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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” (63 reviews)
“prix fixe” (19 reviews)
“duck” (33 reviews)
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137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Waiters are friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious. We look forward to coming here every year.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My sisters and I recently enjoyed a dinner at the Captain Linnell House, a place steeped in history. We took advantage of the Prix Fixe option and each enjoyed a delicious grape tomato salad, and then selected three different main courses - duck, swordfish and...More

Thank pjm55
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We have made this a yearly tradition. As always, dinner was exceptional. Prime rib melted in mouth and fall veggies added to the wonderful plate. The medium done Tuna was just right with just the correct amount of spice and sauce. The carrot cake is...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 20 October 2017

we have never had a bad meal or bad service here,,The restaurant is a little out of the way but with nav it should be easily found..I donot understand why people would stick tothe tourist trap restaurants along rt 28 or 6A..It doesn't cost any...More

Thank Maryann C
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had a large group this past Saturday night . Bill and Shelly, the owners could not have done more for us. From the moment we arrived and for the next 2 hours, we felt special ! The food,ambiance and service were very good. Captain...More

Thank petersd0n
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is fine dinning at it's best. We went for a special evening and was wonderful surprised at the level of service and quality of the food. If you're on the Cape and want a wonderful meal and service don't look any further. Will definitely...More

Thank ClassicCape
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We have dined at Captain Linnell House twice in the past three months and found it to be exceptional in each instance. Their menu is wide ranging (fish, steak dinners, along with great pasta dishes, etc) . The staff is very courteous and professional. The...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We went to this restaurant for the first time and we were so impresssed with the atmosphere and service. Hannah was our server and she was terrific. Big shout out to Mary too! Our meals were delicious. Best bolognese sauce we ever had. Portions were...More

Thank doncon86
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Definitely upscale fine dining within a beautiful house and grounds. The food was amazing and clearly the result of great quality ingredients, skilled chefs, and well-honed recipes. My wife and I enjoyed the prime rib and roast duckling from the prix fixe menu and were...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Looking for a nice restaurant and we found it with the Lindell house. Wendy the hostess is great at taking care of all your needs. Jeffery was our waiter who also was good. The prime rib was the best that I have ever had. This...More

Thank Jan M
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Jean S
5 December 2017|
Response from biri97 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say I have no idea what you speak of when you say "Ran cakes"...
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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