June 13, 2014

Captain Kidd Bar and Restaurant with all new menu and decor

The Captain Kidd restaurant re-opened last week after a major renovation with sparkling new spaces, a fabulous modern menu and all the same old charm.  Perched on the Eel Pond with great views over the water, the Captain Kidd is known as a world-class watering hole in the finest village on Cape Cod. Guests enjoy the dockside dining, many tables with killer water views, and classic old brass wood and marble bar area with an amazing mural depicting the pirate Captain Kidd painted in the 1930’s. In the winter, this cozy room is a great gathering place for locals.  In […]
August 10, 2012

Woods Hole’s Pirate Bar

Built in 1849,  the Captain Kidd is Woods Hole’s favorite pirate bar. With marble counter tops and furnishings from old ships, dining at the Captain Kidd really takes you back to Woods Hole’s original pirate days. Yes, it’s true.  Woods Hole was once the hangout of pirates, including the famous Captain Kidd who was rumored to use nearby Tarpaulin and Kettle Coves as a hideout from which to spring upon merchant ships. The Kidd, as locals refer to the restaurant, was outfitted in honor of our famous pirate forbearer, and the walls of the main bar are lined with a 1930’s […]
June 25, 2012

Woods Hole or Grand Cayman?

On one of the hottest days of the summer, I sat down to interview Kevin Murphy – the owner of Shuckers. As the southwest breeze off the water flowed through the shady restaurant, pairing with the Caribbean music and brightly colored fresh squeezed cocktails on every table, I felt like I was in the Cayman Islands. Murphy and his wife, Karen, opened Shuckers 30 years ago. “We try to create a fun, fast pace, casual, water front experience,” he said. With music and dockside seating, this spot achieves Murphy’s goal of  “an atmosphere much like the Caribbean but located here […]
June 20, 2012

The Taste of the World

With a front row seat of Eel Pond and the unique drawbridge that rises to let sailboats in and out of the protected inlet, it’s no wonder why Phusion Grille is always buzzing. It’s not just the killer real estate that keeps patrons coming back year after year – owner Carol Grigas credits inventive cooking and a great staff for keeping her customers so happy. Grigas has worked with chef Stuart Hirsch for ten years, and together they have developed a unique menu combining the flavors of many cultures.  Hirsch, who trained with celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and others, has […]