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Van Rensselaer's Restaurant

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1019 State Hwy Rte 6, Opposite Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters & Marconi Beach entranceway, Wellfleet, MA 02667-8107
+1 508-349-2127
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Mon 08:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:15
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Hall's (owners) work hard every day to deliver an excellent dining experience. They have been doing this for many years and the results show. The menu is wide and deep and includes a strong seafood and beef list. There is a killer salad bar. Service is top drawer. VR's welcomes families with children and larger groups for special occasions.

Thank oysters11
Dartmouth, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were seated very quickly, the service was slow to get started but once the waitress came she was very good. The duck was first class!! The sword fish was a bit bland but the mediterranean style options improved the flavours. The house malbec was really nice. The creme brulee was delicious and very large - good for sharing!! The... More 

Thank Prairiecrocus577
Woodstock, Vermont
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The seafood here was EXCELLENT!! In spite of the fact that Wellfleet Oysters were not being served (anywhere) due to a bacteria outbreak in the local beds. I had a perfect sesame crusted Ahi tuna for an app, while my wife had perfect (no marinara sauce) calamari. Blackened (cajun) scallops were my choice, and my wife had a seafood combo... More 

Thank Hal D
New Philadelphia, Ohio
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180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is an outstanding place to eat. We had very good service also. It's pricey but really worth it to visit. I highly recommend it. Your pallet will thank you!!!!

Thank 456CGL
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Too crowded in season (probably says something there) Off season you can't beat the place. Salad bar is crisp and fresh, soup bar is also delicious. Plenty of choices on the menu and all are great. I had to baked cod, cooked to perfection. Maybe too many vegetables, but I guess that is good. My wife had the pan seared... More 

Thank Richard M
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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241 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited VR to enjoy a casual dinner after a enjoying the Oysterfest weekend with family and friends. We decided to go on the spur of the moment and made it in time to catch the early bird menu. We were greeted warmly by Peter the owner and seated quickly in a quiet corner. We had a wonderful meal consisting... More 

Thank Nomad0921
Burlington, Vermont
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Breakfast, diverse menu with very fresh ingredients. Prepared well, and served quickly. Very attentive staff.

Thank RealityBarbie
Valatie, New York
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We decided to give this restaurant a try because we received a gift card from our hotel. It was about a 30 minute drive from where we were in Dennisport, but worth the trip. I had a shrimp cocktail that was fresh, cold, had a nice presentation and the shrimp was perfectly done! I also got an early bird special... More 

Thank 316butterfly61
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Find it really hard to believe this was the number one rated restaurant on Trip Advisor. The pasta was mushy, the scallops were most likely frozen, not fresh, and the filet came covered in a brown gravy that was unappealing. The food was very mediocre compared to the prices.

Thank Laurel K
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry for your disappointment. we try to check every table, and apologize if we missed yours. We like to fix problems and work hard to make people happy. sorry we did not hear of your displeasure as I would have tried to fix your items to your specifications. More 

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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After visiting here for breakfast on three past trips and enjoying our meals, we were eager to introduce our friends to Van Rensselaer's for breakfast. It was a disappointment this time. Our friend ordered the eggs Benedict and asked for no capers and asked if she could have some diced tomatoes instead. The request stumped our server, Sinead, and we... More 

Thank Kira V
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry Diane or I did not catch the problem early. It does look easily solvable. My wife and I try to check every table and are sorry if we missed your that day. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:15
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1019 State Hwy Rte 6, Opposite Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters & Marconi Beach entranceway, Wellfleet, MA 02667-8107
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
  • Phone Number: +1 508-349-2127

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?