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


Clams Casino
Six littlenecks with a blend of onion, peppers, and garlic, topped with bacon and herb breadcrumbs

Steamed in herbs, garlic and white wine butter broth, served with toasted french bread
Bookstore Mussels*
Steamed in tarragon garlic butter wine sauce, served with french toasted bread
Salmon Cakes
Two grilled salmon cakes with avocado cilantro garlic aioli

Stuffed Mushroom Caps
With house made crabmeat stuffing and topped with cheddar cheese

Fried Calamari
Squid rings and tentacles topped with house marinated chili pepper rings and a side of marinara sauce
Chicken Wings
Golden fried plain or buffalo-style with bleu cheese dressing
Oysters Rockefeller
Five oysters baked with a blend of spinach, parmesan cheese,  panko crumbs and topped with mozzarella cheese

Belgian Mussels
Steamed in Belgian pale ale with butter, garlic, shallots, and herbs, served with seasoned fries and black pepper-truffle aioli

Cajun Shrimp Gluten Free
Five shrimp baked in cajun spiced butter, served with our own honey lime sour cream
Fried Seafood Sampler
Assortment of wholebelly clams, scallops and shrimp
Steamers Gluten Free
1 1/2 lb. local steamer clams with broth and drawn butter
Artichoke Dip
Artichoke hearts and baby spinach blended with a creamy cheese sauce, baked with breadcrumbs, served with grilled pita bread
Chicken Tenders
Golden fried plain with honey mustard sauce or buffalo-style with bleu cheese dressing


Clam Chowder
cup …… $6
bowl …… $8
French Onion
Baked with buttery crostini, swiss, and mozzarella cheese
Oyster Stew Gluten Free
With oysters, sautéed shallots, butter and cream sauce


Mayo Beach Gluten Free
Mixed greens tossed in tamarind-lime dressing, with manchego cheese, sliced granny smith apple and house-made spiced candied pecans
Caprese Gluten Free
Fresh burrata mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, arugula and basil with balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and cracked pepper
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
Classic Caesar
marinated white anchovies…$2
Chopped Salad Gluten Free
Finely chopped mixed greens and garden vegetables, tossed with our house cranberry vinaigrette, balsamic dressed mozzarella and ripe strawberries topped with cracked pepper
Roasted Beet Salad Gluten Free
Roasted beets, mixed greens, avocado, dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seed and goat cheese, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
House Salad Gluten Free
Mixed greens with garden vegetables and sundried cranberries with your choice of dressing
Add Grilled or Cajun Chicken Gluten Free … $7
Add Grilled or Cajun Shrimp Gluten Free … 4 for $10 or 6 for $16
Add Steak Tips … $12
Fried Oysters … $17
Add Lobster Salad … $20
Dressings Gluten Free
Blue Cheese, Caesar, Greek, Ranch and Sweet balsamic vinaigrette


Pasta Salad
Vegetable of the day
Basket of fries
Toasted French bread
Potato Salad
Basket of Sweet Potato Fries

Children’s Menu

8 and under

Fried Fish
with fries or applesauce
Grilled Cheese
with fries or applesauce
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
with fries or applesauce
Chicken Fingers
with fries or applesauce
Hot Dog
with fries or applesauce
With butter, alfredo or marinara sauce


Portuguese Stew
Mussels, scallops, calamari and linguica simmered in a spicy red sauce served over linguini
Baked Medley*
Baked cod, scallops and shrimp baked with butter and herb breadcrumbs, served with vegetable and rice
Vegetarian Rundown Gluten Free
Vegan, Seasonal vegetables and sweet potatoes sautéed with scallions and garlic in coconut milk cream sauce
Baked Cod
Served with vegetables and rice
choice of topping:

  • Herb breadcrumbs*
  • Cranberry-walnut crustedGluten Free
  • Cornmeal crusted, topped with salsa fresca and avocado cilantro lime aioli


Baked Scallops*
Scallops baked with butter and herb bread-crumbs, served with vegetable and rice


Fish Tacos
Fried cod served in two soft flour wraps with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli
Grilled Taco of the Day
Shrimp Tacos
Fried shrimp served in two soft flour wraps with broccoli slaw, shredded manchego cheese, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro garlic aioli


Served with pickles and a choice of coleslaw, pasta salad, potato salad, french fries or
add ….. $1 sweet potato fries or vegetable of the day

Char-grilled Tuna Steak Sandwich
With wasabi aioli on a brioche bun with lettuce and tomato
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
Grilled Swordfish Steak
On a toasted brioche bun with cilantro garlic aioli
Classic Burger
Char-grilled 1/2 lb. Angus burger served on a brioche bun with tomato and lettuce
Add cheese…$1 (American, provolone, cheddar and swiss)
The Beyond Burger ™ Gluten Free
A 100% plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like a real hamburger! Gluten free, soy free and vegan! Topped with kimchi and served on a gluten free bun with fries
Chicken Melt
Grilled chicken breast topped with melted Swiss cheese and caramelized onions
Hamburger Club
A grilled ½ lb. Angus hamburger triple-decker
club with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise
Add cheese…$1 (American, provolone, cheddar and swiss)


Served with pickles and a choice of coleslaw, pasta salad, potato salad, french fries or
add ….. $1 sweet potato fries or vegetable of the day

Chilled Lobster Roll
6 oz. chilled lobster salad on butter-grilled roll with greens
Bookstore Reuben
Fried cod on grilled marble rye with Swiss cheese on a bed of coleslaw
Clam Roll
Fried wholebelly clams in a grilled roll
Fish Sandwich
Fried cod served on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce
Vegetarian Wrap
Ripe avocado, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions and provolone with cranberry honey mayo on honey wheat wrap
Turkey Club
A true triple-decker classic with roasted turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise
Hot Lobster Roll
6 oz. lobster salad served hot, sautéed in butter on a grilled roll with greens
Scallop Roll
Fried scallops in a grilled roll
Oyster Po’Boy
Fried oysters on grilled French bread with remoulade sauce and fresh greens
Turkey Avocado Wrap
Roast turkey breast, ripe avocado, lettuce, tomato, and provolone with cranberry honey mayo on honey wheat wrap
Hot Pastrami
Grilled pastrami with melted swiss on rye

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.

Whole Belly Clams
Fish & Chips
Fisherman’s Platter
Cod, scallops, wholebelly clams and shrimp


1 1/4 lb. boiled lobster, served with coleslaw and fries
1 1/4 lb. boiled lobster with steamers and corn on the cob
stuffed lobster with crabmeat stuffing, topped with baked scallops
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