Nauset Beach Club Restaurant



222 Main Street East, Orleans, MA 02653 - Directions
508-255-8547 Call for reservations

Nauset Beach Club Restaurant

About the Nauset Beach Club Restaurant

The converted Cape Cod style cottage that is now the Nauset Beach Club was built back in the early forties. Initially, it was a real estate office owned and operated by the Gould Family. With a capacity of 55 seats, the building has been operating as a place to eat since the late sixties, and has traded as the Nauset Beach Club since 1984. Prior to this it was called Goose Hummock, a local hunting/fishing establishment, dating back to when East Main Street was a dirt road and the area was mostly woodlands: a hangout for the local sportsman.


Back in 1994 the Nauset Beach Club went through a major renovation. A section was added to the left side of the building and a new point of entry began. A 12 foot, full service bar was included in this addition which functions primarily as a waiting area. Also during this time, the main dining room was extended out into the front porch, creating one big dining area. And finally air conditioning was added. The restaurant now consists of two dining rooms of about equal capacity. When the sun shines the burnt sienna interior walls feel cool and summery, like dinning inside a terra cotta pot adorned with stunning paintings by a renowned Cape artist. In the stormy winter weather, a tile wood oven downstairs and the fireplace upstairs add warmth and welcome.

The addition of Italian wicker chairs enhances the bistro style-easy going feel. Reidel crystal, Italian cutlery and Villeroy & Boch China are counter points to the restaurants casual and relaxed atmosphere. And recorded light jazz and eclectic background music adds to the sophisticated ambience.