Welcome to the Bookstore & Restaurant


We do not take any reservations…….1st come, 1st served, thank you for your patience!

CALL TO ORDER  508-349-3154 

ALTERNATE ORDERING AND FOOD QUESTIONS cell phone number 508-737-9342

Our family owned and operated restaurant has been serving locals and visitors for over 55 years. In our quest for the best tasting seafood, we always buy the freshest seafood from local fisherman. To ensure the greatest flavor, all meals are prepared to order. Please sit back and enjoy the view as we prepare your meal. As always, if you are on a special diet, or have any allergy, please inform your server: we will do our best to accommodate special orders, but please no substitutions.

~ Your hosts, The Parlante Family ~



Raw Bar

Oysters on the Half Shell*Gluten Free 6 for …… $13
12 for …… $26
Littlenecks on the Half Shell*Gluten Free 6 for …… $8
12 for …… $15
Shrimp Cocktail  $3 ea or 4 for..$12 6 for..$18


Fried plantains topped with sautéed chicken with tomatoes and onions, served with pico de gallo
Artichoke Dip
(Heated or cold to bake at home)
Artichoke hearts and baby spinach blended with a creamy cheese sauce, baked with breadcrumbs, served with grilled pita bread
Clams Casino
Six littlenecks with a blend of onion, peppers, and garlic, topped with bacon and herb breadcrumbs
Oysters Rockefeller
Five oysters baked with a blend of spinach, parmesan cheese,  panko bread crumbs and topped with mozzarella cheese
Cajun ShrimpGluten Free
Five shrimp baked in cajun spiced butter, served with our own honey lime sour cream
Steamed in herbs, garlic and white wine butter broth, served with toasted french bread
Crab Cakes
With beet slaw and roasted red pepper aioli
Fried Calamari
Squid rings and tentacles with pickled hot peppers with a side of marinara sauce
Chicken Fingers
Golden fried plain, habanero orange or buffalo-style, with blue cheese dressing
Chicken Wings
Golden fried plain, habanero orange or buffalo-style, with blue cheese dressing
Belgian Mussels  steamed in Belgian pale ale with butter, garlic, shallots, and herbs, served with seasoned fries and black pepper-truffle aioli $17
Bookstore Mussels sauteed with tarragon garlic butter wine sauce with toasted bread $17
Stuffed Mushroom Caps with crabmeat stuffing $15
Fried Seafood Sampler with wholebelly clams, shrimp and scallops $20


Clam Chowder Bowl
Clam Chowder Quart
Bowl $9
Quart $20
Oyster StewGluten Free
With oysters, sautéed shallots, butter and cream sauce
French Onion Soup topped with baked bread smothered in cheese $8.50


Roasted Beet SaladGluten Free
Roasted beets, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
Chopped Wedge  GF   Chopped romaine lettuce with diced tomatoes, bacon, onion, crumbled blue cheese and blue cheese dressing $12
Classic Caesar…$11
marinated white anchovies…$2
Greek Salad Romaine lettuce with green peppers, onions kalamata olives, pepperoncini and feta cheese with house made Greek dressing $13
Add Chicken…$7    Add Shrimp…4 for $10 or 6 for $16   Add Salmon…$15    Add Steak Tips…..$12 Fried Oysters $17
DressingsGluten Free
Blue Cheese, Caesar, Greek, Ranch and Sweet balsamic vinaigrette


Vegetable of the day $5
Potato Salad $3
Basket of fries $6
Basket of sweet potato waffle fries $8
Basket of Onion Rings $10

Children’s Menu

8 and under

Chicken Fingers (3) $8
Fried Fish $10
Grilled Cheese $5
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich $5
(All above with fries or apple sauce)
Capellini Pasta
With butter or marinara sauce
Hot Dog with fries $6


Pan Seared Scallops
Over peach risotto
Lobster Gnocchi
Housemade gnocchi sautéed with lobstermeat, diced tomatoes, mushrooms and scallions in a Madeira wine cream sauce
Fruits of the Sea
Littlenecks, scallops and shrimp served over linguini, sautéed in tarragon butter garlic white wine sauce
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp sautéed with tomatoes and spinach in garlic butter capellini pasta
Pan seared salmon and cajun couscous with saffron broth and seasonal vegetables
Baked Cod*
Topped with herbed breadcrumbs, served with vegetables and rice
Baked Scallops*
Topped with herb breadcrumbs, served with vegetables and rice
Baked Medley*
Cod, shrimp, and scallops, topped with herb breadcrumbs, served with vegetables and rice
Fish Pot Wellfleet littleneck clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops and cod in buttery herbed wine broth $35
Grilled Swordfish with sauce of the day, served with rice and seasonal vegetables $28
Bourbon Beef Tips
Char-grilled tender sirloin tips in our house bourbon marinade served with a baked potato and vegetables with bourbon-laced red eye gravy
Vegan Pasta and Meatballs
Housemade sweet potato pasta with lentil spiced plant based “meatballs” in a marinara sauce
Chicken Parmesan
With marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese over capellini pasta
Eggplant Parmesan
With marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese over capellini pasta


Served with french fries, potato salad or coleslaw

Chilled Lobster Roll
6 oz. chilled lobster salad
Hot Lobster Roll
6 oz. lobster salad served hot, sautéed in butter
on a grilled roll
Oyster Po’Boy
Fried oysters on grilled french bread with remoulade sauce and fresh greens
Bookstore Reuben
Fried cod on grilled marble rye with Swiss cheese on a bed of coleslaw
Fish Sandwich
Fried cod on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce
Vegetarian BurgerGluten Free
Housemade topped with avocado, served with sweet potato fries on a gluten free bun
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Topped with lettuce, tomato, pickled red onions and chipotle aioli, served on a brioche bun
Classic Burger
Char-grilled 1/2 lb. Angus burger with lettuce and tomato, served on a brioche bun
ADD CHEESE (American, cheddar or swiss)…$1

Fried Platters

Served with french fries & coleslaw
All of our fried food is lightly battered and fried in trans-fat free canola and cottonseed oil blend

Oysters $25
Fish & Chips $21
Scallops $25
Shrimp $23
Fried Fisherman’s Platter with wholebelly clams, shrimp and scallops, served with coleslaw and fries $32


Cod, Shrimp or Grilled Swordfish
Served in two corn tortillas with cabbage, shredded cheddar jack cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli


Keylime Pie $8
with Nutella chocolate sauce
Dessert Special…ask your server!

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

San Pellegrino Sparkling 500 ml $3.75
Panna Water Still 500 ml $3.75
Gosling Ginger Beer $7.00
Bookstore Root Beer $4.00
San Pellegrino Limonata $3.75
San Pellegrino Blood Orange $3.75
Coke $2
Diet Coke $2
Sprite $2
Ginger-ale $2
Peak Unsweetend Ice Tea $2
Smartwater $2


Gluten Free Gluten Free
* Can be made Gluten Free

— Before placing your order, please inform your server if you or a person in your party has a food allergy

— Please note consuming raw or undercooked meats or shellfish may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

3.5% Cash discount
7% MA meals tax added
20% gratuity added to parties of 6 or more
Items and Prices subject to change