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The Whelk

575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
+1 203-557-0902
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“deviled eggs” (17 reviews)
“whelks” (40 reviews)
“oysters” (24 reviews)
Closed
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
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Reviewed today via mobile

A great place for seafood in Westport CT. Has indoor and outdoor seating and can get very crowded. Excellent variety of raw oysters with a helpful staff telling you the difference between them. We enjoyed the more meaty Cobb Island ones. Wonderful variety of special...More

Thank Ralph C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family ate at The Whelk the day before Mothers Day. It was a day of celebration for us, as it included a birthday and an anniversary. There were 5 in our party, and we sat at a large table in the middle of the...More

Thank djlucas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best seafood in CT!! We came early evening on a Saturday and was already packed, so plan ahead and make reservations. We sat at the bar quickly and service was great. We asked the server for recommendations and we were not disappointed...More

Thank cmgk2016
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Without a doubt this meal was the best seafood I've had in CT in 35 years. On par with the best in NYC. First our friends made us get the french fries. I don't generally eat fried food. The smoked mayo was like crack. We...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 7 March 2018

In a nutshell. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had and I travel from France to Hong Kong. It is small and a bit noisy but it is all part of the experience where everyone is having a great time. Everything on the...More

3  Thank LeTerrible
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Plan ahead and make a reservation as the Whelk is frequently fully booked..... but you won't be disappointed. From the attentive service, to the raw bar, to the daily specials and signature dishes, the Whelk is consistently excellent. I've been here five times and never...More

Thank Leo K
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Waterfront Whelk has a long bar, many windows, and relaxed yet energetic vibe. After dark you will NEED your phone’s flashlight to view menu. Oyster list is not the ole standbys. Had several local choices- I chose Copp’s Island and they were fantastic. Cold, salty,...More

1  Thank Randal Q
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We tried this place for lunch and they want you to drink. We sat down and got not one but two menus and 3 out of 4 sides were drinks but there was a small section of lunch entrees. One was a whole octopus! You...More

Thank Joe1234665
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Modern style with touch of comfort seafood. One of the best chef-driven cuisine restaurants in the region. Normans Lobster butter, Veal shanks are absolutely fantastic but seriously, the best thing is the deviled eggs w fried oysters. Have to have them daily now..

1  Thank mlin72
Reviewed 28 September 2017

It is a "deconstructed" lobster roll. So fantastic. And the sauce...ask for extra bread, otherwise you will just have to lick the bowl clean! If you like manhattans, "The Chief" is the drink for you. The Whelk has a lively, hip atmosphere, with knowledgable staff...More

Thank ARusso2
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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!
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cttravelers2016
21 April 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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Description
Oyster & Seafood Bar located on the Saugatuck River.
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