As everyone knows, there are two Cape Cods. The Upper Cape goes from Provincetown to Orleans and the Lower Cape from Chatham to Falmouth and Sandwich. I am an Upper Cape person, as is my friend Don Lesser of Pioneer Training. He has been going to Truro for summer vacation in August for years and knows the places to eat quite well. Don writes food articles for the Amherst paper and we should all trust his judgment. I have blogged on his writing before with Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez and In Search of Fresh Pasta among others. Here are his picks for lunch with one dinner place thrown in. His comments are included with a few other things I picked up on some of the web sites.
The Lobster Pot, despite looking like some god-awful tourist trap, has really good and interesting food. It is located on 321 Commercial Street, Provincetown, (508) 487-0842
Front Street is a good restaurant but pricier and more suited for dinner with many Italian based dishes. Their web site says it has received the Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence 1992 to present and also obtained the Boston Magazine Readers Poll Award, "Best Cape and Island Restaurant" It is located at 230 Commercial St. Provincetown (508) 487-9715
Clem and Ursie’s, on 85 Shankpainter Road, Provincetown (the third P’town exit on 6, across from the Grand Union supermarket) is like a clam shack on steroids. Good food, some interesting variations. They would be good for lunch since their ordering and fulfillment system tends to break down during heavy dinner rushes. (508)~487~2333
Moby Dicks is another super clam place (too big to be a shack). It is in Wellfleet and has really good quality seafood, some interesting additions to the standard fare. It is impossible to get into during normal dinner hours in the summer. Don usually tries eating lunch there at 3 in the summer. (508) 349-9795
P.J.s is another clam place in Wellfleet. (Both Moby’s and P.J.s are on 6.) It has gotten a bit pricy in the last few years, but is reliable and good. (508) 349-2126
Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse in Harwich is a great upscale dinner recommendation, departing from the down market lunch places. It is northern Italian, has a wine list written up in the Wine Spectator, and is Don’s favorite restaurant on the Cape. It is located at 4 Depot Road, Harwich Massachusetts, 02645 (508) 432-6900
Here is a link to a post that Don did on Cape Cod Cookery.