The quiet, beach-oriented nature of Dennis perhaps derives from its namesake, the Reverend Josiah Dennis, pastor of Yarmouth’s East Parish. He would probably approve of the town’s lack of commercial development, its ten town beaches, and seven conservation areas. Rev. Dennis’ saltbox home, the Josiah Dennis Manse, is open to the public with rooms decorated in the style of the minister’s day. Further along Route 6A on Scargo Lake is Scargo Hill Tower built on the highest spot in the area at 160 feet above sea level. From the top of the 38-step tower, you can see from Barnstable Harbor to the west to Provincetown in the east. Also on Route 6A is the Cape Playhouse, converted in 1927 from an 1820 Unitarian Church. Basil Rathbone, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, and Henry Fonda are among the famous actors who have graced the boards. Also on the grounds, the Cape Museum of Fine Arts houses a collection 500 works by Cape-associated artists. Also nearby down Corporation Road is Dennis’ best known beach, Corporation Beach. Named for a packet landing owned by a corporation of townspeople, the white sand beach surrounded by low dunes is open to the public. Dennis’ hiking trails, all open to the public, include Crowes Pasture Conservation Area off South Street at the end of Quivet Cemetery in East Dennis, and the 87 acre Fresh Pond Conservation Area off Route 134.
Southeastern Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Brewster and Harwich on the east, Nantucket Sound on the south, and Yarmouth on the west. Dennis is 76 miles southeast of Boston and 260 miles from New York City. Town offices are located on Old Main street, P.O. Box 1419, South Dennis, MA 02660-1419. The Main number is 508-394-8300.
|Dunkin Donuts||485 Rt. 134||508-760-2757||South Dennis|
|Dunkin Donuts||(508) 394-0496||West Dennis|
|Ebb Tide Restaurant||88 Chase Ave.||508-398-8733||Dennisport||Trip Advisor 4 Stars Certificate of Excellence Reopens in Spring. Classic New England cuisine. Known for their lobster bisque and clam chowder|
|Egg & I||605 Main St.||508-394-8912||Dennisport||The best breakfast restaurant on Cape Cod.|
|Fin Seafood||800 Main St||(508) 385-2096||Dennis||Trip Advisor 4.5 Stars $$$$ CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE. Flipkey award winner. Reopens end of March. Fin is located in the heart of Dennis Village on the Old Kings Highway, Rt. 6A. Two floors of dining in an antique home, Fin features contemporary seafood and more using local ingredients from farms, sea farms, and sustainable fisheries. With a full bar and an adventuresome wine selection, there is a libation for everyone’s interest. House made desserts top off artisanal cooking at it’s best in a comfortable Cape Cod setting.|
|Gina's by The Sea||134 Taunton Ave.||508-385-3213||Dennis||Classic Italian dishes served in a rustic laid-back atmosphere has made this a favorite for more than 60 years. Take a romantic walk on the nearby beach.|
|Good Friend's Cafe||83 School Street||508-760-2727||West Dennis|
|Grumpy's||1408 Route 6A||508-385-2911||Dennis||No Description Available|
|Harvest Gallery & Wine Bar||776 Main St. (Rte 6A)||508-385-2444||Dennis||Harvest Gallery, located in Dennis Village next to the Cape Cod Museum of Art.|
|Honey Dew Donuts||31 Route 28||508-398-4342||Dennisport|