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Winter Dining and Shopping in P-town

If you want to experience the romantic, quiet life of Provincetown or "P-town," Mass., the best time to come is during the winter. The hustle and bustle of tourists have calmed down, leaving you room to explore the unpacked shops and restaurants in the area. You also get to see the beautiful decorations various establishments have set up for the holidays.

Take a look below at our list of favorite restaurants open year-round. We also compiled a list of all the stores in P-town open year-round for your convenience. Be sure to check with the establishment's website to see exactly when it is open.

Our Favorite Restaurants Open Year-round

Breakfast & Lunch

Far Land Provisions

Although Far Land is only available for breakfast and lunch to-go at the moment, the restaurant sells amazing deli food and delicious desserts. Some of the foods you can try are egg sandwiches, garden salad, beef chili soup, chocolate fudge cake, red velvet cake, and brownies. After ordering, you can sit outside on a rocking chair and eat your meal. 
Lunch & Dinner

Fanazzi's Restaurant by the Sea

Right on the water, Fanizzi's Restaurant visitors often see Humpback and Finback whales while eating a delicious meal in casual dress. Fanizzi's Restaurant menu has a range of American choices, so if you're picky, you can easily find something you like. The eatery is also known for its attentive service and early bird specials. 

Ross' Grill

Enjoy the great view of the harbor at Ross' Grill as you eat fresh seafood dishes like Cape Cod seafood stew, grilled salmon, grilled tuna sliders, and grilled yellowfin tuna. You'll especially like the welcoming staff, too.  

The Canteen

Featuring New England food and a stunning view of Cape Cod Bay, the Canteen is a casual eatery that focuses on creating a gathering place for the community. The Canteen Provincetown menu consists of soups, salads, sandwiches, and more; although, the restaurant is most famous for its lobster roll. 
Dinner Only

Mew's Restaurant & Cafe

Mew's Restaurant is a high-end eatery with unique main dishes like lobster pot pie, Mew's vindaloo, vegan timbale, and more. The restaurant has two levels: a bistro level and a beach level. Both levels provide fantastic sights of three lighthouses and the ocean. The restaurant is a wonderful place to go to celebrate special events like birthdays or anniversaries. 
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
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Liz's Cafe

Liz's Cafe is an American restaurant with gorgeous igloos and lighting that create a warm atmosphere. Try the restaurant's breakfast potatoes and French toast as you look at the stars, or get a drink at the Dory Bar to relax the night away. 


Spindler's is the only French restaurant open in the winter. The food is exquisite, and the atmosphere is soothing while you sit out in the courtyard or on the patio. Some of the foods you can get for dinner are steak-Frites, herb-crusted lamb chops and mushroom, and egg pasta. For breakfast, you'll be served food like divorced eggs and hangover soup.

Other Honorable Mentions
from the Provincetown Business Guild

Year-round Shopping

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Come and Relax on the Porch

Each of these places are only a short walk away from the White Porch Inn. Experience a relaxing off-season getaway at the White Porch, and tour the town of Provincetown without the mid-summer crowds. Book a room with the inn today!    
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