WHAT WE DO:
The Canteen is a casual New England eatery that uses high-quality ingredients to create Cape Cod favorites from scratch. Our menu and style of service is rooted in the tradition of classic seafood shacks, but influenced by modern American cuisine.
Our hot and cold lobster rolls start with whole, local lobsters shucked by hand every day. We make our french fries from scratch using potatoes from Maine. And our raw bar features local shellfish, often including oysters from Provincetown. Cape Cod beer flows alongside other New England brews, and our wine list features vintages grown here in the United States and 3,000 miles away in France.
Housed in a 200 year-old building, our communal dining room opens onto the bustle of downtown Provincetown while our backyard seating area opens out onto Cape Cod Bay.
WHY WE DO IT:
We believe a restaurant should be more than just a place to eat. We built the Canteen to be a gathering place, a spot where everyone — local or visitor, artists or fisherman, culinarily adventurous 8 year-old or fish-and-chips-loving 88 year-old — can find a seat and something great to eat. We also believe in serving food made from scratch that’s sourced locally when possible. Not only does that make for a better-tasting and more unique meal, it helps our local economy, too. Last, we believe that creating a restaurant is synonymous with creating a community: from the people who work with us to the purveyors who supply our food to the guests who fill up our dining room every day. We’re honored to be able to do this in the special place we call home: Provincetown.