Food + Drink

Best Places for Lobster in Provincetown

Many visitors to Cape Cod have one thing in mind when it comes to food: enjoying as much local lobster as possible. Naturally, as it's surrounded by water on three sides, Provincetown is a great place to enjoy the fresh Maine lobster caught just off the coast. In our minds, vacations on the Cape and lobster go hand in hand, so naturally many of the guests at our boutique Provincetown hotel are wondering where's the best place for lobster in Provincetown? We've got you covered with three recommendations from upscale to seaside shack for the best places for lobster in Provincetown.

The Lobster Pot | 321 Commercial St, Provincetown | (508) 487-0842

This seafood restaurant with its prominent red lobster neon sign is a Provincetown institution. Yes, you'll get a bib, and your server will have instructions on how to crack a lobster if you're a newbie. There's a wide variety of lobster preparations on the menu here, from lobster tacos and ravioli to the classic, steamed with drawn butter. You can even order a half or whole lobster on the side when you choose one of the restaurant's signature seafood stews. For fans of classic seafood restaurants, a visit to The Lobster Pot is a must.

Mac's Fish House | 85 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown | (508) 487-6227

We love Mac's for its old school vibe and its new school menu. There's several different types of lobster on the menu here, so whether you're looking for a classic preparation or an inventive one, you'll find something. The lobster roll is one of the best in town, loaded with meat tossed in a housemade aioli. Mac's has an extensive sushi menu where the Cape Cod roll with lobster, cucumber, avocado, panko, tobiko, and spicy mayo is popular.

The Mews | 429 Commercial St, Provincetown | (508) 487-1500

This happening Commercial Street restaurant has two floors for dining, upstairs being the more casual bistro. The menu tends towards the upscale with globally-inspired entrees. Their famous lobster entree is not for the faint of heart, with the meat of a whole lobster braised in butter and served with seared scallops, mushrooms, potatoes, and peas and covered in a bernaise sauce. It's rich, but one of the best lobster dishes in Provincetown. Be sure to make a reservation if your heart is set on it, as the restaurant is popular and tends to fill up. Live music in the bistro on Sunday and Monday nights means The Mews is always rocking.