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“Best hot lobster roll ever!!!”

Marconi Beach Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 46 Restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pinckney, Michigan
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best hot lobster roll ever!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

We recently enjoyed a fantastic 2 week vacation on Cape Cod. The food at this restaurant was so good - we went there twice. They are definitely known for their ribs and bar-b-q but everything on the menu that we saw looked great - and the portions were huge. On our first visit we had the barbecue pulled pork. It was delicious and the fries were great. On our second trip I had the hot lobster roll - yum. The roll was toasted perfectly. The roll was overflowing with big chunks of lobster. The melted butter was on the side so you could determine just how much you wanted on your sandwich. It was like getting a lobster dinner - without all the work of picking it out. Can't wait to get back here next year when we are on the Cape.

  • Visited June 2014
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Maynard
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent casual fare!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went with a large party so got to try a lot of different dishes, and everything we ordered was excellent! The BBQ platters, including the fried chicken (which I don't usually like), were delicious; the sides (fries, sweet potato fries, cornbread) were very good. The pita chips and lobster dip appetizer was delicious, as were the oysters-on-the-half-shell. Portions were generous, so we enjoyed a lot of leftovers the next day. :) Also, big shout-out to our server, Janine, who was fun and gave excellent recommendations on everything. Plus, she was great with our little kids!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Katherine R
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Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
“Great Barbeque and Fried Chicken”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

When Russ and Marie took ownership of a long-time Italian restaurant on Route 6, it was clear that they had big shoes to fill, But when they focused on barbeque and fried chicken, there was wide spread concern that they had misread the culinary tastes of residents and tourists in Wellfleet. Now it is clear that they made an excellent choice with a continuing chorus of praise for this type of food which is difficult to find on the Outer Cape. The barbeque comes out of the smoker in the front yard and lands on your plate with a special sauce that is enticing. The chicken has just the right coating to give it a flavor that can only be described as "old fashioned goodness." A bit pricey but well worth a visit. Decent bar but limited wine and beer menu. Enthusiastic wait staff with a periodic visit from the owners wondering about your meal. "It was terrific!"

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank jeffl499
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I live in Massachusetts and dining is important to me.....Avoid this place....Read why”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

My credentials- I live about an hour from this restaurant and gave this place a try on three occasions.In 30 years.

Their credentials- the two local newspapers rate them as #1 10 years in a row. MMMM!

This place is geared for tourists and those that need a quick local take out and are not much concerned about taste or price.

They serve pork rib dishes and seafood dishes.
The Pork ribs are tough and chewy to much fat and have an awful sauce. $25.00 for one serving and includes soggy fries, watery cole slaw and beans with garlic powder..Gag!

The seafood plates are frozen and deep fried. Yuk! I can get a supermarket frozen dinner that is equivalent.

Oh! since it is an open environment, there are numerous flies in the kitchen.

I have two thoughts
Thought #1. Keep my mouth shut and let all the tourists pile up over there and keep our true gems a secret to the locals only.
Thought #2. Do my fellow humans a good turn, tell them the truth and have to stand in an all ready long line at the local secret spots?

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank andersonmilltexas
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Dearborn, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Barbeque!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped at the Marconi Beach restaurant with 10 hungry people after a day of whale watching in Provincetown. We didn't know a thing about the restaurant but saw the barbeque sign and saw the smoker smoking away at 8:30 p.m. and knew that the place had to be good. We were not disappointed!! Everyone of us had a delicious meal served by a very friendly waitress. The ribs were outstanding. The fall off the bone ribs had a great bark with a nice sauce that was tangy and a bit sweet. Three others had pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwiches that had just the right amount of sauce and were served on a nice, hearty buns. One of the teenagers had the barbeque mac and cheese and said that it was great. It must be true since he ate every single bite of the large portion.
Toward the end of our meal the owner, Russ, stopped by our table to ask how everything tasted. He was so friendly, talked to us for a while, and even sent over some fried chicken for the kids who have stomach that are like bottomless pits.
I would highly recommend The Marconi Beach Restaurant. Great barbeque in a casual atmoshere. Prices were very resonable considering each meal came with baked beans, cole slaw, and cornbread.

  • Visited June 2014
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