, and wine. Enjoy a cozy afternoon at this unique Cape Cod restaurant with tea by the fire. It's a welcome break from driving, shopping, or sightseeing.

Eli's Tavern | 311 Gifford St, Falmouth | (508) 548-2300

Wintertime is one of our favorite seasons at the newly renovated restaurant in our boutique Falmouth hotel. Eli's is so cozy, with its large fireplace and exposed wooden beams. The menu ranges from pub fare to New England seafood classics, so there's something for whatever mood you're in. Join us without having to stray too far from your room, making Eli's one of our favorite cozy Cape Cod restaurants.

Ciro & Sal's | 4 Kiley Ct, Provincetown | (508) 487-6444

This cozy Cape Cod restaurant in Provincetown has an Old World feel, with its Italian decor, exposed brick, and a big fireplace. A P'town institution, Ciro & Sal's has been a destination for conversation and food since the 1950s. Now serving Italian classics, there is nothing more comforting in Provincetown than some red wine and pasta at Ciro & Sal's. Try the signature seafood bouillabaisse for a memorable experience at this cozy Cape Cod restaurant.