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Jul 20, 2011 05:52 PM

Provincetown on the Cheap

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!

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  1. 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

      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. will give you an idea of offerings and prices.

    2. 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. 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

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

          1. re: phelana

            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!

        2. 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

            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

              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

          2. 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.