Post Clem & Ursie's
Thanks for all the recommendations for Provincetown dinners, since we couldn't go to Clem & Ursie's. We had three dinners out; the first at "Tips for Topsun", a pretty good Portuguese restaurant a bit out of the center of town. None of us had the Portuguese specials, except for the soup, which was tasty kale. I had a very good clam roll (with bellies); hubby had grilled sole, kids had club sandwich and spaghetti or things like that (can't remember.)
Fish was very simple, very fresh, tasty, not inventive, but good plain food.
Second night's dinner was at Fanizzi's, at the recommendation of many CHers. It was terrific! We sat by the ocean. I had scampi with fabulous local scallops; hubby had trout; kids had tortellini and steak tips with excellent garlic mashed potatoes. The food was really nicely prepared, and the staff and service were charming. IT's clearly a local haunt -- lots of regulars were there, plus people who had just come back to p-town after a winter away, so there was lots of checking in and asking after one another. Oh yes -- we had really delicious onion strings for an appetizer.
Third night was at Betsy's By the Sea, right in the middle of town. It was less of a good experience than Fanizzi's -- there was one too many tables crowded next to the window so instead of feeling expansive we felt squished. I had fettucini alfredo -- just okay. Hubby had chicken croquettes, which I would never order but were actually reasonably tasty because well-season with thyme and other good stuff. Kids had fried chicken, more garlic potatoes, and mac and cheese.
Certainly the best mean was at Fanizzi's, so thanks for the recommendations!