Dining, Drinks, & Events At the Coonamessett

Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts


Eli’s Tavern features a fresh take on New England fare, good drinks, and no nonsense. This laid-back establishment is the perfect place to soak up the character of the Cape. Join us at the bar for drinks, settle in for intimate occasions, or plan a big family dinner in our 90-seat dining room or the casual and spacious community room. 



Eli’s Tavern is a living record of the history and heritage of The Coonamessett’s Cape Cod tradition, newly renovated and refreshed to reflect the updated Falmouth MA inn. While the new Eli’s feels more contemporary, our Cape Cod restaurant still houses the heart and soul that has made it a community hub for decades.

Saddle up on a stool with one of our legendary bartenders for drinks and our full menu, or bring the crew in for a big family dinner. Our 90-seat dining room can accommodate good sized groups, and our newly opened community room is a perfect event space for larger parties, while never feeling stuffy.

Our chef brings a creative twist to timeless New England classics at our Cape Cod restaurant with local, seasonal ingredients presented in delicious and uncomplicated dishes.  So come on in, enjoy our commitment to hospitality and community, and while you’re here, buy a "pint for Eli" — it goes into our communal pool of drinks pre-purchased by everyday benefactors of the bar.



Open 7 Days/Week
Lunch and Dinner: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


The Coonamessett
311 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02540


(508) 548-2300


This Round's on Eli

A tavern regular in the early days, our namesake Eli had a habit of drinking one beer and paying for two every night, saying that his second should go to someone who "needs one more than they can pony up for." This spirit of hospitality and generosity has remained a part of Eli’s legacy, and patrons are often seen buying “a round for Eli,” which our bartender gifts to a lucky future customer.





$1 oysters and littleneck clams

Every day, 4–6PM.


Appetizer Happy Hour

half-priced appetizers

Monday–Thursday, 4–6PM AND Friday–Saturday, starting at 8PM!


Prime Rib Weekends

$28 prime rib dinners, back by popular demand!

Fridays and Saturdays starting at 4PM.

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Every Sunday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

$26.00/person (kids 10 & under $13)

  • Omelet Station

  • Carving Station
  • Fresh Cut Fruits
  • Freshly Made Local Bagels
  • Assortment of Salads
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Peel & Eat Shrimp
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Waffles & French Toast
  • Cheese Blintz
  • Chicken / Fish
  • Rice / Vegetable
  • Assorted Dessert Table
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Coffee / Tea

Planning a Cape Cod wedding or other event?

Exceptional food, a unique environment, and outstanding personal, professional service make The Coonamessett the perfect, memorable place for your Cape Cod wedding or other special event. Visit our events page to learn more.


Unwind and Celebrate, in Timeless Cape Cod Inn Style

Following a renovation, our Cape Cod inn balances an updated feel with an authentic Cape experience in the heart of Falmouth, MA. With the style and comfort of a modern coastal home, The Coonamessett offers a perfectly relaxed jumping off point to explore the Cape by bike, catch a ferry to the islands, or just retreat to your private sitting room for a moment of calm. 

Eli's Tavern is committed to providing equal access to its goods, services, and accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please note that we are currently making accessibility enhancements to our Falmouth restaurant's websites. If you need any information or assistance we are available by telephone at (508) 548-2300 to provide anything that you may need.