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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
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
Syracuse, New York
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a great dinner. The menu is large and everything was cooked to perfection. The clam chowder was very good. Their homemade deserts are delicious.

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Eastham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great breakfast! Very clean and friendly. The food was great and service was exceptional. I plan on going back for dinner.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The food was terrific. Well presented and well served. Seafood was, as you would expect, very fresh and prepared deliciously. The only drawback was the level of noise. This is a very large restaurant and could use sound deadening. Definitely not for a quiet romantic dinner, although there was a candle on the table. Reservations are a good idea; we... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Peter and Dianne go above and beyond. Local produce, best seafood and land fare you could possibly want all within budget.And their breakfast menu is outstanding. Worth the trip while vacationing on the cape.

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Lincoln
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

During our recent vacation to Cape Cod we tried Van Rensselaer's for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was excellent. I had an omelet with spinach, cheese and mushrooms. It was one of the best I ever had. My wife also enjoyed her pancakes and bacon, cooked exactly the way she wanted. One evening we also had dinner there with another couple.... More

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Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We've been dining here for year's and were really looking forward to the Sunday breakfast buffet. Unfortunately, they did away with it. We had a very yummy breakfast but it was a little more than I was planning to spend on eggs and pancakes. $50 for a family of 4 - breakfast. I think lunch or dinner would be a... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lobster Dinner was amazing! Huge and fresh lobster which was definitely worth every penny. The people working there were so friendly and nice.

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Alexandria, VA
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304 reviews 304 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

V R's still stands out as one of the best restaurants in Wellfleet. The commitment of management to food of high quality, wide variety and good taste makes it a place to come back to for a good meal again and again. The appetizers and salads lay the foundation for an interesting menu. The buffet salad bar is a great... More

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This restaurant does not disappoint. Last month I took a friend from California here, and she swore they were the best scallops she had ever had. I especially appreciate the "bistro-size" entrées, which are more affordable, and exactly the right amount of food.

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Morrisville, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants I have been to. The service was quick (we dined early for dinner at 4:30). We both had the salad bar with our meals. The salad bar was full of every fresh salad topping you could imagine. I had the seafood linguine and my mister had the burger. The pasta had the option... More

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