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Cooke's Seafood

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Rte 28, Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-5518
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was craving a lobster roll since I crossed the Sagamore Bridge. After a morning on the beach, I was on a quest to find one. I checked my Trip Advisor app for places nearby and off to Cooke's we went. Supposedly voted "Best Lobster Roll on Cape Cod" by the Boston Globe, I gave it a try. Not bad... More 

Thank rozoftg
Brewster, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend was visiting this weekend and suggested Cook's. I'd never been so was happy to try a new place. Mostly a family spot for traditional seafood and always quite busy but the folks who run it move everything along very nicely. I had fried oysters and they were tender and tasty and the price was comparable to other Cape... More 

Thank Jean C
ft. myers
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just happened upon this restaurant driving through Cape Cod. I had been craving fried clams and was glad to see they served them. My husband got the fried shrimp platter. Both were excellent, lightly battered, perfectly cooked. After leaving, we saw a sign advertising the best fried clams in Cape Cod. Yes, probably in the top five of fried... More 

Thank annieFt_Myers
Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found Cooke's as a drive-by and we were glad we stopped. I has fried fish platter which was cod. It was cooked perfectly and the tartar sauce was the right mix of sweet and tart. My husband had the fried clams as they were advertised as the best in Cape Cod. They did not disappoint! We were very pleased... More 

Thank Susan S
New Hampshire
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second visit to Cooke's and this time my husband, son and his girlfirend joined us. I really wanted to like this, but honestly, I am not sure why this is such a hot spot. It is not that expensive; we paid $80 for 2 cups of chowder, 2 lobster rolls, 1 fish sandwich, 1 burger and fries... More 

Thank cathycnh
Trumbull, Connecticut
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Cooke's! This is always our first stop when we get on Cape Cod before we check into our cottage. I always get the fried clam roll (whole bellies) and my husband gets the fried seafood platter. It is Fresh, Fresh, Fresh,. I am not sure of the name of the man that owns this place but he is... More 

Thank Catherine B
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213 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and fair prices. The staff is always overly polite and nice. I've never had a bad meal here. The lobster roll is fantastic and they don't skimp on the lobster meat. It's very casual and they do sell beer and wine. I've been many times and will return many more.

Thank surferjoy1
Cos Cob, CT
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch (or maybe it was an early dinner). Typical fried seafood menu but also grilled and broiled. Ok if you don't want to spend too much. Outdoor seating next to parking lot and road.

Thank merlot94
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Order at the counter and wait staff brings your meal. Not usually a fan of fried seafood, but fried clams and scallops - lightly breaded cooked to perfection - were delicious. Casual, clean and well-lit. summer staff very friendly.

Thank Bill S
West Suffield, Connecticut
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206 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Cooke's has changed ownership and the changes are not good. The quality of food has taken a step back and customer service is not what it used to be. Management should have stayed with success rather than make a lot of changes.

Thank Bard W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte 28, Orleans, MA 02653
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: (508) 255-5518

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