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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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“lobster stew” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Kendrick Ave, Wellfleet, MA 02667-7519
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there early because the old bookstore was due to close a 5:00pm. Both my wife and I found a book of interest and the browsing was terrific. At 5 we left and got a table by the window with a great view. Service...More

Thank 951milest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit this summer and we come from the other end of the Cape. We think the food is very good. I enjoyed a lobster roll and my husband raved about the fried scallop roll which he also had on our other...More

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year, we vacation in Wellfleet and always manage a night out at the Bookstore. This restaurant gives you a true sense of the local flavor and is consistent in its food quality, service, and atmosphere. The food is simply cooked, fresh, and good. My...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really super meal. Arrived about 4:50 and sat on the upper balcony. No wait when we arrived, but heard the host say there would be a 45 minutes wait as we departed a little bit after 7. So arrive early if you don't...More

Thank agbmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect gourmet food but if you like raw, fresh shell food this is a great place to eat especially for Wellfleet oysters. Also the upstairs deck offers a great view of the bay. It is always crowded but there is a comfortable seating area...More

Thank reggieb
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.96 km away
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.07 km away
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Robert M
23 June 2017|
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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
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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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