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The Whelk

575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
+1 203-557-0902
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“deviled eggs” (15 reviews)
“whelks” (37 reviews)
“oysters” (22 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
16:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

Although we had trouble getting return calls forour reservation. They did call us back after the third try, were very courteous and accommodating. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to a table. When my wife asked if we could get...More

Thank alwestport
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Called and made a reservation for six people to celebrate a rather significant birthday (for 6 something - seems that is all they offer other than 9:15) on October 20 for tonight (November 16). Couldn't remember whether it was 6:30 or 6:45 so called today...More

3  Thank FloV
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Our dinner was exceptional. My husband had the smoked trout and I had the roasted black bass. We shared 8 little necks clams as our appetizer. All fishes were fresh and outstanding. Their menu is innovative. Vegetables are locally grown. We will most definitely return....More

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 4 August 2012

We recently dined at The Whelk for the first time. The only reservation we could get was for 5:30...early but we took it because of the fabulous reviews we had read. We were promptly seated and enjoyed the atmosphere of the dining room. Our meals...More

Thank mrcurls
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We went to the Whelk on Tuesday, June 26th with another couple. We arrived a few minutes ahead of our reservation time of 6:30 pm and the hostess was happy to seat us while the gentlemen were looking for a parking place (a shortcoming of...More

Thank AmyTy
Reviewed 18 June 2012

The Whelk is another home run from le farm team <snort>. Once you crack the menu code, which isn't easy and you don't get much help from the waitstaff, the food is tremendous. The only real disappointment is yet another squandered river view - exactly...More

1  Thank screwjack
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Terrible female wait person... she acted like we were a nuisance, while offering little to no advice (and no bread!). Food... over-priced, poorly presented, and over-written (on menu). Wine steward was exceptional, we will note.

2  Thank bobrice14
Reviewed 10 June 2012

I was not expecting a ton since I am not a huge farm of Mr. Taibe's other restaurant (Le Farm)as I find food there oversalted. Plus the other recent rage in town (Tarry Lodge is highly overrated, IMO). So my husband and I were very...More

1  Thank ilasik
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Great seafood done by a master chef and a terrific wine list. Bill and Massimo have done a great job here.

1  Thank Tod B
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Questions & Answers
Sally R
24 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Forthefood256 | Property representative |
Sally R., Yes! The lunch and dinner menu are posted on our website and change frequently. We are open for lunch Friday and Saturday beginning at noon and dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Thanks!
20 April 2016|
Response from juice06870 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what you are used to paying. I would call it 'moderate'. Certainly well worth the money.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-557-0902
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Oyster & Seafood Bar located on the Saugatuck River.
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