Cape Cod Gluten-Free Dining Guide

50+ places to eat gluten free on the Cape, including a couple of spots on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard!

Upper Cape

East Wind Lobster and Grill
2 Main St.
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
(508) 759-1857

East Wind has a traditional Cape Cod seafood menu, with GF options clearly marked, and a kitchen that knows what it’s doing. You can get a broiled seafood dishes including herb crusted salmon and grilled swordfish tips, soups, fish tacos, and more. Many of the sides are gluten free as well. Not dedicated GF.

Wicked Restaurant and Wine Bar
680 Falmouth Rd. 
Mashpee, MA
(508) 477-7422

How could we not include a place called Wicked on our list?!  They boast that 95% of the menu can be made gluten free and they’re not kidding. There’s a dedicated fryer for appetizers like wings, fries, calamari, fried artichokes and more. They also have awesome GF pizza, pasta dishes, seafood and steak. Wicked uses very careful food prep practices and is a celiac favorite, but they are not a dedicated GF facility.

White Lion Baking Company
439 Nathan Ellis Hwy #1
Mashpee, MA 02649
(774) 228-2946

The White Lion Baking Company is a dedicated gluten-free and grain-free bakery located in Mashpee, MA. They provide all sorts of GF treats and breads to small and large retail outlets all over Cape Cod and eastern MA, and they ship. You can also pop right into the bakery for some incredible goodies! These guys are pretty much a must-do when visiting the cape.

Cafe Chew
4 Merchants Rd. 
Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 888-7717

Cafe Chew is open for breakfast and lunch. For breakfast they offer the usual suspects, including eggs and gluten-free toast as well as breakfast sandwiches on GF bread. Lunch is a fun assortment of entrees including sandwiches on GF buns, tostadas on corn tortillas, a crazy number of specialty salads, GF chowder and soups, and a kids menu. They also make their own GF treats in-house. Cafe Chew utilizes good food prep protocol but is not a dedicated GF facility.

The Pickle Jar Kitchen
170 Main St.
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 540-6760

The Pickle Jar Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch, both with great gluten-free options. For breakfast there’s GF french toast, breakfast sandwiches, all kinds of hashes, muffins and more. Lunch includes typical deli sandwiches but some incredible specialty ones as well. There are also salads and a quinoa tabbouleh platter. The Pickle Jar is not a dedicated GF facility, but they do prepare your meal separately and follow excellent cross-contamination protocols.

Cape Cod Bagel Co.
419 Palmer Ave. 
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 548-8485

Cape Cod Bagel has a lot more than just bagels. If you want to drop in for breakfast which they serve ALL DAY, they can make any breakfast sandwich on a gluten-free bagel or bread. They also have a wonderful selection of salads and sandwiches, including vegetarian options, deli, pizza bagels, cream cheese, lox and more. They’re not dedicated GF, but they’ll prepare your meal separately and are a celiac favorite.

Thai Kitchen Falmouth
258 Teaticket Hwy
East Falmouth, MA 02536
(508) 444-6660

If you’re craving Asian cuisine while on the Cape, head to Thai Kitchen Falmouth. They’re known far and wide as being celiac-friendly, and word on the street is that they have a celiac staff member. Not dedicated GF.

The Quarterdeck
164 Main St.
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 548-9900

The Quarterdeck in Falmouth does NOT use a dedicated fryer. They offer a GF breading for their fried seafood, but only order it if you can handle cross-contamination.  They also offer GF buns for sandwiches, GF pasta, and an extensive menu of seafood dishes, raw bar, and salads. Not dedicated GF.

Ella’s Wood Burning Oven Restaurant
3136 Cranberry Hwy
Wareham, MA 02538
(508) 759-3600

Ella’s offers wood-fired pizza that’s delicious AND safe. They also offer plenty of GF entrees, including chicken and seafood. They’re a little on the pricier side, but totally worth it!  Not dedicated GF, but they do follow careful food prep protocols.

British Beer Company
Sandwich, MA
Falmouth, MA
Hyannis, MA

If you’re looking for good old, family-friendly American comfort food, check out The British Beer Company. They’ve got 11 locations across the region, including three on the cape. They boast a separate gluten-free menu with wings, quesadillas, pizza, burgers, wraps and more. All served, of course, in proper British style. Not a dedicated GF facility, but excellent food prep protocols. Ask your server for details.

The Flying Bridge
220 Scranton Ave. 
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 548-2700

The Flying Bridge is owned by the same folks who own Clancy’s, so you know you’ll get an excellent meal prepared safely. They offer GF appetizers like shrimp tostada, salads and a raw bar, along with sandwiches and burgers on GF rolls, fries from a dedicated fryer, plenty of excellent seafood dishes, chicken and beef, and more, all served with that incredible view. Kids menu, too. Not a dedicated GF facility.

Mid Cape

Anejo Mexican Bistro
188 Main St. Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 388-7631

599 Main St. 
Hyannis, MA 02601
(774) 470-5897

Anejo is a small, bustling Mexican restaurant – just the way we like it!  Much of the menu is inherently gluten free, and they can adjust others to be so. The wait staff and kitchen are well-versed in food allergies, so be sure to inform your server. No dedicated fryers. They don’t take reservations, so plan accordingly. Not a dedicated GF facility.

Katie’s Ice Cream
570 Main St. 
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 771-6889

At Katie’s Ice Cream in Hyannis they’ll open a new container of ice cream at your request. They also have GF cones and a creative list of flavors including dairy-free chocolate coconut! Not a dedicated GF facility.

The Naked Oyster
410 Main St. 
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 778-6500

The Naked Oyster has a beautiful menu full of clearly labeled GF, vegetarian, and vegan options. They’ve got a raw bar and they serve lots of GF seafood, of course, along with rice, noodle, and quinoa bowls, soups and more. There are lots of GF desserts as well. They do follow careful food prep protocols, but are not a dedicated GF facility.

Seaside Pub on Main
615 Main St. 
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 815-4517

Seaside Pub is not your ordinary pub. They have dedicated gluten-free fryers and tons of great gluten-free options including pizzas, seasoned fries, calamari, burgers, wings and more. They also are super careful in the kitchen. A definite gluten-free favorite in Hyannis! Not a dedicated GF facility.

Sam Diego’s
950 Lyannough Rd. 
Hyannis, MA  02601
(508) 771-8816

If you’re looking for good Mexican food spot that’s also family friendly, try Sam Diego’s. They’ve  got two locations including another one in Plymouth, MA, and both have gluten-free menus. Options include quesadillas, enchiladas, ribs, and crunchy chicken nuggets. Sam Diego’s is not a dedicated GF facility but they do take great care to prepare your meal safely.

Not Your Average Joe’s
793 Iyannough Rd. 
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 778-1424

If you’ve ever eaten at one of Not Your Average Joe’s locations throughout MA, RI and NH, then you know that they’ve got incredible GF protocols and a really big gluten-free menu full of fun stuff like quesadillas, chicken parm, baked ziti, seafood dishes, and more. They even have a GF kids menu and plenty of GF desserts, including an uh-mazing carrot cake. Not dedicated GF, but a tried and true celiac favorite. *Note that the Hyannis location is undergoing renovations and will re-open mid-summer. 

Crisp Flatbread
791 Main St.
Osterville, MA 02655
(508) 681-0922

Crisp Flatbread Too
770 Main St. 
Osterville, MA 02655

Crisp Flatbread offers a simple menu, but they’re a gluten-free favorite on the cape. They offer any of their pizzas gluten-free, and they can do pasta dishes as well.  Not dedicated GF.

Cleat and Anchor
243 Lower County Rd. 
Dennis Port, MA 02639
(508) 258-0175

Cleat and Anchor has a dedicated gluten-free fryer, which is always totally fun. They offer GF wings, fish and chips, poutine, chicken tenders, pork wings, nachos, calamari and more. They also have seafood and chicken dishes. Not dedicated gluten free but super careful in the kitchen.

The Ice Cream Smuggler
1555 Rte. 6A
S. Dennis, MA

At the Ice Cream Smuggler you can not only get a gluten-free cone, but they’ll gladly open a new bucket of ice cream for you and they’re extremely attentive to food allergies and sensitivities. Note their new location for this season!

Clancy’s
8 Upper County Rd. 
Dennis Port, MA 02639
(508) 394-0661

Clancy’s is a gluten-free favorite in Dennis Port. They offer quite an extensive menu of gluten-free offerings including burgers, sandwiches, lobster rolls, broiled seafood, pasta, clam chowder, salads, risotto, nachos, baked cod, and more. They’re not a dedicated GF facility, but they do take great care to avoid cross-contamination.

Keltic Kitchen
415 MA 128
Yarmouth, MA 02673
(508) 771-4835

If you’re in the mood for an authentic Irish breakfast, Keltic Kitchen is your place. Though not all of their Irish offerings are gluten free, they do have gluten-free pancakes, french toast, and bread. Be sure to inform your server about your dietary needs; not a dedicated GF facility.

Royal II Restaurant & Grill
715 MA-6A
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
(508) 362-2288

Royal II has lots of great gluten-free menu options, but you won’t see them on their website. They’ve got pasta dishes, chicken and veal parm, cheese ravioli, sandwiches on GF bread, pizzas, garlic toast and more. They also have some GF desserts – call to see what the daily offerings are. Not a dedicated GF facility, but they do prepare your meal carefully and separately.

The Pancake Man
952 Rte. 28
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

The Pancake Man is one of those fun breakfast vacation spots. They serve a gluten-free waffle “boat” loaded with fruit and whipped cream, and they make silver dollar pancakes as well. They prepare your meal separately and safely, and are a popular spot for GF locals and visitors alike. Not a dedicated GF facility.

Cape Cod Salt Water Taffy
984 Rte 28
S. Yarmouth, MA 02664
(508) 394-7557

What’s a trip to the shore without a stop for salt water taffy? Cape Cod Salt Water Taffy makes their taffy in a dedicated GF facility. So go have fun!  (Contains dairy)

Optimist Cafe
134 Rte 6A
Yarmouth Port, MA
(508) 362-1024

Optimist Cafe has a separate gluten-free menu that’s nice and long – it’ll take more then 30 seconds to read it, and that’s pretty special. From french toast and frittatas at breakfast to sandwiches, burgers, rice bowls, curries, soups and salads at lunch, you’ll think you’re actually eating from a “real” menu! They’ve got dessert, too. Not a dedicated GF facility, but they do prepare your meal separately.

Lower Cape

Mom and Pop’s Burgers
1603 Main St. 
Chatham, MA 02633
(774) 840-4144

Mom and Pop’s Burgers looks like one of those flashy burger chains, but it’s locally owned and operated, which we LOVE. If you need a quick meal or take out, they can put any of their offerings on a gluten-free bun separately and safely.  This includes all kinds of fun burgers (including steamed!), hot dogs and lobster rolls.

Kream-n-Kone
1653 Main St.
Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-3308

Kreme-n-Kone is a must-visit on Cape Cod. They can make any of their fried foods in their dedicated gluten-free fryers, but if you prefer, you can have your meal broiled, or just opt for a  lobster roll on a gluten-free bun!  Lots of dairy ice cream, too. Not dedicated GF, but excellent food prep protocols. *They fire up the gluten-free fryers at 4:30pm for the dinner crowd  Note: The Kream-n-Kone location in Dennis does not offer GF options! 

Mac’s Chatham Fish and Lobster
Cornfield Marketplace 1291 Main St. Rte 128
Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-1173

All of the fried food at Mac’s Chatham Fish and Lobster is gluten free. That means all customers – gluten free or not, enjoy GF fish and chips, fried clams, fries, and more, from a dedicated GF fryer. They completed a full renovation over the winter, so be sure to stop in for a gander and a bite!  Not dedicated GF, but a tried and true celiac favorite!

Corner Store
1403 Old Queen Anne Rd. 
Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 432-1077

Burritos on the beach? Stop at the Corner Store in Chatham. They make great gluten-free ones for breakfast and lunch, and they can make yours separately. Just ask!

Karma Foods & Wellness
2628 Main St. 
Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-8804

Karma Foods is a dedicated gluten-free and organic kitchen that sells ready-to-eat and prepared foods, all to-go. This includes stuffed waffle bowls, veggie bowls, quinoa bowls, veggie burgers and more. They also make all sorts of GF and vegan treats. Take note that there’s no seating – Karma is strictly to-go only. But we guarantee you’ll go back more than once. (They offer yoga as well!)

 

Barley Neck Inn
5 Beach Rd. 
Orleans, MA 02653
508-255-0212

The Barley Neck Inn really cares about their gluten-free customers. They have TONS of GF options noted on the menu, including a dedicated fryer for wings, calamari and more. Entrees include fish and chips, pizzas, burgers, and an amazing dessert menu that’s mostly GF as well. Not dedicated GF.

Guapo’s Tortilla Shack
Staples Plaza
Orleans, MA
(508) 255-3338

Underpass Rd. 
Brewster, MA
(508) 896-3338

If you’re in the mood for Mexican at the cape head to one of Guapo’s Tortilla Shack locations.  Their self-described “simple food done well” is exactly that.  They have a full GF menu but plenty of options from their regular menu are inherently GF, from bowls to corn tortillas. We recommend the shrimp tacos. Not dedicated GF.

The Knack
5 Route 6A
Orleans, MA 02653
(774) 316-4595

An inexpensive, safe meal for the whole family? Head to The Knack. They’ve got burgers, hotdogs and lobster rolls all available on gluten-free buns, as well as sides and soft serve ice cream. They’ll prepare your order separately at your request but they are not dedicated GF.

Rock Harbor Grill
18 Old Colony Way
Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-3350

Rock Harbor Grill has a beautiful gluten-free menu. From wood-fired chicken wings and chowder to burgers, sandwiches, seafood dishes, pasta and pizzas, you can’t go wrong. And, they use Against the Grain crust, which makes it that much better! They also serve GF dinner rolls, and if you’re gluten free, you know how special that is!

Viv’s Kitchen
130 Rte 6A
Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-3354

Viv’s Kitchen’s slogan is “Fresh & Fast with Flair,” and they’re not kidding. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and smoothies, and there are plenty of safe GF options. You can get any breakfast or lunch sandwich on a gluten-free roll, but take note of their hot sandwich options and daily Portuguese specials.  There are also grain bowls and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Viv’s also makes their own GF Brazilian cheese bread, which itself is reason enough to visit! Not a dedicated GF facility but they can prepare your meal separately.

Homeport Restaurant
55 Main St. 
Orleans, MA  02653
(508) 255-4069

Homeport serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. Their menu is simple but satisfying, including breakfast sandwiches and benedicts available on GF bread and/or english muffins, omelettes, and GF french toast. Lunch includes grilled sandwiches deli, burgers and more. Their toaster is not GF, but they will clean the griddle and prepare your food separately upon request.  p.s. the breakfast burger looks incredible!

Ice Cream Cafe
5 South Orleans Rd.
Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 240-0003

At Ice Cream Cafe they’ve got gluten-free cones and non-dairy ice cream, some of which are also vegan. They even have vegan soft serve, vegan hot fudge, caramel, peanut butter, and whipped cream – and you know what that means – sundaes! They’re not a dedicated GF facility, but they’ll make every effort to avoid the risk of cross-contamination, including preparing your cone with a clean scoop, and taking it from a brand-new container.

Three Fools
87 Route 6A
Orleans, MA 02653
(774) 561-2305

Three Fools is an excellent quick option for take out on the Cape. They offer all kinds of sandwiches and subs, all available on gluten free bread and pizza available with a gluten free crust as well. And, if you need your french fry fix, they have dedicated fryers for that, too. The staff is educated and knows how to prepare your meal separately and safely. We heard a rumor that one of the owners has celiac disease, and if that’s they case, then you know they’re careful!

Brax Landing
705 MA-28
Harwich Port, MA 02646
(508) 432-5515

Brax Landing offers traditional Cape Cod fare. They can put any burger or sandwich on a gluten-free bun, you can eat from their raw bar, order a broiled seafood plate, a lobster roll, and more. All with that incredible view. The best part? They use a dedicated fryer for their regular and sweet potato fries!

Outer Cape

Karoo Restaurant
South African and World Cuisine
3 Main St. 
Eastham, MA 02642
(508) 255-8288

Karoo Restaurant has a large menu full of clearly marked gluten-free options. There are shrimp, chicken, pork and lamb dishes, with varying sauces and preparation styles from South Africa and beyond. They also offer sandwiches on GF rolls, and lots of fun side dishes too, including hummus and GF pita. Karoo has food prep protocols in place to avoid cross-contamination – be sure to inform your server before ordering.  But they do NOT use a dedicated fryer, so steer clear of all fried foods, including the Indian fritters (rats!) Not a dedicated GF facility.
FYI – There’s a non-GF kids menu with chicken nuggets and burgers.

Laura and Tony’s Kitchen
5960 Route 6 
Eastham, MA
(508) 240-6096

Laura and Tony’s Kitchen only serves breakfast, but oh, what a breakfast it is – it’s like eating homemade food, right from someone’s kitchen. From fresh squeezed orange juice to meat or veggie frittatas, bacon, sausage, house made baked goods, grits and more, they’re really on to something there. Breakfast is only served buffet style, but If you’re gluten free or have any other food sensitivities or allergies, they’ll cook something up fresh from the kitchen for you. Do call ahead to let them know, and to find out what’s on the buffet for that particular day. You can thank us later.

PJ’s Family Restaurant
2616 US-6
Wellfleet, MA 02667
(508) 349-2126

PJ’s Family Restaurant is an institution in Wellfleet. They’ve got a gluten-free menu that may not be big, but it’s fun, including rolls for sandwiches, grilled seafood tacos, clam chowder, and GF breadcrumbs for baked and broiled seafood. And, as its name says, they’re family friendly! (Great for take out too!)  Not dedicated GF.

Van Rensselaer’s Restaurant
1019 State Hwy Rte 6
Welfleet, MA 02663
(508) 349-2127

Van Rensselaer’s really makes an effort to accommodate gluten-free diners.  They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with GF options clearly marked. This includes pancakes, omelettes, sandwiches on GF bread, raw bar, chicken, seafood dishes, grain bowls and much more. They utilize excellent kitchen protocols, and there are even gluten-free brownies for dessert! Not a dedicated GF facility.

Savory and the Sweet Escape
316 Rte. 6
Truro, MA
(508) 487-2225

At Savory and the Sweet Escape, they’ve got GF wraps available for all sandwiches. They also have an excellent GF pizza crust, which they bake on a separate pan, but in a shared oven. Their GF pastries are unique and fun, which they do bake & store separately. Not a dedicated GF facility.

Far Land Provisions
150 Bradford St. 
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-0045

Far Land Provisions kinda does it all – breakfast sandwiches, deli sandwiches, sides, salads, soups and even their own in-house bakery. They can put any sandwich on GF bread, and they make awesome GF baked goods as well. No seating – grab breakfast, lunch or dinner to go! Request to have your order prepared separately – they’re great at that. And, they make their GF baked goods first thing in the morning in a clean and sanitized kitchen. Not a dedicated GF facility.

The Mews Restaurant and Cafe
429 Commercial St. 
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-1500

If you’re looking for a fancier option in Provincetown, The Mews is definitely your spot. The servers are educated and aware, and many of the main courses are already gluten free. They offer GF bread on the table before dinner (always fun), GF pasta options, risottos, seafood, desserts and more. And they’re way careful in the kitchen. Not a dedicated GF facility.

Lobster Pot
321 Commercial St. 
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-0842

The Lobster Pot has a separate gluten-free menu with all sorts of fun seafood options including their famous bouillabaisses. There are also GF lobster rolls, soups, side dishes and more. They’re family friendly and they prepare your meal separately. Always inform your server of your dietary needs. Not a dedicated GF facility.

Mac’s Fish House
85 Shank Painter Rd. 
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-6227

If you’re looking for safe sushi, Mac’s Fish House in Provincetown is your place. They even have GF soy sauce. The menu is clearly marked with additional GF options including chowder, chicken tostada, salads, sandwiches on GF rolls, including lobster rolls, poke, shrimp and grits, and more. Not a dedicated GF facility, but very careful in the kitchen!

Grab-n-Go Health Bar
212 Commercial St. 
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-1827

Grab-n-Go is one of those special gluten-free/vegan spots that turn a good vacation into a great one. In addition to açai bowls, zucchini pesto noodles, and a full juice and smoothie bar, they have vegan soft serve. They even serve it on gluten-free cones. So the next time you’re in Provincetown, go eat a vegan soft serve for us, and tell them that Gluten-Free New England sent you! (NOTE: Call before you go, as sometimes they run out!)

ScottCakes
353 Commercial St. 
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-7465

ScottCakes is a Provincetown cupcake mainstay. You can order a lot of delicious cupcakes or a little, and he even ships!  The best part is that Scott makes and stores GF cupcakes separately, so pop in for a treat!  Not a dedicated GF facility.

I Dream of Gelato
205 Commercial St. 
Provincetown, MA  02657
(508) 487-3780

Not sure about you, but it’s not often that we can indulge in vegan gelato. The owner of I Dream of Gelato is vegan and created one flavor so that he could have gelato himself. The demand was so great he now carries three rotating flavors. Hint: the Peach Melba is unreal.

Box Lunch
353 Commercial St. 
Provincetown, MA 
(508) 4870-6026

50 Briar Lane
Welfleet, MA 02667
(508) 349-2178

300 US-6 
Truro, MA  02666
(508) 487-4545

If you need to pick up lunch for the beach, Box Lunch has it. They specialize in “Rollwiches,” which are just what you might think – sandwiches rolled in pita breads. They can make yours in a GF wrap and they can prepare it separately to lower the risk of cross-contamination. Check their website for the menu, which is full of fun names like the “Gilded Lily” and the “Whale Watcher.” They make salads too.

Martha’s Vineyard

Not Your Sugar Mama’s
79 Beach Rd. 
Vineyard Haven, MA  02568
(508) 338-2018

Not Your Sugar Mama’s is a dedicated gluten-free, organic, refined sugar free, plant based cafe and market. They serve breakfast and lunch, along with juices, smoothies and “milk” shakes. They also sell cookies, bars, and they offer cleanses. If you’ll be staying long enough, look into their new “bread program,” where they make it, and you pick it up!

Nantucket

Provisions
3 Harbor Square
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-3258

Provisions sells sandwiches. Lots and lots of sandwiches. And, they can put any of them on GF bread, which is great. They’ll prepare your sandwich separately – be sure to request this when you order. Not a dedicated GF facility.