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Spending a five days in North Truro in two weeks

remycat007 Aug 4, 2006 12:58 AM

From the board I figured I can't miss with these restaurants for dinner: Finely JP's; Moby Dick's' Napi's; Terran Luna; and Chester. Are these choices on the money, or should I look to some other places? Any help from the hounds is appreciated. Thanks-remycat007

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    BChow Aug 4, 2006 04:01 PM

    I would add Babe's on Shore Road in NT to your list. Great breakfasts and a Middle East/ Persian reastaurant in the evening. We enjoyed both meals there.

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      R_Chambers Aug 4, 2006 04:53 PM

      Plan on Napi's for sure. Great food and atmosphere.

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        catspercapita Aug 5, 2006 03:43 AM

        Must go to Napi's.

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          hilltowner Aug 5, 2006 04:35 AM

          I don't understand the allure of Napi's on this board. Is it simply because it is fairly consistent over the years compared to many other Provincetown restaurants? Perhaps I am jaded as I did work there for 6 years, but I would never send anyone there. The ambiance IS nice, and the owner(Napi) is quite a character, but I would always always steer people towards Front Street or Chester(though I hear it may be changing ownership) long before Napi's. Terra Luna was top notch when I left that area(2000). Hopefully it still is. The owners are just lovely people. I would also suggest looking into The Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet. I've heard good things about it and the chef is a pretty decent fellow.

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            jtdbean Aug 5, 2006 04:42 PM

            I was in Wellfleet last summer - ate at the Wicked Oyster our first night and really enjoyed it. Had a very fresh and delicious spinach salad with seared scallops. We went back for breakfast there as well, service was a bit slow for b'fast but I still recommend it.

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            remycat007 Aug 5, 2006 04:58 AM

            Thanks all for replying to my post. It's been 23 years since I've visited the Cape and I'm really looking forward to it! Once again, thanks - remycat007

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              Kater Aug 5, 2006 09:16 PM

              Your list sounds perfect! I'm so glad you're getting back to Truro after all of this time. We particularly love Chester and Moby Dick's. There is also a hole in the wall across from the Drive In in Wellfleet that makes a terrific lobster roll. I can never remember the name of it, but it's right across the way and I think the sign they put out when they have lobster rolls reads: World's Best Lobster Roll!

              Also, try to pop into the Portuguese Bakery for breakfast or lunch!

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                Blue Aug 7, 2006 06:07 PM

                Cafe Edwige is great for breakfast.

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                  Leslie Aug 7, 2006 10:04 PM

                  We just came back from two weeks in Wellfleet. Moby Dick's is a favorite. We had several visitors and each wanted to go there, so we went three times. I love their chowder- it is the thick kind. I also like the chowder at PJ's, at the intersection of rte. 6 and the light into Welllfleet. Their's is the milky kind, but loaded with clams. We ate at Winslow's Tavern ( used to be Aesop's Tables) They are owned by the Barrys, who also own Moby Dick's. I love eating out on the lawn there. Their menu has a nice variety and is very reasonable- mostly under $20 an entree. . We had Wellfleet oysters, and two soups, their version of chowder which included roasted corn- delicious. My husband and I both ordered the same entree- something we codon't usually do, because then we can't share. It was a local striped bass that was out of this world. My daughter had a sword fish from their regualr menu that was very good. Their desserts aren't that great, though. I'd go out for ice cream later.
                  We also went into Orleans to try out the Beacon Room. I had pan roasted scallop with pasta dish in a Saffrom sauce. And their special dessett, a strawberry shortdcake served with a warm biscuit was definitely worth saving room for.

                  We took one trip to Provincetown and I never know where to eat there because everything is so expensive. I had a halibut wrap from Clem and Ursie's Seaside Shack - in one of those "malls" on Commercial St. where you can eat it in the back on the Bay. It was very good, made with a a Greek salad. Last year, we ate at the Clem and Ursie's on Shankpainter. I don't remember ewxzactly the problem, but I wasn't impressed.
                  There was another place in that same "mall" with gelato, which was delicious, especially considering how hot last week was.

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                    remycat007 Aug 26, 2006 04:23 PM

                    Thanks fellow Hounds for all your suggestions prior to my leaving for the Cape. My wife and I spent a wonderful five days in North Truro and had some outstanding meals. My personal favorite was a rack of New Zealand Lamb served with a horseradish potato cake at the Wicked Oyster. We also had fine meals at Finely JPs, Moby Dick's (twice-great lobster,great price) and Terra Luna. We both ate a good share of Wellfleet oysters over the five days. All told, no complaints and very satisfied stomachs. Once again, thanks!

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