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Governor Bradford Restaurant

312 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2209
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Ranked #98 of 123 Restaurants in Provincetown
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Pleasantville, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I had not seen all the reviews ahead of time, or would not have tried this place. We went on a weekday evening after Labor Day, so it was not crowded. The service was fine; we did not have to track down the waiters. The food was actually pretty good; both broiled scallops and the stuffed scallops were very nice.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Not sure about all these bad reviews. The food was perfectly fine and this is one of the very few reasonably priced restaurants in the area. The service was good too. The only complaint is that they were out of an item that we had ordered.

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Dover, NH
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ah no, that is not service, its an insult. Over the weekend we stopped there to watch the Pats game as they have a large screen. We were in town for the afternoon. We were not even remotely impressed by the service. Of the 5 tables sitting in our section everyone was vocally complaining about the service. The waitress asked... More

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Westport, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very busy and festive restaurant right on Commercial St. Great location to watch the parades and to people watch. Food is pretty good and is a great meeting place to see your friends.

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Hicks, New York, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This place lacks the pride most other establishments have in Provincetown and brings down the rich experience most travelers have when visiting the beautiful seaside town. My husband and I were there six or seven years ago and had a nice time. He is since deceased. My best friend and I visited in June of last year, specifically for karaoke... More

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Key West, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I would have given 4 "stars " but service was aweful. Our server was Charmane and she never asked anything she said hi and expected us to do the rest...weird. Never came back untill flagged down to ask for sauce that was supposed to come with lunch in the first place. The food was good enough to try and experience... More

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Upstate NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went here to avoid paying out of the nose in all the other tourist traps. Lots of kids selections for a decent price. Chicken parm was obviously not prepared from scratch but was not bad and got a huge portion. Ditto for spaghetti sauce which I doubt was homemade but again not bad. Enjoyed sitting out on the front... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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155 reviews 155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had an early dinner at the Governor Bradford Restaurant before taking the ferry back to Boston. The hostess was very welcoming and had a fun personality. We liked the menu which had quite a variety of fresh seafood and lots of other dishes to choose from. Our waitress, Ola from Russia, was friendly and attentive with a pleasant smile... More

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Milan, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped in while in Provincetown and while the food was just ok the service was absolutely terrible (we waited some 40 minutes) and the the tables were dirty. Add a ridiculous rip off tourist price and you have all the ingredients to ensure you keep away from this bad experience. Always a shame when restraint owners just care about the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stopped in for lunch on a visit to P-Town - won't be back! Hostess was clueless, had no organization, no idea how long the wait was going to be, etc. The food was marginal - service was very slow and the atmosphere is shaky at best. There are a lot of options in P-Town - don't waste your time here!

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