300 Commercial Street
When planning my trip to Cape Cod (after the wedding that is), I was most excited to go whale watching and luckily my boyfriend A felt the same. Unfortunately, the weather did not seem cooperative; thick layers of fog limited vision to a few hundred feet or so. However, I was able to convince A to go anyway (he came with little hope of seeing anything). Luckily, the fog did clear and we ended up in a feeding area so we were able to see twelve different whales or so! What a sight they are, just beautiful! I was excited for the whole day! Dolphin fleet is the only fleet in Provincetown that offers whale watching.
Mother and her calf, and other whales.
After the long boat ride (our trip was extended by 30 minutes because the whales were SO amazing!), A and I were famished. We walked around Provincetown (P-town) looking for food. P-town is a very touristy area and so we just agreed on pizza. As we walked toward a pizza joint, A stopped and pointed out that he thought what I really wanted was seafood. Yes, so sweet! As you can imagine, there are many seafood restaurant in P-town but we decided to go to The Mayflower.
A ordered the veggie burger deluxe ($8.95) which came with fries. He paid a small fee to add cheese to his fries but was sorely disappointed that it was a fake cheesy sauce, rather than real cheese.
Veggie burger deluxe.
I came into the restaurant planning to order a scallop dish but got distracted by the Portuguese section of the menu offering bolhas de bacalhau, Portuguese codfish cakes (many Portuguese fishermen settled in P-town after the American revolution). I like trying new things! The potato and salted codfish cakes were tasty although slightly overcooked, as you can see below. It was good but maybe I should have had scallops one last time...
My codfish cakes.
I think The Mayflower is like all restaurants in P-town, a bit more commercial. The food is okay but you're not really there for the food.
For other Massachusetts posts:
* Pulled pork at Red Bones BBQ (Cambridge)
* Crab cake at Legal Seafood (Cambridge)
* Fried seafood at PJ's Seafood (Cape Cod)
* Awesome wraps at Box Lunch (Cape Cod)
* New England wedding meal (Cape Cod)
* Nauset Beach Club (Cape Cod)
* Best ice cream at Lewis Brothers (Cape Cod)
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