Nothing like a good crisp day at the beach and today we ventured off to Chapin's Beach in Dennis. It's somehow comforting watching the waves and listening to the peaceful sounds of nature. For me Cape Cod offers something very special in the fall, as I drive along route 6a I am blessed with the foliage that sings of life in new england, magestic beaches and specialty shops with true treasures for the eclectic collector. Our explorations lead to a hunger that was well satisfied at Chapin's Restaurant on 85 Taunton Avenue which is just off of route 6a in Dennis. The restaurant is spacious with a cozy modern Cape Cod Cottage influence and with just the proper acoustics to be able to converse with your dining companions. My friend Sue ordered her usual cup of Clam Chowder and was quite pleased with its savory creamy blend of pure new england goodness. As usual I tried a Baked Stuffed Quahog with their own specially prepared stuffing . It was a pure bread stuffing with a good fresh clam taste and just a little kick of spice from the linguica and a little tomato flavor to make it a stand out for me. I have been to Chapin's Restaurant on many occassions and they have never let me down. Sue ordered the Baked Seafood Combo which was prepared with two jumbo shrimp, broiled scallops and cod with seasoned bread crumbs. The presentation was every bit as good as the taste as we lost Sue for a few moments. My friend Naomi tried the Chicken, Broccoli & Penne which was sauteed chicken tenderloins tossed with garlic, broccoli, Romano cheese and penne pasta. Garnished with a fresh tomato basil blend. It was delicious and freshly prepared with just the right blend of flavors to make it a savory taste. I tried the Cape Mixed Grill which was a perfect medley of steak tips, jumbo shrimp, and salmon. Served with tavern sauce and wasabi cucumber sauces. It was beyond my expectations and the presentation did not do justice to the all theflavors in the dish. I was surprised by the wasabi cucumber as it was light with a predominate cucumber flavor and a little kick of wasabi. It was all delicious and the wait staff were awesome. If you have not been then you have to try Chapin's Restaurant and yes they do have a gluten free menu as well as some good mexican choices and great sandwiches. Thanks for a Great Dining Experience !!!!
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