Most Popular Restaurants in East Orleans

April 14, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Orleans (/ɔːrˈliːnz/ or-LEENZ) is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts situated along Cape Cod. The population was 5,890 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in East Orleans

1. Captain Linnell House

137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3006 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 American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 30 - SGD 42 +1 508-255-3400
Excellent
86%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 447 reviews

Captain Linnell House

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 By PeacefulSoul2 - Greenville, South Carolina

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.

2. Hot Chocolate Sparrow

5 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3213 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks SGD 7 +1 508-240-2230
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 586 reviews

Hot Chocolate Sparrow

With the love of chocolate and a loan, we started The Chocolate Sparrow, a simple candy shop, in 1989 in North Eastham. Gradually we learned the art of making fine chocolate and the business of selling it. In 1991 we opened a summer shop in Wellfleet. Two years later in Orleans, we opened The Hot Chocolate Sparrow, a cafe complete with coffee from around the world, desserts of every indulgence, and our own hand-dipped chocolates. Here we could offer specialty coffee drinks in a sophisticated but welcoming atmosphere. We have grown into a local institution, open early morning to late night, every day of the year except Christmas. We created a place where people can connect. Our cafe is recognized Cape-wide, our chocolate is sent all over the country, and our coffee, desserts, and fudge have been voted #1 numerous times in various local surveys. No wonder we are recognized as "The Best on the Lower Cape."

Reviewed By TheMitt - Orlanda fl

Very popular place for locals and tourists alike. A nice array of premium pastries and beverages, all very good. A small amount of Indoor seating serves the off season crowd makes a nice place to hang out. The chocolates are high-priced and just average at best. Again, a nice variety and assortment, just lacking a rich, creamy chocolate taste. Try Munson's chocolate when you pass through Connecticut.

Located in the center of Orleans, with additional parking and bike trail access right across the street.

3. Sundae School Ice Cream

210 Main St, East Orleans, MA 02643-9800 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Late Night +1 508-255-5473
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Sundae School Ice Cream

Reviewed By TheMeadowsTravel - Washington, D.C.

It's an ice cream stand staffed by high schoolers on summer break, but it's a Cape tradition. Delicious ice cream and some very nice seating next to the stand. Plenty of parking in the small strip mall lot where it's located. Coffee Oreo is the best (another Cape tradition - any ice cream flavored with coffee); mint is a close second. Milk shakes here are wonderful. The lines in high season are actually part of the experience - a nice way to interact with other vacationers. Great family fun. Directly across from Nauset Farms on the main drag through East Orleans - Beach Road.

4. Nauset Beach Club

222 Main St., East Orleans, MA 02643 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 34 +1 508-255-8547
Excellent
47%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 170 reviews

Nauset Beach Club

Reviewed By Oxonboy - Oxford, United Kingdom

Fitted us in as walk-ins and service was good. Restaurant is a little 'brown' and seemed to attract a more mature age group- perhaps youngsters can't afford to eat here!?

Spinach linguine with lobster was tasty and my partner liked her halibut. Food was good but not outstanding.

We had one desert, no starters and a couple of drinks and left $150 lighter.

5. Cottage Street Bakery

5 Cottage St, Orleans, MA 02653-2829 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 508-255-2821
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Cottage Street Bakery

Reviewed By MuddyGurl - Boston, Massachusetts

I really don't understand the fuss. We bought dirt bombs and scones, and brought them home for breakfast. First of all, who doesn't love a load of cinnamon?! THAT is what dirt bombs have going for them. But honestly, the dirt bombs and the scones were surprisingly flavorless. Plus, each left us with a kind of greasy feeling in our mouths. Maybe it was an off day? Or, maybe it can't really live up to the hype. Either way, I won't be running back anytime soon.

6. Ice Cream Cafe

5 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2401 Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards +1 508-240-0003
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Ice Cream Cafe

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - REOPENING in early May. <br>Homemade ice cream and Espresso Bar. Gourmet coffees and specialty drinks available. (Hot or Iced) All our Ice Cream is homemade on premises. Also serving Premium Soft Serve. Refreshing drinks of all sorts are available as well. Milkshakes, Smoothies, Slushes, Floats. You name it we have it. Many Vegan and nondairy choices also available. Non dairy Ice Cream, Non dairy Soft Serve as well as Sorbets. All nondairy items can be used in milkshakes as well as smoothies when combined with your choice of Soy, Almond or Coconut milk.

Reviewed By Bill M - Massachusetts

Stopped in here for ice cream with a vegan in our group. They have several non-dairy choices, including soft serve. Ice cream was pretty good. No seating inside, but tables and chairs outside. Prices not exactly cheap, but comparable to other ice cream shops on the Cape. Overall would rate it average for ice cream place; would give it extra half star if I could for non-dairy options.

7. the knack

5 Route 6A, Orleans MA, Orleans, MA 02635 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 10 +1 774-316-4595
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

the knack

We grew up here. We played on the Cape&apos;s beaches, we swam in the sound and in the bay, and we savored every hour of the late summer sun. Most importantly, we ate. Burgers, lobster rolls, clam rolls, hot dogs, onion rings, shakes, ice cream...We love the Cape&apos;s iconic food. We created the knack with one purpose in mind: to share the food that we grew up with, the food that hits the spot after a day at the beach, the food that defines summers on Cape Cod.

Reviewed By B G - Washington, DC

Love the food at this place. The lobster roll is fresh and clean, the fish sandwich is sublime and even the burgers are great! Everything on the menu is worth your time, and I have pretty much had everything on the menu. My only problem with the restaurant is that dogs are allowed in the dining area, which troubles me from a hygiene standpoint, and my son is terrified of dogs, so we cannot eat in if there are dogs there that day...

8. Rock Harbor Grill

18 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653-3214 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 508-255-3350
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 434 reviews

Rock Harbor Grill

Reviewed By capec0dtraveler - Orleans, Massachusetts

We visited here for dinner again in September and all was about the same as our last review. The pizza is still excellent and are unusual combinations. We tried another dish an evening special that was good. Still very busy for dinner and does not accept reservations. Service was a bit slow on our last visit.

9. Hole In One

98 Rt 6a, Route 6A, Orleans, MA 02653-2411 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 508-255-3740
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 473 reviews

Hole In One

Reviewed By Tishanderson - Paw Paw, Michigan

When we asked the server for a favorite recommendation, she said "the corn beef hash walks out the door." LOL Definitely true! It was amazing. Another favorite on the menu is the Potato Pancakes. I had those and they were delicious, however be aware they are more like a fried potato cake and not like a pancake at all. But delicious!!!! They also have homemade donuts here, and delicious coffee. Definitely a great place for breakfast or lunch!

10. Emack and Bolio's

Route 6A, Oracle Square, Orleans, MA 02653 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating +1 508-255-5844
Excellent
61%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Emack and Bolio's

Reviewed By Suzanne D - Lynchburg, Virginia

Normally I feel kind of 'meh' about Emack & Bolio's, but I have changed my tune. I am still dreaming of their salted chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream. Salty, chocolately, peanut buttery perfection. Once I found this flavor, all other ice cream shops paled in comparison on this trip. Worth the price, and the scoops are generous, so I always order a small.

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