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Lay it on me, hounds--best dining on Outer Cape

OK, I've paid a lot of money and eaten a lot of just OK food on the Cape over the years. We've generally had better breakfast/lunch experiences than dinner experiences--in general, we've just paid a lot of money for OK food.

SO. Tell me where you'd go for dinner if you were staying in Wellfleet/Truro/P-town, any and all price ranges, cuisines, atmospheres, etc.

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  1. The Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet is probably our favorite for any meal of the day. In many visits, I've never been anything less than happy, and occasionally wowed.

    Do yourself a favor at least once and go for breakfast- the Corned beef hash and waffles are to die for- and I don't even like CBH. The lunch and dinner service is a nice balance of casual and elegant.

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    Wicked Oyster
    50 Main St, Wellfleet, MA 02667

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    1. re: JenJeninCT

      This is a subject that has been covered extensively in recent posts; perhaps that is the reason there are so few replies to yours.

      You say "OK, I've paid a lot of money and eaten a lot of just OK food on the Cape over the years."

      Correct. That's the Cape. You should try going back 35-40 years and getting a gourmet meal, it wasn't happening.

      My better piece of advice to everyone involves wine on the Cape. There isn't any. At least not at retail, and nothing you would want to drink...so do yourself a solid....Go to a premium wine shop before trekking to the Cape and "just say no" to crappy wine, which is genuinely all that seems available at retail anywhere I've been.

      Restaurants, different story...but the wine shops?.....As Louuu might say...

      FUGGGETTTABOUTIT!

      1. re: shark_attack

        Hit any Lukes Super Liquor store for an excellent wine selection. There are at least six of them on Cape. Just finished off a 2005 Brunello that would knock your socks off.

        1. re: CapeCodGuy

          LOVE Brunello de Montelcino...what did you pay...WOW..you have good taste..

        2. re: shark_attack

          Seriously, Sharkie?? There are good wine shops on the Cape! There is no need for buyning wine off-Cape. I agree with CCGuy...Luke's is excellent...among others.

          1. re: shark_attack

            Perry's in Provincetown has an excellent selection of wines. Ross' Grill in Provincetown has great wines by the glass and a special board with limited selection of a few special bottles by the glass.

            I've found good food and wine in Provincetown for the past 10 years.

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            Ross' Grill
            237 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

        3. We've had wonderful meals at Mac's Shack in Wellfleet and the Red Inn in PTown. Go early to the Red inn and have a drink on the deck.

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          Red Inn & Restaurant
          15 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

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          1. re: El Guapo

            Thanks, I've always liked the look of Red Inn, and we tried to get into Mac's last year but there was a car accident in the parking lot--so we took that as an omen. :/

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            Red Inn & Restaurant
            15 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

          2. Jimmy's Hideaway in Ptown was the last meal i had on the Outer Cape that i felt was truly worth the money.

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            1. re: BlueSoup

              So are the Truro Vineyards not worth going to?

              1. re: coastalgypsy

                Truro Vineyards is a nice visit and worth a couple of hours on a nice morning or afternoon. I don't find the wine that terrific, but it's uniquely local. For some delicious local wine and a very nice pastoral setting, go to Westport River Winery in Westport, MA. about an hour's drive down Rte 195 from the Cape. Pack a picnic lunch and try some very excellent Brut Cuvee, a local champaigne style sparkling wine. The Chardonnay is pleasantly oaky and quite enjoyable as well. This is a great half day trip, or make it a full day by adding the Buzzards Bay Brewery nearby, to your itinerary. Eating at Antonio's in New Bedford on the ride home (Order the The pork alentejana (pork & little necks), or seafood paella (enough for two)) and you'll have experienced a very delightful Chowish day.

              2. re: BlueSoup

                Loved Jimmy's last year and it's on out list for this year. Excellent meal.

                Penny
                http://www.bostonzest.com/

                1. re: BlueSoup

                  LOVE Mac's Shack for sushi and Patti the waitress is a lovey. Jimmy's Hideaway is outrageous....cozy and fun..

                2. Blackfish is Truro is very good.

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                  1. re: pdquinn

                    I think the liquor shop portion of the Brown Jug in Sandwich has a great selection of wine.

                  2. In Ptown Front Street, Fanizzi's by the Sea and Napi's.

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                    Fanizzi's by the Sea
                    539 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

                    Front Street Restaurant
                    230 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

                    Napi's Restaurant
                    7 Freeman St, Provincetown, MA 02657

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                    1. re: Berheenia

                      Heard Front Street mentioned many times, as well as Napi's.

                      We took the advice of another beachgoer (thanks Martha, if you're out there!) and got to Mac's early, like around 5:15. Got in with no wait, which is crucial with two preschoolers...I had the lobster risotto, and the husband had fish tacos. Both were excellent.

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                      Front Street Restaurant
                      230 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

                      Napi's Restaurant
                      7 Freeman St, Provincetown, MA 02657

                      1. re: Berheenia

                        Napi's is just not in the league with Front street. Love Devon's, Ross's Grill, Front Street, Victors, Jimmy's hideaway and Townson's for seafood. Cape tip retail seafood in Truro is also excellent.
                        Chach is on our list to try this year.

                        Penny
                        http://www.bostonzest.com/

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                        Chach
                        73 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657

                        Front Street Restaurant
                        230 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

                        Napi's Restaurant
                        7 Freeman St, Provincetown, MA 02657