A few favorite spots that have opened in the past year or so.By Lannan M. O’Brien
Dine on crêpes and beer or wine at this authentic French and Moroccan eatery, which celebrated its grand opening in September. Housed in the former Cape Cod Cooperative Bank building on Main Street, the charming spot frequently hosts events, including Ladies’ Nights that feature a live musician or local artisan with gifts for sale.
The oysters (and the rest of the menu) are as epic as the name implies at this new foodie destination. The restaurant’s unique setting—an old railcar at the corner of County and Old Main Roads—creates a warm, cozy vibe that invites conversation among patrons. While you won’t find coffee or dessert on the menu, you may be served complimentary cookies at the end of your meal.
Crooked Coast Store
All the merchandise you ever wanted from Falmouth’s favorite local band is available at their headquarters at 157 Worcester Court, opened last summer. Fans will dig apparel with fun graphics, bumper stickers and the band’s latest CDs. Chat with the musicians themselves while you’re making your purchase. Open Fridays, 2-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
Flynnie’s Bar 3
Sports memorabilia and flatscreen TVs abound at this casual new hangout. A convenient option for Falmouth Inn guests as it’s located beside the hotel, Flynnie’s Bar 3 has also developed a steady local following for its extensive pub food menu with late-night options starting at 10 p.m. In addition to sports games on TV, the restaurant regularly hosts live music and cornhole tournaments.
The Woods Hole Road building that once housed the Sleepy Hollow Motor Inn has been transformed into the fun, modern Treehouse Lodge. Think camping-themed accommodations without the actual camping: rustic-chic rooms with all the amenities (including the brand-new Canopy Deluxe rooms) surround a central outdoor space with a fire pit and lawn games that encourages quality time outdoors with other guests. It’s just a short walk from Woods Hole’s bustling Water Street and the Steamship Authority, and if you need a ride to the beach, they’ll take you in their “beach buggy” vans.