Cape & Islands Dining Guide 2018
Outer Cape Dining
Tried & True restaurants in Eastham, Provincetown, Truro & Wellfleet
Hungry but don’t want to miss out on any beach time? The Canteen is a cute little spot in Provincetown set in a 200-year-old building that has been transformed into a quaint beach shack. Inside, sit in the communal dining area, or outside enjoy the comfy seating area that backs right up to Cape Cod Bay. A real community staple, this place is welcoming for locals and visitors alike.
PJ’s started as the dream business of a family eager to return to Cape Cod. Today, visitors can still find Don Reeves, son of the original owners John and Dorothy Reeves, in the kitchen along with other family members. PJ’s strives to use quality local products to create an expansive menu of tantalizing dishes. Stop by for some homemade lobster chowder!
A true escape, Nor’East Beer Garden is located in the heart of Provincetown and provides customers with a wide selection of craft beer and cocktails and, of course, fresh meals. Executive Chef Samuel Greene prides himself on creating new, one-of-a-kind menus each week, and the beer selection also changes regularly. What more could you ask for?
This romantic venue is nestled right on Commercial Street in Provincetown. With incredible Italian cuisine, brick walls, handcrafted wooden tables and intimate lighting, the atmosphere at Front Street can’t be beat. Chef and Owner Donna Aliperti treats each day as a new adventure, and the menu changes weekly, so there’s always something different to enjoy with a delectable glass of fine wine. Plus, be sure to try a sweet made by Sous Chef and Pastry Chef Kathy Cotter.
Founded in 2007, Jimmy’s HideAway is literally a hidden gem, tucked underground on Commercial Street in Provincetown. You couldn’t ask for a more unique spot, and that’s saying something in Provincetown, an area known for its one-of-a-kind arts scene and unbelievable food destinations. Candlelight and low ceilings make this spot a romantic getaway perfect for a date night or classy meal. Owners Raife Menold and his partner Jim McNulty have created something special, and for foodies, this place is a must try!
A few new places to add to your favorites list
Zia Auch, chef and owner of Brine in Eastham, grew up in Wellfleet. As the daughter of a fisherman, it’s no surprise she has a passion for seafood, and as a Cape native, it’s also no surprise she has a dedication for fresh, local ingredients. Described as American with strong French influences, Auch’s restaurant is an amazing addition to the Eastham community. But don’t take our word for it—try her incredible food yourself!
Opened in 2016, Spindler’s in Provincetown has worked with consulting chef Barbara Lynch to develop a unique culinary experience, and paired with famed mixologist Ezra Star to come up with a creative bar menu. Led by head chef Liam Rowland, Spindler’s merges fresh Cape and New England ingredients with French techniques and Italian soul for an unparalleled dining experience.
At Ceraldi, the focus is on local food that tells a story, and that story is told through seven-course, prix fixe meals. Each course comes with a carefully chosen wine pairing that brings out not only the flavor of the dish, but also the flavors of the region. The menu changes daily, ensuring that each meal is a new, unique experience.
Joon Bar and Kitchen, located in the west end of Provincetown, invites diners to experience freshly prepared recipes and fantastic wine selections chosen by the restaurant’s sommelier. Chef Paul Krikorian creates unbelievable dishes that showcase the flavors of the season and change by the day to ensure every meal is a different experience. Hip decor and friendly waitstaff make this restaurant a true, one-of-a-kind experience.
While this special restaurant is not officially considered “Something New,” we are including it in this category because it is such a well-kept secret. Granted, some may consider it to be off the beaten path since it is located in Truro Center, but trust us, it is worth the trip. Tucked into a former blacksmith shop (and the name of the restaurant that occupied the space years before), this secret gem has ambiance galore, with its rustic brick walls and eclectic decor. But what Chef Eric Jansen sends out of the kitchen epitomizes what any master chef would do with the local bounty that is celebrated in this tiny town. This restaurant is so good, it may cause you to consider moving to Truro.
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