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Central House at the Crown

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247 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2201
+1 508-487-1430
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Good place, nice staff and good food. We had a good family dinner with our kids. I ate the linguini and my husband took mussels. Both delicious. The kids had some coloring (they had fun because they could draw in the paper tablecloth). My picky-eater didn't like the French fries because they had parsley on them and the food was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Michelle and staff execute to perfection. Don't even think about reaching for salt or pepper. It would ruin the perfectly seasoned dishes that come out of the kitchen. She's also a delight to speak with and helpful in explaining the dishes and recipes. Loved it.

Thank jlsolley
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this review

jlsolley What a great start to our 2017 season at the Central House. Thanks so much for your positive review. We appreciate your patronage and "good" taste! All the best, Rick Murray GM/Principal More 

Waltham, Massachusetts
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587 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stopped here while in P-Town for New Years. It is certainly a staple in town and is always good to stop by. Not the best, but not the worse. Better than just OK....depending on who you get to serve and what you choose to eat. One of our friends order the sea scallop meal. Don't advise it. The sea scallops... More 

Thank daksterinwaltham
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this review

Waltham Thanks so much for stopping by the Central House over the NY weekend, just as a disclaimer we devised a limited menu for the weekend because we were closing on Monday for 6 weeks thus only 7-8 entree options. We are thrilled that you both enjoyed our pasta dish, Chef Michele makes our past in house and her sauce... More 

Provincetown, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We eat at The Central House a lot -- and I always mean to write a review, so this one is for the Summer of 2016. Chef Michelle Ragussis is fantastic! We love her style of cooking - and the fresh ingredients she uses to make her magic. We love a number of things on the menu but we crave... More 

Thank Ilene M
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, i will let your words stand for themselves, we appreciate your review and great "taste" Rick M GM/Principal More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Shame on you "TV Chef" Michelle Ragussis. Per your waiter, you would not accommodate a person with a dietary restriction. Remember us - no butter and salt, Thanksgiving weekend -Saturday? After voicing our dismay, they finally agreed to replacing the buttered/salted squash (and Sea Scallops) with Scallops and salad. Wish I took a picture of this dish to give the... More 

Thank 73djm
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this review

Dear Methuen As the owner i take full responsibility for any entree that leaves the kitchen as does my executive chef. We try to accommodate as many requests as we can for all our patrons. The procedure should have been that the waitstaff asks the chef first if she can modify one of the entrees prior to taking the order.... More 

Ridgewood, NJ
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109 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We love the bar here and always stay for the sing a long. During this visit we ate here and were pleasantly surprised. My spouse had a great seafood dish and I had a burratta and peach salad. Would def eat here again. The drinks are very good also. Love the bartenders. (shout out to Ben!!) They are always friendly!

Thank Nan53
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this review

Nan 53 I am thrilled that you had a great experience at the Central House At the Crown, Please tell your friends from New Jersey to visit us !! Rick M GM/Principal More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food and the service were both just fair and far from memorable. The waiter acted like he could care less about being there and we called over a waiter from another table to ask for another drink and bread. Very disappointed and will not be going back.

Thank Rob C
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this review

Dear sir or madame I apologize that my front of the house staff did not respond to your needs promptly. After a long busy season in a tourist destination such as Provincetown, there is a bit of a fatigue factor that we all have to deal with. That is no excuse for average or "fair" service, so please accept my... More 

Hoboken, NJ
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265 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Chef Michelle has transformed this restaurant that used to be just okay on most occasions but is now one of the best places to dine in town. It is a winner at every meal and a place that we frequent quite a bit having tried so many of the restaurants here in town over the years.

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Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this review

Ken & Bob Thanks so much for your great review, Michele and her team now in their 2nd year have done a tremendous job at The Central House, it makes a big difference to me and Bill that folks like you take notice and give us a great review Much appreciated Rick Murray GM/Principal More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is the second summer for Michele Ragussis to be the Executive Chef at the renowned Central House at the Crown. It seems her food has reached even new heights this year! Who else would have gotten awake in the middle of the night and thought to combine the fresh tenderness of scallops with a creamed-corn sauce? The fried cauliflower... More 

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough great things about the food here, we are there three times in the last two weeks!! Each time we tried something different and each time it surpassed our expectations. The crab dip, onion rings, clams with chorizo were all great! Linguine with clams and spicy pepper was the best I have had and the lobster corn... More 

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Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this review

Your fantastic review is greatly appreciated, Michele has a great "team" and Bill and I are very proud of our restaurant Rick Murray GM/Principal More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-487-1430
Central House at the Crown We believe good farming is worthwhile, and that it makes better food. We buy from small farmers who raise their animals outdoors, in grass and trees - not on corn and hormones. We buy heritage breeds that Americans have conserved for generations. Our seafood comes directly from New England waters. Our vegetables are as local as the season permits and we buy organic whenever possible. We seek out food that supports our values, and we think you will notice the difference. Please join us, and enjoy some truly good food.

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