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Abba

89 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-8144
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Ranked #16 of 53 Restaurants in Orleans
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Thai
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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York, ME.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My spouse & I finally scored a reservation at Abba during our recent vacation on the Cape. We'd heard raves about the food.and unique it was; for seafood as far removed from the fried places, abba is an excellent choice. The broth of the seafood stew was light, creamy with a hint of coconut, perhaps. And delicately seasoned. My risotto... More

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I'll start by saying this - hands down the most creative and tasty food on the Cape! It was such a relief compared to all the standard fare at the typical dinner spots in this area. Yes, a few bits of decor are a little tired, but in all it is clean and enjoyable. Service was very attentive, and they... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I have been dining at ABBA for many years. It continues to be one of our favorites. It is located in a small "Cape" house, but the interior is very pretty with architectural details, pale peachy pink walls and paintings. There is some banquet style seating with silk cushions in lush tones which is very attractive and... More

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Sharon, MA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We ate here recently for a special occasion and were disappointed with our experience -- neither the food nor the service lived up to the advance hype or to the prices charged. After sampling a very ordinary bread basket, we shared an Israeli salad that barely had any of the advertised Israeli couscous in it. While our King Salmon entree... More

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Fairway, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by the Inn keepers where we were staying. We really appreciated the referral but we were greatly disappointed and probably would not return. You could tell that at one time this place was "flying high", but at this point, the "flame seems to be flickering a bit". When we arrived, we noticed that regardless... More

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PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Abba has been a favorite Lower Cape stop for a dozen years now, and most times we have really enjoyed the food, drinks, and service, though service has been variable. Based upon our visit in July 2014, Abba is beginning to feel a little tired. The menu remains pretty much the same as it has been for several years, with... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a great dinner the food was delicious and the waiter was very friendly. We had inside seating because it was raining on the Cape for the entire weekend we were there.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The decor is very pink, and the parking is limited. Tables are tightly packed together. The waiter was a little overwhelmed and seemed to be running around a lot looking stressed, but it did not take an unusually long time to get our food. I expected more middle eastern choices given the reputation, which was not really the case. The... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Abba has been our go-to place on the outer Cape since it opened several years ago. At the time it was unique and innovative, not stuffy like some of the other high end restaurants in the area. The infusion of Middle Eastern and Asian flavors with local seafood was delightful for many years. But, alas, after our visit this year,... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After being closed last year, It has reopened. They still serve one of the best Pad Thai dishes you will have anywhere. Great service, friendly staff, not noisy so you can still have a conversation with people at your table. If you try it you won't be disapointed.

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