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“Still top notch ”
Review of The Whelk

The Whelk
Ranked #7 of 185 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Oyster & Seafood Bar located on the Saugatuck River.
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We haven’t been for awhile after overdoing it and pleased to see it’s still one of Westport’s best. We arrived at 6:45 and only had to wait a few minutes before outside seating opened up at one of the communal tables. The food was as delicious and creative as we remembered it. The four of us shared 5 small plates and a dessert and left perfectly sated and happy. At the recommendation of a table mate (and Esquire magazine) we tried the deviled eggs. Not being a fan of deviled eggs I was shocked at the sublime flavors and textures that flooded my mouth, complemented by the fried oyster on each. The crab toast has almost too much brightly flavored and moist crab meat. The shaved pork on pasta was amazing, as were the roasted potatoes. We finished off with the fried chicken sandwich followed by a slice of the olive oil cake with peaches and cream on the side. We couldn’t agree on which dish was the best. The wines and specialty cocktails are also well done. At about $50 per person, it was well worth it. Save a little room to cross the plaza for a scoop of Saugatuck Sweets ice cream to savor overlooking the water.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DJMXX
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

After moving from Los Angeles to Weston CT we were concerned that we might not have quality restaurants in the area. Well, within the first month of our arrival we found the Whelk and we laid our concerns to rest. The food, the atmosphere and the service were all amazing.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

The only negative about this place is the cost, and that is mitigated by its location; everything is expensive in that part of Connecticut! The food was fresh, creative and excellent. The service was friendly, professional and attentive. If you’re willing to pay for it, this place will provide a high level of quality and excellence; you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Girlfriends and I met for drinks and appetizers at the Whelk. Staff was super friendly, drinks were innovative and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mary m
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Buttery, salty etc. The food is real good, but unfortunately sometimes you leave feeling like you shouldn't have just eaten what you did.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank bob c
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