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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 good7%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (62 reviews)
“prix fixe” (19 reviews)
“duck” (32 reviews)
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137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
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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
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went to Captain Linnell's on a Friday evening; it's almost impossible to get a reservation for Saturday evening because they cater so many weddings. Even on Friday night, there were three major events going on. We felt a little underdressed walking in among the...More

1  Thank etm_10
Reviewed 19 October 2016

First time at the Captain Linnell House but it will not be the last. Beautiful atmosphere and our server Stephanie was wonderful. The Prix Fixe menu for was a hit for all 6 members of our party. 4 of us raved about the prime rib...More

Thank Rebound72
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is rated number one, as it truly should be. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our evening - the setting, the service , and the food . I must mention Stephanie our waitress . A true professional . My swordfish steak...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We enjoyed a great dinner at Captain Linnell's BUT with some really unexpected surprises. Several of us ordered the prime ribs. What was delivered to our table was a major shock: a beautifully prepared prime rib that, in area, was very large BUT in thickness...More

Thank RalphP2
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A prix fixe menu is offered except at the height of the season. It has a good number of choices and the food is excellent. The servings are more than ample -- it's hard to save room for dessert -- but the dessert menu is...More

1  Thank Lelah W
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The best dining in Orleans. The setting is lovely. The food is the best around. Always have a great meal and the service is impeccable.

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our last restaurant pick during Restaurant week and have to say this is an 4 star restaurant. Ordered the prime rib which was tender and cooked to perfection. The creme brûlée was delicious the only thing that took away was the sugar tasted a little...More

Thank luv2ski16
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We made a last minute reservation during Restaurant Week. We were thrilled to be seated in a quiet corner by the fire. Dinner was amazing! We both ordered prime rib. It was cooked to perfection, along with all the side items. Dining here should definitely...More

1  Thank DebC508
Reviewed 13 October 2016

First class all the way! The building is charming, the service terrific and the food is fabulous. The seafood is the freshest on Cape Cod, and is prepared to perfection by the chef with flavors that just melt in your mouth with every bite. The...More

Thank Jill M
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Questions & Answers
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"...
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.
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 19:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
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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