Under the steady hand of owners Peter and Kate Morency—and thanks to Peter’s training at the Culinary Institute of America and 20 years in top kitchens in Boston and San Francisco—Pier 77 has become that rare combination of a tourist destination and a locals’ favorite in Cape Porpoise. Lunches skew toward slightly upscale comfort food such as barbecue, spaghetti and meatballs, cheddar burgers, and fried clams. At dinner it’s again about traditional favorites (pasta, steak, and lobster), but there are also some slightly more adventurous dishes: housemade dolmas or a tomato-y seafood stew, for instance. The restaurant has racked up quite a few awards of excellence from Wine Spectator. Worth noting: a casual section of the restaurant known as the Ramp Bar & Grill stays open all day long, even between lunch and dinner service, offering lighter meals.