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3 Old County Road, PO Box 188, Orleans, MA 02653
15082552222
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Elegant waterfront dining in a Victorian Sea Captain's mansion.

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful view in the comfortable pub

Yesterday we had lunch at the Orleans Inn. This is a lovely family run restaurant and Inn. We sat at the bar and had excellent service from the bartender. The turkey club sandwich and French fries were good. It would have been nice if the bread had been toasted and the bacon was thick cut, hot and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
laboss
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Boston, MA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Orleans, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a very nice waterfront setting, something that is surprisingly rare on Cape Cod. The thing is the overall rating of is skewed by the setting. The food is mediocre. Period. I'd like to say: skip the food and go there for a relaxing drink and maybe an appetizer. But there is nothing special about the drinks or... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On a recent weeknight in June, we attempted to eat an early dinner here, on their outdoor deck. We were seated next to a very noisy party with several tables pushed together, although there were many other empty tables. The hostess seemed unable to understand our request for another table. The noisy party continued for the entire 90 minutes we... More 

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ORLEANS
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Plan to eat outside on the deck from June through the end of the season-the views of the Cove and the gentle breezes create a much better atmosphere than the inside dining room which is a bit less comfortable and is stuffy. The salads are very tasty and more than enough for two people or as a meal. Drinks are... More 

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It is guests like you that keep us motivated to continue offering excellent service. We are glad you enjoyed the deck. We look forward to season every day as the deck is the most popular spot in the area. We are glad you enjoy the Inn. More 

Boston, MA
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Yesterday we had lunch at the Orleans Inn. This is a lovely family run restaurant and Inn. We sat at the bar and had excellent service from the bartender. The turkey club sandwich and French fries were good. It would have been nice if the bread had been toasted and the bacon was thick cut, hot and crisp. It is... More 

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience. The Turkey club can be toasted or grilled. Just let the server know your preference. The quesadilla can have whatever ingredients you like. Some guests do not like us to add peppers or scallions but you may have it however you like. The... More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had just arrived late to Orleans and were looking for something convenient for dinner. The Orleans Inn was walking distance from where we were staying. We tried their fish & chips which was very good. We were inside vs on the patio and were comfortable. I thought the rest of the menu was limited but would consider going back... More 

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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy that you were able to walk from your motel to the Inn. We are convenient to walk to from almost anywhere in town. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal selections. Our Fish and Chips are one of the favorites. We do expand the menu in season... More 

Boston MA
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249 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 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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Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the time you took to give us your opinion. Thanksgiving weekend is one of our busiest as you must have experienced. Our guests say the lobster salad is the best they have ever had on the Cape. Taste is a matter of personal preference and we respect that. The crab is 100% lump crab meat with no... More 

orleans
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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Additional Information about Orleans Inn

Address: 3 Old County Road, PO Box 188, Orleans, MA 02653
Phone Number: 15082552222
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Old County Road, PO Box 188, Orleans, MA 02653
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: 15082552222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

Elegant waterfront dining in a Victorian Sea Captain's mansion.
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?