In Provincetown is a 200 year old building that houses a communal dining room facing the downtown area and a backyard that connects to Cape Cod Bay. This is Provincetown’s New England eatery where patrons can sample Cape Cod favorites made from nothing but high-quality ingredients - a combination that innovates classic seafood with American fare.

In fact, all of the Canteen’s seafood are locally sourced. Their lobsters are shucked by hand each day. Their bar also features shellfish and oysters from Provincetown. In addition, their french fries are all made from scratch with their own potatoes from Maine.

They also have a wide selection of desserts. The ones that come highly recommended are the New York Cheesecake, the Blueberry Cheesecake, and the Opera.

But more than just the food, The Canteen offers an environment that caters to people of all ages and walks of life. The atmosphere is welcoming for locals and tourists alike to match the fact that there’s something for everyone on the menu. Because of this, it has become a special place to dine in Provincetown.

Restaurant Hours

The Canteen is open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM


The Canteen has made it clear that they don’t take reservations.


Breakfast: (served until noon)

? Classic Egg Sandwich, Lox Sandwich, Flannel Hash, Ricotta Toast, Avocado Toast, Whitefish Pate Toast, Shakshuka, Overnight Oat, 2x2 Plate, Housemade Granola

? Sides: home fries with vegan chipotle sauce, applewood smoked bacon


? Soups and Sides: Chicken Soup, Meatball Pho, Soup of the Day, Curried Vegetables

? Specials: Meatball Melt, Grilled Cheese of the Day

? Hot Sandwiches: Chicken/Steak Bomb, Crispy Cod, Chicken Parm, Falafel, Mojo Tofu

? Bowls and Salads: January Grain Bowl, Kale and Quinoa, Crispy Ginger Miso Salad

? Plates: Fish and Chips, Bento Box, Steak and Chips, Chicken Pot Pie

? Beers: Draft: cape Cod Red, Smuttynose IPA, Cape Cod Porter, Chimay Blue, Wachusett Blueberry, Allagash White

? Wines

? Cocktails: Honey Manhattan, Bellini, Bloody Mary, The Vermont, Camari Negroni, Bellle de Brillet Side Car, Campari Negroni, Elder Violette, Dark and Stormy, Canteen Cosmo

Tavern Menu

? Shares: Warm Anadama Bread, Stuffed Clams, Sweet Potato and Linguine Fritters, New England Meze

? Starters: Beet and Bitters Salad, Crispt Sunchokes, Portugese Garlic Soup, Homemade Pierogi

? Main: Juniper Roast Chicken, Mussels and Sourdough, Squid Stew, Beet Hash, Cape Cod Short Rib Ragu

? Sides: Crispy taters and Chipotle, Parsley and Mushrooms, Curried Vegetables, All Three Sides

? Desserts: Couscous pudding, Baked apple, Sorbet Sandwich

Gift Cards

The Canteen also offers gift cards in $20, $50, $75, and $100 values. The value of the card, however, can be customized to any amount. These gift cards, however, are bought online and are sent to the recipient through the internet as well (via code).

For more information, contact The Canteen through 508 487-3800 or visit their official website.


The Canteen, 225 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657, Phone: 508-487-3800

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