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PTown, Truro and Wellfleet

We need a few recommendations for these towns at the end of the cape. Not interested in fried clams and place should have decent adult beverages. Last time we let other friends make plans and I don't think that they knew of a place that didn't specialize in fried everything. Thanx

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  1. There's an excellent ice cream shoppe on Rte 6 in Truro. She designs exquisite flavors and it's really divine!

    The Bookstore in Wellfleet is great -- not the best food ever, but really cozy and cute, lots of regulars hang out there. I had a fantastic creamy tortellini dish there and the bar is fun and always packed.

    If you like wine, check out the vineyard in Truro for a tasting.

    I find Ptown overpriced - although I must say that there is a fantastic little place on the pier for lobster bisque. It's a fish market with lots of buoys strung all over the outside. I'm from a coastal town with lots of seafood places so I usually avoid fish joints but the bisque at this place is just exquisite. I like to get it to go and lap it up at one of the National Seashore beaches.

    You can get a permit to make a fire on the beach in Wellfleet (I think, or Truro? call the Chamber to check) and then you could cook some fresh seafood yourself on the fire at sunset!

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    1. re: foxy fairy

      Finely JP'S on route 6 in wellfleet always works.

      1. re: foxy fairy

        Hi Foxy Fairy,

        Do you know the name of the ice cream store or can you give me an idea of what side of Rte 6 and any other landmarks? I'm on my way to Truro Saturday and am already craving non-store bought ice cream.

        1. re: ginnyhw

          The Ice Cream place is called "Sweet Escapes". If you're heading toward P-Town, it's on the left hand side, in North Truro. It *used* to be Highland Creamery, which was my favorite spot on the Cape. I went last weekend, and it's now this new place--the people there said that Highland Creamery was their tenants, they didn't renew the lease and decided to open up on the same spot.

          The ice cream was very good, and the place is pretty, with nice outdoor seating, but it's not as good as Highland Creamery was, IMHO.

          1. re: winedude

            I haven't been to the Highland Creamery for years - we used to camp out in Truro and take the kids there after dinner. I'm sorry to hear that it's gone. I just learned that Noreen's is also gone from the Top Mast Motel and is at a motel in Ptown- The Crown & Anchor?
            We'll definitely try Sweet Escapes..
            We went to an Emac and Bolio's in downtown Wellfleet last year and had a cone. Nice to walk around with an ice cream and do some window shopping.

            1. re: winedude

              No more bubble machine, which kills me, and no "birthday cake" flavor. I found my ice cream there to be underwhelming and under-flavored.

              1. re: winedude

                If you can't wait until Truro, I would also recommend Nauset Ice Cream in North Eastham. On the right hand side of Rt 6 (as you drive towards Ptown), just past the Brackett Road intersection (Ben and Jerry's at that intersection). Conveniently located next to the Friendly Fisherman, too.....in case you want a yummy lunch!!

          2. In Wellfleet: The Wicked Oyster shoudl fit the bill: great food, very good bar.

            1. Lobster pot In p town. Good seafood,and you can have a drink or two!

              1. May I reccomend Bubala's on The Bay in PTown- great fish (not everything is fried), nice bar with fantastic adult drinks. All 7 of us were quite pleased. Very nice servers, an outdoor patio, and parking!

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                1. re: ShakeNBake

                  Has anyone been to L'Uva in P-Town? I took a weeklong cooking course at Toscana Saporita cooking school in Italy this past November and one of the instructors is the owner of L'Uva. Just curious as to how this restaurant is. I'll have to plan a trip up there soon.

                  1. re: ShakeNBake

                    Was going to recommend this place----we're just not that P-town knowledgeable, so maybe there's better and we just didn't know it....We ate there, outdoors, last summer w/two children and it was great. Good drinks, solidly good food.

                    We were in Wellfleet yesterday and drove by the Wicked Oyster and I commented out loud that I must eat there this summer, as I have heard it's excellent.

                    1. re: Moonpie1

                      We ate at the Wicked Oyster last summer and it is good upscale restaurant with reservations a must! Specify sitting on the porch. Our favorites in Ptown are Fanizzi's and Pepi's Wharf for adult drinks and Ciro and Sal's for dinner. Again you need to make reservations for C and Sal's. They have the old favorite red sauce dishes but also do a beautiful job with seafood. I had a scallop special last summer and my never eats seafood husband had to be restrained from eating half of my entree. The Lobster Pot is a tourist trap but okay for lunch. Noreen's in North Truro is wonderful and now serves dinner but we've only gone there for breakfast - fabulous food. On the list for dinner this summer.(It's at the Top Mast Motel)
                      I think Clem and Ursie's is fun and I like their food but it isn't for everyone. A bit of amob scene and you have to get your own table and order and pay first at the window and then they give you a number to post at your table so the wait staff can bring your drinks and food. Great fish and adult drinks though!

                      1. re: ginnyhw

                        ciro and sals good italian foods

                  2. If you like wine, don't bother stopping at Truro Winery. It is fair at best.