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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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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fri - Mon 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to Van Renssalear's for many years, and it's always a great meal. We love the excellent salad bar, which sure beats the greens-only salads many of the other local restaurants serve. Also offers options other than the slab-of-fish that many other restaurants specialize in. Here you can get that fish, but it's always got a nice presentation.

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Thank CrunchyJax
Peter H, Manager at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Its why we work so hard and is really appreciated by Diane, my crew and myself. Once again thank you. More 

Jericho, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether for dinner or for breakfast, they offer fresh food, well prepared in delicious combinations. Outdoor seating available. Pleasant staff. Highly recommended.

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

Glad you enjoyed. That's what keeps us working so hard. Thank you so much More 

Portland, Maine
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant place staffed by equally pleasant, efficient staff. Nice decor and a fine environment for dining. The food, at least at breakfast, was decidedly average at best. Top dollar for canned corned beef hash, and a so-so eggs Benedict. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't very good. I would not return here......

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got the prime rib and it was delicious. We sat outside on the covered patio which was great! Inside was kind of a weird feel in the dining room so definitely opt for outside. Felt a little like an old Pizza Hut or something inside. I have food allergies (gluten dairy soy) and the staff was knowledgable and helpful. It's... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed, look forward to your next visit. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here twice for breakfast on our last trip. The owners are extremely friendly and really nice people. They go out of their way to make sure that everyone is happy. We had Matt as our server on one day, Olivia on another day. Both were equally well-trained, friendly, good at what they do and attentive. We notice how... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. We are real proud of all our servers and help. We will let Matt & Olivia know you enjoyed them and their service. More 

Winchester, Ma
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After I ate fish and seafood for most dinners during our month vacation in Wellfleet, it was great to have some delicious chicken dishes, Italian style. My husband also enjoyed his fish very much.

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

Thank you so very much for the great review. Its why we are here and great to hear. More 

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Van Renssalaer's for years, and for good reason. The food is consistently delicious, the salad bar excellent, and the prices reasonable. The dining room is comfortable and service is good. The owner greets you at the door with a smile. My favorite is the fish. Fresh out of the sea, prepared in one of four... More 

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

Thank you for all your great thoughts. Our kitchen, front of the house and management team try real hard to make everyone happy and satisfied. Letters like yours makes it worth it. More 

Palo Alto, California
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258 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good option for a rather nice dinner. I had steak and my dad had seafood. It was all tasty, standard fare served in average portions. Our server was quite pleasant and attentive, and we appreciated that the manager came over to check in on tables during our meal. We were also glad to be able to make... More 

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

Thank you, glad you enjoyed. More 

Blakeslee
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way to Provincetown. Had read good reviews and restaurant lived up to them. Our server was pleasant and we all enjoyed our meals. Food took a while to come out, but they were packed.

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

glad you enjoyed, hope to see you again soon More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in this family style restaurant on route 6 for a quick breakfast. There was no line at 10:00 AM on a Saturday morning. The menu was good and I selected the big breakfast that included eggs, sausage, bacon and an English muffin. Food was brought to our table promptly and served with a good appearance and good taste. Would... 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, Gluten Free Options, 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
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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