Cape House

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2 Knickerbocker Avenue
(at Morgan and Ingraham)
Brooklyn, New York 11237
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718-821-2580

Cuisine: Seafood, Clams, American Traditional
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All Major
Price: $10 – $18
Hours: Mon-Fri 4:00pm – 2:00am, Sat & Sun 11:00am – 4:00am
Brunch: Weekends only
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Morgan
Delivery: None
Menu: capehouse.nyc
Website: capehouse.nyc
Gothamist says:

Everything that has clams in it is good… Start with the soul-satisfying New England Clam Dip, a bowl of thick, chunky, and creamy dip, shavings of lemon zest on top, surrounded by extra-crunchy Cape Cod potato chips. I asked for hot sauce and mixed it in, and you should too. In fact, maybe they should just put bottles of the stuff at every table. Nothing fancy. Even (especially?) Trappey’s Red Devil would go great with just about everything here.

The Whole Belly Clams are excellent too, breaded and fried with a light touch, the sea meat tender, briny, juicy. These are a better bet than the fried Sea Scallops which, although properly cooked to a buttery softness, lacked the elemental sweetness that usually make them my favorite mollusks. The breading didn’t really add much here, flavor-wise, which is fine because it all slid off immediately anyway. And though both do the job, the plump Littlenecks from the raw bar part of the menu outshine the rather mingy Wellfleet Oysters.

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