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Dunbar Restaurant & Tea Room

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$$ - $$$
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1 Water St, Dunbar House, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
+1 508-833-2485
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the restaurant with a friend on Valentines day. The food was beautifully prepared. I ordered the fish and it came out of the kitchen steaming hot. Definitely order some of the loose leafed tea which is served in its own individual pot. Be sure to save room for dessert! The dessert table is a sweet lover's dream!

1 Thank Deb R
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tea room is a pretty building set in a pretty garden. We called in the afternoon and enjoyed tea and scones. They were very good and the service was prompt. Before we left we were in conversation with a student and tutor who were the first arrivals for a small party. As we talked, the food for their party... More 

1 Thank Lavarcham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

After many visits to Sandwich we finally went to the Dunbar Tea House. What a delight! Although a little on the pricey end, the ambiance, service and food were all excellent. So sorry we didn't visit sooner. If you are looking for comfort food I have to suggest the turkey sandwich which is served with a generous side salad. Tea... More 

2 Thank Grammie321
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The restaurant is beautiful inside and out, and it looked like a great place to stop for lunch. The food was only average. The sangria was so watered down, it was without taste. The salmon cakes were not as advertised, but did come with several accompaniments on the plate, such as baked beans which were good. However, everything was very... More 

1 Thank slizzie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The atmosphere was lovely, the food was good, the service was excellent. The prices, especially for the afternoon tea was too high, at $19.99 for four little finger sandwiches, one little scone, four tiny cakes and a pot of tea. This was for one person. It was my son's birthday, and he wanted a tea, so I payed the price.... More 

1 Thank Cheryl W
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My husband and I stopped in on our way home from a day trip on the Cape. We arrived a little after 4:00pm, sat at the bar and enjoyed soup, cheese platter and wine/beer. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Our shrimp/corn chowder and turkey chowder was delicious and perfect on a cold and damp afternoon. The cheese platter... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A friend raved about this place. I couldn't wait to check it out. Just moved to the area, it is located across the Grist Mill. Looks like the gardens would be wonderful in the Spring and Summer. My main issue was the service. It took us over 2 hours. I don't like to be rushed, but this was crazy. It... More 

1 Thank Morah A
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Oh the crepes! This great little place in sandwich village is just steps from the natural spring , glass museum and grist mill! The food is magnificent... we gobbled it up greedily! The scenery was pleasant and the outside seating was a huge plus!

1 Thank Lydia A
Hackettstown, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Can't understand why people complained - mostly about service - Jeeze you are on vacation - lighten up. Our meal was served in a timely manner, food was very good and carrot cake was extraordinary.

1 Thank falveya
Bethany, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Large slices of desserts - decor is a little old fashioned but good for visits with mom, girlfriends, etc.

2 Thank Christy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Dunbar House, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +1 508-833-2485
Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room, in an idyllic New England setting serves, lunch and afternoon tea seven days a week from 11-5, as well as tapas and dinner Fridays and Saturdays starting at 5, with an all new wine bar and English tavern, and outdoor seating overlooking beautiful Shawme Pond.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?