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Victorhsmith808 20 days ago

Chocolate Smoothie with Ice Cream

THIS CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE WAS ONE OF THE MOST DELECTABLE DRINKS I HAVE EVER HAD. The flavor burst out like a can of biscuits and was not at all boring.

Christine 3 months ago

North Atlantic Cod

Food, service from walking up to the place to finish and ambiance all excellent. Bravo. Other diner had the seafood with linguine. Excellent.

Niryana 4 months ago

Hibiscus Margarita

My bestie and I went to VR's for a fun girls night out. I got a Hibiscus margarita which was lovely. We ordered appetizers and shareable sides for dinner. We started off with Wellfleet oysters which were tasty. We also noshed on the Brussels sprouts, sesame tuna, wilted spinach, and sweet potato wedges. Everything was flavorful and delicious. A new favorite spot!!!

Holly 4 months ago

Seafood Linguine

We've been coming here for years and never been disappointed with a dish. The Seafood Linguine is my absolute favorite dinner at Van Rensselaer's, although I do change things up and order different meals occasionally. If you want shellfish for dinner but cannot decide what to order, and if you love creamy pasta sauces (Alfredo, béchamel) try the Seafood Linguine; you will not be disappointed. The sauce, which I heartily enjoyed many, many times, was thick, but did not overpower the delicate seafood flavors, was plentiful, and absolutely delicious. The seafood was wonderful, fresh, and cooked perfectly. Even the linguine was cooked well. A++ 📌 NOTE: In my experience, the cream sauce does not separate when reheating leftovers on the stovetop. 💥YES!💥 (I've never tried reheating it in a microwave; when I'm at the Cape I'm denied the use of one—sorry.)

Alyssa 4 months ago

Potato Crusted Salmon

I absolutely loved this dish and how it isn't prepared typically. I thought the potatoes would be sliced on a mandolin in coins, but actually liked the subtle texture of the shredded. The portion of fish is amazing, and cooked to perfection with delicious natural flavor!

Jm 24 days ago


I had the Cajun style shrimp with mashed potatoes. The shrimp was cooked well with balanced amount of Cajun.The potatoes were to die for, creamy and had the ideal amount of butter and salt. Gravy was pretty good. Overall great meal

Jsforza44 4 months ago


Van Rensselaer's has the best food on the cape! My family and I have been eating there for 20 years and we have loved every meal. It is a tradition of our family and we love everything about it. The food is sensational, the service impeccable, and the owners, Peter & Diane are always warm and welcoming! Their chefs are amazing and so accommodating. The food is fresh, delicious, and local, which is so special. Also, we've made our way through the excellent menu, but still have our favorites. It's always like coming home!

Holly 4 months ago

Lobster Cakes

We've been coming here for years and never been disappointed with a dish. I dream about these Lobster Cakes after Van Rensselaer's closes for the season and I go home after vacation. 🦞These are THE BEST lobster/seafood cakes my family and I have ever tasted anywhere on the Cape, and we've been visiting Cape Cod nearly every year for about 50 years. The cake(s) are HUGE and stuffed with chunk lobster, barely held together by wonderfully tasting seasoned breadcrumbs, drizzled with lemon beurre blanc sauce, roasted red pepper aioli, and topped with delicate crispy onions. As an appetizer it's definitely large enough for sharing; the cake plus a small salad and you've got yourself a meal. A++ 📌 NOTE: You can order Lobster Cakes Benedict when they serve breakfast; I can't recommend that dish highly enough too. A++

Holly 4 months ago

Garden Shrimp Scampi

We've been coming here for years and never been disappointed with a dish. The Garden Shrimp Scampi was no exception; the shrimp was tender, the sauce tasted wonderfully fresh, and the linguine was cooked to perfection. A+

Shannon 5 months ago

Clams Casino

Everything better with bacon!! Excellent


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