Provincetown, Massachusetts

For those seeking a taste of tradition, a glimpse of the sea, and the embrace of Cape Cod's warm hospitality—The Lobster Pot stands ready to deliver.

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About This Location

In the heart of the charming seaside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where the sea meets the sky, and the scent of saltwater dances in the breeze, stands an iconic beacon of culinary delight known as The Lobster Pot. For generations of locals and visitors alike, this beloved establishment has been a guiding light to a seafood experience like no other.

A Tradition Like No Other

The Lobster Pot isn't just a restaurant; it's a Provincetown tradition. Its iconic neon lobster sign, which has graced the town for years, serves as a welcoming beacon to those seeking a true taste of Cape Cod. People from around the world make the pilgrimage to this establishment, drawn by the promise of fresh seafood, breathtaking views of Provincetown Harbor, and the warm hospitality that Cape Cod is known for.

A Family Legacy

In 1979, the McNulty family assumed the helm of The Lobster Pot with a clear mission in mind: to provide an authentic Cape Cod dining experience in a relaxed and inviting setting. Their focus on quality cuisine, paired with attentive service, has transformed The Lobster Pot into an institution like no other, an integral part of what makes Provincetown so special. They have since expanded their empire to have a few other takeaway locations, but the original Lobster Pot remains the king.

A Feast for Every Palate

At The Lobster Pot, your culinary journey begins in one of their two waterfront dining rooms. The menu is a testament to the finest and freshest seafood, offering a tantalizing array of choices, including Portuguese specialties, steaks, poultry, vegetarian options, and light fare. To complement your meal, explore their Specialty Drinks and Wine List, which boasts a delightful collection of cocktails and wines, perfect for pairing with your chosen dish.

The Lobster Pot knows that culinary cravings have no schedule. That's why their complete menu is available all day, starting at 11:30 am. Whether you're stopping by for lunch, dinner, or somewhere in between, The Lobster Pot is ready to treat your taste buds to a Cape Cod feast. And you can't beat the views of Provincetown Harbor!

A Place Loved by Legends

The Lobster Pot has welcomed its fair share of famous guests, but perhaps none as beloved as the late Anthony Bourdain. In a 2014 episode of his CNN show, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain shared tales of his time in Provincetown, reflecting on his first dishwashing job at the now-closed Flagship Restaurant. During his visit, Bourdain also made a stop at The Lobster Pot, a Provincetown seafood institution still thriving today. He marveled at its enduring appeal, noting, "The essentials. My friends worked in the kitchen here, starting the tradition among my set that cooking work was noble toil." You can watch a section of this episode on YouTube.

For those who venture to Provincetown seeking not just a meal but an experience—a taste of tradition, a glimpse of the sea, and the embrace of Cape Cod's warm hospitality—The Lobster Pot stands ready to deliver an unforgettable journey through the flavors of this coastal haven.

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321 Commercial Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts

GPS Coordinates:
42.052017, -70.185350
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Parking Notes:
The closest public parking lot to The Lobster Pot is MacMillan Pier Parking Lot. The large parking lot does fill up quickly in the summer and charges an hourly rate. In the off-season, the parking lot is hardly ever full and fees are not collected most days.


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