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Linnell Chowder "the Best"
Bourbon Lobster Bisque
Maine Crab Cake
With a lemon chive beurre blanc
Portobello Mushroom
Grilled, with a sun-dried tomato-basil reduction
Wellfleet Oysters - Iced
With a cocktail or mignonette sauce
With mushrooms, rich stock and a touch of cream
Pope's Mussels
With linguica and plum tomato in a garlic broth
Linnell Oysters
Wellfleet oysters sauteed with julienne vegetables and champagne ginger sauce
House Salad
Mixed miniature greens with a champagne roquefort vinaigrette or our creamy ginger dressing
Baby Spinach Salad
With a shiitake vinaigrette and maytag blue cheese
Summer Salad
Baby‎ romaine, beefstake tomatoes, fresh riccotta, sweet corn and basil
Caesar Salad
Made with imported locatelli cheese and asiago "crisps"
Atlantic Cod
Pan roasted...with beefsteak tomatoes, littleneck clams and linguica
Cod, shrimp, mussels, littlenecks, scallops with tomato, leek and a saffron scented broth
Panko crusted with lump blue crab with a chardonnay reduction
Yellowfin Tuna
Peppered and pan seared...with wasabi and a ginger teriyaki sauce
In parchment...with maine crab, shrimp and a lemon-lime vermouth sauce
Scallops and Shrimp
Sauteed...with tarragon lobster sauce
Roasted... 1/2 semi-boneless with raspberry, clove, honey demi-glace
Chicken and Lobster
Sauteed...with‎ jasmine rice and a thai green curry
Veal Sirloin
Pan‎ seared.... with oven roasted tomatoes, fresh basil and fine white polenta
Veal Milanese
Sauteed...lightly breaded cutlet with capers and rich veal demi-glace
Veal bolognese with san marzano tomatoes, fresh basil and a touch of cream
Lobster, shrimp and mussels, fresh oregano, plum tomato and a whisper of cream
Tofu Steak
With‎ soba noodles on baby spinach and a light ponzu sauce
Grilled vegetables, a touch of olive oil and romano cheese with a pinch of pesto
Double Expresso
Double Cappuccino
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
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
Limoncello Fresco
Pallini limoncello served on the rocks with a splash of club soda and a lemon garnish
Shelly's Teeny Bellini
Champagne with a splash of white peach nectar
Skaket Beach Sunrise
Jose cuervo gold tequila, fresh orange juice, a touch of grenadine, topped with a splash of cranberry
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
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
Apple Martini
Pucker sour apple schnapps and smirnoff green apple vodka shaken and served straight up
Bacardi white rum, fresh mint, lime juice and cane sugar. Served tall on the rocks and finished with a splash of soda
The Rose
Our pomegranate martini absolut peach vodka, pomegranate juice and lemon juice, shaken and served up in a sugar rimmed glass
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
$28 - $42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood, Soups
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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December 15, 2018|
Response from shellyh430 | Property representative |
Yes. We do close for repairs and painting for the month of March. Weather will dictate our winter hours!
Pat D
August 13, 2018|
Response from shellyh430 | Property representative |
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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