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Academy Ocean Grille

2 Academy Pl, Orleans, MA 02653-2522
508-240-1585
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Ranked #20 of 53 restaurants in Orleans
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 28
Transit: There is limited Public Transportation in our area.
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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205 reviews 205 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Good find! After days of family-friendly fare, we had a night out and wanted to find someone nice/upscale, but not snooty/wildly overpriced b/c its on the Cape in summer. This hit the spot -- nice menu of seafood, chicken & steaks (with cheaper casual fare also like burgers). Seafood fra diavalo was excellent, and the steak frites were also good.... More

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South Orleans, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just returned from dinner with out of town guests. We started with a reasonable, but really good very cold bottle of Wente Sauvignon Blanc on special at the great price of $29.00. Then my friend & I shared the tuna appetizer (yummy!) and then I had the salmon, a meaty nice slice of salmon, served with chutney, carrots, broccoli and... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Fine creative menu, great service, modest prices, consistent. The menu varies from tapas and burgers (bar only) to fine dining in a Cape casual atmosphere.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After a wait of over an hour for our reservation and with profuse apologies from the hostess and owner, we were finally seated on the patio for dinner. In retrospect, I am not sure why they couldn't have seated us at one of the empty marble-topped tables out there if diners hadn't vacated the tables being used. Anyway, we thought... More

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Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Went there for the Lobster Roll. It did not taste fresh. Chips were stale. Home made pickles did not taste that great. We've had this same lunch here several times and it was much better. We will not go back again.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We returned to The Academy Ocean Grille after a 9 year hiatus. At that time, there was a different owner and the reputation was very good. We were very pleased that this is still a very good find in Orleans for a well prepared dinner. My nut encrusted halibut was crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside; Perfect!... More

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Leverett, MA
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212 reviews 212 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We visited the Academy Ocean Grille with friends. Four people. It was a Sunday night, mid-spring and so still off-season on Cape Cod. Clearly there were some locals. The place was not filled. We had a reservation and were greeted cordially and were promptly offered a nice round table in a corner. I started with a house salad - greens... More

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East Taunton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We felt welcome here from the moment we stepped in. The woman who greeted us made us feel instantly relaxed, and we were lucky enough to also have her as our server. Food was yummy, the mixed drink I ordered was surprisingly strong (woohoo!) but also good. Service was attentive and well timed. We were able to enjoy our meal... More

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Pensacola, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Seven of us met there and all enjoyed great meals and tasty, ample desserts. Nice, stylish atmosphere, too. However, the shabbily dressed server never made eye contact or smiled, and she didn't even reach to serve us our food. She just handed it to someone to pass around the table. The host was sullen and didn't speak, although he would... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Over the years drove by but never stopped. Never heard anyone praise or mention it. This weekend stopped in on Sunday night. The front desk was pompous. The restaurant was empty and he suggested he could accommodate us at the bar! Looking down without eye contact he mumbled "reservations only". Don't need such BS on the Cape. Atmosphere is as... More

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