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Abba

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89 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-8144
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Had many very good dinners here. The white table cloths and intimate setting help make the gourmet level dinner worth the often tough to come by reservations. The food is Israeli/ Mediterranean. The bar and wine list are also very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a fabulous dinner on the terrace (which is a partially enclosed porch with a gauzy fabric covering to keep the bugs out.) Abba is casually elegant without being pretentious. The service was attentive and prompt. The menu is a refreshing change from the standard seafood fare at most Cape Cod restaurants. Abba has interesting seafood dishes, with an... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's been several years since I had dined at Abba, and what a way to refresh my memory! Five of us had an amazing dinner. Service was great, drinks and wine were wonderful, the ambience cozy and comfortable, and the food was outstanding! Highlights were the tuna, duck, and Pad Thai. This is a real dining establushment in an unlikely... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised when we called and got a reservation. My lobster, shrimp Pad Thai was amazing. Half a lobster and 4 large shrimp. The taste was perfect. The tuna was sushi style and when a piece was a bit tough they replaced it with 2 new pieces plated beautifully. We will be back!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had many very good dinners here. The white table cloths and intimate setting help make the gourmet level dinner worth the often tough to come by reservations. The food is Israeli/ Mediterranean. The bar and wine list are also very good

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Abba is a hidden gem in Orleans that is very much out of the ordinary. The food could probably best be described as Mediterranean, with Israeli and local seafood influences. Choosing what to eat is a challenge, since every item on the menu always sounds so good, however the lobster & shrimp pad thai is a perennial favorite that's hard... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a delight for my tastebuds! This menu is sublime and the food does not disappoint! Do yourselves a favor and try this unique blend of Asian/Israeli cuisine, it was so wonderful to have something so different in this world of same old, same old, done over and over….My salad was superb! And how many green salads does one order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We decided to try Abba on a recommendation and I must say the menu is extremely unique and eclectic. I was very impressed by the owner. We had ordered a bottle of wine based on her advice. Unfortunately, the wine did not taste well at all. She tasted it herself and immediately brought us a different bottle of our choosing.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I went for an early dinner with my family and we were pleasantly surprised by our dining experience. The space is small, but was done very nicely. Also, in warm weather, there is a great space for outdoor seating. Also, the menu was very diverse. It had a lot of different options, with a menu that everyone would be able... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

...and worth every cent. We went for dinner before a nearby regional/community theatre event. (Go see Man of LaMancha.) The watermelon based gazpacho alone would have been enough of a taste bud delight to call the night a success. The duck with greens and couscous -- just excellent. Even the bread and butter was good. The rest of my party... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went to dinner with our daughter and husband. I had the grilled tuna, they had the spicy shrimp. All meals were excellent. Its a small place and comfortable ambiance. Service is professional and wait staff accommodating. I would recommend dining here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: (508) 255-8144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

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