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Jailhouse Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
28 West Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3203
+1 508-255-5245
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good27%
  • Average31%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible3%
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“veal orleans” (5 reviews)
“clam pie” (11 reviews)
“fish tacos” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 West Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3203
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had a nice dinner. Sat in the stone house which has an interesting history. Food was average. My lobster mac and cheese tasted like it was made with veleeta and the wedge salad had entirely too much dressing on it. I usually get it...More

Thank rurn0321
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It's hard to find a restaurant on the Cape that is moderately priced with good food. If you don't want an entree who can order very good sandwiches at dinner time.

1  Thank Nancy27
Reviewed 8 September 2017

JAILHOUSE TAVERN - where they treat you like an inmate and the food tastes worse than in a jail! They USED to call it JailHouse Tavern because of the AMAZING history of the old jail.... but NOW I think they call it JailHouse Tavern because...More

3  Thank Brien A
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We came in a little late, about 8, so had to wait a few minutes for a seat. The hostess was welcoming and helpful. Our waitress was excellent. The restaurant has soft, melodic music; the seating is far enough apart that you don't have to...More

Thank Dottie N
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This was the third time we have eaten at the restaurant and we have never been disappointed, The onion soup and lobster bisque were both great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Prices are reasonable, It does tend to fill up quickly.

1  Thank cubsproat
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We have dined at the Jailhouse Tavern for many years when we visit the Cape, and have chosen the restaurant for our family reunion dinners every summer.There were a couple of items on the menu, toast nelson and chicken pot pie, that were were "I...More

2  Thank Judy112946
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We were here last year and it was wonderful...last night we returned and it's totally different. The menu has changed so if you're expecting a great selection of entrees go somewhere else. Our friend ordered the wedge salad: it came with tomatoes that looked like...More

1  Thank judyemer
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Loved the rustic look if this restaurant and the fact that it was attached to a brewery. Had a beer at brewery before dinner and listened to the live music at the lovely outdoor seating. Inside food was good and typical burgers, fish tacos, Caesar...More

1  Thank jaydub425
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

After a few year hiatus from eating at the Jailhouse, we decided to give it another try, based on the new menu and onsite brewery. Sadly, it was disappointing. The service was slow and unresponsive to the table's needs. We were given bread without plates,...More

2  Thank tamvitolins
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We visited recently as a second choice as another restaurant had too long of a wait and we are glad we did! Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable with a great personality! The Blue Cheese Chips were crunchy and delicious. Two at our table opted...More

Thank Jennifer P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 West Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3203
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-5245
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