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Beacon Room

23 West Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3204+1 508-255-2211WebsiteMenu
Open now11:30 AM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

We had a really good birthday dinner here at the Beacon Room during our stay. There are no “reservations” but you can call (which I recommend ) to be put on a walk in list. The staff was very nice and everything was clean. When...we visited on a Saturday night I was definitely happy I had called 2 hours ahead to be put on the list. Currently they have a large outdoor tent (with very cute lighting) and a nice patio and were serving 6 tables inside. We were offered inside but decided to wait for an outdoor table ( it is summer after all :)). This is where I only regret not having bug spray since the mosquitos did come out around 8pm. Also- for some reason these weird beetles kept dive bombing us - but they were tiny! But these things weren’t really the restaurant’s fault - just kind of the price to pay eating outside! As long as your are prepared for some wildlife get ready for a great meal!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

Recent changes have raised the bar taking this normally terrific restaurant well into the realm of outstanding. First, the adaptation to social distancing has been accomplished in a thoughtful, creative way that results in a pleasing, tiered garden experience. It is very attractive, comfortable, efficient...and safely organized. Staff adhere to all protocols without being overt. Second, the always reliable high quality menu has been upgraded to one of the best we have ever experienced on the Cape. Beginning with Caesar and Wedge salads, these common dishes were far above the norm, perfectly dressed and seasoned. Then came the main courses of sole and haddock. Each came served on a bed of rice/risotto, vegetable and sauce that were so perfectly married and balanced that we are still marveling at them a week later. We inquired and were informed these were all the output of a new head chef, Amy. In the past decade the Cape has been fortunate to attract a small group of truly outstanding gourmet establishments. Beacon is now firmly entrenched in that field.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Ate here last July and enjoyed the experience. Ate here tonight and did not. Our server was very kind and professional. The chef, was maybe not as well trained. The chowder attempted to divert from the mundane with an intensely rich, cream base. After a...few spoonfuls, it became far too rich. Our mains were unappetizing. The ravioli lacked flavor and the sauce appeared to have “broken.” The “Dijon & Herb seared salmon” arrived completely blackened and was overcooked. I have to admit to being slightly shocked when the plate was placed in front of me. It looked incinerated.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2019

My wife and I went back to Orleans to visit old friends. They made a reservation for the four of us at The Beacon. My wife and I shared a Caesar salad - delicious and plenty for the two of us. She chose the swordfish,...I the Seafood Era Diavlo. Both were truly excellent. Add two drinks: chardonnay for my wife; Beefeaters gin for me. Total: $94.68, not including tip. Surely, The Beacon is one of the best in Orleans. The best as far as I am concerned.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 21, 2019

For me The Beacon Room always had the best fried Calamari on the Lower and Outer Cape, and you need to note the use of the past tense, “had”. On my recent visit I told the neighboring diners that I was having the “best calamari...on the Cape” as I waited for my order to arrive, but when it arrived, the disappointment immediately set in. They changed the presentation from what was very appealing and appetizing to something more ‘normal’ to the other restaurants. Yes, the ingredients seemed to be still the same – Calamari corn crusted, deep fried with jalapeños and chouriço – but in a way, it was not the same. Maybe the presentation threw me off, but the flavor also did not meet “the way it used to be”. The Calamari has always been a ‘go to’ given when I dined at The Beacon Room, but now it has been moved to the back seat, if not the rumble seat. Other than that, everything else continues on course at The Beacon Room.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

A bit expensive for lunch, but then we had soup, sandwiches with fries and then dessert. Everything was so good, we were lured on to the next course. Highly recommend the curry croissant. Staff were friendly and attentive. Very pleasant. Look forward to next visit.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

The Beacon is just that....hidden gem! Cozy, friendly atmosphere to enjoy delicious lunch! We have stopped several times and Beacon never disappoints. Julie was our sweet server. We never felt rushed. Each plate was well presented and portions large. We will continue to stop when...in the Orleans area.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2019

Can't believe I never knew this restaurant was here. Stopped in for lunch. Interior is cosy. Staff was friendly. And, to top it off had one of the best burgers ( cooked med rare with cheddar cheese with sautéed onions )and french fries that I...had had in ages. Next time I am in the area will definitely go back to try other things on the menu.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

We both had the Surf n Turf special, and in over 40 years of coming to the Cape, it’s one of my favorite meals. Ever. The presentation was beautiful, the chowder delicious, and the lobster and filet were perfectly prepared. We also liked the ambiance...and the wait staff. We highly recommend this gem!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 16, 2019

This was our second trip to the Beacon Room. The food was very good, but not great which it should have been given prices in the $30+ range. We were a party of 6 and the service was excellent. The clam chowder offered as an...appetizer was good, but not great. It didn’t taste briny and had very few clams. I had a special, seared halibut, over delicious risotto as an entree. It was good but tasted more like it had been baked than pan seared. My partner was very disappointed. The ravioli he ordered was very spicy which was not in the description. He ended up getting sick. Two people in our party had duck which they pronounced two notches down from duck one of them had had at a different restaurant a few days earlier. We had key lime pie for dessert which was pleasingly tart. It is necessary to make a reservation, even on a week night.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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