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“Good food, friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bubala's by the Bay

Bubala's by the Bay
183-185 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
+1 508-487-0773
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Ranked #51 of 121 Restaurants in Provincetown
Price range: $0 - $26
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

After a long car trip the staff made us feel welcome and arranged for an ocean view. After a short wait at the bar with excellent Bloody Mary's, we were seated and given the wireless password so we could check email. Service was fast and friendly. The salmon sandwich was very good, the fries were excellent and the Gorgonzola salad good.

Visited September 2013
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“free entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We usually hit our favorite restaurant when we head to Provincetown, but they weren't open and everyone was hungry so we walked a bit further down the road... Bubala's has a great outdoor eating area to enjoy the warm fall weather while dining on chowder, steamers, salads and beer. It has some of the best chowder and steamers on Cape Cod (trust me, we try them everywhere we eat) and the waitstaff was great fun! We got some really great one liners we used the rest of our trip. We will definitely be adding Bubala's to our favs when visiting the Cape!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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roebling
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good hamburger before seeing the sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Before heading to Herring Cove to see the evening sunset, we stopped at this restaurant for a quick hamburger and to watch the parade of locals along Commercial Street. Rather than a frozen hamburger tossed on the grill, the patty was thick and juicy...clearly hand made. The associated fries were OK, but the burger and server were higher than expected.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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38 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nice Atmosphere, Great People Watching”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you're going to eat lunch here, do yourself a favor and sit outside and enjoy the energy and good vibes that pass you on Commercial Street.

Food is very good, staff is friendly and service is quick. I thoroughly enjoyed my Caprese sandwich on Foccacia, something that seems deceptively simple to make but can often be underwhelming. Not at Bubala's...it was fantastic. My wife enjoyed her Gorgonzola salad which was generously portioned and well-prepared.

There are a lot of dining options in Provincetown, but if you're looking for a quick bite and a drink or two, Bubala's is a safe bet and will leave you satisfied and ready to continue exploring all that Provincetown has to offer.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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“Great calif burger and chicken fajitas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

A friend and I drove down to ptown for the day from the Boston area. After 2 hours of the tourist stuff we decided to try bubalas by the bay it was a beautiful sept day about. 75 out and clear
We sat at the outdoor cafe tables area and could watch the world go by
I tried the California burger it's big and juicy with guacamole and cheese on a regular hamburger roll. It came with an ample supply of fries cooked to prefection.
My friend had the chicken fajita. This came all made rather than on a sizzling iron griddle
With the chicken and all the fixins already rolled in the tortilla a huge supply of refried beans and some niblets corn and sour cream came with it on a huge platter both were about $12 each
Dessert was a large piece of choc cake for$6 and a banana cream pie $6. The pie had only a small amount of banana in it and was mostly whipped cream don't get it everything ele and the service was great. The staff seems to enjoy each other making for better service

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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