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Captain Linnell House

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137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
+1 508-255-3400
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We both love the Captain Linnell House and had the pleasure of returning last week. The food was excellent as usual and the portions large enough that we both had half of our meal to take home with us. We ordered drinks, the Caesar salad, the roast beef and the veal and all were done to perfection. It was a... More 

Thank Janet R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Perfect choice for a special night out. We started with their signature drinks which were excellent and the salad and entree didn't disappoint either. I had the choice salad and fillet with mushroom sauce which was outstanding. The other entree that was a hit was the scrod which my daughter raved about. The venue was beautiful which just added to... More 

Thank Peter L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had one of the best meals on Cape Cod at Capt. Linnell House on Aug. 14th. Every year for our anniversary, we reserve a table at this picturesque restaurant. Food is outstanding, the staff is friendly, and helpful, and the hostess and owner are the best. Best value on Cape Cod for a fabulous meal, fish was so fresh, and... More 

1 Thank rugstain
Canaan, New Hampshire
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Linnell's is on the "Best of the Cape" list and it's easy to see why. The building is the spacious house of a sea captain. You enter the building into a foyer/sitting room and small bar. Ask to sit in the room which overlooks the garden with a fish pond. Staff is attentive and friendly. I started with a... More 

2 Thank Biff S
Harvard, MA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night we brought friends from California to relax with us over a dinner that we knew would be wonderful, served by an attentive, professional, smiling server -- and we were right! The filet mignon was succulent and perfectly prepared as requested, as were the halibut and scallops, prefaced by the mouth-watering Appleton Salad and meaty clam chowder. Dinner ended... More 

Thank Eleonore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went to capt. Linnell for dinner last Friday, the experience was very disappointing. The problem was the bad piece of fish my boyfriend he was served - he (foolishly) ate about half before the effects took hold. I tried a bite and it was rancid. Our waiter was kind enough to take it off the menu,... More 

3 Thank Jackie L
Shelly H, Owner at Captain Linnell House, responded to this review

The chef and I have owned and operated Captain Linnell House since 1988. We are sad to hear you did not enjoy your dinner as so many others have. Please accept our apologies. To clarify, our fish is delivered/ hand portioned daily. Nineteen other diners enjoyed the swordfish that evening and were delighted. Our staff is ServSafe certified. The meal... More 

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended my cousin's wedding at Captain Linnell House this past weekend and the event was flawless. Everything about it was beautiful. My son has multiple life threatening allergies and I am accustomed to bringing food with me when we (rarely) eat out. Shelly worked with me through email to create a plate for my son that was similar to... More 

Thank susanonthecape
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to our first dinner here as a party of 7. The restaurant itself is very pretty and the hostess and waitstaff were pretty fantastic. We had Molly as a server and she was very pleasant and attentive to us throughout. Personally we feel the the waitstaff in a tux shirt and bow tie is very dated and could... More 

2 Thank Mama2Sd
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at Capt Linnell House for 30 years, on special occasions, and have always had a memorable meal every time. (And so I find it incredulous to find a 1 star rated review purportedly by diners on the same Sat evening we were there. It's just not likely!) Our dinner, at a corner table in the Garden... More 

Thank Barbb4759
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here on Saturday July 30 our 28 anniversary and it was wonderful from the time we entered until we left. When i made the reservation I asked for a nice table and mentioned we were celebrating a wedding anniversary. Well sure enough we had a wonderful window table overlooking the gardens. Our waitress, Stephanie, was terrific, friendly and added... 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, Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
  • 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?