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The Whelk

575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
+1 203-557-0902
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“deviled eggs” (15 reviews)
“whelks” (37 reviews)
“oysters” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Had dinner with party of 8 and they did not disappoint. Meal was delish, and apparently we need to return for the brussels sprouts. On the small downside, restaurant if pretty noisy....had to repeat myself a few times in conversations. Otherwise love it!

Thank eewrosales
Reviewed 22 January 2017

That was unbelievable! The visit to this restaurant was a great experience. The food was very delicious and the items on the items are out of this world! The service was super friendly and we followed the advice to get the selection of oysters from...More

Thank Vitaly S
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My husband and I had the best dinner. Our server, who was very knowledgeable suggested a mussel starter. Mussels poached and served over rustic bread with an onion reduction was amazing, the freshness of the fish stew was like it was caught and hour ago...More

Thank charlene c
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Having been here several times before and having loved some stuff I was all hyped up for a great meal. Everything was good. But not great. Nothing Blew me away like the whole octopus did a couple Years ago. That was amazing. Will try again...More

Thank Gma0917
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I'm one of those that thinks that a restaurant should be distinguished for consistently hitting it out of the park, as opposed to getting full credit for one exceptional experience. I'm sure Whelk will pass the consistent excellence test. It seems completely ingrained in the...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I ate at The Whelk a few weeks ago for the first time, it was incredible.  Full disclosure, we only tried the appetizers. Buy we tried a lot of them.  We started with the oysters – they had some good ones from...More

2  Thank Marc L
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Went for anniversary lunch. Very yummy shared oysters and I had the seafood soup and hubby had the fried chicken sandwich. Easy to get seats on the weekend for lunch. A number of family's there and great ambiance by the water.

Thank Stacy V
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Finding parking at The Whelk was a bit dicey, but we lucked out. A wall of windows makes the dining room very light & airy. Two very large, elevated cafeteria-style tables with bar chairs occupy most of the room. A long line of regular tables...More

Thank Abernathy15
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Super Nice fresh seafood and an amazing selection of wines. You can surely trust the waiters for their wine suggestions

Thank Risery
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We enjoyed a spectacular dinner at a tasting table - chef's choice. The food just kept coming - amazing! The variety, the colors and the taste - really remarkable. At one point we knew we were starting to run out of steam so we gave...More

Thank NateWD
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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