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Dunbar Restaurant & Tea Room

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1 Water St, Dunbar House, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
+1 508-833-2485
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Cheryl W
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank srugnetta
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

After reading some recent less than favorable reviews, I was concerned that one of our favorite places on the Cape for lunch had perhaps seen better days. I was so pleased that the Windsor Tea luncheon was as wonderful as ever. The sandwiches were delicious - the curried chicken & salmon cucumber sandwiches are substantial enough for a man's appetite,... More 

2 Thank rnagengast
Cape Cod
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Two of us visited on a lovely sunny day for tea and lunch. Can sit inside near windows or patio tables. Décor is very nicely done. Teas are luscious; love the African Autumn and Rooibos with lemon. The Poughman's Lunch or the chicken salad with grapes, are great choice for lunch; but all you need is scones, jam and cream.... More 

2 Thank CapeCodLady39
Marshfield, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Friends wanted to meet there for lunch - so glad they did! English charm, varied menu and excellent food. We each had different meals and all were excellent. The tea was served in pots covered with tea cozies, the salad dressing was in a jar on the table. The salad itself was crisp, fresh, and the added strawberries and melon... More 

2 Thank seagull296
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a very nice place to visit if you want to get away from chain food, and televisions all around you. They serve a variety of teas, which come in a beautiful teapot. Their menu selection is from salads to sandwich, and other things in between. It's a place that men will also like. If you want to feel... More 

1 Thank MichelleA912

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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, Lunch, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?