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The Whelk

575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
+1 203-557-0902
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“whelks” (43 reviews)
“octopus” (14 reviews)
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
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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

1  Thank NateWD
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Food was good, though a bit pricey for the portions and offerings. Service was very good - our waitress was friendly and available and managed a "challenging" guest nearby in a thoroughly professional manner. Sat at a communal table in the middle which was fine,...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

It just keeps getting better! My wife and I love walking in early to sit at the bar and have a casual dinner. The people are very nice and the atmosphere is fun. But the food is what you go for. We had last night...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Stopped by for a late lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The menu choices were unusual and eclectic. If you are looking for a standard menu this is not the place for you. We chose the pigs ears, sardines, tuna carpaccio, lobster roll and fried chicken...More

Thank Arlene L
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Good variety of raw bar choices but the choices past that are few and far between. Service was a bit slow for a weekday lunch and the restaurant is loud.

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

A slightly loud but upbeat venue. Great selections at the bar and a good bar crowd as well as restaurant crowd. There is a great combination of standard fare but also unusual dishes. All are well prepared. This is a good evening of dining albeit...More

Thank CraigConoscenti
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, 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
  • E-mail
Oyster & Seafood Bar located on the Saugatuck River.
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