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Lower Cape Cod Recommendations

any suggestions for decent, not crazy priced restaurants in the lower Cape area (can be seafood or other)?

What about the best restaurants in P-town?

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  1. Wellfleet: PJ's, Wicked Oyster & Mac's Shack are my current favorites. PJ's is a traditional clam shack/ice cream place, the other two are regular wait-service restaurants.

    Truro: For a special meal try Terra Luna. I also like the Blacksmith Shop, especially in winter.

    P-town: On the very casual side, try Mojo's for lunch. Spiritus Pizza is also terrific. For a nicer meal I love Napi's but others are probably better on the topic.

    1. A fairly recent entry (by Cape Cod standards) Susan has been in business about 3 years. Pieces on Rt 28 in Chatham (near Harwich line)

      Sue Colins is a Shrewsbury, MA native with nice credentials. "Coastal Cuisine" is the theme and she gets it right. The seafood/pasta combinations all work very well. Linguine Vongole worth a trip on its own. Steamed muscles complex with a hint of a Portugese treatment but light enough to be an app. First rate alfredo, usually something adventurous with scallops.

      She has also worked to get an economical wine list in place without relying on boring distribution wines. Malbecs from Argentina and some lesser known Iberian Reds mean some very intersting choices at $22-28.

      Support Sue. I have been waiting for this level of cuisine mid-Cape for +20 years.

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      1. re: neil

        I tried to support Pisces but the noise level was too great.

        1. re: phelana

          Was this on Saturday night that you went to Pisces? I was there too, a late reservation but the place was still packed. I thought the food was great but it was very noisy, absolutely true. However, I think that the majority of the din was coming from 3 inebriated ladies at a table inconvieniently placed right in the middle of the restaurant. Was this also your experience?

      2. I have been to Pisces 4 times and the tables by the windows are nice..the one they gave me was a two top near the kitchen..it was HORRID..I think there are simply too many tables in there..and I will not go back...none of my local friends dine there anymore..

        1. There are a lot of good restaurants in P-town, and while I haven't been there this year here are my favorites from last summer; Way Down Town where you can grab a slice of pizza to go or sit at the bar for a frozen drink; dine indoors or out on the porch for some more creative dishes; Euro Cafe where you can get a very reasonably priced grilled lobster with grilled corn on the cob and fries. Add a pitcher of sangria and while away the afternoon on the deck. Ross's Grill has a great wine list and interesting specials and Bayside Betsy's has fabulous lobster eggs benedict. Enjoy!!

          1. Chester is Provincetown is nice...so is Little Fluke Cafe if it's still there. Aesop's Tables upstair wine bar in Wellfleet is great...as are the blueberry pancakes and muffins at the Lighthouse in Wellfleet. Also, you must get an egg and cheese with portugese sausage from the portugese bakery in P-town.

            1. BUBULA'S p-town. the best Mussles in fennel cream sauce with ground sausage. yum. you can have a bowl full by themselves with lots of bread ans a spoon for the evil sauce or get them served over linguini!sit inside, at the bar or out on the huge patio and people watch commercial street.

              cape cod's favorite sandwich shop is called "the Box Lunch" and there are several locations(eastham, wellfleet, p-town)where they make the best pita "rollwiches". I always have the Calafornia dreamer (ham 3 cheeses onions tomatoes avocados with durkee sauce!served warm and melty) or dad's favorite is the John Alden turkey with cranberry sauce and such.

              also, stop at the street window at the Lobster Pot in P-town for a couple of oysters and scallops on the half shell and a bowl of chowder that you can take with you and eat as you walk don the street!

              on route 6 between wellfleet and truro is a seafood shack called Moby Dick's. good for lobster and clams!

              in Wellfleet you will find the most amazing fish market behind the town hall in the parking lot. Hatche's market has the most beautiful display of fresh and home smoked fish and seafood. go just to see the product and take a picture. it is awesome.

              i am jealous! didn't get my fix this summer. so eat well and enjoy!


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              1. re: lexajo

                Do not touch the chowder at the Lobster Pot if you like good chowder. It's inedible, but functions well as wallpaper paste. It's so thick and gooey it's a caricature of debased chowder (which should not be thickened up that way).

              2. any suggestions for good portugese (not brazilian) food Ptown?

                1. The only authentic Portuguese food I know are the malasadas at the bakery on Commercial St. and the kale soup at the Lobster Pot. Enlighten me chowhound. I head to P Town soon...

                  1. The Villa Roma in West Harwich has to be the best Italian on the lower cape! I have been eating there since its opening and have never had a bad meal! This place is a must if you are in the area!