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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:
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 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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  • 102
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
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  • 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
Exceptional Local Gem!

The Captain Linnell House is a "stand-out gem" not to be missed, one of those dining experiences that you will want to return to again and again. We are locals and were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We chose this venue because it is just special. Our experience was exceptional in all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
dianejc2015
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North Chatham, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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North Chatham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Captain Linnell House is a "stand-out gem" not to be missed, one of those dining experiences that you will want to return to again and again. We are locals and were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We chose this venue because it is just special. Our experience was exceptional in all respects, from quality of food, savory flavors, presentation, ambiance... More 

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Framingham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family enjoyed Easter dinner at the Capt. Linnell house, a place that we have enjoyed ever since we had our wedding reception there 22 years ago. The Inn and property are wonderful, even as spring is just beginning to emerge. The meal was absolutely delicious, the service and server perfect, and overall experience gracious and warm. It made me... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We chose the Captain Linnell House for Easter dinner, and are so glad we did. I had the lobster bisque, which is the type of bisque I love, thin, not thick, but with a rich lobster taste, and chunks of lobster in the bowl. I had the rack of lamb, served with mashed potatoes, squash, and al dente green beans.... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great spot for that special dinner, event or function. Elegant & classy with upscale food and service.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A nice place for a special occasion, good food and a pleasant atmosphere. Perfect for a wedding party

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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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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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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 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?