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Weddings and Dining at The Captain Linnell House

Built by Captain Ebeneezer Linnell for his bride in 1840 and restored by the Conways to its rightful place as one of the Cape Cod's most distinguished dining spots, the Captain Linnell House's original rooms have been left intact, offering a series of intimate and romantic dining rooms. One dining room overlooks the lily pond tucked into a garden and another has an old wood-burning fireplace to warm chilly winter evenings.

All dining rooms are elegant with china and table linens and large windows looking out over the gardens surrounding the building. The restaurant also features a full bar and lounge area.

Chef Owned

Chef Owner Bill Conway offers up delicately seasoned seafood favorites as well as beef, chicken, veal and duck choices. Expertly prepared classic fare is always the order of the day at The Captain Linnell House – from appetizers of iced Wellfleet oysters on the half, to escargots and baby spinach salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, grilled salmon, roast duckling and pork tenderloins.

Dinner Nightly from 5pm.
• Closed Mondays, Open Year Round.
• Prix Fixe Menu Available September through June.
• Chef Owned for Over Twenty Five Years.
• Zagat's Rated "Exquisite Perfection" since 2005.
• Zagat's Top rated 10 for Cape Cod & The Islands since 2007.
• Regional Gold Award Winner - "Best Fine Dining" since 1999.
• Best of City Search.
• Featured on ESPN's TV Diner with Billy Costa.
• Featured in Yankee Travel Guide, The New York Times and the PBS Broadcast of Destinations.

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Captain Linnell House Dining Menu


Linnell Chowder "The Best" ... $8.00

Bourbon Lobster Bisque ... $12.00

Maine Crab Cake
with a lemon chive beurre blanc ... $10.00

Portobello Mushroom
Grilled, with a sun-dried tomato-basil reduction ...$8.00

Wellfleet Oysters - Iced
with a cocktail or mignonette sauce....$14.00

with mushrooms, rich stock and a touch of cream ...$11.00

Pope's Mussels
with linguica and plum tomato in a garlic broth...$10.50

Linnell Oysters
Wellfleet oysters sauteed with julienne vegetables and champagne ginger sauce...$15.00


House Salad
Mixed miniature greens with a champagne Roquefort vinaigrette or
our creamy ginger dressing

Baby Spinach Salad
With a shiitake vinaigrette and Maytag blue cheese ...$8.00

Appleton Salad
Baby Arugula, apples, sundried cranberries, pecans and blue cheese...$10.00

Caesar Salad
Made with imported Locatelli cheese and Asiago "crisps"...$8.50


Atlantic Cod
Pan Roasted ...with beefsteak tomatoes, littleneck clams and linguica.....$25.00

Cod, shrimp, mussels, littlenecks, scallops with tomato, leek
and a saffron scented broth

Panko crusted with lump blue crab with a Chardonnay reduction...$26.00

Pan Seared....with baby spinach, oven roasted tomatoes and a pernod beuree blanc ...$27.00

In Parchment...with Maine crab, shrimp and a lemon-lime vermouth sauce ...$26.00

Scallops & Shrimp
Sauteed...with tarragon lobster sauce ...$28.00

Roasted ... 1/2 semi-boneless with raspberry, clove, honey demi-glace....$28.00

Chicken and Lobster
Sauteed...with jasmine rice and a Thai green curry ....$26.50

Veal Sirloin
Pan Seared.... with oven roasted tomatoes, fresh basil and fine white polenta ...$28.00

Veal Milanese
Sauteed...lightly breaded cutlet with capers and rich veal demi-glace ..$25.00

Filet Au Poivre
Grilled...Black Angus with a Zinfandel peppercorn sauce...$29.50

Rack of Lamb
Roasted ... with herb mustard crust and a Pinot Noir sauce.... $32.00


Veal Bolognese with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh basil and a touch of cream.... $26.00

Lobster, shrimp & mussels, fresh oregano, plum tomato and a whisper of cream.... $29.00

Tofu Steak
With Soba noodles on baby spinach and a light Ponzu sauce.... $24.00

grilled vegetables, a touch of olive oil and Romano cheese witih a pinch of pesto.... $25.00

Double Expresso...$4.00
Double Cappuccino...$5.00
Sparkling Cider...$3.00
Panna Water (33 0z) $5.00
San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water (33 oz) ...$5.00


Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy!
We do not split entrees.
Special consideration given on entree prices for children that would like to eat as adults.
Our building is smoke-free.
We accept VISA, Mastercard and American Express.
A gratuity of 18% will be added on parties of 6 or more.
We do not write individual checks.

Captain Linnell's Signature Cocktail Menu

Blue Bay
A blueberry martini made with fresh blueberries & Grey Goose vodka
served with a lemon & sugar rim. $12

5 C’s
Fresh muddled cucumber & lemon mixed with Hendrick’s gin, cranberry juice & soda water,
irreverent & refreshing. A Cape Cod Cranberry Cucumber Cooler,
or 5 C’s lemon twist. $9.50

Kentucky Appletini
A twist on the modern classic. Made with Maker’s Mark bourbon, still sweet,
but more Red Delicious than Granny Smith, served with cinnamon sugar rim. $12

Champagne Apri-cooler
Amaretto, sparkling wine & apricots blend into this twist on a Southern classic cocktail. $9

Vesper Martini
The classic James Bond martini, made with Beefeater gin, Stolichnaya vodka &
a kiss of Lilet Blanc, served with a lemon twist and shaked, not stirred, of course. $11

Linnell Martini
An extra dirty, extra dry Tanqueray martini served with 3 oversize Calamatta olives and
whisper of dry Vermouth. $10

Eagle Wing
A martini in tribute to the ship that still holds the world record set in 1855 by Captain Linnell,
from England to China 83 and a half days. Made with Bombay Saphire, finished with Absolut Mandarin
and glancing of vermouth, with a lemon twist. $11

Irish Sangria
Inspired by the Emerald Isle that takes Jameson & sauvignon blanc in an unexpected
and delightful direction with apple & melon cordials.$11

Polar Bear
A creamy martini cocktail inspired by all the variations of a White Russian,
it cools and warms, whatever the season. $11

Rebecca’s Strawberry Cosmo
Named in honor of the Lady of the House, a variation made with fresh muddled
strawberries, lemon juice, simple syrup, Cointreau & Kettle One vodka.$12

The Rose
A delicate blend of Peach vodka, freshly squeezed lemon and real pomegranate juice
served up with a light sugared rim. $10.50

Skaket Martini
Formerly the Rock Harbor Summer martini, this Linnell favorite is a blend of Coconut Rum,
orange vodka and pineapple juice garnished with an orange twist. $12

Shelly’s Tiny Bellini
Sparkling white wine with Peach de Monin nectar and hint of fresh lemon. $8.50

The classic Cuban cocktail of fresh lime, mint, simple syrup and rum also available in
Cranberry, Peach, Melon and Pineapple. $10.50

Wines by the Glass


Mumm, Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley 12 Zardetto, Prosecco, Italy $10 (split)

White Wine

Rose, Chateau du Rouet $9
White Zinfandel, Coastal Ridge $8
Pinot Grigio, Mezza Corona $8
Pinot Grigio, Molino A Vento $10
Sauvignon Blanc, Casas del Bosque $10
Sauvignon Blanc, Terranoble (Chile) $8
Riesling, Saint M $8
Chardonnay, Columbia Crest Two Vines $8
Chardonnay, Kendall Jackson (CA) $9
Chardonnay, Sonoma Cutrer (CA) $12
Chardonnay, Four Vines, “Naked”, Unoaked (CA) $10

Red Wine

Pinot Noir, Lucky Star (CA) $8
Pinot Noir, 24 Knots (CA) $10
Pinot Noir, Casas del Bosque (Chile) $10
Chianti, Da Vinci (Italy) $10
Cotes Du Rhone, Domaine de la Guicharde (France) $10
Bordeaux, Chateau Lanscade (France) $10
Bordeaux, Chateau Peyruchet (France) $10
Merlot, Shooting Star (CA) $8
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shooting Star (CA) $10
Zinfandel, Ravenswood (CA) $8
Zinfandel, Four Vines, “Truant” (CA) $10
Malbec, High Note, (Argentina) $10
Malbec, Cigar Box, (Argentina) $10



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