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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%
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“prime rib” (22 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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1 - 10 of 498 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Classier than most restaurants on the Cape this establishment truly delivers. The famous Wellfleet oysters were fresh, cold and meaty. The NE clam chowder has a delicate clam flavor with just the right amount of potato and cream. The extensive salad bar was fresh with...More

Thank Chiquis926
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Consistently good food, friendly service, reasonable price. Our go to when we visit the outer Cape. Breakfast is okay too!

Thank Luvtobikeacadia
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The seafood linguini at Van Rensselaer's is my favorite dish in Wellfleet. I had it two years and loved it, and had it again last night and loved it even more. Our teens had delicious shrimp scampi. We all enjoyed the big salad bar. Hooray...More

Thank parisusaparis
dianeelizabeth2015, Manager at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming back to see us - and we are so happy that you all enjoyed your meals, the salad bar and the service ! Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you next time !

Reviewed 6 days ago

3 years ago I gave this restaurant a 5 star. Since then it is now a two. Worst thing was the service. There were 4 of us . The waitress kept on pushing us to hurry, (we were NOT slow ) Wanted cocktails first. Then...More

Thank Michael R
dianeelizabeth2015, Manager at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are extremely sorry to hear about your disappointment. It is our intent for all guests to enjoy a relaxed dining experience, as well as tasty, properly cooked meals. We apologize for missing the mark on this and vow to work with the staff on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we frequent this restaurant . the food is wonderful . wait staff attentive , Owner Peter and Diane on site and always hovering to be sure all is perfect with your meal

Thank Kathleen P
dianeelizabeth2015, Manager at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Kathleen. It's wonderful to have you dine with us - on Mother's Day and so many other days throughout the season

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Excellent service and food. We got seated and served very quickly although it was very busy due to mothers day. We had the catch of the day (cod) and lobster and it was perfect. The price was also absolutely fair. Would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Nuschi_on_tour
dianeelizabeth2015, Manager at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience - thank you so much for dining with us !

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Awesome place, good food where taste and service are still King. Extensive menu offerings with several enhancement flavor profile preference options to finish your entrée to your liking! Peter and Diane Hall are excellent host/owners. I have had a career in hospitality at Cornell and...More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We go here at least once every summer - usually for a dinner and sometimes a breakfast too. The food is always good and the service wonderful. They make you feel like an old friend when you walk in the door - of course by...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Service was excellent, very friendly. Owner on premises. Nice breakfast selection. Had dinner once before and was good as I remember. Good place to stop on way to P-town.

Thank chriszp11
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The owner Peter and wife Dianne are a joy, Remembers all his customers by name. wonderful family restaurant, great meals with two size portions. Best salad bar on the Cape.

Thank Alain V
Peter H, Owner at Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for the great review, look forward to seeing you next season.

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 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
Opening April 15th 2018 for our 50th season !!! Come celebrate the arrival of Spring and another year on the Cape with us. Treat yourselves to our newest food and beverage delights. 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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