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Barley Neck Inn

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$$ - $$$
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5 Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3420
+1 508-255-0212
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Milford, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had their chickpea / vegetable stew thinking it would be a flavorful, and enjoyable dish. I was somewhat critical of the $22 cost of such a austere dish but decided to try anyway. It was a 1/2 can of chickpeas enveloped in a tomato mush on top of a mound of dry rice.

Thank MRBEAR78
Naples, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on the Cape for 3 days eating here the first night. Read reviews that were not to complementary but decided to try it anyway. We were had a great waiter and found the food very good. We ate in the Tavern and not the Dining Room and I took a picture of the appetizer which was a great... More 

Thank jfknaples
Essex, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dropped in for early dinner on a Friday night in October. No reservations. They sat us down right away, no problems. Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We had a great clam chowder with lots of clams, some salads and spring rolls..awesome! Love the open space/atmosphere. Fun!

Thank Lillydog3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recent name and ownership change but still a favorite with all! Friendly service, great food, large variety of entrees; supah munchies, TV if you want, cozy if you want that too. Early Bird specials. Prices are fair, food is delicious!

Thank Smedley68
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently ate at the inn and had an average dining experience, but were then horrified to be taken to task over the size of the tip we left (15%). The server brazenly voiced his displeasure in front of other customers to our acute embarrassment. Terrible behaviour and we won't be going back.

Thank Susan D
Putney, Vermont
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The quality of the food was fairly good and presentation on the plate was very nice but the service was a jumble with bread and wine coming after the appetizer. The scallops had a heavy tomato sauce that overwhelmed the lovely scallop flavor. Overall we were disappointed especially for the price. TV's at every conceivable location in the dining room... More 

Thank burtondtepfer
Andrew V, Public Relations Manager at Barley Neck Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for expressing your concerns about the order of service, please note we do have two dining areas, the other has a quieter atmosphere you may appreciate. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

What a disappointing dinner meal. Margherita flat bread was DRENCHED in oil. Linguine with clam sauce was also too oily. We ordered a raspberry cheesecake and got a plain cheesecake. Epic fail from beginning to end. Server did his best to make a bad meal a pleasant experience. When we gave feedback on the meal, no one came to check... More 

Thank Karen R
Andrew V, Public Relations Manager at Barley Neck Inn, responded to this review

Your feedback has been heard, and we apologize that no one addressed your situation while you were in the restaurant. This is not typical of a night at the BNI and hope you will return for a second chance. We just updated our menu and feel you'll be very pleased. More 

New York City, New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Place was half empty and then we saw why. Food took a major downturn from prior years and I guess Joe's departure. Still a lot of confusion at front desk but that was part of the tradition of the place. Waiters were great. Room is great as always. But what happened to the food. The fish and chips I think... More 

Thank Walpie
Andrew V, Public Relations Manager at Barley Neck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, we're are listening to all guest input and making some adjustments. We just released a our new fall menu and feel you'll be very happy when you return. More 

Burlington, Vermont
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great dinner menu and local live music make BNI the place to meet up to dine and dance while on the mid cape.

Thank Vermont45
South Salem, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Sad to say, this former favorite of ours, until recently known as Joe's Beach Road Bar and Grill, has deteriorated. Our food was carelessly prepared, incorrectly seasoned (either too much or too little) and generally appeared at the table cold. The menu has been pared down, but the food borders on inedible! Dishes recently ordered included the stacked burger, shrimp... More 

Thank Peter2868

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $27
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3420
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-0212
The Barley Neck Inn is a popular dinner restaurant on the way to Nauset Beach. Great spot for a family party, rehearsal dinner or wedding. Reservations happily accepted. Wine Spectator Award winning wine list. Chef Michael Jacek prepares New American with lots of local flourishes and Asian accents. Check under functions for special events and promotions.

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