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The Whelk

575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
+1 203-557-0902
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“deviled eggs” (15 reviews)
“whelks” (35 reviews)
“oysters” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to The Whelk for the first time and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food and beverage choices.The appetizers and main menu has a great variety of choices. look forward to going back when I visit Westport.

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has so many great different dishes. It's a party on your palette! Make reservations as it's always packed.

Thank Ldashw
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The food is always tasty at the Whelk. It is definitely a unique menu. It is tough to get a reservation but I can see why. The service is really good. The tables are a little too close but they need to do that to...More

1  Thank FergieNah
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 23 May 2017

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 7 May 2017

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 25 April 2017

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 21 April 2017

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 19 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
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Questions & Answers
Sally R
25 October 2016|
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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!
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
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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Oyster & Seafood Bar located on the Saugatuck River.
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