Where to Eat In Provincetown, MA
This is the best coffee in Ptown. Start the day with a latte brewed with Tandem Coffee beans from Portland, Maine, or try their New Orleans iced coffee with chicory root. Even the to-go cups are Insta-worthy. kohicoffee.com
Connie’s Bakery and Café
All of Connie’s excellent pastries are made by hand each day, and any of them—from scones to croissants—make a great breakfast. Or, come back later in the day for a beautifully rustic blueberry or peach crostata. conniesbakery.com
Provincetown Portuguese Bakery
This classic Ptown spot serves up outrageous fried dough, best eaten warm and straight from the bag on the sidewalk.
Pop + Dutch
Before you head to the beach, stop by this quaint sandwich shop and general store for the best made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches in town. You might wonder about the shop's slogan: "Sandwiches. Salads. Lube." According to the owners, the space was formerly referred to as the "lube n’ deli” by locals because you’d find anything and everything you might need while visiting the small beach community. popanddutch.com
At this laid-back Cape Cod-style beach shack, eat fish and chips or banh mi sandwiches at tables painted with seafood puns like ‘Oh My Cod,’ or drink refreshing frozen rosé in the back garden. (They claim to have started the town's now-ubiquitous frosé trend.) thecanteenptown.com
In a town with a seafood-focused restaurant scene, it’s nice to take a break from oysters and fried fish for a perfect burger. Local 186 offers the best classic burger in Ptown as well as inventive twists like The Gander, smeared with black truffle aioli and topped with foie gras torchon. local186.com
With its giant neon sign, you can’t miss the Lobster Pot. It’s here you’ll find the best Cape Cod-style seafood in Ptown. Order the whole belly fried clams or one of the four styles of steamed mussels. Added bonus: The Lobster Market located on the first floor of the restaurant offers well-priced live crustations from local lobstermen. ptownlobsterpot.com
If a tall, icy tower of chilled seafood is what you crave, head straight to Patio in Ptown. The Monument tower—named after Ptown’s Pilgrim Monument—is overflowing with oysters, clams, shrimp, lobster, ceviche and crab claws. Patio has outdoor seating and some of the best cocktails in town, including twelve kinds of mojitos. ptownpatio.com
Nor’East Beer Garden
If you’re looking for beer in Ptown, this is the place. An extensive selection of local brews like Nantucket’s Cisco Island Reserve and Cape Cod Saison from nearby Hyannis, MA are served alongside $2 Wellfleet oysters and gazpacho in a beer garden on the main drag. thenoreastbeergarden.com
Everything at this cheerful, bright yellow spot will make you happy: Small-batch ice cream with flavors like Happy Birthday!, house-made doughnuts, essential summer gear like bright beach blankets and stick-on tattoos, and an astroturf “lawn” so you can sit and watch life on Commercial Street go by.