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Bookstore & Restaurant

50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667-7519
+1 508-349-3154
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (120 reviews)
“mayo beach” (33 reviews)
“lobster stew” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667-7519
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bookstore has a wonderful location overlooking Wellfleet harbor. But the consistently good food brings many return visits. My favorite is the hot lobster roll w/ butter for dipping. One of the few establishments offering the lobster roll hot. Plus FFs. Never disappointing.

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This casual eatery has a wide selection of shellfish, soups, salads and other treats. The fried seafood and lobster roll were on the mark. Not dressy and a lively loud crowd. Prompt service.

Thank Dwightcr
Reviewed 2 days ago

I arrived around 8:30 on a weeknight after labor day and got a table without a reservation. I had a great mussels dinner. Good, quick service, and a nice atmosphere. It was an informal atmosphere.

Thank adflanagan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this place for lunch. From the fresh beer salad to mussels-extraorindary. The avocado turkey wrap is a home run and so is the Portuguese kale soup! In a nice day you can eat outside with water views.

Thank Hill H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my second time coming to the Bookstore & Restaurant for dinner. My GF has been coming here for years and years with her family. Together we were last here about three years ago. So it was a long time coming for us to...More

Thank Alain L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice upstairs porch overlooking Wellfleet harbor. Food delightful, well-prepared, and well presented. Reasonably priced. Great joint!

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had hot lobster rolls with warm butter and french fries for lunch. Really, how can you beat a toasted roll and fabulous lobster with butter, while looking at Cape Cod Bay?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We vacation on the Cape a couple times each summer and we ALWAYS stop at the Bookstore for at least one lunch or dinner. We're never disappointed. On the Tuesday evening after Labor Day, we were seated immediately. My husband had the baked lobster stuffed...More

Thank CapeCodgirl71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overlooking Wellfleet harbor. Super casual but excellent service. We've been eating here for 30 years and always great food. Wonderful Cape menu.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Littleneck clams, excellent. Seafood pot, good but not great. Others enjoyed shrimp tacos and clam chowder. Service is basic, but very fast. Good beer selection. The proximity to the beautiful beach is a plus. But their best item is the rich menu with so many...More

Thank pieroinusa
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Nearby Attractions
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43 reviews
.96 km away
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46 reviews
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46 reviews
.07 km away
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.89 km away
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Questions & Answers
Robert M
23 June 2017|
Response from Dorothy040205 | Reviewed this property |
Jude G
13 December 2016|
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Response from WellfleetCharlie | Property representative |
Hi, We are closed until February 2017! Happy Holidays!
22 November 2016|
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Response from J0eMay | Reviewed this property |
We have been there twice and had different food each time. We are very pleased with the service and the food. It is near our spot in Trouro, the Trouro winery. They are closing shortly for the winter and I think because... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667-7519
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
  • Phone Number: +1 508-349-3154
  • E-mail
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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