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Captain Linnell House

137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
+1 508-255-3400
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good7%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

we all enjoyed our dining experience in this old and very comfortable inn. The service was excellent and very pleasant. For starters the arugula salad was nice and fresh but was somewhat bland and needed some fresh lemon or more vinegar, the roasted beets were...More

Thank Lorah Y
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Our meal was excellent, have been going here for years. I had veal picatta and it was delicious, a very large portion.

Thank cemoran30
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Have been going here for years and was non impressed this time Perhaps because we ordered the fixed price. There was no creativity with the sides - a scoop of mashed a scoop of squash and a broccoli floret Need to make the menu more...More

Thank KathleenM
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We had our son's rehearsal dinner at The Captain Linnell House and it was perfect! Working with Shelly to plan the event was stress and worry-free. She could not have made the process easier. The night of the rehearsal dinner the room looked beautiful. We...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Got married here on Saturday. The food and service was amazing! I've gotten so many compliments on the appetizers and everyone raved about their meals. Job well done!!

Thank jcelozzi16
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We had a delicious meal that was served by an excellent and friendly waitress. My husband had prime rib and I had seafood and we were very pleased with our meal. We sat by the window overlooking the beautiful gardens and pond. We had a...More

Thank annsY9904QW
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Captain Linnell House was a beautiful setting for the ceremony. The food was superb. The service was outstanding as were the beverages.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 28 May 2018

An elegant, romantic restaurant that is reasonably priced and not pretentious. I enjoyed a delicious vegetarian dish (it's hard to accommodate vegan here) while watching the birds and koi pond out of floor to ceiling windows overlooking a beautiful garden. I felt transported to an...More

Thank Tamara A
Reviewed 19 May 2018

This restaurant should be rated as #1 finest dining on Cape Cod..Their meals are excellent..Their staff is one of the best we've ever experienced..We had Halibut & Prime Rib dinners last night..As usual they were the best..They have some new deserts one of which is...More

1  Thank Maryann C
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018: We enjoyed our meal at your wonderful Inn on Sunday night. The food was superb, our wait staff was most courteous, and the setting overlooking your water garden was magnificent. Can't wait to return.

Thank Richard B
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Questions & Answers
Pat D
14 August 2018|
Response from Shelly H | Property representative |
For the past 30 years all of our guests look great when they come through our doors. We do not have a dress code - but if we did - it would be "Cape Cod Nice". No suits, ties, or tiaras required!
13 August 2018|
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Response from Shelly H | Property representative |
Yes! Just call CLH at 508-255-3400 and we will send one out for you!
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$23 - US$32
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-3400
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Celebrating our 30th anniversary, the historic 1840 Captain Linnell House is home to Cape Cod's most distinguished fine dining restaurant as well as an award winning Cape Cod wedding, rehearsal dinner, and corporate venue site. We are located in Orleans, MA around the corner from Skaket Beach, a picturesque setting for a Cape Cod beach wedding ceremony. The Captain Linnell House is chef owned and offers expertly prepared classic fare - from iced Wellfleet oysters, escargot and baby kale salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, Black Angus prime rib, roast duckling with fresh raspberries, scrod n' parchment, and much more. We go as local and organic as possible. A three course $35.00 Prix Fixe Menu is offered from Mid-September thru June. Enjoy dining in one of our unique dining rooms. Our garden room looks out over a spacious lawn with the sunset in the distance. Fireplaces grace the other two. We are off the beaten path but finding us is memorable!
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