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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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Hours:
Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 6
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  • 6
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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
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Where do I start with this restaurant? First I will say that I am a local so I am lucky enough to be able to eat at this place year-round and I go at least once a month (even more in the summer). It is one of the most beautiful historic mansions left on Cape Cod. With beautiful green gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Where do I start with this restaurant? First I will say that I am a local so I am lucky enough to be able to eat at this place year-round and I go at least once a month (even more in the summer). It is one of the most beautiful historic mansions left on Cape Cod. With beautiful green gardens... More 

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Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here and ended up booking our wedding at this venue! We've been back several times since and the food is always amazing (and if it's not they'll fix it - my dad had asked if the duck was crispy and was told it was. It turned out not so crispy, but he still loved the dish. They took... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We celebrated a family 80th birthday with a party of 14. We were given a lovely private space, with plenty of room for pictures in front of a beautiful fireplace. We had two designated servers. They anticipated our every wish and served each course to the entire party at the same time...yet their presence was unobtrusive. Everyone ordered from the... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The staff was beyond accommodating and the food (especially the mushroom soup and lobster bisque) were amazing! I will definitely be returning and bringing friends and family to share this delectable experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I were in town for a wedding and wanted a special place for dinner before returning to upstate New York the next day. We loved the atmosphere, fabulous service, and of course, a delicious dinner. Our compliments to Bill the chef, and Shelley! We heartily recommend Capt.Linnell's!

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Eastham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As a resident of Eastham, My wife and I go to Captain Linnell frequently. When my daughter selected them for her Wedding venue I was very pleased. This past weekend experience at the reception was magical. Every detail was well thought out and executed to perfection. Shelly, Bill, and their staff delivered five star food and amenities. I believe that... More 

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My family had gone to the Captain Linnell house a few times as I grew up. When it came time to get married, the Captain Linnell house was #1 on our list. Shelly walked us through everything, from start to finish. She made herself very available, especially as the big day go closer. Once we were there, everything went perfectly.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have enjoyed a wonderful dinner here and our son and daughter-in-law chose Capt. Linnell House for their wedding reception venue. They did a spectacular job and took care of every detail. Couldn't imagine a better venue for the wedding reception or to go for an elegant dinner.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I chose this restaurant because of the previous reviews and I was somewhat disappointed. The food is average and the ambiance felt like I was dining in an unassisted living nursing home. The food and service was average. Yes, there is a cute raccoon that eats out of the birdfeeder that you can watch through the window but I expected... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I just got married last weekend and had my reception at Captain Linnell House. Everything was so well done, and I wouldn't have changed a thing. My family is still talking about the amazing hor d'oeuvres, and everything went to smoothly and wonderfully. I will definitely be coming back for more occasions, and I am highly recommending Captain Linnell House... More 

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Additional Information about Captain Linnell House

Address: 137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
Phone Number: +1 508-255-3400
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 28
Cuisine: American

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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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
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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