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Academy Ocean Grille

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2 Academy Pl, Orleans, MA 02653-2522 (Route 28)
+1 508-240-1585
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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271 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Very pleasant, very efficient, and the food is top-notch. Our Sole/blue crab and Halibut/lobster dishes were excellent. Tucked away from downtown, this restaurant is an eating gem. Every time we have eaten here [winter as well] the food has been remarkable.

Thank Henri Pierre S
Pickering Ont.
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223 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

I've been eating fish and chips at all the restaurants on the Cape for the past two weeks, and they were the best at this restaurant. Although the portions look on the small side when the plate arrives, I was quite full when I finished. Was a very nice place to eat.

3 Thank Beachglassgirl1
Marlborough CT
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Not sure why the Academy Grill is not ranked any higher on this web site. We ate at several other restaurants in Orleans and we felt that this is where we had our best lunch of our vacation as well as our best dinner. My husband had the Academy swordfish and he thought it was among the best swordfish he... More 

1 Thank cbr2
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Academy Grille is a super friendly place with a very nice atmosphere inside and at the bar. The outside is a bit too close to the road for me, but some people like it. The small plates or tapas are all well done and can easily make a meal with a salad. The bartender makes great drinks and the lobster... More 

Thank April N
Washington, DC
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We found ourselves in Orleans and needed lunch. We found AOG on Open Table and decided to try it. It was a great idea. The food was excellent. Great varied menu. Excellent service. It's well worth a visit. Find it and try it. You won't be disappointed!

Thank HillTraveller
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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222 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

While there is no ocean view, it is well worth going to this fine dining restaurant anytime you can. You should note that Academy Place where the restaurant is located is a one way street. To access the parking lot go down Main Street and turn left onto Academy Place. The entrance to the parking lot is immediately on the... More 

Thank ThirdStarToTheRight
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Awesome food! Excellent tapas menu and excellent swordfish! I had my meal at the bar. It was a training shift for Al behind the bar. If he hadn't told me, I would have never guessed. If you're away from home for any reason, work (like me) or vacation, enjoy a meal and/or drink here!

Thank erwinelectrical
Chatham, Massachusetts
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244 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

The food was delicious with good presentation. The service was friendly and responsive, and the price was reasonable. Would highly recommend and will definitely return. New ownership of the restaurant has made a wonderful difference.

1 Thank HarryR37
Brewster, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Want to go to a Sunday brunch that has great food and is not a noisy crowded atmosphere then this is worth a look. The limited brunch menu has something for everyone at a reasonable price. The wait staff if terrific and so is the food. The atmosphere is the best part where you can have a quiet conversation with... More 

Thank Bob S
Brewster, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

My wife and I dined at the Academy Ocean Grill last night for the first time and were frankly underwhelmed. The place has a bit of a precious foodie vibe, but once inside, it felt like a slightly dressed up ski chalet, with questionable purple-painted walls and ugly industrial-ish carpet. All of that would have been fine if the menu... More 

2 Thank BrewstaBoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Academy Pl, Orleans, MA 02653-2522
    (Route 28)
  • Public Transportation: There is limited Public Transportation in our area.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-240-1585

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?