Top 8 restaurants in South Orleans, United States

April 14, 2018 Sachiko Swiger

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 South Orleans

1. Twenty Eight Atlantic

2173 Route 28, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Harwich, MA 02645-1550 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 54 - SGD 105 +1 508-430-3000
Excellent
77%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 263 reviews

Twenty Eight Atlantic

Reviewed By Mark B - Cawston, Norwich

This restaurant was recommend to us as the perfect place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The place is beautiful and the views over the bay are stunning. The staff certainly know how to look after you. We were made to feel very special at every point during the evening.
The food was exceptional in taste and presentation and the little tasters were a nice touch. The lobster carbonara was a spectacular entree followed by fresh pan fried scallops and then ending with a floating island dessert. Aaron our waiter was very friendly, professional and attentive making it a night to remember.

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. 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.

4. 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!

5. Beacon Room

23 West Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-3204 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 508-255-2211
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 309 reviews

Beacon Room

Reviewed By Trup - New York, NY

My wife and I are spending the weekend on Cape Cod with friends -- after an outstanding dinner last night in Dennis at Fin, today we had a delightful lunch at The Beacon Room in Orleans. Three of us ordered their cod special -- it was very satisfying; the fourth order their chicken curry sandwich -- she too was pleased. Prices were reasonable and the service was pleasant and attentive. Very much worth a visit!

6. Mahoney's Atlantic Bar & Grill

28 Main St, Orleans, MA 02653-2417 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 508-255-5505
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 394 reviews

Mahoney's Atlantic Bar & Grill

Upscale dining in downtown Orleans. Historic building with a convivial, long bar, and a cozy dining room serving local seafood, prime beef, hearty salads, pasta and signature desserts.

Reviewed By Bayman123 - Hilton Head, South Carolina

The last three times I went to Mahoney's I've written negative responses; 1, very noisy in the dinning room
2. wrong pricing on a Manhattan (which has been corrected, thx)
3. last night please read on

Last night we took our neighbors out to dinner. The three others were satisfied with their dinners except me.
I ordered a Shrimp Francaise, I've had veal and chicken but not Shrimp, so I gave it a try. When it arrived it didn't look like I expected, the shrimp were burned around the edges including the breading. After the second bite I realized these were grilled shrimp also on the menu. I called our waitress over and pointed out that a Francaise dish is lightly battered with a nice light lemon sauce. She assured me it was what I ordered and that was how the Chef makes the Shrimp Francaise.

7. Big Dog's Bbq at Orleans Bowling Center

191 Route 6A, Orleans, MA 02653 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 508-255-0636
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Big Dog's Bbq at Orleans Bowling Center

Reviewed By capec0dtraveler - Orleans, Massachusetts

Surprisingly good food at a bowling alley - what a surprise. The owner is usually on the premises and is very active in the town. There is a limited menu but the chicken wings and barbecue are the best options.

8. The Yardarm Resturant

48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423 Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 10 - SGD 30 +1 508-255-4840
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 364 reviews

The Yardarm Resturant

The Yardarm Restaurant is a small place with a big imprint. In the last decades we've prided ourselves on being the go-to meeting spot for locals in Orleans. On any given day, you'll find townsfolk like fisherman, physicians and plumbers all sharing stories over drinks or watching the Patriots. The Yardarm is a place where friends meet and where new friends are made. A big reason for our popularity is our food. We have a variety of dishes in different styles, from steaks to Gumbos but there's no one else quite does fish like we do. In fact, the Yardarm is where the local fisherman go to eat. We even serve forgotten traditional favorites like Cod Cheeks. Then more come in for the friendly service. Everyone from the owners down to the wait staff has made it their utmost priority to serve you well, and you'll definitely notice the smiles on our faces and attention to detail as you slowly realize like you're dining at a friend's place. There's no where else quite like the Yardarm!

Reviewed By GrinNB

Nice meal, decent service, just a loud crowd. More bar than restaurant but I suspect that’s the appeal. No issues for me, but good to know ahead of time. :-)Thank you for your comments. We have a nice group of people that enjoy the conversation & laughter. You may want to request a table away from the pub next time.

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