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Captain Linnell House

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137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
+1 508-255-3400
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Description: As one of Cape Cod's most distinguished fine dining restaurants, the...
As one of Cape Cod's most distinguished fine dining restaurants, the Captain Linnell House offers a series of intimate and romantic dining rooms in a former sea captain's home. A favorite among Cape Cod's wedding reception and rehearsal dinner venues, The Captain Linnell House is located in Orleans, MA around the corner from Skaket Beach, a picturesque setting for a Cape Cod beach wedding ceremony.

A chef owned restaurant, The Captain Linnell House offers expertly prepared classic fare - from appetizers of iced Wellfleet oysters on the half shell, to escargots and baby spinach salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, grilled salmon, roast duckling and Veal Milanese.

A Prix Fixe Menu is offered from September to June. Enjoy three course dining of entrees such as Atlantic Swordfish.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Cape Cod Restaurant

My boyfriend took me to the Captain Linnell House for my birthday and it was our first visit to this very nice restaurant. I had the prix fixe, 3-course menu - the swordfish was super moist and came with mashed potatoes, butternut squash and and broccoli. I started with a kale salad and my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Plainville, Massachusetts
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Plainville, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend took me to the Captain Linnell House for my birthday and it was our first visit to this very nice restaurant. I had the prix fixe, 3-course menu - the swordfish was super moist and came with mashed potatoes, butternut squash and and broccoli. I started with a kale salad and my boyfriend had the spinach salad and... More 

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Palmyra, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been eating at the Capt Linnell House for years, and many other Restaurants, and Inns all across the East Coast. The Captain Linnell House by far has #1 the best food, the best Staff, by far the best atmosphere for dining. No other Restaurant even comes close.

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Thank Robert U
Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Captain Linnell House did. I've eaten in many of the best Cape restaurants on the Cape, but this is up there as of the best. The setting for the meal was a window seat; wonderful lighting for a linen service. The clam chowder was superb, and the house salad with Roquefort dressing was fresh, with varied greens and carrot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cocktails were nothing short of genius. I am a classic mixologist myself and Tucker is a great bartender. If you like Old Fashioned's his is a true classic, the way it should be. The bourbon lobster bisque was incredible. The rest of the meal Devine. I will return very soon. Get there ASAP. You will be glad you did.

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Thank Doug M
Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best dinner Christmas Eve! Romantic, delicious, and overall outstanding! My husband and I enjoyed the Pear tomato salad, pan-seared scallops, Caesar salad,and rack of lamb, All cooked to perfection!!!! We are ready to make this a tradition from now on. Thank you Bill and Shelly.

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delightful place this is for a special occasion. We couldn't have asked for better service or food.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Captain Linnell House for our first time last night. It was wonderful and won't be our last time! The atmosphere is very elegant and the restaurant was lit up with white lights. We were seated near the windows along a garden area. It was pretty but I would imagine in spring/summer would be even prettier. There's a... More 

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Thank L R
Chicopee, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful surprise my daughter in law and son made reservations and purchased a gift card for us. Dinner was excellent we had the filet, prime rib and swordfish. To the chef Billy the presentation and the meals are a 10. From drinks to appetizers and then deserts we had a wonderful dinner and a great way to end our weekend... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great meal from drinks to dessert. I'll be back. Food was wonderful staff pleasant atmosphere desire able.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the perfect meal last night. There were five of us and we took advantage of your prix fixe. That is a misnomer. The price is fixed, but your options were "of the menu". I had the pearl salad...I have had tomato, basil and mozzarella before, but the mild dressing was special. Then,my rack of lamb, cooked perfectly, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 28
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

As one of Cape Cod's most distinguished fine dining restaurants, the Captain Linnell House offers a series of intimate and romantic dining rooms in a former sea captain's home. A favorite among Cape Cod's wedding reception and rehearsal dinner venues, The Captain Linnell House is located in Orleans, MA around the corner from Skaket Beach, a picturesque setting for a Cape Cod beach wedding ceremony.

A chef owned restaurant, The Captain Linnell House offers expertly prepared classic fare - from appetizers of iced Wellfleet oysters on the half shell, to escargots and baby spinach salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, grilled salmon, roast duckling and Veal Milanese.

A Prix Fixe Menu is offered from September to June. Enjoy three course dining of entrees such as Atlantic Swordfish.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?