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P Town/Welfleet/Truro Fun and Funky Dining

phelana Apr 10, 2007 03:36 PM

We have out of towners from Europe and we are trying to find a fun and cool place for dinner May 1 for the son's 16th b day. What do you recommend in the Lower Cape P Town area on the water. Nothing fits the bill Mid Cape that is open that night. Thanks!

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    winedude Apr 10, 2007 04:24 PM

    I'd recommend The Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet. It should be open this time of year, and the food is really good. It's not the most "fun" place I've ever been, but it has a pretty good vibe, and my teens really liked it and thought the food was cool.

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      elarbe Apr 12, 2007 10:44 AM

      Asking for too much! Wicked Oyster--terrific food, but not on H2O.

      Front Street would be my choice, but fails for 2 reasons:

      Not on H2O. (in Basement)

      Opens May 2--misses by one day!


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        elarbe Apr 12, 2007 11:02 AM

        Can't go wrong selecting from this list:


        Best, probably Crowne Point:


        1. BostonZest Apr 12, 2007 11:33 AM

          Check to see if Ross' Grill in P town will be open. They are waterfront and will have food to please both the 16 yo and the more sophisticated palates. Be sure to check for blackboard wine specials. We have discovered some great wines there.

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            daver Apr 12, 2007 06:32 PM

            We like FINELY JPS in Wellfleet.We go with a big group each year with kids of all ages.

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              Lilibet Apr 13, 2007 05:44 AM

              Agree about Ross' Grill - nice place and on the water... Fanizzi's is also very nice in the West End. They also have parking (a rarity). Food is good and the dining room is right on the beach. Their selections might be more interesting for a 16 year old... burgers and that sort of thing.

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                Pegmeister Apr 13, 2007 09:57 AM

                Ross' Grill is a great choice if it's open. The wines from Truro are wonderful and a nice addition to the menu. Never had a bad meal there.

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                gardencub Apr 14, 2007 04:48 AM

                In P-town I think Ross's Grill is good, but sometimes the service is not kid friendly, The food is great and the view is also, Not on the water but Clem and Ursie's out on Shankpainter road has great seafood, its a funky, fun clam shack that got dressed up for a party. We also like the Mews, in the East End of town, on the waterside of the street.

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                  Petunia Apr 19, 2007 05:06 AM

                  What about The Bookstore in Wellfleet? It's not a particularly fancy place, but has good food and a lovely view of the beach/water - just across the street. There is an actual bookstore on the property, and a sunset walk on the beach or to/around the town harbor after dinner would be a fun possibility. Or you could do the quick drive up to P-town for an ice cream (and the atmosphere) or something.

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                    bear Apr 20, 2007 11:38 AM

                    I second Clem and Ursie's, except the water location. It is kind of loud and chaotic, but totally fun with an eclectic menu and the food is pretty tasty.

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                    Hardart Apr 19, 2007 12:53 PM

                    Go for the Mews in P-Town -- at 16, he's old enough to handle it. http://www.mews.com/

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                      diningdiva4u Apr 21, 2007 04:39 PM

                      A great small restaurant is the Bistro at Crowne Pointe, located in Provincetown, really nice and overlooks the town and the Pilgrim Monument. Its not stuffy and they dont rush you. think it is www.crownepointe.com plus they have parking when most dont

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