Moving from Los Angeles — arguably the sushi capital of America — four years ago, I was somewhat stunned to discover that there was not much sushi on Cape Cod, and none in Woods Hole despite our twelve lovely water view restaurants. Raw bar, yes. Ahi tuna on salad, yes. Ahi tuna in a burrito, yes. But authentic sushi wrapped in rice and nori sprinkled with a little sesame seed? Nope.
As of this week, all that has changed! I am so excited to announce that Shuckers Raw Bar & Cafe on Water Street — just short stroll down the block from the front door of the Woods Hole Inn — now offers this sublime treat in summertime.
I was there last week and can tell you that the sushi chef is really talented and they have all your favorite items — fresh seaweed salad, edamame, lobster roll with mango and avocado, tuna sushi and sashimi and more. Platters were attractively plated and loaded high with fresh pink ginger, pert piles of green wasabi.
To sit on the famous Eel Pond overlooking the marina and enjoy roasted eel? Come on, who does not want to give “sushi Cape Cod” a try?
Photos that follow are from a lovely outdoor evening at Shuckers, our neighbors here in Woods Hole, a village of Falmouth on the Upper Cape Cod. Oh, how we are grateful for this new Cape Cod sushi option!
A short stroll from the Woods Hole Inn, the waterfront restaurant Shuckers offers a great spot to beat the summer heat and enjoy a delicious meal. I wandered over there after work last week with my family for a great dining experience.
Love the raft they have set up so you can sit right on the water, with great views of Eel Pond and nice steady breeze. The portions were huge — my older son enjoyed the rib eye, my younger son scarfed down his baked scrod, and my husband and I enjoyed fresh salads. Mine was topped with blackened scallops that were fresh and yummy.
Summer is not complete without a trip to Shuckers, and on Tuesday nights they offer a boiled lobster special that is the best deal on Cape Cod — TWO boiled lobsters with steamers, mussels and corn on the cob for just $23.95. Beat that!