Each summer, we find ourselves having at least one meal here. The line to get in is usually long, but it moves fast. There is a second dining room upstairs and there is a lot more space than what it looks like. Things are hectic here. There is nothing calm about having dinner here. Things are load and life moves quickly here. The prices are also a little steep. By Provincetown standards, they seem in line, but you can get the same seafood dinner down-Cape for a lot less money. The Lobster Pot is also not open year round, they operate only from April to November each year.
Some how even with those negatives, we always come back. The views in the back of the building are great and some how the whole place feels like you would hope a Cape Cod seafood restaurant would feel, smell and sound like.
I always start with one of their famous Bloody Marys, they are the best on the Cape. This year I had fresh steamer clams with my Bloody, and it was a winning combination! For my main course I had breaded scallops. I have to say for all the times I have eaten here, this was the only disappointing meal I have ever eaten here. The breading was not done, and the scallops had no taste. Although I was disappointed, this was the only bad meal I have ever had here.
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April 24, 2006
From journal P'town Off-Season
October 17, 2005
From journal The Sandcastle - Lots to Offer
October 3, 2005
From journal P'Town: A Place for Every Kind of Family
September 17, 2005
From journal September in Cape Cod 2005
by MCJ graduate
German Valley, Illinois
May 17, 2005
When we entered Lobster Pot, it did not have a fancy décor. You first walk in and pass the open area, where you can see the chiefs cook and you pass the tank where the live lobsters are. Then a hostess or a waiter will take you to your seating. If a diner is alone, I have seen the waiter take him/her to a very small table with a table light on it. This is convenient for someone that wants to read. And I have seen many locals do just that. For couples, they usually try to sit them in a more romantic seating so they are closer to view the Provincetown Harbor. Or if it is the evening, they will open the second dining room area (upstairs). There you are whisked away to a more secluded dining room, overlooking the harbor. But no matter where you sit, you will enjoy your dining experience here.
The ambience here is wonderful. One, this quaint New England eatery has both the locals and the tourists that dine here. Two, it provides the customer with a wonderful view of the harbor. Three, a customer can order either a traditional clam bake or try a more unique Portuguese entrée. Four, it has an extensive list of wines. And lastly, polite and courteous staff is always working.
Although I have tried numerous soups, sandwiches, and entrees here, my favorites are the lobster bisque, Cape tip Reuben, and baked stuffed sole. For lunch, I like usually order the lobster bisque or the Cape tip Reuben. The Lobster Bisque is a soup that has seafood in it and is cooked in a traditional New England recipe. And the Cape tip Reuben consists of fried cod fish, coleslaw, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing. For dinner, I order the baked stuffed sole, which is off their Chef’s Corner board --it is their unique/traditional/signature entrées. It has fresh fillets wrapped around their homemade seafood stuffing and is baked in a creamy mushroom sauce.
I highly recommend that you dine here, not only for the aforementioned, but because it is part of the culture of Provincetown. In my opinion, if you haven’t experienced dining here, then you haven’t been to Provincetown. It has been in business for many years and has had patronage from both locals and tourists throughout those years.
From journal Provincetown, M.A. is a Magical Locale
October 1, 2004
From journal Incredible P-Town
August 23, 2004
It may say tourist trap to you, but trust me this is the real deal! This is just type the place you were hoping you would find on the Cape.
The restaurant has two levels and both have great ocean and harbor views. The service moves fast as they try to keep the lines of people moving in and out quickly.
We started with Bloody Marys (they are the house favorite). You will see why when a large Bloody is brought to your table. They are the best, a little on the spicy side, but just the pick me up you need.
The menu has a full range of local fish from cod to scrod and all the shellfish you were hoping to find. I have had the lobster here and it's always a good bet. This day Dan and Jim took us here and we had fried clams. They were outstanding, big clams, not greasy and the breading was not too heavy or too light, but just right!
The service was good, but quick. They kept our glasses full and the food came in a jiffy.
I love the Lobster Pot, it's a fun place to photograph and has become a part of the P'Town culture. You usually can get in pretty quick, but even on the days there is a line, it moves quick and is worth the wait.
From journal Family Week in P'Town
August 4, 2004
From journal A week exploring Cape Cod
by MY LITTLE GTO
September 29, 2003
From journal CAPE COD CAPERS
September 24, 2003
From journal Early fall in the cape