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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 good6%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (54 reviews)
“prix fixe” (19 reviews)
“duck” (27 reviews)
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137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The bisque and the crab cakes were delicious but the pasta was overcooked and maybe not homemade. The tuna was beautifully fresh but underseasoned and served with vegtables which did not complement the dish. The tables are very close together, which meant that rather than...More

Thank laneangell
Reviewed 4 days ago

From start to finish, another enjoyable evening spent in one of Cape Cod's most beautiful settings. The wait staff is hip, friendly and attentive. I am still dreaming of my scrod with shrimp and crab in parchment; my wife's duck was crispy, moist and the...More

Thank susanfleming8
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of a kind, with really robust cocktails, an extensive wine list, a wonderful price fixe menu, all presented by Bill (the chef) and Shelley Conroy, who will certainly make you feel as though you are family......a treat you won't forget, for sure....

Thank ralph f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came back from another wonderful dinner at the Captain Linnell House..... have had most anniversary dinners here ( #52 now) and glad to hear that they will be open for another three or so years. The food is consistently good, the staff very...More

Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A special place for a date Lovely restaurant with excellent food and drink Service is gracious ,knowledgeable and professional Would definitely go back

Thank Naples059
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant always amazes me, everything is always perfect. Shelley does an amazing job running the front of the house. I had the rack of lamb, my wife had the duck and my son had the swordfish. We split brownie sundae. Everything was just fabulous.

Thank Bayman123
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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
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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
  • Food
  • 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
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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