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The Orleans Inn....pleasant surprise!


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The Orleans Inn....pleasant surprise!

CapeCodGuy | Jul 31, 2011 01:23 PM

Stopped on a whim for lunch while driving through town. Sought out the outdoor deck on the lower level and found a large expanse with tables spread out instead of the usual cramped quarters of a waterfront joint with a deck. At first it was quite warm under the large awning that covers the whole deck, but soon a slight breeze kicked up and we were as comfortable as can be. The view of Town Cove is wonderful and it was fun to dine while watching the many sailboats and waterskiers, kayakers, and the like. The real surprise, was the food, while nothing fancy, was really quite excellent and very reasonable for a waterfront locale. DW had a cup of chowder ($4) that was tasty. Not the best ever, but far better than many. She followed that with a chicken salad sandwich and seasoned fries ($8) which had a huge mound of chix salad on a grilled bun. I had the lobster salad (same price as a roll at $16) The salad was nothing special with just romaine, a few red onions and grape tomatoes, but the lobster was quite excellent and a huge portion. No filler with just a bit of mayo. Some meat was shredded which I'm usually not a fan of, but there were also plenty of chunks. Tasted tender and fresh picked, and again the portion was very generous. Great bloody marys ($5.50) rounded out the meal. Service was pleasant an defficient and cute as a button! What a pleasant experience from start to finish and so satisfying to not feel like the place is trying to squeeze every dollar possible from its patrons. Recommended!

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