Fall Menu

Welcome to the Bookstore & Restaurant

Our family owned and operated restaurant has been serving locals and visitors for over 49 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 ~

** Please note that our menu changes during off season months **

Raw Bar

Oysters on the Half Shell*Gluten Free 6 for …… $13
12 for …… $24
Littlenecks on the Half Shell*Gluten Free 6 for …… $8
12 for …… $15
Jumbo Shrimp CocktailGluten Free $3, each
Raw Bar Combo* Small: two of each oysters, clams and shrimp …… $14
Jumbo: six of each …… $38
Mega: twelve of each …… $72

Appetizers

Clams Casino
Six littlenecks with a blend of onion, peppers, and garlic, topped with bacon and herb breadcrumbs
$12
Oysters Rockefeller
Five oysters baked with a blend of spinach, parmesan cheese,  panko bread crumbs and topped with mozzarella cheese
$15
Littlenecks*
Steamed in herbs, garlic and white wine butter broth, served with toasted french bread
$17
Belgian Mussels
Steamed in Belgian pale ale with butter, garlic, shallots, and herbs, served with seasoned fries and black pepper-truffle aioli
$16
Bookstore Mussels*
Steamed in tarragon garlic butter wine sauce, served with french toasted bread
$16
Cajun ShrimpGluten Free
Five shrimp baked in cajun spiced butter, served with our own honey lime sour cream
$16
Fried Seafood Sampler
Assortment of oysters, scallops and shrimp
$18
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
With house made crabmeat stuffing and topped with cheddar cheese
$10
Fried Calamari
Squid rings and tentacles topped with house marinated chili pepper rings and a side of marinara sauce
$14
Artichoke Dip
Artichoke hearts and baby spinach blended with a creamy cheese sauce, baked with breadcrumbs, served with grilled pita bread
$12
Chicken Wings
Golden fried plain or buffalo-style with blue cheese dressing
$11
Chicken Tenders
Golden fried plain with honey mustard sauce or buffalo-style with blue cheese dressing
$11
Fried Buffalo Oysters
Fried oysters over hot buffalo sauce topped with crumbled Great Blue Hill cheese and pico de gallo, with mixed greens
$14
Fried Mushroom Basket
With Honey Dijon sauce
$9
Onion Rings $8
Flat Bread Pizza
of the day
ask your server

Soups

Soup of the Day ask your server
Clam Chowder cup …… $6
bowl …… $8
Oyster StewGluten Free
With oysters, sautéed shallots, butter and cream sauce
$15
French Onion
Baked with buttery crostini, swiss, and mozzarella cheese
$8

Salads

Roasted Beet SaladGluten Free
Roasted beets, mixed greens, avocado, dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds and goat cheese, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
$12
The “Bookstore Wedge”Gluten Free
Iceberg lettuce wedge topped with crumbled Great Hill Blue cheese, ripe tomatoes, bacon, Blue cheese dressing and shaved red onion
$12
Greek Salad
Romaine lettuce, tri-colored grape tomatoes, cucumber, onions, kalamata olives, feta cheese and peperoncini with Greek dressing
$12
House SaladGluten Free
Mixed greens with garden vegetables and sundried cranberries with your choice of dressing
$7
Classic Caesar
marinated white anchovies…$2
$11
Add to any Salad
Grilled or Cajun chickenGluten Free $7
Grilled or Cajun SalmonGluten Free $12
Grilled or Cajun ShrimpGluten Free 4…. $10
6…. $16
Grilled Bourbon Beef TipsGluten Free $10
6 oz. Lobster Salad $20
DressingsGluten Free
Cranberry vinaigrette, Ranch, Sweet balsamic vinaigrette, Blue cheese, and Greek.

Sides

Potato Salad $3
Onion Rings $8
Vegetable of the day $5
Coleslaw $3
Basket of fries $6
Basket of Sweet Potato Fries $7
Toasted French bread $1

Children’s Menu

8 and under

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

Entrées

Portuguese Stew
Mussels, scallops, calamari and linguica simmered in a spicy red sauce served over linguini
$30
Fish Pot*
Littlenecks, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and cod in buttery herbed wine broth with toasted French bread
$33
Fruits of the Sea
Littlenecks, scallops and shrimp served over linguini, sautéed in tarragon butter garlic white wine sauce
$30
Baked Cod
Served with vegetables and rice
choice of topping:

  • Herb breadcrumbs*
  • Cranberry-walnut crustedGluten Free
  • Cornmeal crusted, topped with salsa fresca and avocado lime aioli
$21
Baked Medley*
Baked cod, scallops and shrimp baked with butter and herb breadcrumbs, served with vegetable and rice
$25
Baked Scallops*
Scallops baked with butter and herb bread-crumbs, served with vegetable and rice
$25
Baked Stuffed Shrimp
with crabmeat stuffing served with vegetables and rice
$25
Shrimp Scampi
Sautéed with tomatoes and baby spinach in a scampi sauce over linguini
$23
Barbecue Ribs
Rack of barbecue ribs slow cooked and char-grilled, finished with our house barbecue sauce, served with mashed potatoes and coleslaw.
$25
Bourbon Beef Tips
Char-grilled tender sirloin tips in our house bourbon marinade served around mashed potatoes and vegetables with bourbon-laced red eye gravy
$25
Chicken Piccata
Pan fried chicken with sautéed tomatoes and baby spinach in lemon caper butter served around rice
$18
Chicken Parmesan
Hand breaded, fried and baked in marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese over linguini
$17
Eggplant Parmesan
Hand breaded, fried and baked in marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese over linguini
$17

Sandwiches

Served with pickles and a choice of coleslaw, potato salad, french fries or
(add ….. $1 sweet potato fries or vegetable of the day
or add ….. $2 onion rings)

Chilled Lobster Roll
6 oz. chilled lobster salad on butter-grilled roll with greens
$25
Hot Lobster Roll
6 oz. lobster salad served hot, sautéed in butter on a grilled roll with greens
$25
Bookstore Reuben
Fried cod on grilled marble rye with Swiss cheese on a bed of coleslaw
$14
Scallop Roll
Fried scallops in a grilled roll
$20
Oyster Po’Boy
Fried oysters on grilled French bread with remoulade sauce and fresh greens
$17
Fish Sandwich
Fried cod served on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce
$12
Steak Sandwich
8 oz. New York sirloin, charbroiled, and topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions, served on parmesan french bread with a side of fries. Served plain, cajun, or with a teriyaki glaze
$20
Classic Burger
Char-grilled 1/2 lb. Angus burger served on a brioche bun with tomato and lettuce
Add cheese…$1 (American, provolone, cheddar, blue or swiss)
$13
Chicken Melt
Grilled chicken breast topped with melted Swiss cheese and caramelized onions on a brioche bun
$11
Hot Pastrami
Grilled pastrami with melted swiss on rye
$12

Fried Platters

Served with coleslaw and fries
All of our fried food is lightly battered and fried in trans-fat free and saturated-fat free soybean and sunflower oil.

Oysters $23
Scallops $25
Fish & Chips $19
Shrimp $23
Fisherman’s Platter
Cod, scallops, oysters and shrimp
$28

Tacos

Fish Tacos
Fried cod served in two soft flour wraps with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli
$14
Shrimp Tacos
Fried shrimp served in two soft flour wraps with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli
$14
Chicken Tacos
Fried chicken served in two soft flour wraps with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli
$14

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.

7% MA meals tax added
20% gratuity added to parties of 6 or more
Prices subject to change