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Van Rensselaer's Restaurant

1019 State Hwy Rte 6, Opposite Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters & Marconi Beach entranceway, Wellfleet, MA 02667-8107
+1 508-349-2127
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster cakes” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (56 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Food
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LOCATION
1019 State Hwy Rte 6, Opposite Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters & Marconi Beach entranceway, Wellfleet, MA 02667-8107
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11 - 20 of 450 reviews

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...More

Thank Hal D
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
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Richard M
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...More

Thank Nomad0921
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank 316butterfly61
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...More

Thank Laurel K
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Kira V
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

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.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visit the Cape every fall in Sept and always look forward to having dinner here. It is a tradition for us. This year we had dinner here twice and the food and service was excellent. There seafood is always so fresh and well prepared....More

Thank review2325
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you See you next year.

Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went on a windy & cloudy evening (9/30/16), but had a warm welcome and a very nice meal.Peter is always a gracious host, but the food stands alone. Among our faves... deep fried brussell sprouts with an Asian/fusion dipping sauce that was "the bomb."...More

Thank optix10
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you. See you next spring.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
orangeu
If you order the bistro meal, do you have to pay extra for the salad bar? Thanks
28 May 2016|
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Response from Peter H | Property representative |
it's only $6 or $9 (for unlimited trips) with a meal.or with a soup & salad option $14.00 for a trip with a bowl of Chowder or $17.00 with unlimited trips. It does come with the early bird either a trip to the salad bar or... More
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orangeu
Is the salad bar included with any meal or does it cost extra now?
28 May 2016|
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Response from Emarcucci | Reviewed this property |
It's an add on for like 4.99 or 5.99. We also get the bistro size meal if we get the salad bar and always have leftover of the meal to take home for another day. They do have an early bird special that includes the salad... More
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Beachglassgirl1
We plan to visit the Van Rensselae'rs for our Anniversary next week. Just wondering what the Early Bird Special is.??
1 September 2015|
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Response from Peter H | Property representative |
HI WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT WEEK IT IS A CHOICE OF FIVE ENTREES (SMALLER PORTIONS OF OUR REGULAR MEALS) WITH A TRIP TO OUR SALAD BAR OR A CUP OF OUR HOMEMADE SOUP OR CHOWDER. THE ENTREES ARE AEGEAN SHRIMP (with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
Cape Cod Seafood & Wellfleet Shellfish, Angus Beef & Prime Rib, Vegan & Gluten-Free Selections, Deliciously Fresh Salad Bar, Nice Wines, Local Brews, Fun Martinis, and Casual & Comfortable!
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