Things to Do in Provincetown:


Heather’s Suggestions of Things to Do in Provincetown:

Restaurants in Provincetown:

Ross’ Grill inside Whaler’s Wharf (508) 487-8878, Great if not the best water views of the harbor, gracious service and excellent bistro fare. Many brilliant wines by the glass. Contemporary and arty, yet cozy décor. Open for lunch through dinner. Fabulous place to watch the sunset from. Do not miss their very garlicky Caesar salad (with blackened shrimps) and their Crabcakes. Raw bar. Open in the off-season, too. This is one of my personal favorites.

The Mews Restaurant & Café: 429 Commercial Street (508/ 487-1500)
The food is fabulous. The wait staff is fabulous and they have the largest selection of Vodkas in New England. There is a more formal dining room smack on the beach down-stairs (only open in season) and the more casual café up-stairs (open year-round), which also features excellent entertainment. If you’re here in the off-season, do not miss their Monday night “ open mike” performances. Everybody is there and the quality of the entertainment is very high.

Edwige at Night: 333 Commercial Street (508/ 487-2008)
One of the top-places to dine. The food is adventurous and always exquisite. Very sweet and professional wait-staff. Romantic, especially if you manage to get one of the few out-door tables on the small patio. Make sure to call and make a reservation, for week-ends, even a few days in advance.

Front Street: 230 Commercial Street (508/487-9715)
Bistro-style restaurant in the cozy brick cellar of a Victorian house. Small tables enhanced by candle-light in a convivial atmosphere. Mediterranean-American fusion cuisine, which gets raving reviews. Also won Wine Spectator award for excellence. Book well in advance or be prepared for a long wait…

Bubala’s By the Bay: 183 Commercial Street (take Carver Street from Bradford) (508-487-0773)
One of my favorite places: The food is always fresh, adventurous and inspired. The staff are fun and efficient. The prizes are very correct. The large out-door patio is “The” people watching place, but there are also water-view tables indoors. And there is a private parking for patrons. The bar is a favorite local hang-out and there is nightly entertainment. There might be a short wait, but you are bound to get a table quite rapidly. Children’s menu and you can even bring your (well-behaved) dog. Open from Breakfast until PM, late May through October.

Worth the drive is the “Wicked Oyster” in Wellfleet, situated in a beautifully restored hip and cozy cottage with a happening crowd at the bar, and among the freshest and most innovative food on the Cape. It’s a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Each visit , I find it even better than I remember it from my last time. Affordable and eclectic wine-list. Gracious service, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A “Must-Do”, especially with kids, is to drive to Wellfleet on a Wednesday evening. Enjoy super-scrumptious fish or a plump shrimp burrito at “Mac’s Seafood ” by the harbor or try their fresh from the ocean sushi in the adjacent market. Sit at one of the communal tables on the sand and then by dusk, walk out to the pier to participate in the “Square-Dance” that’s held for free. You have to see it to believe it, when over 400 people do the “Macarena” in synchronized motion.

TerraLuna: Within walking distance from LSM, you’ll find this Mediterranean temple of gastronomy. The food is unbelievable and well worth the wait for a table, unless you reserve well in advance. Don’t pay attention to the simple decor (although it is cozy with a lot of exposed wood) .The floor-staff are mainly “mature” women who have worked here forever. Make sure to start off with a “Murph Special”, a variation on the Cosmopolitan, prepared by the very charming bartender Chris Murphy.

Route 6A
North Truro MA
(508) 487-1019

Penny’s Picks for Things to Do in Provincetown

Ross’ Grill: This restaurant has a fantastic evening view of the piers and harbor, an expansive open viewing deck facing the water, and a relaxed vibe. It is the ideal spot for a romantic dinner for two.
Whalers Wharf, Commercial St., 508-487-8878

Victor’s: Off the beaten path on the far west end of Bradford Street, this one is a new arrival and heavily frequented by summer regulars and those in the know. Bright and sunny, with a chatty and bustling vibe, this place is a fun spot to dine with a group and possibly end up making friends with the neighboring table by the time you leave. The food may be the tastiest and most attractive in town, but the portions are tiny and drinks are stiff, so be prepared.
175 Bradford St., 508-487-1777

Saki: One block up from Town Hall on Commercial St, Saki is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle, and simply the best sushi in town.
258 Commercial St., 508-487-4870

Mac’s Provincetown: The lack of view is offset by an ample parking lot, optional dog friendly patio dining, and an attached fresh fish market. Mac’s is the perfect rainy day solution for lunch or dinner.
85 Shankpainter Rd., 508-487-6222

More Resources

6th edition to the Explorer’s Guide to the Cape and Islands.

The Boston Globe’s picks for restaurants in Truro and Wellfleet

Truro Chamber of Commerce:

Truro Police Department:

Truro Government Website:

History of Truro:

Calendar of Events:


Restaurants and Food:
Gourmet Food on the Cape ~

Restaurants in Truro ~

Bubala’s, waterfront dining ~’s/

Restaurants come and go but there is always a great selection to choose from. A list of this year’s restaurants at What’s Going On ~

Café Edwige, Owners Steven Frappolli and Rocco Carulli [left] serve some of the best contemporary cuisine in Provincetown ~

More Provincetown restaurants ~

Truro restaurants ~

General Information:
Provincetown directory ~

More Provincetown links and informations ~

Local weather forecast ~

The Arts in Provincetown

Provincetown Events Calendar

More Provincetown Activities