About Us

Est. 1980

Van Rensselaer’s has been family owned and operated for 52 years. In 1968, Howard and Anne Hall opened Southfleet Restaurant serving a variety of Cape Cod fare. Many a customer today recalls those summer nights when a Wellfleet entertainer by the name of Arnie would fill the place with song. 1980 marked the beginning of Van Rensselaer’s, a name chosen from Peter Hall’s Dutch ancestry. A trace of the family line leads to Steven Van Rensselaer, a name highly associated with New York’s Rensselaer County and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Today, Peter and Diane Hall proudly continue to serve the freshest locally caught seafood and superbly prepared meats. We welcome you to our restaurant, we appreciate any suggestions that you may have and above all we hope that you enjoy your dining experience with us.

We are proud to say we are Level 1 Green certified!

Please call us to make reservations.

Great Family Restaurant

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! ~ Alain V.

Best Restaurant on The Cape

I discovered Van R’s a few years ago. It is by far the best restaurant on the cape. (I’ve tried alot of them) Peter and his family (staff included) are some of the best restaurateurs I’ve encountered. ~ Jan C.

Everything was so Fresh and Tasty

Great for families. Casual to business casual. Have an early bird menu with smaller portion sizes and reasonable pricing. Overall, yum. Everything was so fresh and tasty. Salad bar had a variety of pre-made salads along with build your own options. ~ Mendie W.

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Van Rensselaer's Restaurant & Raw Bar
1019 State Hwy,Rt.6, PO Box 535
South Wellfleet, MA,02663-0535
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