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Provincetown on the Cheap

brattpowered Jul 20, 2011 05:52 PM

I'm headed to Provincetown in a few weeks and I'm looking for some affordable chow. I'd prefer for it to be decent, of course, but price is key!

  1. phelana Jul 20, 2011 07:00 PM

    Not sure what your idea of cheap is..what meals..I have not been but am dying to try Karoo Kafe..the prices look good.

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    1. re: phelana
      kneerobber Jul 21, 2011 05:42 AM

      We stumbled onto the Karoo Kafe last summer and it is reasonably priced by P-town standards. It's a South African themed restaurant. We've eaten there twice- lunch both times,and we found it quite enjoyable. Indoor or outdoor dining. We tried the falafel sandwiches, samosas, and a couple different salads and all were great.
      Agree with CCG that P-town dining is pretty limited for those on a tight budget.
      www.karookafe.com will give you an idea of offerings and prices.

    2. CapeCodGuy Jul 20, 2011 08:06 PM

      There's not a whole lot in Ptown that would constitute cheap, unless you consider $12 burgers to be such an item. The Squeeling Pig qualifies, if so. Good burgers and sandwiches with hand cut fries with a nice beer selection. A bunch of reasonable apps too.

      Big Daddie's Burritos also qualifies. Nothing here will blow you away, but it's reasonably priced by Ptown standards.

      The Portuguese Bakery is a good stop for breakfast pastires or noon time sandwich, and the prices won't hurt you.

      Honestly, that's all I can think of. Ptown's just not a place to go on the cheap. I find that I need to budget $50-$75 per person for even moderate places unless I'm drinking water. A good deal more for fine dining.

      1. Berheenia Jul 21, 2011 07:34 AM

        2nd Karoo. Breakfast can be a good deal here. Enzo's at 186 Commercial St. has the famous Noreen cooking breakfast every day but Wednesday and every summer I look forward to her Portuguese scrambler or huevos ranchero for under 10 bucks. Lunch can be pricey but there is always Stop and Shop for a throw together beach lunch. Several of the better mid priced restaurants have early bird specials if you are willing to eat before 6. Fanizzi's and Napi's both offer them and they appear to offer the same food we order at 7. A good splurge meal might be Friday Fish Fry at Fanizzi's but you'll need a reservation.

        186 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

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

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        1. re: Berheenia
          phelana Jul 21, 2011 07:36 AM

          I read Victors has a killer raw bar early dining deal..

          1. re: phelana
            Berheenia Jul 21, 2011 07:41 AM

            The 'famous Noreen' cooked at Victor's a few years ago and we found the staff was very full of themselves. But the breakfast was excellent and they do have parking!

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          seaville Jul 23, 2011 06:54 AM

          Isn't there a "locals" diner type place on Bradford Street Ext. not too far from the rotary at the Cape tip? I discovered it a couple of years ago. Only been there the one time. Sorry I don't remember the name. Except for the fish nets on the walls, there is nothing touristy about it.

          Went to Karoo Kafe one about 3? years ago. Very casual place. Food was good.

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          1. re: seaville
            twentyoystahs Jul 24, 2011 04:00 PM

            Yes, you are thinking of Chach's diner. Good diner food....not terribly expensive, but not "cheap" either --we ate there this morning..2 eggs, hashbrowns, toast, $4.75. French toast, $9. Eggs Bene I think around $13. Good food.

            73 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657

            1. re: twentyoystahs
              Berheenia Jul 25, 2011 05:57 AM

              Chach's is on Shank Painter Road across from the Stop and Shop and a great place for breakfast or a coffee after grocery shopping but there is another place on Bradford Street Ext that is a great local spot but haven't been there in years. I think seaville means Tips For Tops'n Restaurant.

              73 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657

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            magiesmom Jul 23, 2011 07:29 AM

            There's Michael's all you can eat brunch on Sundays, I think $7.99. not great, but cheap and very filling. And the bread pudding is good.

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