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The Whelk

575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
+1 203-557-0902
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“deviled eggs” (14 reviews)
“whelks” (34 reviews)
“octopus” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, American
575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love the creative dishes at this chichi Westport foodie haunt....but they just won't honor a reservation. This is not the first time it has happened. The last time I went there, the holidays, I had a reservation for a party of six. We were held...More

Thank P M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been several times. Mussels, oyster devil eggs, and even the burgers with fries are favorites. Great wine list - only wish they had wine glasses with stems. Make reservations - tough to just walk in

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our meal here--the noise level not so much. We had 4 different varieties of oysters which were all very tasty. The deviled eggs with fried oysters are amazing. Scallop crudo--pretty good. White Bolognese Maltigliatti, pretty good. Skate wing pretty good. I...More

Thank DRPETE24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting and very tasty seafood options on the menu. Price in keeping with the fare. Very capable, attentive and informed wait staff.

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting my son and grandson in New York at the beginning of this month.He suggested The Whelk, since he had been there before,and knew we would like it.We arrived early for our lunch reservation,but after only a few minutes we...More

Thank delray222
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Meet family at Whelk's. It was my first time there- small unique menu and nice ambience. They offered an array of apps., small plates and dinners. I had the shrimp and grits which were good. My husband had the burger; the fries were outrageously good!...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very nice experience, with pleasant and knowledgable waitress. Recommended the deviled eggs which were so different and so good. Grilled octopus very good also. Restaurant is a little crowded with tables very close, and very loud - hard to have a private dinner conversation for...More

Thank FoodforThought17
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It's not my first time but I love this place. The vibe is cool and hip but warm and welcoming. The menu is always a good foray into some standards but with tasty twists. This time round we sat at the bar and had beef...More

Thank 5headedmonster
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had oysters (of course) of many different kinds and all delicious. I enjoyed the liver crostini too but the best part was the lamb. The most delicious broiled lamb! will surely be back soon!

Thank Ramona M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I had high expectations for this restaurant - perhaps I ordered the wrong thing? But it was one of their super duper entrees...anyhow, took my brother here for his birthday. I do have to say that it's very pretty and the service was impeccable. We...More

Thank Westontraveller1231
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sally R
Is there a luncheon menu?
25 October 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Forthefood256 | Property representative |
Sally R., Yes! The lunch and dinner menu are posted on our website and change frequently. We are open for lunch Friday and Saturday beginning at noon and dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Thanks!
pricing? moderate? high? give some input
21 April 2016|
Response from juice06870 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what you are used to paying. I would call it 'moderate'. Certainly well worth the money.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-557-0902
  • E-mail
Oyster & Seafood Bar located on the Saugatuck River.