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Orleans Inn

) #28 of 44 Restaurants in Orleans $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
3 Old County Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2519
+1 508-255-2222
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Old County Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2519
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a gem. We stopped on the way back to our hotel and had such a great experience. Ordered a drink and the bartender was professional. We asked what he recommends on the dessert menu and he suggest the brownie sundae, so we ordered that....More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate dinner here on a warm evening, we were offered both the dining room and the deck. Due to the warm humid air outside we opted for the dining room. Was not the best choice! No air conditioner. They have three units hanging on the...More

1  Thank acornnh
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You were well aware of the 3 dining area options available to you. Alfresco, Tavern A/C and Dining Room A/C. You chose the Dining Room A/C. The round table next to yours asked the A/C be turned down as it...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were immediately seated on the covered deck on a very busy warm Saturday evening- no reservation! Staff were attentive, we enjoyed a generously-sized fresh shrimp cocktail and our special food requests were graciously accommodated. We sipped refreshing authentic mojitos in the summer breeze, watching...More

1  Thank Deb S
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Things are going so well at our peak of the season. We spent all year preparing for this and it is working great. Our staff is amazing and they all get along. We treat the food, staff...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

It looks kind of seedy on the outside but it's just a very old building. We went for lunch and sat on the downstairs deck near the water. Fried clams were very good as was the lobster roll. Service was excellent. Would definitely return.More

Thank citidwel
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the kind review. Most do not know we are on the water. I drove by for 25 years before I first walked in and saw the panoramic waterview. I bought it on the spot. For the past 21 year we have continued to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Orleans Waterfront Inn and Restaurant is another of those places that was always on the radar, but never became a destination, probably because it is seasonal. So, when I saw that it had opened for the 2017 season, I made a point of going,...More

Thank TheAkumalian
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed the fried clams. Everything is brought in fresh every day and we pride ourselves on cooking the best product to perfection. We went seasonal after 20 years of year round operation. Cape Cod is busy in season with an almost...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived here around 5:30. The parking lot was empty. We decided on dining downstairs for the outside deck. Beautiful view, but a little windy, I was glad I had a sweatshirt. We began our evening with a bottle of wine and informed the waitress that...More

Thank jorozco203
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review. It was our busiest weekend and the weather was not perfect. I know how you feel about having hospitality experience. We notice things and strive to be perfect. The servers try so hard and gain experience each year they are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of six for dinner. We had the good fortune to be seated on the waterfront deck and the view is absolutely stunning. We have a home on the Cape and are here often, and this is one of the nicer restaurant...More

Thank laura d
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I can't tell you how much your wonderful review means to our staff. They are so caring and energetic. We hire 60 college students every season and many return each year. I bought the Inn for our family 21 years ago and we decided to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a wonderful meal tonight at Orleans Inn. The clam chowder was great and I really enjoyed the salmon. My boyfriend had a berry salad and steamed lobster. The lobster had so much meat and was fresh and tasty. We can't say enough...More

Thank danigurk
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thanks so much for the wonderful review. You made our day. It was so much fun speaking with you both. I tell the staff to focus on the nice guests and do everything possible for them. We are serving almost 1000 guests a day...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated on the Town Cove in Orleans diners sit in sight of the glorious waterways leading out to the ocean. This was our fist stop after coming onto Cape Cod. I had to have a Lobster Roll, of course, but make the mistake of sharing...More

Thank John R
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. After purchasing the Inn 21 years ago and reopening twenty years ago we are at the best ever! It is guests like you that keep us motivated to continue serving and caring. Our staff is amazing and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Orleans Inn because it was on the water. The lunch we had was overpriced and not that good. The bar and restaurant as well as the entire building had a foul smell, it was musty and mildewy, we won't go back.More

1  Thank PoolsideLady
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for saying you will not be back. We don't believe you were ever here in the first place. We are the most popular restaurant on Cape Cod with 319 dining seats in four dining areas. The smell of salt air must...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Old County Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2519
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-2222
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Elegant waterfront dining in a Victorian Sea Captain's mansion.
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