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10 Must-See Provincetown Restaurants

Kennedy Ryan | 4/15/2021

Provincetown, the most colorful town on Cape Cod, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Provincetown Monument, the amazing downtown shopping area, and the many beautiful beaches are just a few reasons to make sure P-town (as it’s lovingly referred to) is on your list. One of the best reasons to visit P-town? The endless number of unique restaurants to choose from! Here are a few suggestions.

The Lobster Pot

The Lobster Pot is an iconic Cape Cod restaurant. This neon lit restaurant is well known for its delicious lobster in many forms. But its menu includes all kinds of seafood and shellfish, including clambakes and fish stews. A must stop.

The Squealing Pig

The Squealing Pig is a great option for those seeking traditional pub food. Fried chicken sandwiches, fish and chips, and hog burgers are just some of the delicious options to choose from. Your entire family is sure to enjoy their spins on classic selections.

Photo courtesy of The Squealing Pig Instagram account.

Ciro and Sal’s

Looking for a romantic dining experience? A long-time favorite is Ciro and Sal’s. Located in an intimate, subterranean setting of exposed brick walls and a fireplace, visitors can enjoy delightful Northern Italian dishes along with unique wine pairings from the upstairs Wine Bar. Ciro and Sal’s wine selections come from Italy, California, and right here on the Cape. You are sure to have a cozy, memorable dining experience at Ciro and Sal’s.

The Red Inn

Delighting visitors since 1915, The Red Inn is another option for an upscale dining experience. The Red Inn guests can choose from the rotating menu, featuring items like Wellfleet oysters as well as fish and lobsters from the nearby piers. The Red Inn offers spectacular views of the Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod Bay, and surrounding lighthouses.

Photo courtesy of The Red Inn Instagram account.

Pepe’s Wharf

Looking for dinner with a view? Historic Pepe’s Wharf, located right in the downtown area, offers two floors of oceanfront dining. Their upscale dining options include local classics like mussels, lobster ravioli, grilled rib eye steak, and more. This is a great spot to enjoy a sunny day on the water.

Jimmy’s Hideaway

Tucked away in the West End area, Jimmy’s HideAway is a hidden gem. This spot has a true vacation feel, serving tropical cocktails on their beautiful waterfront patio. Fried chicken, grilled salmon, seared scallops, and fried tofu are just a few of their many unique dishes. This waterfront destination is a popular spot, so be sure to make reservations in advance.

Photo courtesy of Jimmy's Hideaway Instagram account.

Provincetown Brewing Company

A locally brewed beer is the perfect pairing for a delicious meal. Provincetown Brewing Company, located within walking distance of Provincetown Monument, offers a variety of small plates to enjoy alongside their selection of craft beers. Try pairing their Golden Hook Ale with a large Bavarian pretzel and beer cheese. Or sample a variety of beers with one of their PBC flights.


There’s nothing like enjoying a colorful array of fresh sushi rolls. Saki is well known for their unique sushi creations filled with lobster, shrimp, crab, tobiko, spicy tuna, yellow tail, and salmon! For non-sushi fans, options include seafood, burgers, pizza, soups, and salads.

Photo courtesy of Saki's Facebook account.

John’s Footlong

Sometimes you just want to enjoy a quick, easy meal on-the-go. John’s Footlong, which is right at the pier, is known for their chili cheese fries, seafood selections, and especially their footlong hot dogs. The entire family will enjoy their takeout meal from this summer favorite!

Photo courtesy of John's Footlong Facebook account.

Mama Matcha

In the mood for a lighter snack? Mama Matcha Green Bar is a great spot for breakfast, lunch, or an on-the-go snack. Some fan favorites include their veggie grain bowls, fruit smoothies, and crepes. They also have a variety of healthy and delicious drinks to choose from ranging from matchas to coffees. This is a fun option for a quick bite!

With so many exciting things happening in Provincetown, there are endless dining options to enjoy along the way. The local flavors are sure to delight you on your next visit!