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“Old fashioned charm”

Governor Bradford Restaurant
Ranked #86 of 139 Restaurants in Provincetown
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Old fashioned charm”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

My waitress was cheerful, accommodation and fun. The breakfast of benedict with linguica was quite tasty and a bit unusual. Not thrilled with the packaged tasting potatoes though.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Provincetown
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good for families on a budget or those traveling with pets”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

This place is definitely dinner rather than dining, but there are a few good dishes here, and the Governor Bradford has an outdoor patio where you can bring your dog to dinner with you. Service is friendly, but they haven't spent much time training the staff, so you'll have to be a bit assertive. I had the BBQ rib appetizer the other night and the ribs were tender, meaty, had a nice smoky flavor to the meat and a good sauce. Seafood, however, is as pricy as thirty other restaurants that do a much better job preparing it. The exception is their fish and chips, which is quite good, and folks line up for it on Fridays at lunch time in the off-season when it is a ridiculously cheap, delicious lunch special. There's a different lunch special every day in the off-season, and I can testify for the roast pork, a very generous serving for a tiny price, and quite tasty in a homey sort of way. These are cooks, not chefs, and if you stick to what they do well you'll do alright, and not pay a lot for your meal. Meat-and-potatoes type dishes are pretty basic but not bad. The summer menu offers early bird dinner specials like Yankee pot roast for $11.95, not a fancy meal at all but pretty good, and the price is certainly right. The burger is good, too, as are the fries. Breakfast is served in the summer, diner-style food.

  • Visited June 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The only thing going for them is location”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

At least I could discourage another group of tourists from eating here when we left after lunch. Wait staff seemed lost in their own story, and hospitality was absent. They did have help wanted sign out, but problems of service attitude there are not a matter of being short staffed.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bear, Delaware
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Okay food, poor service”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Passed by this place and were stopped by the nice lady handing out menus. We were seated on the restaurant side (versus the bar). There were only 2 other couples eating there at the time. There were more servers than there were customers. We each ordered the lobster bisque. I ordered the fried clams entree and my partner ordered the crab rangoons. The waiter came back after a few minutes to advise us that they were out of lobster bisque. Unfortunately, that was one of the main reasons we chose the place. So we ordered the clam chowder. Chowder was flavorful. My partner enjoyed his appetizer and my clams were pretty good. The portion size of mine was nice. However, after bringing our food, our waiter completely disappeared. No return to check on food or refill drinks. We had to flag down another guy who was just sitting around with his arms crossed to get our waiter to bring the check. For a place this dead, with that much help, it was inexcusable.

  • Visited May 2013
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boston, ma
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Edible, cheap and takes dogs”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

It's not amazing. It's not awful. After eating here about a half dozen times over the years, I've found it to be consistent and friendly. The prices are pretty cheap for PTown. One thing I appreciate is that they take dogs on the patio.

  • Visited August 2012
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