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Academy Ocean Grille

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2 Academy Pl, Orleans, MA 02653-2522 (Route 28)
There is limited Public Transportation in our area.
508-240-1585
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful dining experience

The food was delicious with good presentation. The service was friendly and responsive, and the price was reasonable. Would highly recommend and will definitely return. New ownership of the restaurant has made a wonderful difference.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
HarryR37
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Chatham, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

While there is no ocean view, it is well worth going to this fine dining restaurant anytime you can. You should note that Academy Place where the restaurant is located is a one way street. To access the parking lot go down Main Street and turn left onto Academy Place. The entrance to the parking lot is immediately on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food! Excellent tapas menu and excellent swordfish! I had my meal at the bar. It was a training shift for Al behind the bar. If he hadn't told me, I would have never guessed. If you're away from home for any reason, work (like me) or vacation, enjoy a meal and/or drink here!

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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158 reviews 158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The food was delicious with good presentation. The service was friendly and responsive, and the price was reasonable. Would highly recommend and will definitely return. New ownership of the restaurant has made a wonderful difference.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Want to go to a Sunday brunch that has great food and is not a noisy crowded atmosphere then this is worth a look. The limited brunch menu has something for everyone at a reasonable price. The wait staff if terrific and so is the food. The atmosphere is the best part where you can have a quiet conversation with... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I dined at the Academy Ocean Grill last night for the first time and were frankly underwhelmed. The place has a bit of a precious foodie vibe, but once inside, it felt like a slightly dressed up ski chalet, with questionable purple-painted walls and ugly industrial-ish carpet. All of that would have been fine if the menu... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Out of the tourist path and somewhat hidden from view ... not flashy on the outside, but the quality of the meal and value is right at the top of Cape restaurants. Entrees are sensibly priced and offer excellent cuisine. Good wine list, great table service. highly recommended

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have dined at Academy Ocean Grille a half dozen times in the past few months. The menu is clever and not overwhelming. The food has been consistently very good. Although we think the hamburger should be thicker such that it can be truly cooked to order. The decor is really nice, but it seems the employees attire does not... More 

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East Orleans, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

stopped by last night. got 2 seats at the bar. love sitting in the intimate setting with the tv scrolling overhead. drinks are very reasonably priced---dewars rocks $7, glass of malbec $8. ordered apps to share--duck legs---fabulous, yellowfin tuna always....great at $12, cape cod slider a bit dry, but for only $4.....can't whine. split the veal saltibocca.....and took home a... More 

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New Smyrna, FL
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100 reviews 100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

They offer a clever variety of food options that -- on a sample of three diners -- were all tasty and well-prepared. Our service was excellent; food came out in a timely fashion but we were never rushed. This is not an elegant, gourmet, Michelin 3-star restaurant. It is a good honest grille serving good honest food that is fresh... More 

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BOSACKdiner
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

There's more to a restaurant than serving up good food in a nice atmosphere, both of which Academy Ocean Grille can say they do well, but what about the mood of the place? We arrived for our reservation at 6:30 on a Wednesday night and I can't say we were greeted, but were checked in by word of our name... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Academy Pl, Orleans, MA 02653-2522
    (Route 28)
  • Public Transportation: There is limited Public Transportation in our area.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: 508-240-1585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?