Opening a fish market and seafood restaurant at the end of the summer season could be seen as a bold move. In the case of Fishermen’s View on the Cape Cod Canal in Sandwich, the timing couldn’t be better.
Local fishermen Bob and Denny Colbert launched F/V, a boat-to-table market and restaurant adjacent to the Sandwich Marina, in August to a strong and well-deserved reception. A clean, modern bar leads to a spacious dining area with full views of the canal that is equally beautiful in the afternoon or evening. On the outdoor patio, patrons can enjoy local music and lovely fall weather. The work of local photographers and artists adds to the ambience.
Warm mini-loaves of absolutely delicious cornbread set the tone for the whole meal. The quality of the food matches the gorgeous presentation, from the raw bar to the extensive fresh seafood. While the gluten-free options impress, a few more vegetarian options could round out the menu – the salads are wonderful but a veggie burger or plant-based entrée would be a great addition. Complement your selections with a choice from the excellent wine and beer list (which includes local options).
Definitely put F/V on your must-go list for date night, a drink and apps with friends, or a group gathering. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!