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Academy Ocean Grille
Academy Ocean Grille

Academy Ocean Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.academyoceangrille.com
  • Phone: (508) 240-1585
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Tapas: Daily from 11:30am - Close at Junior's Bar
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Todd Davis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do not offer off-site catering, but have prepared appetizers and cold plates for guests to pick up.
  • Private Party Facilities: With an intimate dining room that can accommodate up to 55 people and a dining bar, as well as an open air patio, we welcome private parties looking for a relaxing location to host their events.
  • Private Party Contact: Erica Goldberg Cummings (888) 608-1360
  • Special Events & Promotions: Throughout the year we offer special Holiday Menus (Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve) as well has special dinners like our semi-annual Beer Dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 28
  • Public Transit: There is limited Public Transportation in our area.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample private parking available at the restaurant. Additional parking is available on the street out in front of the restaurant.
A word from Academy Ocean Grille
Located right off Route 28 in Orleans, the Grille offers a menu of eclectic global dishes with a touch of Cape Cod. The dining room offers a casual elegance; Junior's Bar is perfect for a light bite or a cocktail before dinner. Additional seating is available seasonally on the breezy patio. Eclectic definitely describes the menu where Salmon Gravlax with Potato Pancakes, Raspberry & Brie Springrolls and Pork Potstickers are among the many appetizers offered. Customer favorites include grilled Monkfish & Lobster Provencal, Veal Saltimbocca and Frutta de Mare. Lazy Sundays are perfect for lingering over Eggs Benedict and Bloody Mary's or sip a mimosa while enjoying our Kahlua Stuffed French Toast. Lunch features an array of sandwiches and salads along with heartier items for diners looking for more of a midday meal. Don't forget the special Tapas and Flatbread Pizza menu available exclusively at Junior's Bar. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I ordered the halibut special and although the presentation was nice, it was very undercooked - raw and cold inside. I sent it back and fortunately it was promptly returned, properly cooked. Our waitress apologized and said we would not be charged for it, but later returned to say that the owner was making her charge us for it because I ate it. She offer a free dessert instead. Although the owner was well aware of the situation and passed by our table several times, he never stopped to apologize or ask if everything was okay. I asked our waitress to send him to our table, but she asked that we not speak to him because she feared she would be fired if we did. I will not be back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had a great meal at the Academy Ocean Grille! Everyone in our party of four enjoyed their meals. Our server recommended the prime rib and two in our party had it and it was delicious. The seafood appetizers were also a big hit. We will definitely return next time we are in town."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner for 39th Anniversary! All our meals were delicious, staff efficient, friendly"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed our two entrees and started with small caesar salads that did come with the anchovies, which we liked. The monkfish and scallops entree had very good large scallops, while the broiled fresh cod with orange saffron beurre blanc was also good. Service was great."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Fresh, good quality fish and seafood, nicely prepared. Menu has a lot of variety, interesting appetizers. Wines by the glass were good and reasonably priced. Definitely worth going to if you're in the area."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "As usual, our meal was delicious. My husband had the Oysters and was very pleased with the taste and presentation. The cashew crusted halibut was cooked to perfection and the vanilla bean sauce was a perfect combination. Loved the mashed sweet potato and green beans although they were a little under done for me. We passed on desserts this time, but enjoyed a nice Australian Semillion wine. It is so nice to have a local restaurant where they make you feel at home. We had a new server, but our usual came by to check in! We love the decor changes although suttle they seem just right. It seemed to make the space quieter."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I'm always searching for a restaurant where my wife, an omnivore, and I, a vegetarian, can have a great meal together. There are a few on the Cape but Academy Ocean Grill is not one of them. My wife had the monkfish and scallops which was to be served with rice pilaf. The dish was served with a heavy sauce covering everything including the rice. Her response: meh! When I told our server that I was a vegetarian, she offered an uninspired "steamed vegetables with potato". I ordered the vegetable samosas and a house salad. I've had better samosas out of a frozen Trader Joes package. We decided to have desert at home."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went for the seafood, but my husband really enjoyed his calves liver. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good service, excellent food, imaginatively prepared and presented, very friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices considering the location."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "food average to poor avoid the veal at all cost awful nothing worth discussing "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We took advanatge of Restaurant Week. Too cold to sit outside and our reserved table was against a wall so we had privacy but everyone had to squeeze past on the other 3 sides. Husband's swordfish was very good. My sole was very buttery, too much. I scraped off egg coating to remove some butter. Veggies were good but also swimming in butter. The warm chocolate pudding was a diappointment. I guess I thought it would be a bread pudding or something with character but it was unremarkable. It's not easy to put together a $25 dinner on Cape Cod so I think I would go again to Academy Grill again but at a different time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food and service were great and it was a busy day (Mother's Day) Never rushed and a warm welcome. Definitely a place to recommend an revisit."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very pretty dining room, good food, good service, good wines at half-way decent prices. Would take family and friends here! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The Academy Ocean Grille is a lovely place to have dinner or a special lunch. The food is uniformly great, and even in Orleans where sea food is king, the fish dishes are great."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "While we were among the first to arrive the night we ate there, it is clearly a beloved local haunt for some of the couples in Orleans. All are known on a first name basis, and the waitstaff treats them like family. Nice, easy and relaxing place for dinner in Orleans. In season, it is always nice to know a place or two that will serve a good, predicable meal..."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have seen the name for years but never had occasion to visit before. Now we are happy we did. The food was excellent. We had veal saltimbocca and sauteed sole. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Easy location/centrally located and near highways too. We will be back!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Always a great meal! One of my favorite spots on the Lower Cape."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We hadn't been here is a few years. It was wonderful. The food was really lovely--carefully prepared, not too heavy (sauces, fats, etc.) and tasty. Service was the best. It's the first time a request for more water has been met with a carafe so that we could self-serve. Thoughtful and attentive. We'll visit frequently now."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "This place may not look like much from the outside, but it has a great kitchen. We were looking for a place for Thanksgiving and Open Table recommended the Grille, and we're glad they did. Although we did not get there until 45 minutes before the last reservation, the Turkey was very tasty and moist. The real test is the stuffing and their's was very good, and not the Stove Top that many places try to pawn off as the real thing. Portions were large and reasonably priced, particularly for Cape Cod. We are from New Orleans, and we have a small catering company, so we're not quick to hand out kudos, but this place deserves it."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We went to Academy Ocean Grill on a Sunday night after a concert and were treated to a top notch set of entrees. I had the swordfish, which was excellent, my wife had broiled cod, which she thought was very good, and the others in our party had veal saltimbocca, which they described as one of the best they ever had. They also have a good selection of wine. The atmosphere is casual but leaning a little upscale (w/o ever being pretentious)."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Very good meal along with great attentive service."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food and service at the Academy Ocean Grill is consistently exceptional. On the most recent visit, I had the swordfish, which was perfectly prepared. Any meal that I have here is always finished off with Sticky Toffiee Pudding. Don't miss this one when you are visiting, or live on, Cape Cod."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Have been here in summer months when the menu is much more extensive...missed the samosas, the potstickers and the spring rolls which I think we're on the menu then. Also, the number of entrees was limited (late October 2013) as compared to summertime. Veal, filet Mignon and swordfish were all yummy ...delish..... The paint shades are very Zen like so it is a relaxing atmosphere.... Lights could be just a little dimmer. All in all a great restaurant and we will return"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Had a long time friend visiting from out-of-state and wanted to take her to a special restaurant. Chose the Academy Ocean Grill after dining there several times. The food has been consistently top notch. Each of us (there were 3) chose the swordfish which was outstanding in terms of taste and texture. The ambiance is a mix of classy and Capey (if there is such a word). Would highly recommend to most."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "A really good restaurant, not superb but you can tell there is some experience in the kitchen. Service was casual yet thorough. I will return as from the conversations I heard from nearby tables this restaurant is consistent."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "This is a good go to place that my wife and I have been to quite a few times. The food is good but nothing that stands out. Service is always friendly if sometimes a little slow. Can go from crowded at times to almost no one there at others."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "We spent the weekend in Orleans, and Academy Ocean Grille was our choice for Saturday's dinner. It had been years since I was last there, but it was as charming as I remembered. The food was excellent. We had the homemade crab rangoon appetizer, which was sweet and crispy, with an excellent dipping sauce. For our entree, we shared the pork tenderloin with sweet potato puree and grilled broccolini. The meal was perfect for early fall. Our only disapointment was that the restaurant did not split the tenderloin in the kitchen. Although they gave us two plates with the accompanying vegetables, all the pork was served on one plate."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Not a fancy place, but the meals are always first rate in a charming atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Innovative food well cooked NAND presented. Table service pleasant and efficient. Dining room is very pleasant but not atmospheric. Only minor negative was the man on front desk who was devoid of personality or charm !"
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "Academy was again very good with good food and service. Nut encrusted Halibut was fresh and tasty, Although restaurant biusy wait staff was attentive and very professional. Try it!"
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "We come here every summer for the wonderful Sole Francaise and interesting appetizers. The food is consistently good and the service is efficient. My biggest complaint about the restaurant is the plastic table coverings. It gives the restaurant a tacky atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "This is a nice restaurant where the clientele and staff where shirts, shoes, and pants (instead of shorts, t-shirts and flip flops). The food is upscale, nice portions, with plenty of high end restaurant style food at moderate prices. When on the Cape, I'm often frustrated by the restaurants that serve more fried than food. This place is a much need option among the unhealthy, low quality beach eateries in the area."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "We had a wonderful first time visit. Food was wonderful and our server was terrific. Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting the Orleans area."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "Food was good as was our server BUT there is nothing else special about this restaurant. "Greeting" host was not friendly, an older gentleman, who seemed to irritated that we were there. Ambiance in general was very bland. Not worth going back to as there are plenty of other very good restaurants in this area!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Went with kids (8,8 & 5) for dinner. Calamari appetizer to share was small (seemed like the amount usually left over on a calamari platter when everyone is done eating) and blah. House salad just some lettuce and a sprinkle of feta; boring/uninspired. Waited a long time for the food to come out. Our fish (cod/sole dishes) was good but we were starving by then. I wouldn't expect a culinary experience and you won't be disappointed. Good place to go with kids when you aren't feeling like eating fried clams or cooking."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "The menu had delicious updated items to choose from. However, when our meals came, l thought they looked like something one would get in a hospital or nursing home cafeteria. I know this sounds silly, but this was honestly the thought that came to mind. The calamari and sweet potato mashed were good. The seared tuna, was ok, there were 4 thick slices of seared tuna, looked unappetizing, tasted okay. My husband and I ordered fish entrees, horseradish crusted cod and monkfish, each came with asparagus and sweet mashed potatoes. The mashed was good. My son had steak tips which came with mashed potatoes and corn. The steak tips required too much chewing. The servers were pleasant and attentive, tables full and good atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "Last time I was here the food was only adequate. This time both my wife and I enjoyed the veal saltimboca that was perfectly prepared."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Outstanding host, wait staff and cuisine. Very friendly and accommodating. We will return."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Also very good iare their veal and primavera with sea scallops"
    Dined on 8/8/2013