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Bubala's by the Bay

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183 Commercial St # 185, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
+1 508-487-0773
11:00 - 23:00
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is an ideal spot to sit outside and watch the town go by. Nice menu, food often great. However, during the busy season it can be inconsistent. Or even occasionally below average. Their salmon is generally great, as are the fish specials. Sometimes it feels a bit expensive for what it is. Overall, a nice place to go, if... More 

Thank M C
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Good food, friendly for dogs outside on patio, really good lunch and breakfast options. They brought my dog a bowl of water because it was hot outside and I thought that was really sweet. Great food, great location, great service.

Thank maggiemarlajack
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

OK for the view or people watching Watching the people on commercial Street can be your gas. The backside of the restaurant has a nice view of the beach and bay. But don't come here for the food or the service it's just mediocre

Thank Jerry D
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Classic Restaurant on Commercial Stt PTown on water Fresh food fish cut on primeness outdoor dining on patio also great Bar with music by some great bands after 10pm good service popular with locals

Thank fstop10
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great place to sit outside and people watch on commercial st. If you like lobster then I recommend the lobster salad. Big scoop of lobster over mesculin salad, the fish tacos are great, as well as fried fish. Have always gone for lunch and enjoyed with friends.

Thank fbart2delta
Ferney-Voltaire, France
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301 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had fish and chips, 2 chowder cups and mussels - decent price for good food and draft beer in P-town. Nice location - view of harbor - and attractive decoration.

Thank Marshall B
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Bubalas is a tradition. See and be seen, sit outside, enjoy the passing parade of Provincetown spectacles and enjoy a decent lunch or dinner.

Thank Sheila E
East Rochester, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food was good, I had the fish tacos. Prices were okay/average, good selection of beers. Our service person seemed that they would have rather been somewhere else. Walked by several times and never did ask if there was anything else or if the food was okay. Simple things make a difference! You remember the experience for different reasons.

Thank tomring
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This restaurant is chaotic. The space was really cramped when the restaurant just squeezed in too many tables. I cannot recommend this for family with toddlers since the space, hallways and dining area are all too cramped. It is going to be a disaster if you brought here your toddlers. My husband couldn't barely fit in the bench and his... More 

Thank attylen0629
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've dined at Bubala's many times. Whether it is on their "heated" café style front courtyard, in the main dining room or at the bar, the place has always met my expectations. I particularly enjoy their Bourbon Steak with Asparagus. This particular afternoon I enjoyed their bar and ordered one of their Bloody Mary's along with an appetizer of chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Commercial St # 185, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-487-0773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?