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Central House at the Crown

247 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2201
+1 508-487-1430
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
247 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only there for drinks, which were fine, but P-town costly ($5 coffee), but had to sit outside the bar because the piano bar singer was too loud to enjoy. Although the restaurant was closed we were welcomed to sit there with our drinks.

Thank Morris F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some extremely rude staff . When I complained, they refused to get the on-site manager. The most bizarre dining/bar experience that I have ever had.More

Thank Roger C
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Roger No employee should be rude to customers but i can't respond to this in a comprehensive way, please accept my apology , i am on site over 12 hrs a day 7 days a week so i must have been off property if in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat on the porch and got to watch people while we ate. It was perfect. Our waiter Peter was excellent, attentive, friendly and made wonderful recommendations. We had the lobster and corn salad - summer on a plate!! The Mexican shrimp cocktail - full!...More

Thank Robin G
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Robin Thanks so much for your fantastic review, Peter is a "gem" and a great part of our Crown Family Rick Murray GM/Principal

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We ordered clams as an appetizer and were told that they were loe on clams, and the app was unavailable. However, the clams and linguini were available as an entree. When it arrived, it had three clams and a pile of linguini. One fo the...More

1  Thank silverbutler
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Liver butler I want to apologize if in fact you did not get the "usual" portion of clams with your linguini, yes we ran low due to the heavy volume of patrons this past weekend but that is no excuse thus my apologies, if you...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I had a burger in this restaurant and it wasn't the best burger ever, but still tasty and enjoyable. I was satisfied with service.More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Eva I am thrilled you experienced our tasty and enjoyable burger. All of our meats are delivered from LaFreida meats and Poultry from Manhattan so i can assure you it was the best meat served in Provincetown vs frozen burgers from Sysco or US Foodservice...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Gourmet food in a fantastic location and environment. Great as a pre-show event or big group gathering.

Thank KatyVitiello
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Katy Thanks so much for your review, my "team" at the Crown works very hard and accolades like this make it all worth while Have a great rest of your summer Rick Murray GM/Principal

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We dined at Central house prior to seeing Illusions. There was a large group of us however the waiter would not allow substitutions for simple things as a vegetable instead of fries. Or removing beans from my sisters meal. When it came to the bill...More

4  Thank taw9372
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Met by a really friendly guy (the Owner I think). Order taken and food Brought out swiftly. I ordered fish sandwich which was lovely - the best I'd had whilst staying in Cape Cod area. All staff friendly.

Thank judeloc
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Judeloc Yes that was me who greeted you and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your lunch and we enjoyed your company as well, have a great rest of the summer Rick Murray GM Principal

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Given its position as a revered restaurant in town for fine dining, my expectations were high. It was good, but it failed to live up to its reputation. The pork was well cooked, but not overly flavorful. The cod was slightly overcooked. The service was...More

Thank Ken F
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Ken I am so happy we received a "good" review from you minus the over expectations, let us try to "impress" you another time, you can reach me directly at 508-487-1430 Ext 225# Please enjoy the rest of your summer Rick Murray GM/Principal

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I have never eaten at the Central House so I cannot comment on the food- we mainly stay at the bar. It is always packed so you have to make sure you can get a space at the bar. Although it is a gay establishment-...More

Thank elmosr54
Richard M, Owner at Central House at the Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, all are welcome to the Crown & Anchor and yes 2 gay men own the facility and provide a wonderful fun environment for all Rick Murray Principal/GM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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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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