October 3, 2005
The café downstairs is small, narrow, and even a little dark. I assume that at one time this building was the post office, as even today one wall is lined with mail boxes. Most of the front room is taken up by the bar. The café has put in some colorful, modern lights and some bright art in hopes of cheering the place up a bit.
We ate here early one evening. Our server was pleasant and there was a lot of banter between the staff. It almost seemed like a bit of a comedy act and was fun to watch and even partake in. During dinner, several drag queens would scurry in to change into new frocks in the back dressing room. The kids were enjoying the real show of life in a café in Provincetown. Some of the best entertainment just "happens" here.
Our meal was okay. I had fried clams. My plate was overflowing with them. They tasted fresh. They, however, were just a tad too greasy for my taste. The kids both had burgers, and they were pretty good basic burgers. They were cooked right and a good size.
This isn't a place I would seek out or suggest to a first-time visitor as a "must-do." It's more a place that you can duck into when you are hungry and need a quick fill. The service is friendly and the food is basic, and there is lots of it.
The main business here is the cabaret upstairs and the bar. It's seems like the meals are an afterthought. So, if you find yourself without dinner reservations and are walking the streets looking for dinner, don't hesitate to try The Post Office. It will fill your needs. However, if this is your one night in town and you want a really special, unforgettable meal, there are a lot of other choices in town for you.
From journal P'Town: A Place for Every Kind of Family