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Van Rensselaer's Restaurant

1019 Rte 6, Wellfleet, MA 02663
(508) 349-2127
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Ranked #4 of 42 restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
new york city
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Van Rensselaer's is on Rt. 6, just north of North Eastham, and we had passed by many times during our annual vacations in Eastham. We never tried it because we usually cook at home, and when we do eat out, it is usually lunch at one of the great clam shacks (Friendly Fisherman, PJs, Arnolds, Cooke's, Mac's on the Pier.... More

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is the most over-rated restaurant in Wellfleet. The food is mediocre, at best, and the service is rushed, frenetic, and unfriendly. The owner is only interested in quick turnover and money, money, money. The owner recently complained and lambasted the police for closing Route 6 following an accident. He complained about losing most of his reservations and profit for... More

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CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went to eat here with 6 of us including a 2 year old, the service was prompt and friendly, the food was delicious, we just made it in time for the early bird dinner, great value, the salad bar was superb!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Found this very nice resraurant hidden among the numerous clam shacks on Route 6 on the outer Cape. Excellent (and varied) menu, great servine, good ambiance, nice and reasonable wine list and mostly excellent food. Needless to say superior oysters. A great fresh salad bar was a special treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One of the best around. Salad bar is top notch. Seafood is even better. Been there many times over the years and I don't think I have had the same thing twice. Peter (owner) treats everyone well when he greets you personally upon entering. Even remembers us by name. A must 'Go To' for all ages.

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East Amherst, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

12 people for dinner. Last minute reservation. Seated with very short wait. Our server was so pleasant and efficient despite the size of the group and some changing of seats! The lobster and short ribs were out if this world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Came with my three sisters, son and niece. Chowder excellent! Oysters the best! Early bird portion was awesome for one sister. Filet was melt in your mouth. Just a fantastic experience.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We've been eating at this restaurant for the past 10 years and have never received a bad meal or service. Peter, the owner seems to be there day and night just greeting folks. The dinner menu has plenty to choose from whether you crave meat or seafood. All meals are well prepared and well priced. Servers are very friendly and... More

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Millbury
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We liked this restaurant so much we came back for a second dinner the next day. Excellent food, friendly and efficient staff. very pleasant ambiance - a bit unusual since this is a family friendly restaurant. Scallops were well prepared and delicious. Bluefish, one of my favorites and not on many restaurant menus, was excellent both as a 'special' and... More

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Enfield,NH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Delicious food and great service. Whether for dinner or the great Sunday Brunch, never been disappointed . The food is always wonderful.

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