350 Bradford Street

350 Bradford Street, Michael Shay's Rib and Seafood House, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

350 Bradford Street, Michael Shay’s Rib and Seafood House, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

As Michael Shay’s Rib and Seafood House, this was the breakfast club for a who’s who of old Provincetown. After flippers and linguiça here, you wouldn’t have to eat for another day. The Santos family ran restaurants on this site beginning in 1948, when Basil Santos and his wife, Gloria (Silva) Santos, opened the Captain’s Galley. In 1954, it became an orange-roofed Howard Johnson’s franchise, but prided itself as being a “rather unusual link” in the chain. (The HoJo steeple still exists, at Poor Richard’s Landing.) In the early ’80s, the HoJo connection faded as Basil’s Place emerged, along with the Greenery bar, later the Buttery Bar & Grille. Then came Michael Shay, named not for one person but two: Basil and Gloria’s son Michael Santos and his wife, Shay. From 2012 to 2014, the restaurant was called the Hot_l Bar & Grille.


More than 2,000 buildings and vessels are searchable on buildingprovincetown.com. The Building Provincetown book is available for purchase ($20) at Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown 02657.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s