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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” (54 reviews)
“prix fixe” (19 reviews)
“duck” (29 reviews)
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137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter was So, so , so behind, it was unbelivable!! We waited 40 minutes (No exaggeration) for him to even come up . We wanted dessert , but finally gave up because we have been there 2 hours and 40 minutes already. He was apologetic...More

Thank mangadoodle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited captain linnell house for dinner to celebrate 20th wedding anniversary. we had the bouilliabasse. it was an incredible size portion and tasted even more incredible. absolutely delicious. staff were all very pleasant and helpful. i spoke with owner shelly after dinner and complimenting her...More

1  Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came into the restaurant with a reservation (recommended by John Vessella and Judy Selvidge of the Nauset House Inn which is our favorite place to stay for the last 34 years) and were greeted by a friendly hostess. I asked if they had a...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, I love Halibut but have not had a good piece in many years. The Halibut Special we had last night was outstanding, moist, tender, delicate! And the oysters were carefully opened and served with their natural juices, great job, yummy! The Scallops our friend...More

Thank DickandLiz2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Linnell's presentations were exceptional for Swordfish, Halibut, and Scallops. A fast for the eyes as well as the pallet. Brother-in-law thought it was the most succulent swordfish with corn salsa that he had ever had, and the Halibut with unique relish topping was an...More

Thank thecrowleyfamily2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to spoil ourselves and we were not disappointed. We ordered the lamb and angus steak which came with a generous serving of vegetables and it was obvious there was a lot of love and care in the preparation. We topped...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another wonderful dining experience at the Captain Linnell House in Orleans tonight. The bride & I started with a Rebecca's Cosmo, our favorite cocktail at the CLH. For starters, I ordered a Caesar Salad while the bride ordered a House Salad. Both salads were excellent...More

Thank biri97
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dined frequently at Captain Linnell House and highly recommend it. We have enjoyed the finely prepared food by Chef Owner Bill Conway at every visit. The wine list is quite extensive and they make great cocktails. Our appetizer favorites are the oysters, bisque,...More

Thank WestBrooklyn
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We have been coming to the Captain Linnell House for decades and we always have a great time! We have had major events (50th Anniversary, Major Birthdays and Memorial Celebrations) as well as dozens of special family meals. The meals have always been excellent (flavor,...More

Thank kercorg
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Ive eaten there many times.....great on food, service and value also, the venue is superb and not to be missed from an architectural point of view.

Thank Ronald T
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Shelly H | Property representative |
We do!
3 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.
27 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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  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$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
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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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