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Bubala's by the Bay

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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My all time favorite restaurant

I can't get enough of Bubalas. I must stop every single time I go. The beef carpaccio is wonderful. So fresh and just divine. The tuna sashimi is a triumph of flavor. The steamers are the freshest and the most flavorful I have ever had. The caesar salad is my ultimate dish. I add tuna... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
jamie1113
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Lincoln, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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404 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I can't get enough of Bubalas. I must stop every single time I go. The beef carpaccio is wonderful. So fresh and just divine. The tuna sashimi is a triumph of flavor. The steamers are the freshest and the most flavorful I have ever had. The caesar salad is my ultimate dish. I add tuna ( rare) to go on... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I tried Bubala's once but the décor is hard on the eyes and won't go back. Rather Picassoesque with rubbery people and screaming faces. Really crowded outside in nice weather. I did enjoy my salad lunch very much but the unfortunate waiter returned my change ten dollars short and never returned. I had to find another staff member who brought... More 

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Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have been to this place many times, I especially like the Burgers, ribs, Cuban, Steaks Jerk Chicken, Salads and just about everything. Our servers have been good for the most part with a good understanding of the menu. Drinks are Great!

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Onset, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I used to rave about this place but as of late, the food has gone downhill. ordered a "steak roll up", it wasn't steak at all , it was hot roast beef, had to eat it with a fork because it arrived extremely greasy. Sat down inside in the back by the window, was bothered by many flies. I don't... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Our party included one vegan & one gluten-intolerant diner, which can often make it difficult to find a place we can both enjoy. Not only did Bubala's have plenty of options on the menu, but our server was very helpful in suggesting items and pointing out what could easily be modified to suit our restrictions - and he was incredibly... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The patio outside was not so inviting with those plastic chairs and weird lighting. Since our other options had a long wait and we could seat here right away, we decided to go for it. What can I say, the bathrooms smelled awfully and you can imagine what that means. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable which turned around... More 

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

On an very warm day in October, 2014, we enjoyed lunch at this restaurant outdoors eating delicious lobster salad rolls and lobster salad plate. Service was very good and prices very reasonable.

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Truro, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The food is just okay at Buala's but the opportunity to have a casual meal while experiencing the parade of people on Commercial Street is worth it! My go-to dish is Bubala's Famous Fish Soup which is spicy, flavorful and full of fish. The parking lot is a big plus.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

There are several good restaurants in Provincetown , but few with good parking! We had a very nice lunch at Bubala's. The waterfront view is terrific and the service was excellent. The Bubula's parking lot played a major role in our decision to try it. We are glad we did.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Busy, busy, busy... lots of customers filling most tables on Columbus Day long weekend. Our party of three were seated fairly quickly. I had a partial view of the water, but didn't want to wait for another table. Staff were quick to attend the table for drink orders. Menu is extensive from burgers to more interesting fare. I decided to... 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 0 - 26
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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