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The best brunch in town can be found at Cafe Heaven (199 Commercial St., 508/487-9639, $7–16), a cozy storefront with big, bold art splattered on the walls; it also serves affordable sandwiches and homemade breads and soups.
At the end of a hard night of clubbing, the entire town meets at the legendary Spiritus Pizza (190 Commercial St., 508/487-2808, www.spirituspizza.com, 11:30 a.m.–2 a.m. daily April–Oct.; closed Nov.–March, $18–27) to gorge on steaming-hot slices and recount the night’s gossip.
Imagine Mexican-Continental fusion, then imagine it being delicious. That’s what you’ll find at
Lorraine’s Restaurant (133 Commercial St., 508/487-6074, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Sun. June–Sept.; hours vary Oct.–May., $16–26), which goes beyond burritos to offer items such as rack of lamb with roasted garlic chipotle and cognac demi-glacé. The dark-wood barroom also features 100 different sipping tequilas.
For the freshest seafood and a view of the harbor, local families crowd The Lobster Pot (321 Commercial St., 508/487-0842, www.ptownlobsterpot.com, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. daily May–Oct.; 12 p.m.–9 p.m. daily Nov–April; closed Jan., $16–27), which serves fried clams, boiled lobster, and Portuguese specialties.
The highly formal Martin House (157 Commercial St., 508/487-1327, 12 p.m.–10 p.m. Mon.–Fri.; 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sat.–Sun. June–Sept.; 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Tues.–Sat. Oct.–May, $16–33) seems out of place in Provincetown, but its location in an old captain’s house with a fireplace and bay view proves there is something to be said for old-fashioned romance.
If popularity is any measure, P-Town’s best breakfast is at Café Edwige (333 Commercial St., 2nd floor, 508/487-2008, 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Sat.–Sun. April.–Oct; 12 p.m.–9 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Sun. Nov.–March, $19–29). Given the food-savvy palates in this town, acclaim like this is no small thing. Among the touches that explain the approving chorus are a choice of tabouli or home fries with the big fluffy omelets, pots of honey for tea drinkers, broiled flounder among the usual pancake and egg options, and fresh flowers on each table. Though it’s only seasonal, if you miss a table for breakfast, you can try again at dinner Thursday–Sunday. (Ask for a window table—it’s one of the best people-watching seats in town.)
© Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall from Moon New England, 2nd Edition