5 Ryder Street Extension

5 Ryder Street Extension, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap. 

This guilty pleasure stand may have a transient look to it, but in fact it’s one of the town’s “legacy” dining spots, going on 40 years in 2013. Why, Mojo’s has been around longer even than Napi’s. It has been called a hot dog stand, a clam shack and a fry joint. The single-spaced, double-column, two-page menu runs to well over 100 items, but I usually stop at the jalapeño fries, which can sustain me for about 15 hours without need of another meal.

Mojo's logo, Provincetown (1978). Advertisement in the Provincetown Art Association and Museum Summer Catalog 1978.“The closest thing to gourmet fast food there is,” Gillian Drake wrote appreciatively in The Complete Guide to Provincetown (1992). Mojo’s logos over the years have been variations on a theme by Arcimboldo: grotesque human faces formed from marine motifs. Behind the scenes, and the busy take-away counter, Mojo’s is Mark Birnbaum. He is the proprietor of this business and — through the Mopex Realty Trust, with Gunter Hanelt and Paul Endich — the owner of the entire building, also known as 279-281 Commercial Street. Mopex purchased the structure in 2005 from Abe Saada, who had owned it since 1957. • MapAssessor’s Online Database PDF ¶ Posted 2013-08-19

5 Ryder Street Extension, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.


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