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“Nothing fancy, but The Best Lobster rolls”

Cap't Cass Rock Harbor Seafood
Ranked #19 of 57 Restaurants in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

It's not summer on the Cape until you;ve been to Capt' Cass. Cap't Cass lobster rolls are my standard by which others are measured. And so far, no one can beat them. Unlike most, these are pure lobster, not lobster salad, not mayo'd to death. Just lobster chunks on a toasted & buttered bun. Your choices are coleslaw and fries on the side, or not. Plain and simple.
Of course there are other items to order--clams, scallops, she-crab soup, chowder, and a few more. And hamburgers, although I've never seen anyone but kids eat them. Plastic forks, paper plates and napkins, paper cups. If you really don't want to eat on paper & plastic, get everything to go. That just means more seats for the rest of us!
Be prepared to pay cash, and recognize that you won't get real lobster cheap.

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Reviewed July 25, 2011

This place looks like a local seafood shack but it delivered a great meal with no complaints.
I ordered the scallop sandwich which came with fries and slaw. There were enough scallops to make three sandwiches and the bun was grilled to perfection. I didn't love the tarter sauce but saved a few calories by using lemon. I thought the slaw tasted fresh and was nice and light. My sandwich was just under $10 which was a value for the portion and quality. My dining partner ordered the fish sandwich which was had a non greasy delightful batter. The decor is basic but you can watch the beautiful sunset at Rock Harbor and dine amongstt the locals!

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Reviewed August 13, 2010

Bring cash and lots of it! Some of the best freash seafood you'll find on the cape. It's BYOB and cash only.

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Reviewed September 30, 2009

Capt. Cass is definitely not a "dress up to go out" kind of place....in fact, the opposite is perhaps what makes this place so incredible. It is situated in a small fishing shanty-style house with a few tables and u-shaped counter with additional seating. There is a view of Rock Harbor out the window which provides a great view of the sunset!! The lobster rolls are a MUST. They are truly NO-FILLER with only a touch of mayo to hold the huge chunks of frsh-caught lobster in place. The roll is served with awesome fries and cole-slaw, although I would be happy paying the price for just the lobster roll. The staff is extremely friendly, homegrown, and you will often have the same server anytime you go...I went after a span of 2 years and had the same friendly staff!! They have no liquor license but you can BYOB, so bring your wine, order a lobster roll, and enjoy the sunset!! The other food at Capt. Cass is quite tasty, too, but you cannot go wrong with a lobster roll!!

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Reviewed July 22, 2009

Visited Orleans for a couple nights, and heard Cap't Cass had the best lobster roll; not by a long shot! The lobster roll was 16.95 and came with some fries and cole slaw. For sake of comparison, Young's, next door, was ~$9 for just a roll.

Unfortunately, the roll at Cap't Cass' was TINY! so tiny it looked like 8 or 9 little chunks of lobster on a griddled roll (I do love the griddled bun). There was zero mayo - it was quite dry.

Really, this was one of the only places on the cape I felt ripped off. Go next door to Young's for a roll chucked full of lobster (unfortunately not griddled though)

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Thank gvanullen
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