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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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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Captain Linnell House was at its best for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Members of the front of the house were very welcoming and efficient. Once seated, our server, Jana, took excellent are of us. She was never intrusive but always available when needed. What is amazing is how the restaurant can seat so many for a holiday and produce... More 

Thank Richard F
East Orleans, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We are frequent diners at the Captain Linnell House and we are always pleased. The ambience, service and decor are wonderful and the cuisine is unparalleled. It is always Cibo Delizioso at the Captain Linnell...

Thank LaBellissimaCinzia
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We had a fabulous meal in lovely surroundings for Thanksgiving. Special thank you to the staff for working on a holiday and making us feel so welcome. Food was just fabulous and we even had left-overs to take home! Each person in our party of 4 had a different dessert and all were excellent. Great atmosphere, food, and staff! Thank... More 

Thank Candace P
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a lovely thanksgiving dinner. Dave our waiter was very sweet. It is a sacrifice to work on a holiday. We had a great chat with the chef's wife after dinner. The chowder and crab cake were in our top 5 best ever. The sauce on the crab cake was lemony, creamy and light. Chowder was from... More 

Thank Maria M
Monroe, LA
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We dined at the Captain Linnell House on a recent trip to Cape Cod. Seeing the home itself was worth the 30 minute drive from Dennisport. There was a $35 prix fixe menu that was quite varied. We thoroughly enjoyed our blue martinis and the prime rib was excellent. Desserts were wonderful and the service impeccable. We highly recommend the... More 

Thank marmc60
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten a number times at Captain Linnell House during our visits to the Cape. We have never been disappointed however this time everything was fantastic. Decided to go with the Prix Fixe. Started with outstanding cup of clam chowder, followed by Black Angus prime rib with garlic and peppercorn crusted, served with a rich veal stock reduction, mashed... More 

Thank Gregory Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I love the ambiance of Historic Homes restored and in this case used as a restaurant. I wish they had more historic areas to see and more about the history of the place. There is a nod toward historic restoration but not completely. Service is white tablecloth excellent. We had prime rib and sirloin, really top quality and perfectly done.... More 

Thank caperelli
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The food was very good and service was adequate. The ground and restaurant themselves are quite nice as well. However, every main course came with the same side dish. And the weird thing is that it felt like a senior citizen home. Now I don't know if it was due to the day we went, but all the other customers... More 

Thank Sarina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Me, my wife and two of our closest friends went to the Captain Linnell House for dinner for the first time.. When we first pulled up to the restaurant we could not believe how beautiful the landscaping was all around the building. This was by far secondary to the service and food that we ordered. All of our entrees were... More 

Thank speed40
Harwich, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If your looking for a place that has a lovely atmosphere , great food and wonderful service "The Captain Linnell House" is the place to go. Everyone in our party had a wonderful time and said the food was excellent. The service was excellent !

Thank 8loversln

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?