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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
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:15
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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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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Was in the mood for a healthy light supper after a stroll on Marconi Beach (which is right across the street). Had an appetizer, the calamari, with the salad bar as a perfect meal tonight. Lots of choices at the salad bar, e.g. caesar, greek, spinach, kale, and many kinds of veggies and beans. Loved the fresh fruit salad for... More 

Thank VistaGirl39
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

My husband and I visit this restaurant for breakfast at least twice each year during our one week summer vacation on the Cape. I ordered the pineapple-orange-coconut smoothie, which was delicious. I also ordered 2 eggs over easy and sausage links. Although the sausage links appeared to be cooked/grilled cooked they were not hot, nor were th eggs. My husband... More 

Thank Off2Cape
London, On
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248 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We arrived just in time to catch their early bird special which made a fabulous meal and great service that much more attractive! We had Prime Rib and Calamari, drinks and wine with the meal and left for under $80. Fantastic staff, a great salad bar, and good meals would make this a place worth returning too especially if you... More 

Thank Falccros
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Happy Hour- nothing better. Kendra you are the best. Wellfleet oysters, just perfect; best clams casino. Tonight's entries: striped bass; just in at 3pm; so very fresh & you can have them prepped your way. Our waitress "Gretchen" oh yeah; so professional. It was a wonderful night. Thanks Peter & Dianne.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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368 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is one we visit at least once on every visit to Cape Cod and this year was no different. First the good news is that they have a fantastic salad bar which has been described by others in their TA reviews. It has about everything that you can ever desire. My better half ordered the baked stuff shrimp... More 

Thank Rohrshack
Port Ewen, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Don't miss this! nice , comfortable table settings, great salad bar, fresh sea food , excellent wait staff.

Thank mrrpw12466
Schroon Lake, New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We came here because I wanted salad bar which they have and it was fine. I also had the lobster cakes which the waiter recommended and they were delicious! My husband had the prime rib (I know - why order beef at a seafood rest.?) which he felt had no taste and the green beans were too under cooked.

Thank Wendy R
Hampstead, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Something for everyone and all six of us really enjoyed our dinners. Good wine list, food, salad bar and atmosphere. Great service! Been here before and always really enjoyed it. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Tracey M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Our dinner was ok.... The restaurant is nice, clean and has an amazing salad bar (it's $5.75 for 1 trip). We ordered drinks which were very good but the chicken sauté dinner was slimy and the potatoes seemed left over from the night before. I ate half and had to stop. My husband enjoyed a seafood linguini which he enjoyed.... More 

Thank Amanda C
Lecanto, Florida
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261 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. We were promptly seated and the server took our drink orders while we reviewed the menu. They no longer include the salad bar with the regular dinner as it is now $5.95 extra. We both had the seafood pasta which came in two sizes. We both got the... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?