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Adorn offers a carefully curated selection of handcrafted jewelry, art, gifts and unique goods for home and lifestyle with a focus on featuring independent designers, artists and handmade brands based locally on Cape Cod and throughout the United States. Find Adorn on the way to Nauset Beach.

211 Main Street, East Orleans. 774-316-4245.

Barley Neck Inn

The Barley Neck Inn is a local favorite in Orleans on the way to Nauset Beach. A wonderful choice for a family-friendly dinner, cocktails, Sunday brunch, rehearsal dinners, and special events. With an award-winning wine list and live music on the weekends, the BNI is your year-round destination!

5 Beach Road, East Orleans. 508-255-0212.

Beach Road Properties

Located in the heart of downtown Orleans. Beach Road Properties’ knowledgeable team is here to assist you in fulfilling your dreams of owning a home on Cape Cod or planning the perfect vacation getaway. Family owned and operated for over 20 years. Beach Road Properties looks forward to working with you!

41 Main Street. 508-255-5444.

Blue Claw Boat Tours

Salt air and balmy summer breezes roll over the sand dunes of Nauset Beach. Gulls circle as seals pop up in wonder. Sunshine sparkles off the water as your captain guides you through the creeks and bays of pristine Pleasant Bay. 3 USCG boats/captains, with public and private tours.

Departs from Nauset Marina, 235 Main Street. 508-240-5783.

Corner Store

Best Lunch voted by Cape Cod LIFE readers! 2 Cape Cod locations (Orleans & Chatham). Visit the center of Orleans for Burritos, Salads, Local Beer, Wine, Coffee, Cookies and Whoopie Pies! Build your own custom burrito or choose from the menu.

54 Main Street. 508-255-5454. The Corner Store is

Friends’ Marketplace

Friends’ Marketplace is a community-centered, forward-thinking grocery store that has been a mainstay in Orleans for over 20 years. This family-run business offers an incredible selection of everyday and natural items, chef-prepared ready-to-go foods, an in-house butcher, organic produce, a gourmet deli, bakery and beautiful outdoor garden shop.

57 Main Street. 508-255-0963.

Gallery 31 Fine Art

Gallery 31 Fine Art, celebrating its 20th year, offers representational and interpretive fine art of the sea, shore, bog, bay and classic still life paintings. Receptions, gallery talks and painting demonstrations provide opportunities to engage with artists. Visit the gallery and experience why it’s often called “the art collector’s jewel.”

34 Main Street Square. 508-208-6703.

Hidden Gem

Experience consignment with a sense of humor at Hidden Gem. Visitors can expect the unexpected, with an eclectic array of vintage Americana, Asian and quirky collectibles as well as locally made crafts. Antique tools and housewares and vintage jewelry are among the many gems you’ll discover. Open year-round, Monday through Saturday, 10–4.

47 Main Street. 774-801-2667.

Hole In One

Eat where the locals do and indulge your taste buds in the mouthwatering delights of Hole In One. Homemade baked goods include their signature hand-cut donuts, moist, flaky, and simply irresistible, with fun varieties like glazed sour cream and toasted coconut crunch. Stop in for a hearty full-service breakfast or lunch in their new solarium.

98 MA Route 6A (also in Eastham). 508-255-3740.

If The Shoe Fits

Established in 2002, If The Shoe Fits specializes in “not so easy to find” shoes, clothing and accessories, bringing to the Cape collections from new designers with a fresh look at new trends for all ages. Knowing shopping for a specific occasion can be daunting, If The Shoe Fits provides personal customer service.

47 Main Street (also located on Main Street, Chatham). 508-348-1926.

Kid & Kaboodle

One of New England’s largest children’s boutiques, Kid & Kaboodle offers unique clothing, shoes and gifts for boys and girls, sizes infant to 16. Find the perfect gift, special occasion outfit or everyday essentials. A subsidiary,, offers baby equipment and beach gear rentals. Voted Best Children’s Clothing Shop since 2002!

115 MA Route 6A. 508-240-0460.

Lobster Claw

Voted Best Family Dining Restaurant perennially by Cape Cod LIFE readers, the Lobster Claw serves fresh local seafood, delicious steaks, chowders, early-bird specials and take-out. Celebrating the restaurant’s 50th anniversary, the Berig family will warmly welcome you! A function room and gift shop are available.

42 Route 6A. 508-255-1800.

Oceana of Orleans

Your Port of Call for shopping on-Cape! Family-owned, Oceana of Orleans is a must-visit, offering an immersive shopping experience you won’t forget. Filled with exquisite jewelry, beautiful home decor, fun clothing, toiletries and so much more, all inspired by the ocean and seaside living.

1 Main Street Square. 508-240-1414.

Orleans Waterfront Inn

Orleans Waterfront Inn offers fresh seafood and a delicious, diverse menu in an elegant dining room, casual pub and a beautiful outdoor deck, all overlooking picturesque Orleans Town Cove. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Weddings and special events are a specialty. Welcoming guest rooms and suites available. Open May-September.

3 Old County Road (just off Route 6A). 508-255-2222.

Ragg Time

Ragg Time Ltd is known for casual, comfortable women’s clothing, made using natural fibers and offered in a variety of prints, solids and stripes. Shop Ragg Time for bathing suits, summer dresses, shorts, skirts and much more! Ragg Time strives for apparel made in the USA. Open seven days a week year-round.

43 Main Street, Orleans Center. 508-240-0925.

Watson’s Men’s Store

Formalwear, Sportswear, Resortwear, Ruggedwear. Over 68 years offering quality goods and service. Customers say: “There’s no place like Watson’s!” Cape Cod’s most complete selection of men’s clothing and accessories year-round. See, touch and try on over 80 quality brands at great prices with brand-smart service in a friendly, resort-style, feel-good store.

34 A Main Street. 508-255-3003.

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