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Barley Neck Inn

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5 Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3420
+1 508-255-0212
16:00 - 12:00
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stopped by last night for dinner seeking something besides sandwiches. The servers seated me at the bar (my request) and I instantly felt at ease. Paul, the bartender, was right there with a friendly smile and real hospitality. Before I knew it, my gin and tonic (ahhhhh) was right there along with my menu. This is a local favorite... More 

Thank Bill5042
Morristown, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I dined at the Barley Neck on Good Friday in anticipation of kicking off the holiday weekend. My first visit since Joe sold the restaurant. I was surprised by the limited and non-creative menu. My entire party of 5 wished we had gone somewhere else or went back in time to the old Barley Neck days. We miss Joe!

Thank jjoem
Andrew V, Public Relations Manager at Barley Neck Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, please note that our menu was our off-season menu that was limited, but we'll be debuting our new menu right around the corner that I think you'll be very impressed with! More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We frequented the BNI twice this week. Brunch at a nearly deserted bar was fine with attentive service. Dinner was a totally different experience. The bar staff on a night that was only moderately crowded were more occupied with chatting up their friends at the end of the bar than taking orders. Our drinks and food order took a long-time... More 

Thank auzzieyank
Andrew V, Public Relations Manager at Barley Neck Inn, responded to this review

We apologize for the inconsistency in service and something management is addressing. You will be pleased to hear we have a very exciting new menu debut coming out very soon, and we're sure it will be worth a visit back and that will earn the BNI a place on your list of dining options. Of course, as always comments are... More 

Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We loved it when Joe onwed the place and visited everytime we went to Nauset Beach. The new owners The Ruggieri's are doing a great job! The Menu is large enough to serve many palates! Many gluten free menu items! Make sure you ask for the warm GF bread (baked fresh) when you order your drinks so it will be... More 

Thank Bruno C
Orleans, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

There were four of us. Everyone got something different, and each person enjoyed their meal very much. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They have many gluten-free items on their menu which was perfect for one of us.

Thank Dennis G
New City
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

After reading some of the reviews from last New Years we were hesitant, but decided to jump in. We sat in the dinning area, much less quiet and enjoy an outstanding dinner. I recommend the swordfish chop and prime rib, which my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed. The service was excellent as well as the wine list. Afterwards we listened... More 

Thank Roy K
Brewster, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

BNI is one of the best bar/restaurants on the Cape. An imaginative menu, a fine selection of wines, beers and spirits and attentive professional wait staff and bartenders make this a go to spot for me. They have Wed. wings night at $0.25 /wing, Thur. is $10 burgers with wonderful fries. Their fried calamari with sweet chili sauce on Asian... More 

Thank Jim F
Harwich, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We usually passed this place up wanting something else. But went out on a limb and decided to BNI a shot. The only thing I can say is that are entire table was delighted with are decision. The food and drinks were better than expected and the service was great. It was a good blend of your unique and classic... More 

Thank bombsquad1
Milford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had their chickpea / vegetable stew thinking it would be a flavorful, and enjoyable dish. I was somewhat critical of the $22 cost of such a austere dish but decided to try anyway. It was a 1/2 can of chickpeas enveloped in a tomato mush on top of a mound of dry rice.

Thank MRBEAR78
Andrew V, Public Relations Manager at Barley Neck Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback and will make sure our Chef is aware. Please accept our apologies, and if you email at info@barlyneck.com, we would be happy to have you back for an entree on us. More 

Naples, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were on the Cape for 3 days eating here the first night. Read reviews that were not to complementary but decided to try it anyway. We were had a great waiter and found the food very good. We ate in the Tavern and not the Dining Room and I took a picture of the appetizer which was a great... More 

Thank jfknaples

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3420
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-0212
The Barley Neck Inn is a popular dinner restaurant on the way to Nauset Beach. Great spot for a family party, rehearsal dinner or wedding. Reservations happily accepted. Wine Spectator Award winning wine list.

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