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Bookstore & Restaurant

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Chowder, Seafood
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50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667
+1 508-349-3154
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 118
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  • 160
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Service, Wonderful Food, Wonderful Drinks

We were a party of four, but the other three were delayed nearly an hour. Nonetheless, the staff gave me a table on the ground floor front porch and left me in peace on a beautiful afternoon. When everyone had arrived we got a mix of cocktails and beers, all excellent, and then a variety of fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
dlosea
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The cocktails and oysters were excellent. The server must have been busy. I had to wait too long to return a well done burger in trade for one as I had ordered medium rate, so long that the others in my party had finished their dinners before mine arrived. No apologies were offered.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to this restaurant over many years both for lunch and dinner. The food is always great, nice atmosphere, good prices. It is across the street from the Mayo Beach, nice view. In warm weather there is plenty of outdoor seating. Enjoy and don't miss this one.

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plattsburgh, ny
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The problem is getting to the 2nd floor balcony. This place is mobbed most of the day. Food choices are usual beach fare with cold beer and specialty drinks. Prices average for what you get. The main problem I had was that when I asked how long the wait was I was told I could be seated inside immediately and... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were a party of four, but the other three were delayed nearly an hour. Nonetheless, the staff gave me a table on the ground floor front porch and left me in peace on a beautiful afternoon. When everyone had arrived we got a mix of cocktails and beers, all excellent, and then a variety of fish, hamburger and salad... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here for best part of 18 years, the last visit 2 years ago. It wasn't good then it still isn't. Having waiters have sections that no else crosses means the poor service others have mentioned, this is a long outdated system and is in keeping with its outdated approach to drink and food. The menu is... More 

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London, On
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

With a lovely breeze and a sunny day the deck at this restaurant facing the water was a lovely spot for lunch~! Prices were reasonable and the menu was very good ($50.00 two drinks, clam chowder, calamari and mussels pre tax). Staff was friendly but not very attentive, we had to stop a bar person once, another waitress another time... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our annual, and perhaps last, visit to the Bookstore was marred by long waits. We arrived at 1:30 and were shunted up to an interior 4 top upstairs. Our server already had three other 4 tops, two 2 tops and a group of 12 at a large table. (Clearly too much for one person to handle) She was quick to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Just like the title says! Great seafood, cocktails weren't bad, cute atmosphere, and the service was great! Oysters were top notch

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Port Ewen, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visit this restaurant every time we go to the cape. The best Oysters anywhere, It's Wellfleet! This place does it right! Fantastic Chowder! Outside deck is wonderful NOT to be missed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice place for a casual seafood lunch or dinner. My steamers appetizer was enormous - delicious and plenty to share. The seafood pot entree had tons of shrimp, scallops, and mussels. My husband's chopped salad with Cajun salmon was very good as well. Be sure to sit out on one of the decks to enjoy the view of the water.

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Address: 50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Phone Number: +1 508-349-3154
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
Average Prices: USD $8 to $35
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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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

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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