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Lobster Pot

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321 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2202
+1 508-487-0842
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little waiting was necessary till we could finally seat, but it was a pleasure to enjoy a not-to-miss bloody mary meanwhile. Not only the losbter is a good choice in this great restaurant. Fish and oysters were supreme as well! A positive point was that the waiter kindly accepted to change my meal into another one with no questioning...the... More 

1 Thank Shanna K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just be careful when visiting here, the staff can be hit and miss and the food can be the same. All we ask for is consistency when visiting an eatery however this place falls short. We visited for lunch and dinner, lunch spot on dinner oh my goodness something went wrong for dinner, think the staff needed a siesta and... More 

Thank tdlewis42
London, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Provincetown right at the far end of Cape Cod way out of seaon. Provincetown is a tourist trap - so out of season it's dead and we didn't have much choice over lunch. This isn't a great restaurant, neither is it especially good value - but the service was super friendly and they produced a lobster and... More 

Thank RedHeadPeter
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We needed to eat lunch between whale watching and our dune tour. We found the Lobster Pot on Commercial Street. It was a good find. The restaurant was packed, but the waitstaff found us a place at the bar. We didn't get the view of the bay that those in the dining room had, but the food was the same... More 

1 Thank Rokmann
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As soon as you enter you realize this is the typical tourist trap. The food is just ok and if not because of the lobster, it would be a total failure. Unrefined dishes, a menu without structure, poor wine selection. And expensive. However, the service is great and they make you feel at home.

Thank elbrujo_ve
Lobster_Pot_Ptown, Manager at Lobster Pot, responded to this review

Thanks for your review...we appreciate all "feedback" and we understand we cannot satisfy all of the people all of the time. Yes, we are in a tourist town, BUT by no means "trap" any of our customers. Our over 35yrs in business owned and operated by the McNulty family combined with our excellent reviews and our standing in this great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place in the heart of Provincetown. Clam roll was great--done just right and not an overwhelming amount of food. Clam chowder was good but have had better. My wife had the Portuguese soup that was truly superb. Excellent location on Commercial St but right on the beach. A must when you're visiting this great little town

1 Thank Andrew T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Today we were a big party from Spain. The place was crowded but the kitchen and waiters are pretty quick. Our table had ocean view. Typical food place with a not extended menu but very selective meals. We have started with prawns, salad and pasta with success. Tuna tataki bbq smoked was splendid and the salmon bit stingy. Crispy fried... More 

Thank Javi C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area, low key spot with an amazing view and energy. My hubby loved the food, for me the vegetarian the options were limited. If you love seafood this, chill place with a great view check out the lobster roll!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lobster Pot restaurant is an institution in Provincetown, and you can see that by its great old neon sign. The seafood dishes are as fresh as fresh can be, and deliciously prepared. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the place is almost always buzzing. Sit upstairs for a nice waterfront view, or downstairs for a cozier experience. The... More 

1 Thank Cheryl M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had two lobster-based appetizers, both were just OK and definitely overpriced for the taste. The staff allowed me to change my seat to one closer to the window so I could better view the water. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank dmoore012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2202
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-487-0842
Open mid April through last November..."A Provincetown tradition" to those visiting the Outer Cape., our two waterfront dining roomsprovide the harbor view while our full menu, served all day, offers the finest & freshest in seafood,Portuguese specialties, steaks, poultry, vegetarian and light fare. Cocktails served in the "TOP" of thePot bar...famous for our Bloody Mary's & Signature Drinks.. Home of Tim's award winning Clam Chowder.ZAGAT Survey...Top Restaurants on Cape Cod.

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