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Best things to do in Orleans

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

American Restaurant
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“Want to meet some of the locals? Go hang at the baaah. You'll catch an earful of those Baaastin accents while you knock a few back. Look for my brother's license plate hanging amongst their collection which covers the ceiling and walls. Surfs Up. I happen to love the Portugues Soup - Kale, potatoes, beans and Chorizo. I mean... All the food is good but that's my go to.”
37 locals recommend
Beach
“Down the street from us, one of the best beaches in the Cape Cod, Surfer's desired beach. ”
38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If your travels take you to Orleans, you must stop by the Chocolate Sparrow. Absolutely the best hot chocolate and chocolate candy.”
22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great for dinner, but can be crowded. Grab a reservation if you have 6 or more”
17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Stop at Sunbird on your way to the Cape Cod National Seashore for a coffee and treat. They also serve healthy lunch items, including salads and quinoa bowls. Highly recommend the chocolate chip cookie with a hint of orange and salt.”
15 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Breakfast and Lunch. Great handmade donuts, muffins and breakfast is terrific.”
19 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Bar and restaurant. Great food and signature cocktails. A little pricey but you will have a quality meal, best to leave the kids at home for this place.”
21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Another great casual fried seafood restaurant. Highly recommend the fish tacos and onion rings.”
15 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beautiful resort nearby with multiple dining options. The outdoor grill is beautiful in the warm months.”
18 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Candlepin Bowling. This continuously operated 1950's bowling center offers great food at the attached BBQ restaurant & family fun bowling (Candlepin is with the small pins and small balls). ”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best fried Calamari in the area. Excellent dinners and drinks. Friendly mixed crowd of tourists, locals, and seasonal residents.”
12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Hog Island Brewery is a fun stop complete with ping pong tables, cornhole, outdoor picnic tables, and custom beer. Be sure to check it out!”
8 locals recommend
Beach
“Great for small children. At low tide, the tidal flats go way out. There are bathrooms and a snack shack.”
13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great sandwiches, prepared food - the dumplings rock! Nice little grocery selection in East Orleans.”
12 locals recommend
Mini Golf
“Some say it's the best. This 18-hole miniature golf course features fishing boats, a koi pond & waterfalls.”
7 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Exceptionally nice family business, lower prices.. line moves fast, they make all their ice cream on site and its wonderful!”
11 locals recommend