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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:
Tue - 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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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
Tasty food in a beautiful setting

The restaurant is in a mansion with lovely rooms and grounds. We were in one of the smaller rooms which had a view of a birdbath (and a baby bunny that was nibbling on the garden plants!) As for a "dress code," some people were dressed up, others clearly had just arrived in their shorts and tee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Oakland Gardens NY
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Oakland Gardens NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is in a mansion with lovely rooms and grounds. We were in one of the smaller rooms which had a view of a birdbath (and a baby bunny that was nibbling on the garden plants!) As for a "dress code," some people were dressed up, others clearly had just arrived in their shorts and tee shirts from Skaket... More 

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s.wellfleet
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Overall average for the prices charged. Tables are too close together in the patio room and the night we were there the room temperature was uncomfortably warm. Having no baked stuffed lobster and shrimp on the menu was a disappointment. The prime rib was somewhat undercooked and tough. All four dinners, not all the same, came with broccoli, squash and... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I attended a wedding at the Captain Linnell House and it was one of the most fun receptions I've ever attended. The food was delicious and the wait staff were incredible. They were professional, gracious and very accommodating with any request, large or small. At my request, they even brought me a medium well prime rib, which was still tender... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been back to the Captain Linnell house twice since my sister's wedding and feel like family. The warmth of the staff and owners (Bill and Shelly Conway) is joy and pride of this romantic mansion that Captain Ebeneezer Linnell built for his bride in 1840. All should give thanks for their vision and hard work in restoring this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The food and the service was outstanding. And the price, while not cheap, was reasonable for what we received. The historic building was lovely, and it overlooks a beautifully designed garden.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My son and daughter-in-law had their wedding reception at the Captain Linnell House and it was an amazing evening. Shelley understands how to keep the party on schedule and she clearly has an eye for detail. The food and bar service were outstanding, and I am still receiving compliments on what a beautiful affair it was over a week later.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding!! Our guests are still talking about it and Shelly & Bill were a huge part of it! The Captain Linnell House was the perfect venue to have a Cape Cod Wedding! The setting was elegant and the grounds and gardens were gorgeous! Shelly was an amazing organizer/coordinator! I could not... More 

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had our Wedding Reception at this beautiful Sea Captains Mansion in Orleans Ma Cape Cod. Host and owner Shelly was one incredible person who managed every detail flawlessly. The meals for over 100 people, delivered hot and incredibly sumptuous. The staff was over the top in service. We have frequented The Capt Linnell House on many occasions by ourselves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My sister's wedding at the Captain Linnell House was sublime. Shelly was an amazing host/organizer, Bill's cuisine was delicious, and every detail was attended to with care and professionalism. Wait staff were friendly, food and drink were terrific, and the celebration continued into the night. The setting was beautiful and sophisticated. There are always last minute details and challenges that... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great wedding. Appetizers, especially the clams casino, were great, setting was great, bride was beautiful and my Prime RIb was perfect. We've been here for dinner too and were very happy but this was a special occasion and the Captain Linnell House is a special place. You must go and enjoy.

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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
Tuesday 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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 28
Cuisine: American

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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, Doing business, 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
Tuesday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?