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Van Rensselaer's Restaurant

1019 Rte 6, Wellfleet, MA 02663
(508) 349-2127
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Ranked #2 of 42 restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

While vacationing on Cape Cod in mid July, my husband & I ate at this restaurant twice, once for dinner and once for breakfast. Our dinner was by far the best of the two experiences. We had a dinner reservation but there was no table when we arrived (on time). We waited for a table for two and were escorted... More

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New Milford, Connecticut, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We eat at VR's at least once on our annual trip to the Cape. Service is always outstanding. Food is always good. The owners are always on hand and very welcoming. If you are in the Wellfleet area and don t know where to eat...VR's is a great choice - breakfast or dinner.

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Horseheads, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a 10% off coupon from our property manager, who also highly recommended this restaurant. The meal was excellent, our server was attentive and prompt. We were seated upon entry ( this was in mid-October). Agree with other reviews about the salad bar being fresh. We did stop one morning for breakfast (as advertised), but not open.

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MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My daughter and I were on vacation in Eastham and we asked someone at the campground to recommend a nice restaurant, so we followed his recommendation and headed out to Van Rensselaer's. We were on a very tight budget and were able to have a great night and a great meal regardless. The salad bar was excellent, the apps were... More

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Although a little more expensive that its sister, the Daily Catch, the food is fresh and well prepared. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I am a vegetarian, and vacationing on the Cape with another person who is not a vegetarian found this restaurant to be perfect for both of us. Great salad bar and appetizers!

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Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We've driven past this restaurant for ages, and decided to give it a try for a weekend breakfast. The place was busy, and deservedly so! The coffee was great and the service was friendtly and helpful. As we were waiting for our order, there was apparently some kind of problem in the kitchen, and the waitress brought out (comped) fruit... More

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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

I'm sorry. We saw the good reviews of this place and thought we'd give it a try. Positive: very friendly. Negative: very bright with close to zero ambiance. Think fluorescent style lighting. Salad bar had limp lettuce. Shrimp cocktail was 6 albino shrimp - edible but pale and without any that bright crispness (if I can use that term) that... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Van Rensselaer's is a real highlight of our trips to the Cape. They offer a great selection of excellently prepared meals. The staff is very friendly as is the owner, Peter who is always great to talk with. Their Lobster Cakes, Seafood Linguine and wonderful Salad Bar are some of our favorites!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by here to get a quick dinner in before leaving town. Ordered two beers, dozen wellfleet oysters and lobster (stuffed with scallops and shrimp -yum!) and had a fantastic meal! Best whole lobster I've had. The meal was worth every penny.

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