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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)
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been dining here for over 5 years..We have never had a bad meal..Outstanding each time we go..They have a 3 course fixed price menu in the fall/winter & spring..The prime rib dinner is outstanding and all the other meals are very well done..The...More

Thank Maryann C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happy place to be, great ambience, attentive and caring wait staff. The kitchen out does itself with delicious food, always consistent. A great place to dine and feel pampered.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here on Valentine's Day, everything was great - roses on the tables, great food, the best service. Great people! Very welcoming and friendly. At so many other restaurants it's a mundane routine: "what can I start you off with?", etc. It's a much...More

Thank KenandJanH
Reviewed 22 January 2018

There are many reasons why this restaurant remains superlative. First is perhaps ambiance, but that is met by the consistent excellence in cuisine and service. The prix fixe menu is excellent and the other offerings are just as good. Wait staff are a delight. One...More

Thank EastCoastAmanda
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Captain Linnell House has been one of our favorite "special occasion" restaurants for a number of years. The temperature was single-digit, but the staff was warm and friendly. That night we ordered from their price-fixing menu. The tomato soup had a nice spice to it,...More

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Sixteen years ago, at the Captain Linnell House, we tempted fate on our first date, sitting by the fireplace, drinking perfect Manhattans and enjoying a delicious prime rib dinner. Last night we revisited our good luck spot, just as we have many times during these...More

Thank snferrara8
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The ambiance, waitstaff and the food at Captain Linnell's House is always such a treat to experience! Their Prime Rib as always, was wonderfully prepared. This is just such a treasure on Cape Cod. Highly recommend.

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The CLH was a new experience for us. We found ample parking and as we approached the entrance we were passed by exiting diners extolling the virtues of their Thanksgiving dinners. Upon entering we were cordially greeted by our hostess and seated precisely at the...More

Thank cjgreg679
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Early in our first meeting with Shelly, the owner of Captain Linnell House, she told us "either you love CLH or you don't" and we most certainly did! First off, the venue itself is amazing, a 300-year old ship captain's mansion with multiple unique rooms,...More

Thank Adam J
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Due to a sudden change of plans we were able to visit Captain Linnell House for the first time and we're already looking forward to going back. When an eating establishment manages to get the food and the service right it's perfection. Throw into that...More

Thank Mr_London11
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Jean S
6 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
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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