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Captain Linnell House

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137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
+1 508-255-3400
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dennis Port Massachusetts, United States
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great meal at Captain Linnell’s in Orleans last night. We party of five were celebrating the 26th birthday of a young lady—perhaps I have the digits backwards. We were seated at Table 24 in a small, tastefully decorated room between two larger dining areas. The fireplace mantel was topped with a ship’s lantern from sailing days. The rolls... More 

Thank Robert J S
Thornwood, New York
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is such a wonderful restaurant in a charming restored sea captain's house. The dining room is beautiful and warm but we enjoy sitting in their garden room in the summer watching their fountain and the birds. Every meal we have had here over the years has been excellent with big portions. Their lobster bisque is the best I have... More 

Thank BennieG45
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many restaurants would have difficulty satisfying a group of seven people, especially when three of them are young children. After two visits in as many years I can say that this restaurant does it with consistency and class. The adults ate beautifully prepared steaks and seafood and the kids were overjoyed with their chicken fingers and fries (prepared by the... More 

Thank David M
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a beautiful house converted into a restaurant. I sat in a corner table tucked away with a view of 2 dining rooms at the same time and a garden beyond. For appetizers I had lobster bisque - delicious. It was not thick or too creamy but you can taste the very flavored lobster broth with lots chunks... More 

Thank Worldtraveler4372301
Sayre, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What better way to conclude a visit with friends on the Cape. The Captain Linnell House offers fine dining, romantic atmosphere, and excellent service.

Thank Craig L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for a special evening. We were greeted very warmly and seated quickly. Our server was quite helpful, and made excellent suggestions. One of them was the rack of lamb. Only one word to describe this dish: exquisite! The halibut and prime rib were also terrific. Also quite reasonable for the... More 

Thank Alan T
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect spot for our 40th anniversary dinner! Pretty table in their newer dining room overlooking the garden which was very romantic. Service was special and everything was delicious from appetizers to desert! A delightful dining experience!

Thank hollyPennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are thrilled we found the Captain Linnell House this week! Lovely dinner there on Thursday the 7th. All seven of the dishes we tried were delicious, especially the special Swordfish, and Tomato and Mozzarella salad. We had a window table and the view of the gardens is lovely. We will be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ashland, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this place for the first time, it was amazing! Service was top notch, beautiful, immaculate pleace! And of course the food and presentation were superb!!! Clam chowder - best on the cape i ever had!! Price is average for the place of this statue. We will be back!!!

Thank mangadoodle
Holland, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary here. We tried to sit at the table where he proposed to me, but there was a private party in that area. The staff felt bad and gave us a beautiful table by the window. The food was amazing, as always, our server was friendly and thoughtful and the atmosphere was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $28
American, Soups
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-3400
As one of Cape Cod's most distinguished fine dining restaurants, the Captain Linnell House offers a series of intimate and romantic dining rooms in a former sea captain's home. A favorite among Cape Cod's wedding reception and rehearsal dinner venues, The Captain Linnell House is located in Orleans, MA around the corner from Skaket Beach, a picturesque setting for a Cape Cod beach wedding ceremony.

A chef owned restaurant, The Captain Linnell House offers expertly prepared classic fare - from appetizers of iced Wellfleet oysters on the half shell, to escargots and baby spinach salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, grilled salmon, roast duckling and Veal Milanese.

A Prix Fixe Menu is offered from September to June. Enjoy three course dining of entrees such as Atlantic Swordfish.

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