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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 152
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Expect a good meal

This is owned by a local family that has been a part of the Cape for a long time, thay hire local kids and treat them very well, sponsor find raisers and are all around good people. Food is always good, great salad bar Atmosphere is on the Howard Johnson side

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is owned by a local family that has been a part of the Cape for a long time, thay hire local kids and treat them very well, sponsor find raisers and are all around good people. Food is always good, great salad bar Atmosphere is on the Howard Johnson side

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When we arrive at this restaurant, the atmosphere is so congenial we feel that we are being welcomed by old friends. Fabulous salad bar that could be a meal in itself. Reservations needed in the middle of summer. Unfortunately, it's great in the summer, but the restaurant is closed for about six months of the year, opening again in April.

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Minot, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We came across this restaurant looking for a place to eat breakfast & we were not disappointed. The service was excellent & the food was great. I recommend the "Junk Yard Dog" omelet. The chef decides what in ingredients go into it & it's never the same twice.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We arrived here at 5pm in time for the early bird special. $18 for a great meal; we had a choice of about 6 entrees, soup or salad and bread rolls. We were pleasantly surprised by the welcome we received, the menu choice, the cost and the awesome food and service we received. The soup was pear, mushroom and leek,... More 

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wellfleet
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just would like everyone to know that VR's is consistently very good in the quality and taste of their foods, and the servers blow my mind at what they can remember day to day on the specials! Went for an Early Bird special the other night. My husband had catch of the day which was Cod and I had Calamari.... More 

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Meriden, CT
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant. The staff is attentive and friendly and the food is consistently very good. The menu is varied and you have the alternative of a full portion or a small sized portion at a slightly reduced price. The salad bar is excellent. It is very child friendly. One is always greeted with a very hearty smile... More 

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in NJ
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were on our way to Ptown & got hungry, they served breakfast & that was what we were looking for. The staff is VERY welcoming, dining room is light airy & clean. Seated with a friendly flourish, he got eggs pancakes sausage the usual. I opted for cranberry walnut pancakes, absolutely love at first bite! So good. They have... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited this restaurant as our motel was a few miles away and they suggested it for breakfast. I also looked at online reviews and it really is the best breakfast. We went the next day too as I knew it was a gem. The waitress we had on both visits were fantastic and the lobster eggs Benedict was delicious.... More 

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ct
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been back to this restaurant each season. The food is consistently excellent as well as the service. You can tell the pleasant owners keep a close pulse on what is going on. There are early bird specials but you can always get smaller "bistro" portions. It doesn't matter what you order as everything is always fresh, fresh, fresh!... More 

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I can only comment on the breakfast here. This is a great place to take your family. There is a full menu with something for everyone. The service is friendly and quick. The food was quite good and the portions large. The prices can't be beat. If you are feeding a family of hungry children while on vacation I would... More 

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?