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Captain Linnell House

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137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
+1 508-255-3400
17:00 - 21:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My very fresh tuna was perfectly cooked; the ginger sauce complemented it, but did not overpower. The asparagas was fresh. The duck on my companion's plate looked sumptuous. This is a wonderful place for a special occasion lunch or dinner. We watched the sun set over the garden. I've been here before and look forward to returning.

Thank ppsmith209
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent the evening crowded in a seat with no room around us, it was like we were a after thought, we have been to the Captain Linnell each summer for the past 10 years but this year we were treated left uninvited guest, the waitress was 20 mins before she came over and it seemed like a she was... More 

Thank mroldtime
Orleans, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Year Rounders on the Cape traditionally have a list of the BEST Restaurants. A new standard has been forged. Twice during the past year, we have dined at the genteel and elegant CAPTAIN LINNELL HOUSE. The food was prepared beyond perfection. Always among the best on the Lower Cape, there is now NO BETTER restaurant among the BEST on Cape... More 

Thank thedjcapehouse
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to this restaurant, and we were quite pleased with the menu. Having Celiac's I was pleasantly surprised by all my gluten free choices. It might be one of our Cape favorites.

Thank glk36
South Dennis, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Captain Linnell House on Skaket Beach Road in Orleans is probably the best restaurant on Cape Cod. This wasn't eating out but rather a true dining experience. From the start to the finish, it was magnificent. The cocktails, the appetizers, the entrees and the desserts were beyond "Oh so good". The atmosphere was that of a five-star restaurant. It... More 

Thank biri97
Eastham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were first introduced to the Captain Linnell House when we had our daughters wedding reception there. We wanted everything to happen perfectly - it did, and that can all be associated with Shelly and her fine staff. You will not find a place on the Cape (for that matter in the US) with more beauty, warmth and great food... More 

Thank afausa1n
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We went out this evening for a celebration dinner and by every measure the delicious food and gracious hospitality fulfilled our expectations. We enjoyed crisp champagne with oysters to start. It was a celebration! The 3 course meal to follow allowed us time to share conversation with each other and the friendly neighboring table of 4 close by. We all... More 

2 Thank Joy F
Orleans, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good food well served,in a lovely setting. We always choose this place for special occasions. The restaurant is housed in an old Sea Captain's home-the owners have created a warm elegant place.

Thank Anne M
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Celebrated birthdays here for years including last year. Easter and Thanksgiving dinner. Wonderful old seacaptains home. Food top notch and service like it used to be.

Thank karylea797
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Very pretty setting, and excellent staff. Highly recommend the lobster bisque. Very good choice for a romantic dinner, and the garden view at sunset is particularly nice.

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$28
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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.

A chef owned restaurant, The Captain Linnell House offers expertly prepared classic fare - from appetizers of iced Wellfleet oysters on the half shell, to escargots and baby spinach salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, grilled salmon, roast duckling and Veal Milanese.

A Prix Fixe Menu is offered from September to June. Enjoy three course dining of entrees such as Atlantic Swordfish.

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North Eastham, Massachusetts
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North Eastham, Massachusetts
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?