Amazing food, more amazing prices, at Sea Crest in Falmouth

New owner remodels, repositions, famous Old Silver beach resort
Location, location, location, and there cannot be a better one than that of the Sea Crest Resort along the edge of Buzzards Bay on Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth.

The Seacrest has become the "must go to" spot for local Cape Codders too

Calamari with pickled peppers and a tarragon aioli

Grilled oysters in brown butter, and Worcestershire.

Slow-cooked lamb shank.

Chatham cod loin, harvest vegetables and lobster.

A typical recent wedding at Sea Crest this September.

The bay is a few feet out the door of this suite.

No one usually associates great dining with vacation hotels, but you will quickly change that perception if you venture to the newly remodeled Sea Crest Resort and Convention Center on Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth on Route 28-A on Buzzards Bay.

And when we say "on", we mean the saltwater is a few feet from your room or suite.

Remembering "Red"

The late "Red" Auerbach either coached, managed or ran the Boston Celtics for 56 years until his death in 2006 and is remembered as a pioneer of modern basketball, redefining basketball as a game dominated by team play and tough defense rather than individual feats and high scoring and introducing the fast break as a potent offensive weapon.

"Red" also was a part-owner of the Seacrest and often brought his team there for R & R.

Now the Seacrest's new owners have named the very hip bistro there for Red.

Scout Capital also owns the Harbor View, and Kelley House in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket's Westmore Club and the Plantation Golf Resort in Chrystal River Florida.

With all due respect to Red's athletic achievement, future generations may remember him for the bistro named "Red's" in his honor as the Sea Crest Resort on Cape Cod.

And don't let that pub-sounding name fool you, the food ranks with the best we've eaten anywhere, any city, any resort, any country.

20 % off for locals till Memorial Day

Here are just a few samples of "Red's" menu with an * for what Cape Cod, Plymouth County and Bristol County guests will pay because "Red's" is giving area resident's a 20 percent discount off the regular modest prices until next Memorial Day.

  • Crispy Point Judith Calamari with Pickled Peppers and a Tarragon Mustard Aioli $11 (for you $8.80*).
  • Grilled Oysters in Brown butter, Worcestershire and Paprika, $14 (for you $11.20*).
  • Northeast Venison Chili, Goats Milk Cheddar with Boston Brown Bread, $13 (for you $10.40*).
  • Chatham Cod Loin, Cracker Crusted, Harvest Vegetables and Lobster, $21 (for you $16.80).
  • Slow Cooked Lamb Shank, Eastham Turnips, Sugar Pumpkin, Baby Potato, Natural Jus, $27 (for you $21.60*).
  • Georges Hank Haddock "Fish 'n Chips", Autumn Vegetable Slaw, Red's Tartar Sauce, Malt Vinegar, $16. (for you, $12.80*).

See the rest of "Red's" remarkable and highly creative menu here.

And the rooms and suites are pure Florida Keys charm and luxury

On the heels of a $15 million renovation, Sea Crest Beach Hotel is now undergoing its third and final phase of new and renovated facilities which will add a spa and leisure amenities and upgrade the fitness center and indoor swimming pool area at the  heart of this transformed family beach hotel. In addition, major  improvements at the hotel’s Nauset Conference Center will make  the property’s meeting and event space the finest in the area, completing the renewal of the legendary Upper Cape hotel whose history began in 1927 when it opened as a summer playhouse on the sands of Old Silver Beach.

263 guest rooms and suites, some with fireplaces and many with water view private balconies, the hotel is equally ideal for families who seek a beachfront setting in which to create timeless memories, couples drawn by the romance of the Cape, and meeting or wedding planners seeking expansive function space combined with superb dining and warm, personalized service.

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