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Bookstore & Restaurant

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667
+1 508-349-3154
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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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    Very good
  • 53
    Average
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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
Fresh seafood with a great view of the harbor!

We have been coming to this spot since the 1960's when it was a bookstore and breakfast place. Beautiful view of Mayo Beach and service good. An old standby with every Wellfleet visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
ctcindy
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connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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connecticut
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to this spot since the 1960's when it was a bookstore and breakfast place. Beautiful view of Mayo Beach and service good. An old standby with every Wellfleet visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Good food, great view. If there isn't a breeze, there are ceiling fans inside. The Portuguese stew is spicy but very good! We've been here a few times. Food is consistent.

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Mirabel, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We wanted to eat the best oysters of Cape Cod (maybe in the world) and we asked a lady who is living there and she referred us to the Bookstore, in Wellfleet. The restaurant is facing water and have a nice terrasse. The oysters were excellent, the service too. Excellent fish and chips (with a little bit of breading). Prices... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A decent place if you don't want to wait in line. Average food, decent service. All around average. Just don't expect anything special here.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family came here to eat on a Friday evening. The place was hopping and had a good, energetic vibe. I felt like I was on vacation while I was there and didn't mind having to wait. We sat in chairs in an outdoor area until our table was ready. I found the food itself to be just okay. Edible... More 

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Central Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our 15 minute wait for a table at lunch time on a rainy Tuesday was closer to a half-hour, but once seated the wait proved to be worth it. Even with a packed house the service from Melissa was excellent and the food outstanding. The chowder was among the best I've had and my wife's fish sandwich was memorable. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice place with a nice view. Had lobster and steamers which were delicious... Fish and chips were good but could have used more fries.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I can't really review the food as my husband and children and I just stopped in for a glass of wine after leaving the beach. The service at the bar was very attentive and the very nice oyster shucker boys kept my little one year old plenty entertained while we enjoyed our glass of wine. I wish we would have... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a nice lunch outside and enjoyed the view. The food was very good, raw bar was available. Fried seafood, perfect - crispy and cooked perfectly.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had lunch for four about 1 PM mid-week in August: Found parking at beach lot across the street with no delay despite potential space competition from beachgoers. Were unable to get deck seating without long wait so took inside upstairs table. Wait staff appeared immediately. Took drink order and returned within minutes while we were deciding on orders which were... 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 to 35
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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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