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Bookstore & Restaurant

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50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667-7519
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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oneida NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went yesterday evening, and had a nice experience. Service was prompt and friendly, and we both had a good meal. The raw oysters were super briney and sweet, and the clam roll filled with full belly clams was excellent. We sat on the upper deck with a view of the harbor... maybe not as picturesque as some, but pretty nice.... More 

Thank optix10
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This recommendation was given to us a great place to go for anniversary dinner while in town. The views from the upper deck overlooking the water were beautiful, especially at sunset. Our waitress was very nice, friendly and efficient. As for the food, it was far from impressive. My wife had a flavorless salmon steak served with cold vegetables. I... More 

Thank tjay s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there last year. Went there last night. Both times, the food was mostly ordinary. The oysters Rockefeller was good. The waitress was nice. Nice view of the bay.

Thank EarlEbert
New York City, New York
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good. The service was very slow. The staff was not memorable. The location and view was great. It was the perfect relaxed atmosphere for a summer's afternoon on the shore (but for the staff it seemed to be hectic). Do not go if you are in a rush.

Thank Special_Deluxe
Hyannis, Massachusetts
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a good place to stop after a National Seashore hike. Yumi chowder, lobster rolls. A little pricey but worth it. Food is consistently good here. Friendly quaint atmosphere. Very popular, both tourist & locals love this place. You can't go wrong!

Thank Barbara E
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I admit it. I thought there was something odd about going to a book store to get raw oysters. Is it a book store with a restaurant, or a restaurant with a book store? Well, I never did find out the answer to these pressing questions, but I did find out that they serve up some great raw oysters,... More 

Thank TheLostOne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside on a lovely summer's day while I enjoyed my fill of oysters. A Wellfleet specialty I had them raw and in a po'boy and each was equally delicious. My dinner companion's fish sandwich looked so good we went back the next day so I could get one. If you like looking out on a beach and eating... More 

Thank Irishbyhalf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a casual atmosphere and really wanted to sit outside, near the water! Upper porch has views of Wellfleet harbor if you can get a table upstairs. friendly staff. worth meeting friends in the bar.

Thank carol l
Cudjoe Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting Wellfleet, we typically go to a town center restaurant that happened to be closed the day we went. We drove out to the harbor and what a good idea that was! The Bookstore & Restaurant was a busy place and we were lucky to get a good table on the 2nd floor balcony overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Melissa,... More 

Thank vweagley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazingly delicious but the staff less so. We asked to sit outside not in the sun so the hostess immediately tried to sit us in an all sun table. We requested to go inside. The waitress came relatively quickly but refills on water and getting the check was difficult to do. They were too busy standing in... More 

Thank Cassandra C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $35
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667-7519
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
  • Phone Number: 5083493154
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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