Great Shopping and Restaurants await in Barnstable Town

The county seat of Barnstable County, Massachusetts, Barnstable Town is Cape Cod's largest community, both in land area and population. This 2007 All-America City Award winner has had famous residents such as John F. Kennedy, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Joe Cronin and Judy Garland. However, Barnstable Town is not just notable for the people that once lived here. The city is also remarkable for the shopping and dining options it presents its visitors. So, spend time in a lovely Barnstable bed and breakfast and enjoy these shops and restaurants that await you.

Naked Oyster
20 Independence Drive
Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601
(508) 778-6500

"Home of the freshest organic meat and seafood in the region," Naked Oyster is a chic urban bistro and raw bar that serves only organically raised beef and local fish caught by Barnstable Town dayboats. Their brunch menu features sandwiches and flatbreads such as the Naked Oyster Lobster Wrap for $18 and Daily Thin Crust Vegetarian Pizza for $10. For lunch, they serve entrées such as Grilled Petite Filet Mignon for $14 while for dinner, they have Haddock & Lobster in a Champagne Beurre Blanc for $33. "The Oyster" also features an extensive wine list so you'll have the drink that would complement your dish. For dessert, try the crème brûlée or have a cup of their international coffee.

Brazilian Grill
680 Main St
Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601
(508) 771-0109

Proudly sharing southern Brazil's cuisine and culture, The Brazilian Grill serves rodízio, a popular Brazilian style barbecue with lamb, chicken, pork and beef cuts that are cooked slowly in special grills, served in skewers that are carved at your table. Start with a light salad and then signal to the gaúchos that you're ready for your rodízio, which includes unlimited trips to their buffet that features salads, cheeses, pastas, imported prosciutto and Brazilian hot dishes. Their lunch rodízio costs $15 and their dinner rodízio, $26. They also serve domestic and imported beers, but if you'd like to stick to a non-alcoholic drink, try Guarana, a Brazilian soda.

Cape Cod Mall
769 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601
(508) 771-0200

The Cape's biggest mall, Cape Cod Mall has 120 mid- to upper-end stores, anchored by Sears and Macy's. Their mini-anchors include Barnes & Noble, Marshalls and Best Buy. Shoppers can find their favorite shops like Banana Republic, Hollister, Gap, Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch and LOFT in the mall. When you're done shopping, you can grab a bite at their international food court. Before heading back to your Barnstable inn, enjoy a movie from their 12-screen cinema complex.

Puritan of Cape Cod
408 Main Street
Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601
(508) 775-2400

Founded by Abraham Penn in 1919, Puritan of Cape Cod is a family-owned fine apparel shop with that features upscale brands like Cole Haan, Ralph Lauren, Sperry, Tommy Bahama, UGG, Hugo Boss, Hart Schaffner Marx, Burberry, Vera Bradley, Pine Cone Hill, Susan Monaco, XCVI, Barefoot Contessa, Penelope Peapod, Stonewall Kitchen, Merrell, Oakley and The North Face. The store carries men's and women's apparel, footwear, ski and tennis gear, and gift items. They also offer tailoring, custom clothing, formal rental, uniform and ski rental services.