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“"Owned and Operated" makes all the difference.”

Captain Linnell House
Ranked #1 of 58 Restaurants in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$32
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Celebrating our 30th anniversary, the historic 1840 Captain Linnell House is home to Cape Cod's most distinguished fine dining restaurant as well as an award winning Cape Cod wedding, rehearsal dinner, and corporate venue site. We are located in Orleans, MA around the corner from Skaket Beach, a picturesque setting for a Cape Cod beach wedding ceremony. The Captain Linnell House is chef owned and offers expertly prepared classic fare - from iced Wellfleet oysters, escargot and baby kale salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, Black Angus prime rib, roast duckling with fresh raspberries, scrod n' parchment, and much more. We go as local and organic as possible. A three course $35.00 Prix Fixe Menu is offered from Mid-September thru June. Enjoy dining in one of our unique dining rooms. Our garden room looks out over a spacious lawn with the sunset in the distance. Fireplaces grace the other two. We are off the beaten path but finding us is memorable!
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Hard to know where to start. We were early affording us the chance to see a bit of the "behind the scene" activities. Staff all engaged, chef / owner Bill Conway exiting the kitchen to check the ambiance (turned up the lights in the lobby before heading back to the kitchen). Owner Shelly Conway speaking with staff, giving the newer waiters some one-on-one re: specifics on the menu. Everyone smiling and welcoming. We were seated and received immediate attention from the waiter, even though two in our party were running late. The room (the salon) was beautiful with a small fire radiating just enough heat without overpowering. I ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (there was only one offering) but it was a quality wine. Everyone at our table ordered rack of lamb and ...no joke...they were cooked to perfection! My duck was delicious and the raspberry reduction was a great combo of sweet-tart to match the savory meat. Best Rice Pudding I have ever tasted and the Strawberry Shortcake was tops! What more can I say? Can't wait to go back again!

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

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 restaurant is a little out of the way but well worth the trip..If you want an outstanding dining experience call for a reservation..They will be closed for a couple of weeks til late March/early April..We rate it as one of the best on Cape Cod..

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Thank Maryann C
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

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.

Thank rmc172018
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

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 better dining experience at CLH: better servers, great food, classy atmosphere. We dined here many times, and never been disappointed. Great for couples and groups. You must try it! My wife waitressed here years ago, and it's always been a special place for her.

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Thank KenandJanH
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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 can feel comfortable here for a romantic dinner, or for dinner with friends. There is also a banquet room for large parties and when we hosted my mother's 80th birthday here, it was easy and simple to work with the staff regarding planning.
Recently, we had the pleasure of dining here again, and were seated by a fireplace. One can also sit in a beautiful, windowed room which allows views out to a winter scene which in summer is a riot of flowers and plantings. When looking over the menu, we were told that fresh, local scallops had just come in and of course that affected our choices! An appetizer of Nantucket scallops followed by roast duckling left us completely satisfied, but included with our prix fixe menu came dessert! We enjoyed everything and service was spot on. Wines were perfectly matched to our entrees. I hope you will enjoy this very special dining experience, which is particularly enchanting in winter.

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Thank EastCoastAmanda
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