Best of Boston

2007 Best Fusion Restaurant, Cape Cod

The Island Merchant

Two years after Joe and Beverly Dunn left Washington, DC, for the Cape to open the Island Merchant, they’ve already expanded to accommodate its loyal following. The restaurant’s festive island vibe, nightly live music, and Caribbean-American far—corn chowder with coconut milk and ginger, fish tacos with homemade salsa—routinely entice both the family crowd and mojito-loving barflies. Clued-in patrons stick around for the Dunns’ famous foil-wrapped burgers and Key lime pie, served only after 10 p.m.

302 Main St., Hyannis, 508-771-1337,