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Captain Linnell House

137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
+1 508-255-3400
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good7%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (68 reviews)
“duck” (38 reviews)
“farfalle” (10 reviews)
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An afternoon wedding for over 100 guests, it was held in a quiet, garden spot, relaxed in atmosphere yet with formal overtones. The reception following was in the great room of this 1850's, perfectly restored, sea captain's home. The waite-staff was attentive and professional. The...More

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected better and would not return but my wife would go in a minute. We both chose the Fixe price menu, which had extra charges for most of the appetizers listed. My wife's chowder was excellent (only $3 extra). My salad was good. My...More

Thank w1wef3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an elegant setting, the food is terrific, and there is plenty of it! I had the salad and bouillabaisse, my wife had the duck, and a friend had the prime rib. All of them were excellent and ample. Service was friendly. Cocktails and...More

Thank Greenburgh84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue is classic....for weddings and similar occasions. Our group went for dinner. Although the food was good, the service was only average and the atmosphere was quite stiff even though we are all in our 70's.

2  Thank FredH1336
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reviews are all good, but I was concerned when we arrived. It is somewhat dated, the servers are all running around with too many tables, and they hold a lot of weddings at the venue. I had a bad feeling that we would be...More

1  Thank Shelley S
Shelly H, Owner at Captain Linnell House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. When Chef Bill and I bought CLH 30 years ago it was in desperate condition. We have spent years restoring this iconic building which dates back to 1840. We do not pretend to be anything other than classic old school....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dined on the Cape for close to 50 years, and this restaurant is one of our all time favorites. Elegant dining room with a lovely garden view including a bubbling fountain with small pond and lush greenery. We both love seafood so we...More

2  Thank pbmc53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Captain Linnell House twice each year when we vacation on the Cape. It is always our special dinner out and it has never failed over the years. The prime rib was superb. The wine, excellent. The table overlooking the garden is just...More

Thank R P
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

A lovely traditional inn with snazzy club-like Cape decor; two beautiful dining rooms; we were in one facing the beautiful garden fountain complete with lily pads with the orange and pink colors of the Cape Cod Bay sunset in the distance through a break. Excellent...More

Thank Conseiller99
Reviewed September 6, 2018

What a shame this special restaurant will be closing in 2020. What a shame we had not dined here before.....we went for our anniversary, sat by the window overlooking the charming little garden (highly recommend asking for a garden room window table), the atmosphere is...More

1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The experience from start to finish was a pleasure. Shelly made the planning easy, was helpful throughout, and choreographed the evening flawlessly. The dinner was delicious, and the clam chowder was raved over. Everything exceeded expectations, from the garden wedding, to the fun cocktail hour...More

Thank Dophis
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Pat D
August 13, 2018|
Response from Shelly H | Property representative |
For the past 30 years all of our guests look great when they come through our doors. We do not have a dress code - but if we did - it would be "Cape Cod Nice". No suits, ties, or tiaras required!
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Shelly H | Property representative |
Yes! Just call CLH at 508-255-3400 and we will send one out for you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$32
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Celebrating our 30th anniversary, the historic 1840 Captain Linnell House is home to Cape Cod's most distinguished fine dining restaurant as well as an award winning Cape Cod wedding, rehearsal dinner, and corporate venue site. We are located in Orleans, MA around the corner from Skaket Beach, a picturesque setting for a Cape Cod beach wedding ceremony. The Captain Linnell House is chef owned and offers expertly prepared classic fare - from iced Wellfleet oysters, escargot and baby kale salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, Black Angus prime rib, roast duckling with fresh raspberries, scrod n' parchment, and much more. We go as local and organic as possible. A three course $35.00 Prix Fixe Menu is offered from Mid-September thru June. Enjoy dining in one of our unique dining rooms. Our garden room looks out over a spacious lawn with the sunset in the distance. Fireplaces grace the other two. We are off the beaten path but finding us is memorable!
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