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Orleans Inn

3 Old County Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2519
+1 508-255-2222
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3 Old County Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2519
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

I know the family that runs the Orleans so I am biased. I love this place. The view from the rooms to the food at the bar...all of it have treasured memories. My ONLY complaint is the cost of the rooms...but I understand. It is...More

Thank jholly466
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review. I am glad we saved the Inn 22 years ago so families like yours could enjoy it for years to come. We have not increased our room charges for 10 years. There is no cancellation penalty, no minimum stay and...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this evening for a family dinner and were very disappointed. We didn’t even get to try the food, or drink as we left before we got the chance! Having been ushered to a table on the deck, despite there being more wait staff...More

1  Thank TheHuffManchester
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

6 of your 10 reviews of various businesses are terrible. I greeted you upon arrival and you chose to sit on the deck rather than the tavern. You were seated immediately. You had a few minutes to view the menu. You got up after a...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I've been to The Orleans Inn several times for lunch and it never disappoints. Handicap access to the deck is great, very easy to park close, no steps or bad inclines to get over. The view is beautiful. I had a cup of New England...More

Thank OurFloridaFamily4
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Our waterfront deck is the best kept secret on Cape Cod as we do not advertise. Your information is so helpful. Your kind words mean so much to our family and staff. We are so happy you...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We were able to eat outside on the deck with a view of the water. The cocktail of the day was a delicious red sangria. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Today I had a great French onion soup and the really excellent berry salad. It was...More

Thank Deb D
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. You have no idea how much it means to our family and staff. We do not advertise so it is only through word of mouth from guests like you that keep us so busy. We are happy...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We have spent summers on the cape for over 20 years now and come here almost every summer. Not sure what happened but we will now never come back. We sat down around 8pm and ordered our meals around 8:15. The meals took over an...More

2  Thank Taylor C
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank God you will never be back. We served over 1000 guests yesterday and people were amazed at how quickly they got seated in one of our 319 seats and how prompt the delicious food was served from an amazing kitchen. Our 3 managers were...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Lunch on the back porch offers special views of the water an OK food too. Fish and chips are a staple as are other fish offerings.

1  Thank ArJayGee1940
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed the Inn.

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing view! Magical! Clam chowder was delicious and my husband loved the french onion soup. Kids fish and chips was huge. Great fish sandwich. Swordfish was good. Gabby was an excellent server!More

1  Thank Drtamaragrosz
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. We bought the Inn 22 years ago and it gets better every year. We are motivated by wonderful guests like your family. We are sure you will see Gabby on Broadway someday. She has been with us...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

they must have a new chef. the caesar salad was perfectly dressed, not awash in sauce like at so many places. and the swordfish was the best i've had in years, absolutely perfectly done. staff was friendly as always; food was terrific.More

Thank dfisher758
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

We are so happy you enjoyed the experience. Our twin daughters Erin and Megan have their Masters Degree from Johnson&Wales University. Josh met Erin in their freshman year at JWU and received his Bachelors Degree. The twins now have five children who hope to take...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Had a very enjoyable waterfront lunch. While not exceptionable the food was tasty, well prepared with a good presentation. The service was friendly and attentive. A very good "Cape Cod" experience.

Thank HarryR37
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for the kind review. We are having the best season ever. We pride ourselves on treating guests like family. The waterfront dining has been very popular. Hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

My wife and I stopped at the Orleans Inn bar for a quick supper. We started with the special French onion soup which was excellent. The bar tender recommended the fried oyster special appetizer which we both ordered. They were tender and melted in our...More

1  Thank Norman R
Waterfront, Owner at Orleans Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for the very kind review. We have been preparing all winter for our spring opening. Three of the managers have degrees from Johnson&Wales University. Our staff is amazing. I am so proud of all they have accomplished. Your kindness meant so much to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Old County Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2519
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-2222
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Waterfront dining in a Victorian Sea Captain's mansion or outside on our waterfront deck. Overlooking Orleans Town Cove, offering native seafood selections and American favorites.
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