Welcome to the Bookstore & Restaurant

Hours:  11:30-5pm Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.

11:30-7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday


Closing for the season Sunday 11/29/20 at 5pm. Reopening in February 2021!


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
Jumbo Shrimp CocktailGluten Free  each $3


Oysters Rockefeller
Five oysters baked with a blend of spinach, parmesan cheese, panko bread crumbs and topped with mozzarella cheese
Artichoke Dip
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
Fried Seafood Sampler
Assortment of oysters, scallops and shrimp
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
With house made crabmeat stuffing and topped with cheddar 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
Classic Bookstore ~ tarragon garlic butter wine sauce with bread or Belgian Style ~ steamed in Belgian pale ale with butter, garlic, shallots, and herbs, served with seasoned fries and black pepper-truffle aioli
Fried Calamari
Squid rings and tentacles with pickled hot peppers with a side of marinara sauce
Chicken Fingers or Chicken Wings
Golden fried plain, habanero orange or buffalo-style, with blue cheese dressing


Clam Chowder Cup… $7
Bowl… $9
Quart… $20
French Onion Soup
Baked with buttery crostini, swiss, and mozzarella cheese
Oyster StewGluten Free
With oysters, sautéed shallots, butter and cream sauce
Soup of the day…. Cup…$5




Roasted Beet SaladGluten Free
Roasted beets, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
Chopped WedgeGluten Free
Chopped romaine lettuce with diced tomatoes, bacon, onion, crumbled blue cheese and blue cheese dressing
Classic Caesar…$11
marinated white anchovies…$2
Add Grilled or Cajun ChickenGluten Free…$7
Add Grilled or Cajun ShrimpGluten Free…4 for $10 or 6 for $16
Add Steak Tips…..$12
Fried Oysters $17                  Add Lobster Salad…$20 
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
Hot Dog $6
(All above with fries or apple sauce)
Capellini Pasta
With butter or marinara sauce


Lobster Gnocchi
Gnocchi sautéed with lobstermeat, diced tomatoes, mushrooms and scallions in a Madeira wine cream sauce
Fish Pot Gluten Free
Littlenecks, mussels, shrimp, scallops and cod in buttery herbed wine broth with toasted bread
Fruits of the Sea
Littlenecks, scallops and shrimp served over linguini, sautéed in tarragon butter garlic white wine sauce
Portuguese Stew Mussels, scallops, calamari and linguica  simmered in a spicy marinara sauce,    served over capellini pasta $35
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp sautéed with tomatoes and spinach in garlic butter capellini pasta
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
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
Chicken Parmesan
With marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese over capellini pasta
Eggplant Parmesan
With marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese over capellini pasta
Chicken Piccata Pan fried chicken with sautéed tomatoes and baby spinach in lemon caper butter served with capellini pasta $18


Served with french fries, potato salad or coleslaw

Chilled Lobster Roll
6 oz. chilled lobster salad on butter-grilled roll
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
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
Steak Sandwich
Topped with onion rings on french bread

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
Fried Fisherman’s Platter Cod, scallops, oysters and shrimp $32
Fish & Chips $21
Scallops $25
Shrimp $23


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


1 1/4 lb.
Baked/Stuffed $38
Clambake $38


Keylime Pie $8
Chocolate Flourless Cake $8
Dessert Special…ask your server!
Lemoncello Cake $8


White Wine by the Glass

Franciscan, Napa Valley
Matchbook, Dunnigan Hills
Moscato D’Asti,
Borgo Maragliano
Pinot Grigio,
Borgo Boschetto, Italy
Dr. Loosen QBA, Germany
La Patience “Nemeusa” France
Sauvignon Blanc,
Tohu, New Zealand
Gaintza, Spain

Red Wine by the Glass

Pinot Noir,
High Hook, Willamette Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Gravel Bar, CA
Dom.de la Patience, France
Bodini, Argentina

Sparkling Wines and Bellini’s

Prosecco $10
Prosecco, freshly squeezed orange juice & splash of Grand Marnier
Ocean Wave
Prosecco, Cranberry & Framboise

Specialty Coffee & Tea

Espresso, Decaf Espresso $3
Cappuccino, Decaf Cappuccino $4
Iced Tea or Coffee Unsweetened $3
Snowy Owl Coffee, Brewster $3
Tea Black or Mint $3

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

San Pellegrino Blood Orange or Limonata $3.75
Bookstore Rootbeer,
Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale,
Pink Lemonade $3
San Pellegrino, Sparkling Water $3.75
Panna Spring Water $3.75


Micro Brews in the Bottle

Micro Brews in the Can


Budweiser $4
Bud Light $4
Coors Light $4
Miller Light $4
Michelob Ultra $4


Heineken $6
Heineken 0.0 N/A $5
Corona Extra, Lager $6
Corona Light $6

Draft Beer

Fiddlehead IPA $6
Guinness Stout $6
Lagunitas IPA $6
Hog Island IPA $6
Stella Artois, Belgium Lager $6

Alternative Libations

Aval Cider, France $7
Ginger Libation Ginger Beer $7




El Jimador tequila, fresh squeezed
grapefruit juice, grapefruit soda
Parrot Head
Twenty Boat Rum “Truro Vineyards”
Black raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice
Cachaça, lime and sugar
Tuscan Iced Tea
Italian Amaro, honey, lemon,
and prosecco
Dark & Stormy
Gosling’s Rum and ginger beer
Spanish grenache blended with brandy
and fresh fruit
Bellamy Bloody
Absolut pepper vodka infused with Scotch
Bonnet peppers, blended with our
housemade mary mix
Blood Orange Margarita
Hornito’s, Triple Sec, blood orange puree,
and San Pellagrino soda
Aperol Spritz
Aperol, prosecco
Original Trader Vic’s Mai Tai
Jamaican and Martinique Rum, lime juice,
orgrat, and orange Curacao
Bee’s Knees
Berkshire Gin, locally sourced honey,
and lemon juice
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Luxardo Bitters
and stock sweet vermouth
Bullet Rye Whiskey, Herbscint
and Peychauds Bitters
The Perfect Storm
Twenty Boat Spiced Rum, Truro,
Ginger Libation

House-infused Martinis

Meyer Lemon and Tarragon Martini
Vodka infused with fresh tarragon, Meyer lemons
Lemongrass and Ginger Martini
Vodka infused with fresh lemongrass, ginger
Pomegranate Martini
Three Olives vodka, Pama Liqueur and pomegranate juice
Fig Martini
Vodka infused with figs and blended with passion fruit juice
Pineapple Martini
Pineapple infused vodka with a touch of pineapple juice


Aperol Spritz
Aperol and prosecco
Tuscan Iced Tea
Amaro, honey, lemon, and prosecco
Blood Orange Margarita
Hornito’s, Triple Sec, blood orange puree, and San Pellagrino soda
Prosecco, Cointreau, and fresh squeezed orange juice
Spanish Grenache, brandy, simple syrup, sprite and fruit

Frozen Summer Coolers


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
Masks are required at all times except while seated at a table
Items and Prices subject to change