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Menu

APPETIZERS‎
Linnell Chowder "the Best"
$8.00
Bourbon Lobster Bisque
$12.00
Maine Crab Cake
With a lemon chive beurre blanc
$10.00
Portobello Mushroom
Grilled, with a sun-dried tomato-basil reduction
$8.00
Wellfleet Oysters - Iced
With a cocktail or mignonette sauce
$14.00
Escargot
With mushrooms, rich stock and a touch of cream
$11.00
Pope's Mussels
With linguica and plum tomato in a garlic broth
$10.50
Linnell Oysters
Wellfleet oysters sauteed with julienne vegetables and champagne ginger sauce
$15.00
SALADS‎
House Salad
Mixed miniature greens with a champagne roquefort vinaigrette or our creamy ginger dressing
$6.00
Baby Spinach Salad
With a shiitake vinaigrette and maytag blue cheese
$8.00
Summer Salad
Baby‎ romaine, beefstake tomatoes, fresh riccotta, sweet corn and basil
$10.00
Caesar Salad
Made with imported locatelli cheese and asiago "crisps"
$8.50
ENTREES‎
Atlantic Cod
Pan roasted...with beefsteak tomatoes, littleneck clams and linguica
$25.00
Bouillabaisse
Cod, shrimp, mussels, littlenecks, scallops with tomato, leek and a saffron scented broth
$30.00
Sole
Panko crusted with lump blue crab with a chardonnay reduction
$26.00
Yellowfin Tuna
Peppered and pan seared...with wasabi and a ginger teriyaki sauce
$27.00
Scrod
In parchment...with maine crab, shrimp and a lemon-lime vermouth sauce
$26.00
Scallops and Shrimp
Sauteed...with tarragon lobster sauce
$28.00
Duckling
Roasted... 1/2 semi-boneless with raspberry, clove, honey demi-glace
$28.00
Chicken and Lobster
Sauteed...with‎ jasmine rice and a thai green curry
$26.50
Veal Sirloin
Pan‎ seared.... with oven roasted tomatoes, fresh basil and fine white polenta
$28.00
Veal Milanese
Sauteed...lightly breaded cutlet with capers and rich veal demi-glace
$25.00
PASTA‎
Pappardelle
Veal bolognese with san marzano tomatoes, fresh basil and a touch of cream
$26.00
Farfalle
Lobster, shrimp and mussels, fresh oregano, plum tomato and a whisper of cream
$29.00
Tofu Steak
With‎ soba noodles on baby spinach and a light ponzu sauce
$24.00
Orecchiette
Grilled vegetables, a touch of olive oil and romano cheese with a pinch of pesto
$25.00
Expresso
$3.00
Cappuccino
$4.00
Double Expresso
$4.00
Double Cappuccino
$5.00
Coffee...Tea..Milk
$3.00
Perrier
$3.50
CAPTAIN LINNELL'S SIGNATURE DRINK LIST‎
The Linnell Martini
The captain's version of a dirty martini. Tangueray dry gin with a hint of tribuno extra dry vermouth and a touch of olive juice. Served with laregina sicilian style jumbo olives
$9.00
The Captain's Cosmo
A perfect combination of absolut citron, cointreau, fresh-squeezed limejuice, a dash of roses, and a splash of cranberry juice. Shaken vigorously and served straight up with a lemon twist
$9.50
Limoncello Fresco
Pallini limoncello served on the rocks with a splash of club soda and a lemon garnish
$8.00
Shelly's Teeny Bellini
Champagne with a splash of white peach nectar
$8.50
Skaket Beach Sunrise
Jose cuervo gold tequila, fresh orange juice, a touch of grenadine, topped with a splash of cranberry
$8.00
Rock Harbor Summer Martini
Absolut mandarin vodka and malibu coconut rum shaken with a splash of pineapple juice. Served straight up with a twist of orange
$9.00
The Eagle Wing
In rememberance of the captain's famous voyage between london and china in 1855. bombay sapphire london dry gin, a splash of dry vermouth, and finished with absolut mandarin vodka. Served straight up, garnished with a lemon twist
$9.50
Apple Martini
Pucker sour apple schnapps and smirnoff green apple vodka shaken and served straight up
$9.00
Mojito
Bacardi white rum, fresh mint, lime juice and cane sugar. Served tall on the rocks and finished with a splash of soda
$8.50
The Rose
Our pomegranate martini absolut peach vodka, pomegranate juice and lemon juice, shaken and served up in a sugar rimmed glass
$9.50
About
Celebrating our 32nd anniversary, the historic 1840 Captain Linnell House is home to Cape Cod's most distinguished fine dining restaurant as well as an award winning Cape Cod wedding, rehearsal dinner, and corporate venue site. We are located in Orleans, MA around the corner from Skaket Beach, a picturesque setting for a Cape Cod beach wedding ceremony. The Captain Linnell House is chef owned and offers expertly prepared classic fare - from iced Wellfleet oysters, escargot and baby kale salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, Black Angus prime rib, roast duckling with fresh raspberries, scrod n' parchment, and much more. We go as local and organic as possible. A three course $40.00 Prix Fixe Menu
PRICE RANGE
$28 - $42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

We want to thank owners Chef Bill and Shelly for a wonderful evening! We were there in late February for a special occasion and as always, we were treated as treasured guests. Our party ordered a variety of courses from the menu, and one guest...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

2/22/20 We recently visited the Captain Linnell House for a special occasion. Set in an impeccably kept historic captains home it once again was a true delight. There were 3 of us on a busy Saturday night, The staff was on point as usual great...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

On behalf of my parents: “We were lucky to be able to get a reservation last night to celebrate our anniversary. As usual, a phenomenal dinner and experience. I ordered the raspberry duck and my husband was thrilled with the veal (which he is usually...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

We have dined here several times and have never been disappointed with food, service and atmosphere. It isn’t inexpensive but as noted in the title ideal for a special occasion. We went there the day after Valentine’s Day for that as well as our 54th...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

My family has been enjoying Capt. Linnell for more than a decade. It has been our go-to place for their wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, and is something we look forward to each year. Last year (2019) was rumored to be their last year open, so we...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

I have been dining at the Captain Linnell House for at least 10 years. The food is delicious, the ambience tranquil, and the service is excellent. I love sitting by the extra large windows overlooking the beautiful little garden with all the beautiful birds, chipmunks,...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

Four of us enjoyed an outstanding New Year's Eve dinner! The food was amazing and the setting and service were great. Everything was done to perfection. Cannot recommend the Captain Linnell House enough. It is open virtually all year and will continue to be open...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2019

A friend and I at here last evening. Both of us enjoyed wonderful meals. We are locals and have eaten here frequently and never been disappointed. I had a salad, panko encrusted sole with a light sauce garnished w shrimp, and key lime pie. My...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

The food, drinks, atmosphere and staff were all amazing! Such a lovely and peaceful evening. It’s well worth a visit to this beautiful restaurant. KB

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

Captain Linnell House is open and as welcoming and well-run as ever! We are Cape locals who continue to choose Linnell House time and again because we are never disappointed. Sitting at our table in the garden room we each enjoyed the meals skillfully prepared...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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I4383JWkareno
December 15, 2018|
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Response from shellyh430 | Property representative |
Yes. We do close for repairs and painting for the month of March. Weather will dictate our winter hours!
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For the past 30 years all of our guests look great when they come through our doors. We do not have a dress code - but if we did - it would be "Cape Cod Nice". No suits, ties, or tiaras required!
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