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Harbor Views Aplenty

Provincetown's Waterfront Restaurants

June 21st, 2012

The ocean happily defines the experience of dining on the Cape. Scallops, Wellfleet oysters, Littleneck clams, and, of course, lobster can be found on most menus.

Situated as it is in the curl of the Cape’s arm, Provincetown’s length is dotted by many harbor-side dining destinations.

Proximity to the Atlantic furnishes, however, more than sumptuous sea creatures for the pleasure of the mouth. Stunning views of the water are also available and can be enjoyed while dining on the ocean’s produce within a waterfront restaurant.

Situated as it is in the curl of the Cape’s arm, Provincetown’s length is dotted by many such harbor-side dining destinations, each of which has its own allure.

Beginning in the east end, there are Fanizzi’s By The Sea (539 Commercial Street) and the Mews Restaurant and Café (429 Commercial Street), both of which offer close views of Provincetown’s quiet east end harbor. Fanizzi’s serves an array of Italian dishes, as well as many continental menu items, while the Mews offers a fine-dining menu on its first floor, with many Asian-inspired flavor combinations, and casual fare in its upper level café.

Next on the path to the west, lies Devon’s (401.5 Commercial Street), a former boat shack that has been transformed into a lovely fine dining restaurant, with an intimate inside dining room that holds views of the harbor and an outside patio that opens onto the pageant of Commercial Street. Pepe’s on the Wharf, which is located nearby at 371 Commercial Street, also offers two dining environments, with harbor views – an upscale lower level restaurant and an upper deck, which captures the feeling of being within a boat cabin, surrounded as it is by a protective canopy that excludes the wind’s passage but captures the sound of its movement.

The Lobster Pot Restaurant (321 Commercial Street), a Provincetown tradition, which has two sprawling waterfront dining rooms and serves a large seafood menu, including lobsters recently removed from aquariums you pass at the restaurant’s entrance, as well as bowls of award-winning chowder.

In the center of town, both the Post Office Café (303 Commercial Street) and WayDownTown (265 Commercial Street) present water views. The café offers casual American fare, while WayDownTown boasts a counter service café in the front and a waterside dining room with a continental menu and live musical entertainment in the back.

Ross’ Bar and Grill, also in town center on the second floor of Whaler’s Wharf, is also a very popular waterfront restaurant, which serves a menu with a variety of local fish and shellfish.

Further west, lie Bubala’s By the Bay (181 Commercial Street) and Bayside Betsy’s (177 Commercial Street), both casual restaurants. In addition to an interior waterside dining area, Bubala’s boasts an outdoor patio with views of Commercial Street and, on many evenings, live jazz. Bayside Betsy’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers water views and a continental menu with many seafood items.

Nearly at the end of the west end, stands The Red Inn (15 Commercial Street), a beautiful, award-winning restaurant that offers a romantic dining area with views of the harbor, Long Point lighthouse and the windings of the outer Cape.

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