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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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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 36
    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
Most recent review
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:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chatham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Newton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The menu looked impressive as far as food goes. The beer list was short but had a few choices that I was excited about. Service was quick. The jalapeño prosciutto poppers were amazing. I ordered the Moroccan Salmon which included a rice dumpling which happened to still be frozen. They brought me piping hot one promptly though. It all tasted... More 

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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Delightful experience! Our waitress was friendly, courteous as well as attentive. Food was delicious. Swordfish Au Poivre - a must try!

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?