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Orleans Inn

3 Old Country Road, Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-2222
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Ranked #31 of 54 Restaurants in Orleans
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Boston MA
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177 reviews 177 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Have eaten here a few times over the years and those visits were good. This time, the food was pretty mediocre and the service hit or miss. The crab cake eater wondered if there was any crab! The lobster salad eater said it was the worst she had ever had - and romaine lettuce with lobster? Too harsh and overpowering!... More 

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orleans
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Returned to Orleans recently and had lunch at Orleans Inn with some old friends. The service and food were good and the ambience was great. Can't beat lunch on the patio overlooking the Cove.

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We love to see guests relax and enjoy the peacefulness and calm of the water. The Deck has been so popular since we bought the Inn 18 years ago. It has improved every year and we look forward to continued improvements. It is guests like you that motivate us to continue to... More 

Foxboro, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We came to the Orleans Inn for lunch and drinks. The view was just gorgeous and very relaxing. We both started with clam chowder which was very good. For lunch I had the lobster tacos and my fiance had the lobster ravioli. The lobster tacos were amazing. It came with two fresh homemade tacos, both filled with lobster and a... More 

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. We appreciate the time taken to share your experience. We had a great season and will continue to serve our guests. This time of year some of our staff come back from college on weekends to help out. We will share your review with the staff to see the guest impression. We look forward to... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a nice place to sit and have a leisurely lunch. My husband and I dined outside on their covered deck which has a nice water view. Our server was attentive and the food was good. I would definitely come back when traveling through the area again.

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. We saved the Inn 18 years ago and totally rebuilt the Deck and recently added the awning. We are so pleased that you found us and enjoyed the experience. We appreciate guests like you that share such positive feelings. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Stopped spontaneously for dinner and they seated us immediately. The dining room overlooks the harbor and the outdoor seating is down on harbor level. The fish and chips were very good!

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We do not advertise and we see the nicest people stop in by referral or just finding us. We are so happy that you enjoyed the experience. My children do a great job running the Inn and we love September on Cape Cod. We look forward to visits from nice people like... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went here our first night in town because we wanted a restaurant on the water. The service was good, but the food was just OK. Overall we felt like this was more like a pub for drinking rather than a foodie place.

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We see that your visit was several months ago. We offer 3 dining areas in peak season. Off season we may offer the pub, dining room or outside deck. More 

Huntington, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great Summer spot on Cape Cod. Our group of 9 was accommodated on the outside deck without a reservation. The location, atmosphere, & service more than made up for the average food. We would return again with a large group next Summer.

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We enjoy hosting large parties. We accommodate any size group. We love taking care of groups that appreciate the special attention. We look forward to your future visits. Your kind words encourage the staff to continue striving for perfection. More 

Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food was quite good, but the service took forever. And frankly, we felt like we were the youngest customers there. The majority of the patrons seemed to be over 70, and I'm not sure why that is. The view was waterfront, but it wasn't ocean which was what we hoped to find. I guess we had to go further... More 

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review. Our clientele range from newborn to elderly. We serve almost a thousand guests a day in 3 dining areas. All areas offer a panoramic view of Town Cove which leads out to the ocean. The National Seashore has protected development on the ocean and there are no other waterfront locations. We were blessed to save... More 

Buffalo NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped into the Waterfront Inn for lunch before heading home from a week on the Cape. The atmosphere was very nice, and we all enjoyed the view of the water from the outside deck. I order the berry sangria, and it was very delicious. I would suggest half a carafe. It goes down easy and one is just not... More 

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed the experience. We strive to please and you made our day. We can't wait for visits from people like you. We are so glad you found us as we do not advertise. More 

DeWitt, New York
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310 reviews 310 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had the chicken parmesan here and it was very good, considering that this isn't an Italian restaurant. The generous portion of chicken was nicely prepared with an appropriate amount of cheese and sauce. I chose the berry salad and it kind of stole the show. I guess I'm not a salad person and have never had a green salad... More 

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Waterfront, Manager at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. You made our day. We are glad you had a great experience and we look forward to future visits from people like you. More 

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Additional Information about Orleans Inn

Address: 3 Old Country Road, Orleans, MA 02653
Phone Number: (508) 255-2222
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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