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“Our favorite place. We stop the minute we hit town.”

Bookstore & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The food here has gotten great. Best year yet. Servers behind the bar a so nice and real good at their jobs. The raw sampler is so fresh, the lobster rolls best in town, the fried sampler is delicious and plentiful.
We ate there 3 times in the week.
Thanks for great food and great times.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We used to enjoy this place, but the last time we went over Labor Day weekend for some appetizers and drinks it was an awful experience. The bartender was not only rude, but he tried to put two extra drinks on our tab. And, to top it off, the drinks were really bad. Time to hire some new staff who actually care about their customers. We won't be back any time soon.

1  Thank Bos2nStrong
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

I've been going to the Bookstore for years (and yes, there's actually a used bookstore in the same building). The oysters are from their own oyster beds and incredibly fresh, and what could be better than fresh Wellfleet oysters? A dozen oysters are a bargain and the price is lower than most other places. I haven't much liked anything else on the menu, and the service can be dicey, though always pleasant. There's also easy parking. My favorite time to go to the Bookstore is when it's raining. They lower clear plastic curtains so you can still sit out on the upper deck and look out over the most magnificent view of Wellfleet Harbor, and have a good (though not great) Bloody Mary, and those marvelous oysters.

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1  Thank Lloyd1129
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

During my most recent trip to the Cape, we had lunch and dinner at the Bookstore. We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside both times, and enjoy the beautiful water views during our dining experience. I appreciate the choice of indoor or outdoor seating, especially when on the Cape, but I appreciate more great service and food! This is exactly what one can expect at the Bookstore. Great service, great food, great view (if you choose) and a fun casual atmosphere.

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1  Thank Minivacatime
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent food at reasonable prices, good views of the ocean while dining. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 is that they don't take reservations.

1  Thank Rakicail
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