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About Mooncussers Tavern

A wine, martini, tapas bar, with full dinner menu and specials, in Harwich Port Cape Cod, MA. Old world style with a modern twist.

86 Sisson Road
Harwich Port, MA 02646
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 430-1230

Website:
http://www.mooncusserstavern.com/

Mooncussers Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Casual (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Music (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Business Meals (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved the food our server was very helpful I had the wild boar shank it was delicious my wife had the duck infused burger that was amazing recommended to friends can't wait to go back

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Celebrating New Years Eve a day early

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best restaurant on the Cape! As a Harwich High School graduate living in Atlanta, GA this restaurant exceeds all expectations. Creative dishes, freshest of food, awesome Cape Cod atmosphere. Get a table with Alex. She is awesome. Incredible service. One of my favorite places and an incredible wine list.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We always enjoy our meals here since they have a variety of small plates two of which can be put together to comprise a meal (or one will do for a small appetite). The selections are for the most part creative. The hamburgers are even great. Overall the meal isn't too pricey. We have had friends meet us here; they have said they would come back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Have been here several times but not in the last year and was looking forward to the cozy tavern experience with very good food that I had had in the past. The tavern seemed to have lost its cozy atmosphere - lighting, tables, etc. - seemed to have been neglected. This place has the potential to be a great authentic tavern dining experience but they seemed to have lost the attention to detail. The service was friendly but lacked sophistnication - waitress literally put her hand on our plates when leaning across the table instead of walking around the table, and when we asked if the lights could be turned down she said no, then asked the bartender who did indeed turn them down. It was obvious the lights had been turned on to clean prior to dining hours and then left on - again, no attention to detail. The food did not quite live up to the menu which is very interesting - pork belly was rubbery, not succulent e.g.
I would summarize by saying that there seems to be an overall absence of oversight by ownership and I would suggest ownership get back involved in taking a hard look at the experience and training of staff, quality and consistency of the menu, and a fresh look at the decor. It's all in the details and this could be one of our favorite restaurants - otherwise we will move on and be disappointed in having to do so.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was fabulous!! The service, the ambiance was wonderful; cozy, inviting and delicious place, especially for a chilly winter night.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was fantastic and our server was knowledgeable and friendly.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Drambui mussels were excellent. This was the second time we enjoyed them. The braised special was a short rim and marrow bone with polenta and sugar pumpkin. The meat was tender but way too salty. The polenta made everything taste like grits and mashed potato would have been s much better accompaniment. The waitress told us it would be mashed potato and it wasn’t. The haddock was good but the sauce again too salty and overpowering. Had what the waitress said was bread pudding but it was some dry cake ball.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food is outstanding. The size of the entrees was huge. I would recommend choosing tapas and sharing them or ordering tapas and one or two entrees for four people. I would appreciate the restaurant offering half-size portions. The waitstaff was very helpful and checked with the kitchen to see what options I might have that did not include garlic. The kitchen staff was very cooperative in accommodating my preference. Every one in the party was extremely pleased with the meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Delicious food and ambiance....will be back! Great find!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

WE WENT TO MOONCUSSERS OFF-SEASON IN NOVEMBER. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND, JUST BEWARE THAT THE TAPAS ARE MORE LIKE FULL-SIZE ENTREES. WE'RE USED TO MUCH SMALLER TAPAS SO WE OVER ORDERED BUT ENJOYED EVERYTHING AND BROUGHT HOME OUR LAST TWO TAPAS FOR LUNCH!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Casual, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was awesome! Best Cod I have ever had! It is an old and historic Inn converted to a restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service were fabulous. Noise level was terrible. Too many tables packed into a large room.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We dined at Mooncussers three times this year and each meal was superb. We often stick to the tapas, and you can't go wrong there. But I finally had the steak frites last time and it was cooked to perfection, with fabulous fries. The very gracious owner always drops by to say hello. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Interesting, affordable wines, fresh veg/greens, great burger/fries, good service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was the perfect place for a quiet evening, moderately priced food, friendly staff, and even a table side visit from the owner. The food was excellent and the presentation was lovely. We would definitely go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Mooncusser’s is one of our favorites and a stand-by for us. Excellent food, even better management. Never disappointed!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Pleasant evening in Tavern. Great atmosphere. Owner stopped by for a chat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Recommended by the owner of Inn we were staying and was not disappointed. A real Cape Cod feel. Warm and inviting. Tables were separated enough to make it more intimate for you and your guest. My wife had the seared scallops and she was gracious enough to give me one ;^} and I had the salmon. Both meals outstanding. There was a mix of clientele including variations in dress, so coming in jeans was good. The owner stopped by to ask how everything was, so I always think that's a nice touch. We asked him what a mooncusser was ... You'll have to ask him. Great dinning experience!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was outstanding as was the service, will definitely return

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Another fun evening at Mooncusser's! Great tapas, great service.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant was extremely busy and a bit hectic as the waitress forgot to put in my appetizer and when she came out with a plate it was the main meal for just one of us. the other three main meals came out 10 minutes later

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Amazing food and fantastic service by Noel. Will definitly go back next year when at the Cape.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Loved the food ! Great menu, really a rare find for this area.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was good if a little overpriced for a loud tavern atmosphere. Service was pleasant but slow. Overall- just ‘ok’ for me.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Best food on Lower Cape. Had the Ostrich & Boar, was blown away.
If Kate waits on you, you will be very happy...I was!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Amazing service. Wonderful ambiance. Awesome food. Highly recommended!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food and drinks were top notch. Many options to choose from, ranging from seafood to steak, and even an ostrich special. The cheese and charcuterie plates were outstanding. We were celebrating our youngest son's 23 birthday, and had our two grandchildren ages 6 and 8 with us. While I wouldn't go so far as to say this restaurant is particularly child-friendly, our server was wonderful with the children, and his patience (and excitement over their adventurous palettes) made it a wonderful evening for us all. Highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great live piano jazz brought us in. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Very interesting food. My wife said the Creme Brulée was the best she ever had and we are from Montréal where they offer a lot of great Brulées.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I'm a big fan of this place. We typically eat in the bar as it is a little more casual and lively. The menu is fantastic, a mix of tapas and main courses. There are some standards but most have a creative twist and none have disappointed thus far. Service is always prompt, friendly, and personable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Authentic, Seasonal, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We visit Mooncussers Tavern every time we do a Chatham visit. Great place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Consistently excellent food and great atmosphere! Great off menu specials as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Tapas, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food was delicious. We all had something different from the menu, salads, burger, and tapas. Everyone in our group loved the food. The only negative was the noise level in the dining room. It made it difficult to fully enjoy the evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tapas, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

A bit awkward: even though we had made a reservation for four the owner seated each couple in a separate dining room where we each waited 30 minutes before texting each other to see if they/ we had forgotten! A little annoying as the restaurant was very slow on Tuesday night. Should have offered a dessert or something for inconvenience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent Food! Menu includes Tapas, small plates, gourmet burgers and entrées. All delicious. Friendly Owners! We especially like the tavern atmosphere. One of our nearby favorites!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My parents always pick the same three restaurants on the Cape and now they have a fourth for the rotation. The fish was well prepared and seasoned. Our server, with a bit of an accent, could not have tried harder to be polite and accommodating. We had an issue with the AC blowing directly on us and they fixed it right away.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Went for brunch with my parents and husband on a Sunday morning. I ordered the surf and turf Benedict which had gravlax and coppa, next time I want to try just the straight up Benedict with coppa because it was delicious. The rosemary hollandaise is fantastic. They had good food, great service, and a comfortable tavern vibe. We've been for dinner before as well, I definitely recommend stopping by for some tapas! It's a kid friendly spot with a great little patio outside when the weather is nice. Don't miss it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

it was our first time there and we had a party of six. we sat in the main dining room which was very comfortable. Appetizers and salads were very good. I had the pork special which was excellent. everyone loved their meals and the cheesecake as a great way to finish of the meal. Definitely will be back soon.

Tags: Fun
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