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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 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
A Classy Restaurant Is Still Doing It Right

For many years, the Captain Linnell House was our go-to restaurant with house guests and for special occasions. For some reason, we haven't been there recently. Our loss. The evening we spent last Saturday was just terrific! We were encouraged to go by a friend who had just made plans to have her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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East Orleans, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
East Orleans, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For many years, the Captain Linnell House was our go-to restaurant with house guests and for special occasions. For some reason, we haven't been there recently. Our loss. The evening we spent last Saturday was just terrific! We were encouraged to go by a friend who had just made plans to have her daughter's wedding reception there this summer .... More 

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Eastham, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It's obvious when you first enter the restaurant that the staff cares about their clientele. Friendly greeting, beautiful flower displays, clean white tablecloths, and attentive servers. We had a fun experience as 3 different servers came to our table within the first 2 minutes, and said they would be our server. The last to come said " I will REALLY... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Last night we chose an 7pm reservation, we arrived and were greeted and seated promptly. Being a holiday eve we were in total splurge mode and the chef and staff were more than able to accommodate. My girlfriend and I split a pasta entrée as an appetizer the tagliatelle Bolognese, this was a perfectly prepared dish, the veal based sauce... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with family members at the Captain Linnell House. The service, atmosphere, and food were all exceptional. I very much enjoyed the baby lettuce and bacon salad to start. The bouillabaisse entree was one of the best I have ever tasted. They have a fairly extensive wine list of moderately priced wines. The staff couldn't have... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Locals favor this place for special events and special occasions! Among the best restaurants on the entire Cape, owner/chef Bill Conway and staff make you feel right at home! Whether private dining or a large event, this is a truly memorable dining experience!

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Have been celebrating our anniversary at this beautiful restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed. The elegant atmosphere and attentive service are always a treat. Have enjoyed a variety of entrees including seafood and beef and all have been perfectly prepared. Salads and desserts and equally enjoyable. We hope to continue to celebrate here for many years to... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Cape Rep Theatre held its Winter Gala for 75 people here the beginning of December. It couldn't have been a more delightful, delicious success! Shelly is wonderful to work with and makes sure the venue is beautiful, inviting and efficient down to the last detail. Chef Bill Conway prepared an incredible dining experience from the house-made delicious hors d'oeuvres to... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Last Thursday Cape Rep Theatre held it's, first ever, Winter Gala Fundraiser at The Captain Linnell House. The whole process of planning the event was stress-free. Helpful suggestions were made to insure that the evening would be a success. And it was! Guest were greeted with a warm holiday atmosphere. The passed hors d'oeuvres were delicious, hand-made by chef, Bill... More 

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Cape Cod
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Last night I attended a holiday dinner event for 75 we all agreed it was a 10 out of 10 experience in every possible category. The passed appetizers were house made and delicious. The four choices of entrees were cooked to perfection, and the Viennese dessert bar was exceptional. The wait staff was efficient and courteous. I hope our group... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I first visited this restaurant over fifteen years ago, and little has changed since then: peaceful, lovely atmosphere; efficient, unobtrusive service, and delicious food. We ordered off the prix fix menu available during the winter months, which made it a good value. I started with the tomato basil soup, which was hearty and very tasty, and my husband ordered their... 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: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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North Eastham, Massachusetts
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North Eastham, Massachusetts
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?