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50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667
+1 508-349-3154
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Seafood dining on Cape Cod, paired with an exquisite bookstore - enjoy the...
Seafood dining on Cape Cod, paired with an exquisite bookstore - enjoy the waterfront views at the Bookstore & Restaurant in Wellfleet. Since 1964, three generations of our family have come together to create the recipes that showcase seafood dining and family comfort. Many of our dishes have become classics on the Outer Cape. Combining our love for seafood and simplicity, we offer our customers unique waterfront dining on what we consider the most beautiful harbor in the world.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good menu selection

We stopped here for late Sunday lunch as the place came well recommended (by another nearby restaurant that closes between lunch & dinner). We are a family of 4 and we tried many selections and they were all good! This include everything from the extra creamy clam chowder to the oysters, mussels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We have been to B&R several times over the years and enjoy it each time. The surf and turf was very tasty. The Baked Fisherman was excellent. My grandson (12) has the chicken parm and thought it was too cheesy, but I sure enjoyed helping him finish. The noodles were great, not soggy. The beer mussel appetizer was sufficient for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My boyfriend and I had no idea where to eat in the cape in early April as most places are closed and it was our first time here. We fell upon the Bookstore and are so happy we did. The service was excellent. Not to mention the food was delicious. The clam chowder was scrumptious and the fish pot was... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped here for late Sunday lunch as the place came well recommended (by another nearby restaurant that closes between lunch & dinner). We are a family of 4 and we tried many selections and they were all good! This include everything from the extra creamy clam chowder to the oysters, mussels, shrimp, lobster, even the hot pastrami. The only... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I usually end up visiting the Bookstore when the other restaurants in town are closed or full. (I have probably eaten here twenty times.). If that's not much of an endorsement, it's because this place is usually, and for most menu items, just okay. The best thing is its location right across from the beach with a view of the... More 

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We were visiting a friend in wellfleet and he recommended we go to this restaurant, it being off season not a lot is open. We'll I'm so glad we did. The service was great, and the food excellent, and unusually interesting for a sea food restaurant. Between the four of us we had oysters (some of the best I've ever... More 

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Worcester
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were originally day-tripping the OYSTER FEST...but...weather was great, we found a room locally, and then decided on dinner. The BOOKSTORE won out!! AND it was terrific...YES, I had room after the oysters on Main Street..ha ha!! Really, we chose the upstairs area, had nice cocktails, watched the sunset, and just had a nice time at The Bookstore. So if... More 

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My family enjoys the bookstore restaurant year round. The chowder is thick and tasty and the food served in good portions. While I have tried many of their fish dishes, most recently I enjoyed the fish tacos for lunch. We also had a fish and chips at our table. Both were very tasty.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nothing better than to sit on their porch or upstairs veranda, Order from a wide menu-- New England seafood, burgers, raw bar, soups. And, enjoy a touch of wine or beer whilst spending sunny summer afternoon overlooking Wellfleet Bay's oystering beds near Mayo Beach.

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Clinton, NJ
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We decided to eat early and chose to have appetizers instead of dinner. Everyone was very happy with what they ordered, but I was overjoyed with my calamari. Honestly, I have NEVER had calamari that were so tender and wonderful. I have eaten calamari all over the world and this was the BEST.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We try to get to this restaurant at least twice while we stay in North Truro...the ride is worth the good food. It's always friendly and busy. The menu offers lots of choices and everything we've ever had over the years has been great. The food is fresh and well prepared. Last visit we had fried calamari that were the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
  • Phone Number: +1 508-349-3154

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Seafood dining on Cape Cod, paired with an exquisite bookstore - enjoy the waterfront views at the Bookstore & Restaurant in Wellfleet. Since 1964, three generations of our family have come together to create the recipes that showcase seafood dining and family comfort. Many of our dishes have become classics on the Outer Cape. Combining our love for seafood and simplicity, we offer our customers unique waterfront dining on what we consider the most beautiful harbor in the world.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?