Cape Codder New England Seafood Restaurant

2690 South Atlantic Avenue (A-1-A),

Cocoa Beach


(321) 868-2500






The little free standing building that houses The Cape Codder Seafood Restaurant on South A-1-A in Cocoa Beach is very unassuming, but it’s what’s inside that counts! This quaint homey eatery only seats about three dozen customers, but it’s what is presented to you once you sit down at one of those booths or tables. You’ll find friendly and pleasant servers coming over to your side presenting menus and taking your drink order. The Cape Codder is a bit too small for a liquor license but they do serve a variety of bottled domestic and imported beer and a selection of reasonable priced House Wines available by the glass, half liter and liter as well as a dozen selections of fresh soft beverages, not fountain dispensed drinks.

A half dozen modestly priced appetizers head up the menu followed by BILL’S Homemade New England Clam Chowder (chow-da) and an array of fresh salads including Caesar available plain or topped with four choices of seafood or chose a Chicken Caesar. If you’re visiting at lunchtime you can choose from nine toasted or grilled seafood sandwiches or from seven seafood lunch baskets and a chicken strip basket. The baskets arrive with fresh from the fryer French fries or parsley potatoes, and Cole slaw. Sides of onion rings, pasta or a tossed salad may be substituted for just a buck more. If you have someone in your party who prefers something other than seafood, The Cape Codder offers “Out of Character” items like a 1/3 pound cheeseburger, a Nathan’s Hot Dog or a chicken breast sandwich. All tables and booths are equipped with their own bottle of Malt Vinegar (which real New Englander’s will know what to do with) and your server will bring you squeeze bottles full of tartar sauce and cocktail sauce, not one of those little packets that is never enough! Both sauce are homemade in-house and are absolutely the best anywhere. Tartar sauce should be tart, and made with dill relish, not sweet relish, that why it is called TART(ar) sauce!

For the ultimate dinner visit, chose from their list of seven Seafood Platters. You can select from Whole Belly Fried Clams or Fried Clam Strips. Both are fresh and hand-breaded to order before being deep fried to a golden perfection. The Whole Clam is for the avid clam lover, where the strip clam may be better for the less adventurous! I love them both, but then I hail from New England. Sea Scallops would be my next choice as they are sweet and juicy and are best when deep fried, but some prefer them broiled in lemon butter. If you’re looking for fish, then you have a choice between Cod or Haddock. Haddock has a bit more fish flavor, as Cod is a very mild tasting fish. They both are excellent choices and are available either deep fried or broiled. Looking for oysters or shrimp? The Cape Codder has excellent fried oysters, and shrimp either fried or broiled. I prefer the deep frying method as everything is either hand-breaded or hand-battered before it hits the deep fryer at The Cape Codder. No pre-breaded frozen seafood here!

The Cape Codder Seafood Restaurant has been located at 2690 South Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach for over 15 years. They are closed on Mondays but are open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week from 11:30 am to 9 pm Tuesday – Saturday and from Noon till 8 pm on Sundays. If you’re not already a regular customer of The Cape Codder, then you should visit and sample their wonderful New England Seafood. It’s the best New England Seafood the State of Florida has to offer! Try them once, you’ll go back! (321)  868-2500

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