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Bubala's by the Bay

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183 Commercial St # 185, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
+1 508-487-0773
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ferney-Voltaire, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had fish and chips, 2 chowder cups and mussels - decent price for good food and draft beer in P-town. Nice location - view of harbor - and attractive decoration.

Thank Marshall B
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Bubalas is a tradition. See and be seen, sit outside, enjoy the passing parade of Provincetown spectacles and enjoy a decent lunch or dinner.

Thank Sheila E
East Rochester, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The food was good, I had the fish tacos. Prices were okay/average, good selection of beers. Our service person seemed that they would have rather been somewhere else. Walked by several times and never did ask if there was anything else or if the food was okay. Simple things make a difference! You remember the experience for different reasons.

Thank tomring
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This restaurant is chaotic. The space was really cramped when the restaurant just squeezed in too many tables. I cannot recommend this for family with toddlers since the space, hallways and dining area are all too cramped. It is going to be a disaster if you brought here your toddlers. My husband couldn't barely fit in the bench and his... More 

Thank attylen0629
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I've dined at Bubala's many times. Whether it is on their "heated" café style front courtyard, in the main dining room or at the bar, the place has always met my expectations. I particularly enjoy their Bourbon Steak with Asparagus. This particular afternoon I enjoyed their bar and ordered one of their Bloody Mary's along with an appetizer of chicken... More 

Thank s jason m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Well, I wanted to like this place but our first interaction was a less than pleasant waitress barking at us correcting where we should sit. Ok, I'll brush that off. Next, despite being very not busy it took them 20 minutes before someone attempted to take our order. We thought they forgot about us the food was average but acceptable.... More 

Thank onacona
Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A relative recommended this place and it lived up to expectations. The food was excellent (I had a grilled tuna steak sandwich with wasabi dressing) and we enjoyed talking with our waiter, Orain. The portions were perfect and we will go there again when we return to Provincetown.

Thank John M
Roswell, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A great spot for lunch, right in the middle of the action along Commercial St. Plenty of seating inside with a view of the harbor. Some parking available.

Thank smpfen
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The bread was old and the cheese tasted 'off'... fries were ok... coffee was ok. It's hard to mess up grilled cheese but they did.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

People say this is the place to go for people watching when the weather is nice, as there is a large patio along Commercial Street. The weather did not permit outdoor dining, but we had a nice dinner of Lobster Ravioli: too big to finish. Salads were good. A fun night. Service: average.

Thank HartfordOwl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Commercial St # 185, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-487-0773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?