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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
+1 508-349-2127
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Mon 08:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:15
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is really good. If you have a hankering for a salad bar, stop at VR's. We've tried many menu items, and it's all really good. Had a tuna special a few days ago. Terrific.

Thank KenandJanH
Eatontown, New Jersey
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for dinner. Food was excellent and the staff was very good. The both the seafood and steak entrees were exceptional and the salad bar was very extensive. They have early bird and specials every night. Good wine list and very good desserts. Would go again when in the area.

Thank Betty751
Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a good mid-range dinner spot for our last night of vacation. We came across Van Rensselaer's and its great reviews. It was the perfect combo of upscale and casual and we fit right in with our sweatshirts and sneakers (it was very chilly that day so we were bundled up). One of the best salad bars... More 

Thank Krysia H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant on our way to Provincetown. It was quiet and on the elegant side. We had a nice breakfast, nothing unusual but generous enough to satisfy. They had a real good cp of coffee!

Thank maineroamer
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boiled lobster was probably overpriced but the service ( Karen ) was great. My husband's duck was perfect. We shared a peach cobbler with brandy and a latte which topped off the meal. They were closed the next two nights so we couldn't go back. Next time we'll go back.

1 Thank Milli K
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Hall's (owners) work hard every day to deliver an excellent dining experience. They have been doing this for many years and the results show. The menu is wide and deep and includes a strong seafood and beef list. There is a killer salad bar. Service is top drawer. VR's welcomes families with children and larger groups for special occasions.

Thank oysters11
Dartmouth, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were seated very quickly, the service was slow to get started but once the waitress came she was very good. The duck was first class!! The sword fish was a bit bland but the mediterranean style options improved the flavours. The house malbec was really nice. The creme brulee was delicious and very large - good for sharing!! The... More 

Thank Prairiecrocus577
Woodstock, Vermont
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The seafood here was EXCELLENT!! In spite of the fact that Wellfleet Oysters were not being served (anywhere) due to a bacteria outbreak in the local beds. I had a perfect sesame crusted Ahi tuna for an app, while my wife had perfect (no marinara sauce) calamari. Blackened (cajun) scallops were my choice, and my wife had a seafood combo... More 

Thank Hal D
New Philadelphia, Ohio
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181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is an outstanding place to eat. We had very good service also. It's pricey but really worth it to visit. I highly recommend it. Your pallet will thank you!!!!

Thank 456CGL
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Too crowded in season (probably says something there) Off season you can't beat the place. Salad bar is crisp and fresh, soup bar is also delicious. Plenty of choices on the menu and all are great. I had to baked cod, cooked to perfection. Maybe too many vegetables, but I guess that is good. My wife had the pan seared... More 

Thank Richard M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:15
08:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:15
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: +1 508-349-2127

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?