The Restaurant:

Night and day, dinner and lunch, shine or rain. Pearl has quickly become one of Cape Cod’s favorite dining destinations. Located in historic and picturesque Wellfleet Harbor, Pearl offers delicious, fresh local seafood, an ample selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, and some of the greatest views that you will find anywhere.

So come on down to Pearl in 2012 and check out Wellfleet Harbor. Or, come to Wellfleet Harbor and check out Pearl. Either way you will have a great time, eat a great meal, and enjoy one of the most beautiful areas on all of the Cape.

Pearl’s Shell

Pearl’s building is a unique combination of old historical Cape Cod meets modern restaurant design. The heart of the structure is the peaked roof that is visible over the open air kitchen. This structure was the original A frame of the famous Spit & Chatter Club which initially sat across Commercial St. from the current location. It was moved to the current site and redesigned into the well known Captain Higgins restaurant. Pearl’s design enclosed the peak from the outside, while leaving it visible when viewing up from around or in our new open kitchen. What’s new is old again.

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Fresh Food Specialties

Any good Pearl starts with an oyster. Pearl’s raw bar is already legendary. Located on our enclosed rear deck and situated on the serene marshland, the raw bar is constructed from the re-purposed transom of an old wooden fishing boat. Behind the boat you will find the freshest oysters anywhere ! When we say they are farmed right across the street it is not an exaggeration. You could almost throw the oysters from the farm to our restaurant, but we use a clean white pick up truck instead.


All of the food at Pearl follows the same simple plan as our oysters. We use local fisherman and growers whenever possible to not only provide the best possible dining experience, but also to support our fellow Cape Cod businesses. Some of our popular fan favorites include sesame and wasabi encrusted tuna (app), crabcake (app), homemade clam chowder, cobb and summer salads, clam and scallop rolls, grilled tuna and swordfish. Pearl also serves up a great burger, delicious steaks, and a mean rack o’ ribs.

Go Green in Wellfleet


Even prior to construction, one of the primary goals of the designers and owners of Pearl was to make sure the restaurant blended into picturesque Wellfleet Harbor, not only in the design itself, but more importantly in the designs relationship with the environment. The roof channels rain water to minimize run off. The ice machines have a custom built system that re-uses condensation water. The septic system is the most eco-friendly available. And, we use Green practices during operation whenever possible, all to minimize and hopefully eliminate any negative effects on our surroundings.

Fresh Music – Live Seafood

At the beginning of this past season of 2011, Pearl introduced our series of live musical performances by local Cape Cod musicians, combined with great deals on select items from our raw bar. Fresh Music plus Live Seafood equals fun. We hosted some of the Cape’s best live acts at the beautiful stage area on our rear deck last season, and we plan to continue this popular event into 2012. Check out our News Page to see info on some of the performers from last year which included Sara Swain, Bob Peck, Greg Johnson, Jody Birchall, and much more. Also, we will be posting this years upcoming music schedule on the News Page as soon as it is set.