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Bookstore & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667-7519
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I decided to drive up to Wellfleet while in Cape Cod and stumbled upon this restaurant. The oysters were amazing which we expected since we were in Wellfleet, and the view was great. Can't wait to come back next summer.

Thank Bianca G
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174 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place could use a sprucing up. I also did not see any books. We all ordered seafood, which was okay but too heavily garlicked. The Sancerre was very good.

Thank slizzie
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lost in my rental car; a tourist on Cape Cod, when I found myself at Wellfleet Harbor. I saw the Bookstore and Restaurant sign and remembered reading reviews of it while preparing for my vacation. So I parked and walked in. AWESOME! Seriously one of the better meals I had in 7 days of Newport, Boston, and Cod...and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had a nice lunch at the Bookstore & Restaurant. The windows were open and the breeze was helpful. The view of the bay was nice.

Thank Rokmann
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The food was ok, and i love the idea of a bookstore restaurant, but i didnt actually see any books. Maybe i was in the wrong section? The parking lot was full of potholes, and i found the service to be sub par.

Thank kafkasprague
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This popular local restaurant/bar is located right across from Mayo Beach in Wellfleet Harbor. The bar area was renovated in 2016. The menu includes a wide variety of dishes including great local shellfish, seafood and burgers and much more. Big wine & craft beer list and just about anything else to drink. Summer weather permits outdoor dining on decks &... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nice place and of course Wellfleet Harbor, but feeling a bit tired this visit. Old classic, clam chowder, A+ as always. Four of us with different entrees were all more on the OK rather than raving good. Service a bit disinterested, but friendly, so OK. The place could use some updating and the flies you kind of expect in the... More 

Thank PrestonR05
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very nice place, good food, good service, not fancy. Had a table upstairs outside which gave us a great view of the area

Thank kwf47
Hamilton, Ohio
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Bookstore & Restaurant was actually recommended to us by a couple different waiters at other restaurant when we asked where we should eat next. It doesn't look like much on the outside...or inside for that matter...but the food and the view are both amazing. I had the best little necks ever here! The fish sandwich was equally good. My... More 

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Central Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I feel very fortunate that I ordered the lobster roll instead of any of the platters. We ordered 18 oysters since we were in Wellfleet and these were the worst of our entire trip. The texture was fine but the flavor of the oyster was covered by the overwhelming salty brine. They tasted like they were shucked and then rinsed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 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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