When it comes to great food, Provincetown, has a delectable dining scene. The Lobster Pot, one of the most iconic restaurants in town, was started in 1979 by the McNulty family. Its neon signs and bayside waterfront dining rooms create a unique aesthetic. There, seafood is still the star, from their classic New England Clam Bake featuring lobster along with mussels and clams, to the popular Pan Roasted Lobster. However, the restaurant does offer some more expansive options, such as their Portuguese soup.
Sal’s Place is another favorite, having served the town delicious traditional Italian cuisine for over five decades. Unsurprisingly, seafood is still the star with dishes such as Lobster Linguine a la vodka and Vongole, along with other favorites. The Pointe Restaurant + Wine Bar up on Bradford Street has beautiful views of Provincetown as well as fresh local produce. Food & Wine’s Top Ten Chef, Robbin Haas is also at its helm, using his international experience to inform its variety of seafood dishes. The Red Inn, reputed as the most romantic inn and restaurant in town, overlooks Provincetown Harbor and the bay. Their unique Large Seafood Sampler provides oysters, clams, shrimp, and lobster.
For a more casual lunch experience there is The Canteen, using locally sourced seafood, including whole lobsters and clams that are shucked daily. The restaurant also incorporates diverse menu options such as the cod banh mi sandwich, “theme nights” cuisine, and delicious desserts. Relish Bakery & Sandwich Shop provides some lighter relief from the abundant seafood, with sweets and vegetarian-friendly salads and sandwiches.This is the perfect place to stock your picnic basket before heading to the beach.
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