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Academy Ocean Grille

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2 Academy Pl, Orleans, MA 02653-2522 (Route 28)
+1 508-240-1585
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Woburn, MA
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Academy has always been a favorite of ours, although we do stay away during the full summer months so we won't be disappointed with it being overly busy. It's a hidden gem and you won't regret your visit. The meals are simple and not huge, but exquisite. The pace is leisurely and it is quiet, a perfect place for... More 

Thank TravelingMom06
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

AOG has become our favorite place in Orleans. It's quiet enough for conversations, the people here are friendly, superb service, and the food is very good. Finally, a mixed seafood dish not presented with tons of pasta. One dessert, the sticky toffee pudding, is not to be missed.

Thank Jarjeanne
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I live mid Cape, my boyfriend lives in Eastham. He drives by the Academy Ocean Grill at least once a day and has told me that he never sees cars there so why would you want to go to someplace where you never see any people go in. I'm really glad we did. I got a Cape Cod daily deal... More 

Thank chrisfromthecape
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I had dinner there last night and it was fantastic. My appetizer was Academy Littleneck clams that are made with bacon, garlic butter, white wine, grated romano and seasoned breadcrumbs. They were spectacular. The serving was 10 to 12 clams. For entrees, my wife had Braised Beef Raviolis w/Portobellow mushrooms, roasted shallots, Madeira demi-glaze and asparagus. She... More 

Thank speed40
Harwich, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hadn't been to this restaurant in a couple of years and went for dinner on a Friday evening. It wasn't quite as good as we remembered. The host who met us on the deck seemed distant and uninvolved. The restaurant wasn't very crowded, which was unusual for a Friay night. The food was good. The service was ok. We weren't... More 

Thank mochasdad
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Do not let the quaint exterior fool you! Inside you will find a beautiful setting with wonderful food and outstanding service. Curry shrimp fitters are sooooooo good! The veal was tender and the wait staff where like family. Great place to eat if visiting the cape.

Thank Mike B
Clifton Park, New York
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Fresh fish, cooked to perfection, very nice atmosphere - overall a great experience. Dishes are excellent - will definitely go back.

Thank Dennis C
philadelphia PA
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife and I had different salads with seafood added. Her salad was a special with sliced peaches. Everything very fresh. The pizzas that went by looked spectacular.

Thank bruce b
Poughkeepsie, New York
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

A lovely place....beautifully decorated with artwork but simply furnished and cozy. The bar is small but adorable and comfy. The host and the servers were the best...anticipating all our needs and then some!. We had a party of 6 and originally a screw up was made on opentable with our reservation but the host worked some magic and was able... More 

Thank Robin122
Orleans, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Food is average, so it is okay, but would never be my first choice. They do have a small bar and it is fun to sit there are share some snacks.

1 Thank Judy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Academy Pl, Orleans, MA 02653-2522
    (Route 28)
  • Public Transportation: There is limited Public Transportation in our area.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-240-1585

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?