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Bubala's by the Bay

$$$
American, Seafood, Eclectic
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183-185 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
+1 508-487-0773
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 184
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had dinner here one night during our vacation and had the best meal of the week, delicious! I had the catch of the day which was halibut, it was so fresh, so tastily prepared with artichokes, sundried tomatoes, lemon, delicious! The rice was mediocre, but with the fresh veggies and bread, didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
GottaloveMaine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here one night during our vacation and had the best meal of the week, delicious! I had the catch of the day which was halibut, it was so fresh, so tastily prepared with artichokes, sundried tomatoes, lemon, delicious! The rice was mediocre, but with the fresh veggies and bread, didn't need it! My spouse had the linguini... More 

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66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Visiting Provincetown we chose this restaurant for lunch, food was truly average and didn't enjoy my meal very much as description on menu didn't really represent what we had.

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here our last night in town. Saw they had New York strip on the menu so decided to eat here as our dog could join us. Was looking forward to a nice steak dinner, especially since it was priced at $32. What we got was a low grade cut of beat with no seasoning on it. Blah is... More 

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Rochester, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nice outdoor seating, food is OK but the service is a '1'. Servers are more interested in their friends walking by on the street. Been here twice and both times happened, our server disappears into the street crowd talking to friends. Last visit say our server when he took our order and when he brought the check. Food was OK... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is probably everyone's favorite in Provincetown so we checked it out. We were not disappointed. The service was great and fast and the food was so sumptuous that I wanted to order another set! We had stir-fried scallops on pasta, grilled halibut with cilantro sauce and fresh oysters.

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Recently had dinner here, service was excellent and food OK but not to a level I would rave about. Pricing is high but it is a seasonal destination. Would we return, probably not, there are many other options available.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We followed the ta recommendation and were totally unsatisfied. Variety of the menu was good. We selected fish and a burger. The burger was just ok, the fish tasted as refried and was definitely not fresh. The waitress was reactive only, the entire staff more bored and definitely not corteously at all. And this with merely no guests in the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We enjoyed dinner here next to the ocean. We had a Caesar salad -it's big and traditional. For the main I had the cod fish in parchment- it was ok, a little bland. For a beverage I enjoyed a Nantucket Sound, a delicious vodka and berry based drink, which I thoroughly recommend. Good quality food here, and they have a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Been here for a long time, consistently good food, good service and a great place to people watch ..

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A must in Ptown. We travel to P-town every year for the past several years and I must say I have to have lunch at Bubala's. We've even gone down for they day (1 1/2 hr ride) Love the patio, service was fast and efficient and food is excellent. Great people watching as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 183-185 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-487-0773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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