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Good, inexpensive eats in Provincetown

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[moved from Boston]

Hi all. Two of my friends and I are taking the ferry to Provincetown for the day on Sunday. We are trying to think of a good place to get dinner, however, we don't want to pay ridiculous prices. We're even happy w/ getting takeout and eating somewhere nice outside. Just wondering if any of you fellow Chowhounders might know of some good ideas for us.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. Townsend Lobster is great. It's on the next wharf over from where the ferry comes in. The Townsend family have run the Provincetown Marina for years, have their own lobster traps, and really know their seafood....very casual, BYO


    1. I second that recommendation.

      Thanks "9lives" I tried to remember the name for another request earlier this month and had to end up describing the place and where it is instead of linking to it.

      I also recommend the high quality take out at Angel Foods on the East End (467 Commercial Street) if you are up to walking that far. It is not cheap but it is a good value.

      Does anyone know how the P-Town Farmers' Market is doing this year? I think it is now on Saturday on the pier.

      1. Hi there.

        My wife and I went to Napi's about 14 years ago but I can still remember the meal my wife and I had and the name of the waiter and there wasn't a single thing that I could criticize. We spent 2 weeks on the cape and this meal is one of the most memorable of our trip.


        1. The farmers Market on the pier is no more. Apparently a produce seller from Barnstable was going to take the market organizer to court for only allowing growers close to Provincetown to sell at the market. Rather than take on the court hastle, the organizers decided to close the market.

          1. Napi's is my favorite restaurant in P-Town, not cheap but not overly expensive. There's a fish shack across the parking lot from the ferry that has great fresh seafood dinners and is very reasonable (can't remember name but there's only one). Nearby is Mojo's which IMHO is the best fast food place in New England. Clem and Ursies is a walk out to Shankpainter rd but is very funky, and a good meal at a good price. There is also a Vegetarian restaurant/sandwich place and a South African place just east of Lands End Marine (hardware store). Both have different kinds of food to offer and very good.

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            1. re: catspercapita

              Just remembered: the vegetarian place is called "Tofu A GoGo".
              Lots of good choices there.
              And the South African place (I believe)is called
              "Cuchi". Again, would like to say Mojo's is the best place
              to get high quality "fast" food. Everything is fresh and prepared with care.
              My fave is the "Zoom" melt. Good luck and happy eating.

              1. re: catspercapita

                Yes, the zoom melt is amazing. Thank you for reminding me of the name. I was sitting here last night trying to remember what it was called so I could include it in my post.

            2. Definitely go to Mojos. I love that place. i lived in Provincetown for 6 years and Mojos was always the place I went to when I didn't want to make my own lunch. I worked at Napi's, so dinner was always payed for. The options are endless and always interesting. It's right off the wharf parking lot, but there are picnic tables tucked in or you can take you food with you and eat on the beach. Everything is tasty from burgers to "bombs" or other of their more crunchy alternatives. By far the best inexpensive meal in Provincetown.