To make a long story short, there are but a few Mooncussers still around and our favorite is Mooncusser's Tavern in Harwich. There actually was a bloke sitting at the bar that totally resembled a pirate (or maybe the Pied Piper) with a long gray braid, sea cap and earring in his nose drinking a martini. I kid you not.
This cozy restaurant has a lively atmosphere, a smiling staff and great snacks. With a full tapa menu and martini bar it is a great hang-out. We shared a few tapas and loved the Avocado & Tuna Tempura with wasabi & edamame puree, and the Mooncussers frites with a rosemary bearnaise. As an entree, the Pan Seared Day Boat Scallops with asparagus risotto, crispy shallots, preserved lemon was lovely. I've heard that the duck-infused sliders win the overall popularity contest which I will save for next time.
So head on over after a long day at the beach. Our pirate friend may still be there at the martini bar and I am sure he has a lot of stories to tell.