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Bubala's by the Bay

American, Seafood, International
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

We just stopped in while walking around town. We were glad we did. The Lobster Salad Rolls were very good. It was not crowded when we got there. There service was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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New York, NY
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Bubula's may not be for fine dining ... they offer consistently good food with a Cape Cod flair. A great place to people watching. Also, one of the few restaurants in Ptown with free available parking for patrons.

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not bad. Not good. Pricey. And the entres we had were a little too salty. Sorry. Doubt we'll be going back.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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307 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just stopped in while walking around town. We were glad we did. The Lobster Salad Rolls were very good. It was not crowded when we got there. There service was very good.

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I wasn't impressed at all by the lobster roll I had for lunch. It was very bland. My friend ate a philly steak and cheese. We both felt nauseated later that night. I definitely wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. The view from the restaurant was nice. It overlooked the water but that is the only good thing I can... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The chicken kale soup was sooo good. Server was super friendly. Salad could have used more vinegar in the vinaigrette dressing.

Thank AD440
Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Food was ok but only ok. Many better options in Ptown. Service was also only ok. Views are great though.

Thank David B
Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We went only because it was one of the few places open on Wednesday and weren't expecting much. To our surprise, the food was great quality, fresh and very nicely prepared. One of the best meals of our whole trip!

Thank Lisa G
Staten Island, New York
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268 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Columbus Day weekend and the weather was extraordinary. The streets were filled with tourists and locals. We were lucky enough to find parking midday and decided on this establishment. There were a number of people dining outside, but we chose inside as we had been walking to lighthouses all day long. The waitress had no smile or conversational skills. The... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
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87 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Fantastic spot to eat!! We have been here on 2 other occasions for Dinner. We chose to eat inside by the window looking out at the water!! They have a great patio out front to eat on too. The seafood is caught daily and tastes amazing!!!

Thank OLynn78
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I thought we were walking into a bar. We were surprised by the dinner specials rattled off by our friendly waitress. It sounded like fine dining. The menu and specials are (obviously) structured around just caught seafood and this place didn't disappoint. The chowders and soups are among the best I've had. The lobster sliders were too much to finish!... More 

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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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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