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Van Rensselaer's Restaurant

1019 State Hwy Rte 6, Opposite Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters & Marconi Beach entranceway, Wellfleet, MA 02663-0535
+1 508-349-2127
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster cakes” (9 reviews)
“prime rib” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1019 State Hwy Rte 6, Opposite Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters & Marconi Beach entranceway, Wellfleet, MA 02663-0535
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11 - 20 of 488 reviews

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Clearly marked GF options on menu and absolutely enjoyable Brown Rice Bowl. Owner came over himself to chat. LOVED this place!

Thank LMFMarlboro
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I've had dinner here a number of times over the years and never have I been disappointed. From the owners to the servers and bartenders, everyone is polite, friendly, and strive to give you the best service that exist. It's not well known, but they...More

Thank tmickcc
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so much, glad you enjoy

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We decided to order the salad bar along with a bistro portion entrée. I had the Cajun tuna on the rare side and it was delicious. My wife had the bistro grilled tuna also on the rare side and it was also excellent. Their salad...More

Thank Bill246
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

The restaurant looks OK, nothing fancy, but decent looking. At least they have white tablecloth and clean plates. We are a family of four and we ordered steam lobster for everyone. Thinking steam lobster shouldn't take too long, but we were wrong. We waited very...More

Thank USVAJS
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

We try to check on every table to make sure all is right. Know that I checked yours, sorry I did not pick up that your lobsters were not right when I did check yours. (I remember you telling me as you left that they...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Stopped for brunch one morning, the chocolate chip and the cranberry walnut pancakes were very good. Host staff were friendly although our server was mixing up orders and could have been a little more aware of families with children. Took quite some time to check...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great service, quiet, white table cloths, salad bar !! A great break from the beach and people . They have early bird specials

Thank chrissliver
Reviewed 16 August 2017

we arrived in "Swellfleet" late - around 9:30 and they kept the restaurant and the delicious salad bar open for us Great family owned place right on 6 and very comfortable Good bar and food service. Very affordable too..

Thank dmacphers0n
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Van Rensselaer's is a little expensive for breakfast but it is an elegant restaurant. The menu is somewhat limited but what they have is delicious. The staff is very friendly,attentive,and polite. It is a very clean restaurant with nice decor. I order the 2 eggs...More

Thank papajoe323
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We came in for a late supper with our daughters and were seated immediately. Two ordered from the children's menu, two from the adult menu. All six of our meals were delicious, high quality ingredients, outstanding fresh seafood, and everyone had a clean plate. Don't...More

1  Thank Connie M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Had seafood meddlies. One was gluten free. Food tended to be bland. Veggies could have used some flavoring. Added salt and butter, but more could have been done. Medley likewise somewhat bland. Glutten free meant jullienned veggies, wanted pasta substitute. Lobsters had little seasoning, could...More

Thank stanroc
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orangeu
29 May 2016|
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Response from Peter H | Property representative |
it's only $6 or $9 (for unlimited trips) with a meal.or with a soup & salad option $14.00 for a trip with a bowl of Chowder or $17.00 with unlimited trips. It does come with the early bird either a trip to the salad bar or... More
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orangeu
28 May 2016|
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Response from Emarcucci | Reviewed this property |
It's an add on for like 4.99 or 5.99. We also get the bistro size meal if we get the salad bar and always have leftover of the meal to take home for another day. They do have an early bird special that includes the salad... More
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Beachglassgirl1
2 September 2015|
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Response from Peter H | Property representative |
HI WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT WEEK IT IS A CHOICE OF FIVE ENTREES (SMALLER PORTIONS OF OUR REGULAR MEALS) WITH A TRIP TO OUR SALAD BAR OR A CUP OF OUR HOMEMADE SOUP OR CHOWDER. THE ENTREES ARE AEGEAN SHRIMP (with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1019 State Hwy Rte 6, Opposite Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters & Marconi Beach entranceway, Wellfleet, MA 02663-0535
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Wellfleet
  • Phone Number: +1 508-349-2127
  • E-mail
Description
Cape Cod Seafood & Wellfleet Shellfish, Angus Beef & Prime Rib, Vegan & Gluten-Free Selections, Deliciously Fresh Salad Bar, Friendly Bar with Nice Wines, Local Brews, Fun Martinis, and Casual & Comfortable!
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