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“Take Cap't Cass for What It Is - and Rejoice.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cap't Cass Rock Harbor Seafood

Cap't Cass Rock Harbor Seafood
Ranked #15 of 56 Restaurants in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
cape cod, mass
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Take Cap't Cass for What It Is - and Rejoice.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

I am amused by newphase's complaint about the service at Cap't Cass, for favoring the locals......especially since it came from a reviewer who lives in New York City where in many restaurants only the elite get to eat, while the rest of us can wait forever. I am a local-but unknown to the establishment - and have always found the staff doing the best they can to be friendly and welcoming. Does the reviewer have any idea what running a restaurant on Cape Cod is like in the summer? Packed with guests, owners slave away to get food on the table. They have little time to play elitist games (and, to be frank, if the people seated seconds before you were regular customers, they probably deserved some small consideration for their loyalty over the years.) So, come on back in the fall when all of us can breathe. As for Cap't Cass being like a clam shack..... since when is that a put-down? Unfortunately, these low key, unassuming spots have become few and far between. With their loss, a whole part of what makes Cape Cod special is gone forever. New York fancy Cap't is not, but with real cod and old fashioned chowder available what's not to like? (Oh, and if a restaurant admits to running out of scallops, there is a good chance that what they are serving is fresh.)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank cap25
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English first
Massachusetts
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90 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Just great.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is one of a dying breed of old New England family-run places. Unpretentious atmosphere, friendly service. Seems like it's been in the family for generations. If you're a demanding city type, go elsewhere. The menu is simple, mostly seafood of course. The fish sandwich has a double layer of fish, fried just right, too big to keep it all in the bread. There is one table by the window, grab it if you can for a sea breeze!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Senorheath
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nh
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“More like a CUBIC ZIRCON than a gem”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have found many "gems" through trip advisor, but this is NOT one of them. A "gem" for locals who have not been out of Orleans most likely. The locals are treated like next kin, whereas our party of 7 was separated into two tables. Meanwhile the locals just seconds behind us were all seated together. After we ordered we were informed there were not enough scallops and only two of our party guests could get them. Excuse me, but I thought this was a seafood restaurant. That's like a Mexican Restaurant running out of salsa. The food was just slightly below average, and yes that does include the lobster roll that was only sub par. I understood there was no A/C from reading the reviews, but not a fan in place for the guests. As for the rustic atmosphere, it was just plain dirty! The wood floors are black, the chairs are full of grime and the bathroom only had cold water in a rusty stained sink. I've have more enjoyable dinning experiences at a clam shack.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank newphase
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New York City, New York
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207 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great fresh seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Thanks to the reviewers who shared this great fine and u know its great when the fisherman eat there. Felt glad to hear that all the places we go to r decent.

Def worth a visit. It's small and no ac so it does get hot in there and cash only! So bring $$$ so u can enjoy ur meal. Get scallops and lobsta roll. The she crab stew was diff and tasty. Lets keep this between us

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travelgirlnyc25
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Newark, New York
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best lobster rolls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We have been going here every year for awhile. They have absolutely the best lobster rolls. All meat - no fill. $17.95 for the roll with fries & cole slaw. You won't leave disappointed.

Arrive early (especially on rainy Cape Cod days.) The diner opens at 11AM and is full by noon.

Rustic dining area with a nice view of Rock Harbor. I highly recommend visiting here when you visit the Orleans/Eastham area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank markinnewark
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