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Van Rensselaer's Restaurant

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1019 State Hwy Rte 6, Opposite Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters & Marconi Beach entranceway, Wellfleet, MA 02667-8107
15083492127
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Mon 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Texas, USA
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a delightful meal with super fresh fish, a lovely bottle of wine, and a generous salad bar with lots of variety, well worth the extra charge. This was tied with The Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis for the best meal we had on the Cape.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped her on our way out of town. The banana nut pancakes were fabulous, crispy around the edge and fluffy inside. The fruit in the fruit bowl was fresh and fabuous.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing meal, from the soup to the haddock which was cooked perfectly and the filet and all sides yummy. Good portions. Nice ambiance not loud and echo ear splitting like many restaurants today. You could have a normal volume conversation and enjoy your meal in a perfectly paced presentation of courses. Attentive waitstaff. Drinks were good as well. Would return... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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175 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've managed to eat there on every trip to Wellfleet, and for good reason. The menu is extensive and varied, and as you might expect seafood is prominent. One of the features we like is that some entrees are available in half portions, so we don't fill up, or have to deal with taking home the leftovers, because the portions... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and many visits. Look forward to your next time in More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a salad bar - only one we found on Cape Cod. My friend had oysters and said they were the best Wellfleet oysters he has had. Appreciated the offering of smaller portions on fish entrees and choice of preparation. Very good service and lovely atmosphere.

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Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. we are proud of our product and service and appreciate your nice comments on it. See you on your next visit. More 

Barre, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What can I say. The food is outstanding, the people are very nice and the owner greets you and thanks you on your way out. The salad bar is better than most and the drinks are perfect. The bartenders are very personable. We have been going to this restaurant several time a year for several years and have never had... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Always a pleasure having you join us. look forward to your next time in. More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service! Peter (owner and host) remembered us making the reservation and greeted us like returning guests- made us feel instantly at home! No grief given when asked for multiple checks and awesome food and service! Wait staff was attentive without being oppressive and the food far exceeded expectations! Will def return and recommend to others!!!

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Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed. See you on your next visit. More 

North Andover, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard from a colleague she had one of the best meals of her life there last night so we changed local and dined here. This place is a local staple, 35 year old family owned resteraunt. Surely had an old folks feel, comfortable and friendly. Service was prompt pleasant and efficient. The raw bar appetizer was good and the butternut... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for an early breakfast and had a great bacon, tomato & cheese omelette. Well prepared and tasty. We also had English muffins, mimosas and fresh fruit with our omelettes. Everything was fresh and delicious. We really wanted to try a dinner here, but ran out of time.

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Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed. See you next time. More 

Framingham, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Roast Duck and the (one trip) Salad Bar. The salad bar was excellent; and appears to be a throwback to the days when most restaurants featured one. The one trip allows for two large salad plates; one with the salad greens, vegetables and dressing; and the second for condiments: cole slaw, potato salad, pickled beets, pickle slices,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1019 State Hwy Rte 6, Opposite Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters & Marconi Beach entranceway, Wellfleet, MA 02667-8107
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
  • Phone Number: 15083492127

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