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Academy Ocean Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2 Academy Pl, Orleans, MA 02653-2522 (Route 28)
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not let the quaint exterior fool you! Inside you will find a beautiful setting with wonderful food and outstanding service. Curry shrimp fitters are sooooooo good! The veal was tender and the wait staff where like family. Great place to eat if visiting the cape.

Thank Mike B
Clifton Park, New York
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh fish, cooked to perfection, very nice atmosphere - overall a great experience. Dishes are excellent - will definitely go back.

Thank Dennis C
philadelphia PA
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife and I had different salads with seafood added. Her salad was a special with sliced peaches. Everything very fresh. The pizzas that went by looked spectacular.

Thank bruce b
Poughkeepsie, New York
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A lovely place....beautifully decorated with artwork but simply furnished and cozy. The bar is small but adorable and comfy. The host and the servers were the best...anticipating all our needs and then some!. We had a party of 6 and originally a screw up was made on opentable with our reservation but the host worked some magic and was able... More 

Thank Robin122
Orleans, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Food is average, so it is okay, but would never be my first choice. They do have a small bar and it is fun to sit there are share some snacks.

1 Thank Judy G
South Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great Service. Waitress there when you needed her, not when you didn't. Appetizer wonderful for both: marinated lamb and pot stickers. Entre, great variety and new takes on traditional favorite. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank John R
Newton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Being a frequent restaurant patron with many years of all kinds of dining out experience the Academy Ocean Grill is a tremendous disappointment. The food is mostly good but that's as good as it gets. Aside from a lack of hospitality, tired decor, stingy drinks and a cramped seating area the owner, clearly a man who does not want to... More 

Thank jkazarian
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Given my experience and the latest reviews it's time to take this restaurant off the list. Orleans and surrounding towns provide many wonderful dining experiences.

1 Thank Bayman123
Narragansett, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

When we, four well-dressed polite women, entered the restaurant, the owner/greeter responded to our attempt to say we had a reservation by saying, gruffly, "Hold on!" That is not a pleasant welcome. One of our group has Celiac Disease.She told the waitress, who was delightful, about this. The concerned and attentive waitress said that the first item the customer had... More 

2 Thank samkoyangi
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Got off to a bad start: the host (the owner?) seemed put out when we arrived and grudgingly pointed us to a couple of open tables (we had reservations). He repeated the treatment for my parents when they arrived a few minutes later. The rest of the dinner went well. Food was very good, as was our waitress. We then... More 

5 Thank David L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Academy Pl, Orleans, MA 02653-2522
    (Route 28)
  • Public Transportation: There is limited Public Transportation in our area.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: 508-240-1585

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