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Captain Linnell House

137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
+1 508-255-3400
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good6%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (56 reviews)
“prix fixe” (14 reviews)
“duck” (31 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here with a party of seven adults and every person in our group absolutely loved their food and the atmosphere of this restaurant. I started with the lobster bisque which was light and tasty and had lots of lobster pieces. For my...More

1  Thank RiceWP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 8 pm and they did not let us in. The opening hours of the restaurant oficially were until 9 pm. Coming from Germany to spend some days at Cape Cod and to visit this famous restaurant, this attitude seemed nor to be...More

Thank stadetho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at the Linnell House with another couple. The evening was excellent from cocktails through dinner. The waitstaff was friendly and efficient. The seafood and duck were fresh, well prepared, and very tasty. The wine list was very good as well. The restaurant is...More

Thank KerryGarber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised that the prices were not outrageous, for the restaurant was as good or better than any we have been to recently. The waiter was friendly and informative - and quick! Our roast beef and filet were perfectly cooked and accompanied by well...More

Thank kcleeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another special dinner at Captain Linnell, this time as my wife took me out for a belated birthday celebration. I had the Pearl Salad (essentially a caprese salad of tomatoes and mozzarella) with Boulliabaisse as my entree while my wife had Bourbon Lobster Bisque and...More

Thank Bubbartzky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at Captain Linnell House this past August. Really was expecting a great experience based on tripadvisor reviews. The venue was beautiful as were the gardens which were right by our table. Also our waiter David was terrific. However the food fell far short of...More

Thank Rabbit R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. The food was outstanding, the service was outstanding. This a Five Star restaurant, probably the best dinner we had while we vacationed in Cape Cod. The owner was delightful.

1  Thank Ronnie580
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a sumptuous meal celebrating our silver wedding anniversary. Suffice to say that I'm far too full and exhausted to write a full review but the halibut was the best I've ever had and the creme brûlée was superb . Staff were delightful...More

1  Thank mrsbean0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got married at CLH in July of 2017. Everything was fantastic. The guests all said the food was delicious. Shelly makes sure the evening flows properly. The wait staff were friendly and perfectly professional. Highly recommend for a wedding or just for dinner!

1  Thank Lisa_L_Wolf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were outstanding. The décor is stunning and the staff was gracious and very professional.Reservations are a must in season.

1  Thank Arline G
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Questions & Answers
18 June 2017|
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Response from Shelly H | Property representative |
We do!
4 June 2017|
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Response from Shelly H | Property representative |
Yes, we do! Only time we do NOT offer prix fixe is July to mid- September.
28 May 2017|
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Response from Shelly H | Property representative |
We are open now Wednesday to Sunday. July and August we will be open Tuesday to Sunday. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 23 - USD 32
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 19:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-3400
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As one of Cape Cod's most distinguished fine dining restaurants, the Captain Linnell House offers a series of intimate and romantic dining rooms in a former sea captain's home. A favorite among Cape Cod's wedding reception and rehearsal dinner venues, The Captain Linnell House is located in Orleans, MA around the corner from Skaket Beach, a picturesque setting for a Cape Cod beach wedding ceremony.

This chef owned restaurant is celebrating it's 29th season. The Captain Linnell House offers expertly prepared classic fare - from appetizers of iced Wellfleet oysters on the half shell, to escargots and baby kale salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, grilled salmon, roast duckling, scrod n' parchment, and veal Milanese.

A Prix Fixe Menu is offered from Mid-September to end of June. Enjoy three course dining of entrees such as Atlantic swordfish, Black Angus prime rib, roast duckling.
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