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Where to eat in/ near PTown if we loved Clem and Ursie's?

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magiesmom Sep 5, 2010 12:24 PM

I know there is nowhere like Clem and Ursie's but have any of you who shared our admiration for this place found anywhere we should try? It would need to be somewhere that opened or significantly changed in the last two years or so. Thanks!

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    winedude Sep 6, 2010 08:09 PM

    Venturing further afield and a bit more upscale, Black Fish in Truro is excellent--better than anywhere I've eaten in P-Town.

    And do NOT miss the pastries and bread items at PB Boulangerie, which you'll drive by on your way to P-Town in Wellfleet--it's awesome, the equal to places in Paris. Dinner was more of a mixed bag (they're just getting their act together now, I guess), but the to-go items are fantastic.

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      magiesmom Sep 7, 2010 04:57 PM

      Black Fish is definitely on our list, and not far afield as our cottage rental is in Truro. Have read about PB and plan to go but will not wait on long line so hope that by end of Sept it will be sane; my days of in season on the cape are gone as I have no patience!

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        magiesmom Oct 3, 2010 07:40 AM

        We have now visited PB several times, enjoying the pastries very much. The attitude si palpable, but at least the food measures up. We have alos eaten at Blackfish and Mac's, both really good. Mac's has a great, fun vibe and excellent food, especially, I thought the sushi. It does not however remind me of Clem and Ursie's at all. C and U had always a real class mix, Mac's was pure Wellfleet upscale. ALso, I miss the gay presence at Clem and Ursie's, never the same outside of PTown.
        Blackfish was really good too. I had a fabulous lamb and wild mushroom risotto with lamb demi glace; extremely rich and flavorful.

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        ciclista Sep 5, 2010 01:27 PM

        Mac's Shack in Wellfleet?

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          magiesmom Sep 5, 2010 02:22 PM

          Thanks. I was hoping for new places we'd never been. We know Mac's, it is good but hoping for a different vibe. Which I think does not exist.

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            purple bot Sep 6, 2010 10:39 AM

            Are you confusing Mac's on the pier with Mac's Shack? Same ownership, but Mac's Shack is a sit down place with a vibe quite similar to the old Clem & Ursie's.

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            Clem & Ursie's
            87 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657

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              shark_attack Sep 6, 2010 12:13 PM

              I can no longer recommend Front Street.

              The lobster special (32) was not too good, and was wildly overpriced and the glass of red wine, the one which the waiter asserted was the "best one" was blech. Undrinkable.

              Actually I got a lot of lousy wine by the glass at a lot of places where it used to be good this summer.

              And lobster is cheap now. Really cheap. And to charge 32 smackers for some rubbery claw meat in an undercooked linguini is UNFORGIVABLE.

              In fairness the veal francese my companion ordered was AWESOME, and a deal at around 20...so go figure.

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              Front Street Restaurant
              230 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

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                jkuhlen Sep 7, 2010 06:08 PM

                This is disappointing news! I hope you returned the linguini and the wine. I find red wine by the glass to be a crapshoot. Unless the place has a nitrogen system or something to prevent oxidation, you could be getting the last glass from yesterday's bottle. Yuk!

                Please try Front Street again sometime and see if you can renew your rec. We had such a great meal there and were planning to return next time in P-Town.

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                Front Street Restaurant
                230 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

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                  Berheenia Sep 8, 2010 03:29 AM

                  My linguini was way undercooked at Front Street also but did not send it back as the appetizer of stuffed zuke blossoms was awesome and the place was far too busy for my taste. I had a much better experience at Napi's where they cooked the linguini perfectly and I didn't feel rushed. Napi's was much more laid back. I doubt if we would go back to Front Street in season. Maybe now it's September things have calmed down.

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                  Front Street Restaurant
                  230 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

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

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                  magiesmom Sep 6, 2010 12:26 PM

                  I am confusing them, I guess, Thanks. Where is Mac's Shack?

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                    purple bot Sep 6, 2010 03:35 PM

                    It's on the way to the pier, at 91 Commercial Street. They have an outdoor patio, an outdoor bar and raw bar, as well as indoor dining room. Pretty extensive menu including some sushi. Decent cocktails, beer and wine.

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                      magiesmom Sep 6, 2010 03:59 PM

                      We will check it out. Thank you,

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                        ciclista Sep 6, 2010 06:12 PM

                        Thanks, purple bot...that is indeed the place I meant.

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                          magiesmom Sep 6, 2010 06:59 PM

                          ciclista: thanks. It is what you said, I was ( as I often am lol,) confused. we'll check it out in a few weeks when we are in town.

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