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“A gem in the rough!”

Bookstore & Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 46 Restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“A gem in the rough!”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Very tasty local shellfish. The baked scallops are my favorite. The best wine and martini list on the cape. Best view of the bay of any restaurant in Wellfleet. Must be doing something right, the restaurant is celebrating 50 year anniversary this year! Congratulations!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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“A little gem”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

We have been to The Bookstore several times. It came as a recommendation from a local shop owner. The view and the food are fabulous. They make a great Bloody Mary. The fish always so fresh and cooked to perfection. We have been in the spring and it is so wonderful to sit outside and feel the sunshine after a long New England winter.nWe have also been in the fall and we are just never disappointed. Can't wait to go again.

  • Visited October 2013
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boston ma
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17 reviews
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“beautiful views, delicious meal”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

I've been here many times. I recommend this place to all my friends and visitors to Wellfleet to visit this restaurant. It has the best fried oysters, and many other wonderful seafood dishes. If you like raw oysters and a good martini this is the place to go. Also have had some wonderful breakfasts here. Prices are not too steep and the views are spectactular

  • Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Epic little restaurant.”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Been here a few times in the past with family and as a couple. Could not recommend it highly enough! Fantastic food and great service, if you're in Wellfleet, make sure you drop in.

  • Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
“Just love this place”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Have been coming here for years and years, it is always a special spot in both summer and winter, to enjoy some really great seafood, fresh from the sea right across the street. Can't beat the view of the harbor either. Surprisingly creative cocktail menu, and great beer list. Great friendly service too. Grab a seat outside if you can during the warmer months, but the past few visits have been off season and dining indoors is comfortable and cozy. Sat at a bar top by the window this past weekend and watched the snow fall over a few cocktails and dinner and it was lovely.

Note for winter travelers, the restaurant closes down for the holidays and reopens in January so make sure to check the website or call beforehand.

  • Visited December 2013
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