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Bookstore & Restaurant

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50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667
+1 508-349-3154
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The Bookstore has been around forever. I like sitting at the bar and having a burger or some fish. The atmosphere is pretty old school, but the food and drinks are fine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Terrific service! Outstanding views. Definitely make it to this restaurant for lunch or dinner. Will definitely keep coming back.

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Bangor, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Really long wait for horrible food. They should be embarrassed to serve such poorly prepared oyster stew in wellfleet!

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The Bookstore has been around forever. I like sitting at the bar and having a burger or some fish. The atmosphere is pretty old school, but the food and drinks are fine.

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Thank BoulderMary
Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been here at least a dozen times, I almost always have this dish. It has been very consistently prepared. We both love it. The fish is perfect and so is the tarter sauce. One of the few places I miss since moving off the cape.

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Thank ejcmiddl
Easton, Maryland
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Not a lot of restaurants in this area after summer season. This was right across from the ocean/bay-great view. Casual, service was good, lobster roll was good.

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Eastham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were looking for a local restaurant open on a Tuesday now that the tourist season has waned on the Cape. I knew the Bookstore Restaurant would be a likely spot. We arrive early evening and were seated in the first floor dining area. Too dark to see the bay across the street at this time of year, but the... More 

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Thank Rick M
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

If you live on or are visiting Cape Cod in Massachusetts, it's more than likely you'll end up exploring Wellfleet - a picturesque hamlet not all that far from the very tip of the Cape. Just don't do it if the town is hosting an entertainment such as the Wellfleet OysterFest because the limited parking means you'll end up having... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We stopped for appetizers and cocktails after a day of exploring the Cape, and the Bookstore had a great patio to hang out with some good food. Would definitely go back again.

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Boston, Mass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I visited the bookstore restaurant oct 1st or so. It was a very windy, rainy day and we sat in the bar and enjoyed the great on-tap selection of beer along with our fish n chips. The food was tasty and service was great! This is a place that the locals also enjoy! Unfortunately we were so enamored by our... More 

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Thank JanebytheSea
CLINTON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

the oysters on the half shell are the best,clean.no broken shell and great taste.the oyster stew is also very good.I have eating lunch&dinner here for 15 years @5 times a year and havn't ever had a bad meal! Great food with a great view

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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: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, 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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