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183 Commercial St # 185, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
+1 508-487-0773
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Boston, MA
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Looking for a burger and fries that satisfies in PTown Bubbala delivers a delicious burger at a fair price for resort market standards. Comfortable and clean we enjoyed our meal and received attentive professional service throughout.

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Thank sonofabeach
Milford, CT
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Bubala's is located right on Commercial Ave where there is a lot of foot traffic. So, if you like people watching and/or just feeling like you're in the center of it all, this is the place for you. AND, the added bonus is that the food is terrific! I had the chef special (recommended by our friendly and attentive bartender)... More 

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Thank Gus_Sanchez
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2015

bubala's is the iconic P'town resto. always fun, sometimes with a wait, but good food is on the other end, and the endless parade of P'town passes by. Get on the patio if you can to enjoy the show

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Thank CDma1946
Madison, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Bubala's is a mainstay in Provincetown and, for as long as I've been visiting I've never been disappointed in their food. Often times there can be a wait for a table outside, which is the ideal people-watching place to be. This visit was no exception though the wait was a short 10-15 minutes. At the time, a cold beer sounded... More 

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Thank Carl W
Boston, Massachusetts
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206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Bubala's is a fun place to eat whenever you're in P-Town. We've been to P-Town 3 times in the last 3 years, and we've always stopped at Bubala's. It has a fun atmosphere, and is a great place to sit outside and people-watch. There's also inside seating, but in the summer, it's always nice to sit outside on Commercial St.... More 

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Thank jwells3665
New England (Born in NH, Grew Up in MA, live in CT
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 15, 2015

We always eat here when in Ptown... Food is very good and we always seem to be able to sit outside which is nice. This time the food was good service just average but usually Service is exceptional. prices are average for Ptown. good Kids meals.

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Thank Marks_Experience
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ate here with a friend on a busy post-4th of July Sunday. While we could have been seated inside immediately, we opted for outside. Our server greeted us promptly and was attentive. We each started with a beer --perfect after our long walk to Lands End and back. My friend and I ordered lobster rolls ($17.95 each) he had lobster... More 

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Thank William B
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were seated promptly and took seats inside vs. outside. If we had to choose again we would have stayed in the outside area. The inside feels like a diner and had less atmosphere than outside. The service was very good. Friendly and attentive waitress. Food was good. Expected an average quality meal for a reasonable price and that was... More 

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Thank John M
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had been to so many really good restaurants during our recent visit to the Cape that Bubala's was just average by comparison. I ordered the Salmon Tartar as my appetizer, and although the salmon was fresh, you had to look pretty hard to find the caviar. Ditto the creme fraiche. For me entree, I chose the Gorgonzola Salad topped... More 

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Thank Lori G
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really above average meal. Right in the center of town on Commercial Street... we had great service and a really good meal. The restaurant was busy but we were sat quickly and the food exceeded expectations. We'd go back for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
$26
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Commercial St # 185, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-487-0773

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