Welcome to the Bookstore & Restaurant

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 ~

** 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
Fried Buffalo Oysters
Fried oysters over hot buffalo sauce topped with crumbled Great Blue Hill cheese and pico de gallo, with mixed greens
$14
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
Braised Short Rib Quesadilla
With caramelized onions, sour cream, and pico
$18
Fried Seafood Sampler
Assortment of wholebelly clams, scallops and shrimp
$18
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
With house made crabmeat stuffing and topped with cheddar cheese
$12
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, habenero orange or buffalo-style with blue cheese dressing
$12
Chicken Tenders
Golden fried plain with honey mustard sauce or buffalo-style with blue cheese dressing
$12

Soups

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
Mayo BeachGluten Free
Mixed greens tossed in tamarind-lime dressing, with manchego cheese, sliced granny smith apple and house-made spiced candied pecans
$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
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 ShrimpGluten Free 4…$10 or 6…$16
Grilled or Cajun SalmonGluten Free $12
Grilled Bourbon Beef TipsGluten Free $10
Fried Oysters $12
6 oz. Lobster Salad $20
DressingsGluten Free
Cranberry vinaigrette, Ranch, Tamarind-lime, Sweet balsamic vinaigrette, Caesar and Blue cheese

Sides

Potato Salad $3
Vegetable of the day $5
Coleslaw $3
Basket of fries $6
Basket of Sweet Potato Fries $7
Toasted French bread $1
Basket of Bread $2.25

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)
Capellini Pasta
With butter or marinara sauce
$6

Entrées

Thai Fish Pot*
Littlenecks, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and cod in a coconut milk, lemongrass, garlic and ginger broth with toasted French bread
$33
Fruits of the Sea
Littlenecks, scallops and shrimp sautéed in tarragon butter garlic white wine sauce served over capellini pasta
$30
Portuguese Stew
Mussels, scallops, calamari and linguica simmered in a spicy red sauce served over capellini pasta
$30
Shrimp Scampi
With tomatoes and spinach sautéed in garlic butter over capellini pasta
$22
Baked Cod
Served with vegetables and rice
choice of topping:

  • Herb breadcrumbs*
  • Cranberry-walnut crustedGluten Free
  • Cornmeal crusted, salsa fresca and avocado lime aioli
$21
Salmon
Salmon baked stuffed with crabmeat, tomatoes, spinach, and goat cheese served with vegetables and rice
$23
Scallops*
Scallops baked with butter and herb bread-crumbs, served with vegetable and rice
$25
Baked Medley*
Cod, scallops and shrimp baked with butter and herb breadcrumbs, served with vegetable and rice
$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 Parmesan
With marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese over capellini pasta
$18
Chicken Piccata
Pan fried chicken with sautéed tomatoes and spinach in lemon caper butter served with capellini pasta
$18
Eggplant ParmesanWith marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese over capellini pasta  $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 $2 Gluten Free Bun)

Chilled Lobster Roll
6 oz. chilled lobster salad on butter-grilled roll
$25
Hot Lobster Roll
6 oz. lobster salad served hot, sautéed in butter on a grilled roll
$25
Bookstore Reuben
Fried cod on grilled marble rye with Swiss cheese on a bed of coleslaw
$14
Oyster Po’Boy
Fried oysters on grilled French bread with remoulade sauce and fresh greens
$17
Scallop Roll
Fried scallops in a grilled roll
$20
Clam Roll
Friend wholebelly clams in a grilled roll
$20
Fish Sandwich
Fried cod on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce
$12
Vegetarian BurgerGluten Free
The Beyond Burger®, a 100% plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like a real hamburger! Gluten free, soy free and vegan! Topped with avocado served on a gluten free bun
$15
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Topped with lettuce, tomato, pickled red onions and chipotle aioli
$12
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
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

Fried Platters

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

Whole Belly Clams $25
Oysters $23
Scallops $25
Fish & Chips $19
Shrimp $23
Fisherman’s Platter
Cod, scallops, wholebelly clams and shrimp
$30

Tacos

Oyster Tacos
Fried cod served in two corn tortillas with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli
$16
Fish Tacos
Fried cod served in two corn tortillas with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli
$16
Shrimp Tacos
Fried shrimp served in two corn tortillas with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli
$16

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