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Van Rensselaer's Restaurant

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1019 Rte 6, Wellfleet, MA 02663
(508) 349-2127
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A superb experience

Fantastic experience while touring about Cape Cod. Superb atmosphere and hospitality combined with exquisite food. What could be better. We had blue fish blackened with coastal presentation and scallops with Mediterranean presentation and an excellent spinach salad starter and combined with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Argee55
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic experience while touring about Cape Cod. Superb atmosphere and hospitality combined with exquisite food. What could be better. We had blue fish blackened with coastal presentation and scallops with Mediterranean presentation and an excellent spinach salad starter and combined with a very nice local '12 Truro red cab franc. Our experience a definite 5!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We come to this restaurant for breakfast and some dinners. The food is excellent and very fresh. We also like the idea that we can walk to the restaurant from our mottel.

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Ashton, md
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We ate there on our last night on Cape Cod and had the best meal of the trip. Fresh seafood, friendly folks (no problem getting the seafood linguine with a scampi sauce instead of the cream sauce shown on the menu, etc.). A few downsides: The interior reminds you of the 1970s, nothing fancy - not an impressive date night... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had dinner last night over there. Oyster is very fresh, my lobster stuffed cod is just plain and tasteless, I ate it will ketchup! the waitress was very quick to take plates away, maybe she was eager to go home. When I came back from bathroom with kids, their unfinished plates were gone. my daughter hardly ate half of her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

An outstanding salad bar, the availability of "Bistro Portions" for those wishing not to be stuffed by the desert course, excellent main dishes, friendly service, in an unostentatious setting, characterize this dinning experience. The check's very reasonable total impresses one with the value of the meal.

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have driven by this restaurant many times and heard that they had a good salad bar. Finnaly went last week and enjoyed our seafood meals. The place was full but the owners still took the time to make sure we enjoyed everything. Traditional Cape Cod hispitality!

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner. Excellent service, very accommodating. The food was well prepared and tasty. Oysters fresh off the boat. A nice selection of good price to value wines.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Mediocre food for pretty expensive prices. We ordered the striped bass Mediterranean style and the filet mignon. Both were par to below par( fish) . My mom ordered the soup and salad bar for $16. I ordered the salad bar additional to the meal. That was ok.. Overall, not impressed and was misled by all the positive reviews.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lots of choices, including local seafood. The salad bar is a great value. The staff knows how to get their diners seated, served and on their way without feeling rushed or crowded.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great service. Terrible food. Lousy drinks.y wife and I both got sick on their food. We also later found out that weeks earlier her cousin and her husband also became I'll after eating there. Stay away

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1019 Rte 6, Wellfleet, MA 02663
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
  • Phone Number: (508) 349-2127

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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