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Dunbar Restaurant & Tea Room

1 Water St, Dunbar House, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
+1 508-833-2485
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Gluten Free Options
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1 Water St, Dunbar House, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Lovely tea room in historic district. We had lunch there and were afraid the food would be dainty and not very filling. We were wrong. We had the best lobster bisque and New England clam chowder. The curried chicken salad with a side salad and...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I have a keen sense for when my GF is about to reach 'level 10 hangry' mode. Knowing that & coming upon the Dunbar Restaurant & Tea Room it was time to turn into their drive. What a pleasant surprise we had enjoying delicious food...More

Thank MotorCyklMikl
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I'd read reviews before going, so understood I might be in for some slow service but thought it'd be okay as long as we weren't in a hurry. Yikes. The service isn't just slow, but is almost non-existent. From the moment we walked in and...More

Thank hnewheels
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Based on the previous reviews we thought this would be a nice atmosphere for lunch. Unfortunately they were understaffed. There was a clock by the entry so I noted the time to be seated 8 minutes before anyone showed up to seat us, another 15...More

Thank 714Prairie
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I had lunch with a friend at the tea house. She had pea soup. I had ham with a salad. The servings were a good size. I ate the salad but brought home part of the tavern ham. Everything was tasty. We had fresh brewed...More

Thank Charboston
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This restaurant has nothing good on the menu, and it rarely or never changes. The owner is rude to customers too. I have been here at the request of family members who wanted to see it. I no longer will order any food.

Thank newfun
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The food is amazing at this lovely restaurant. The soups are fresh and the selection of food in for afternoon tea is delightful!

Thank SBK12014
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Mom and I stopped here for lunch after a visit to The Sandwich Glass Museum - what a beautiful setting! The menu is very nice, with a variety of options, whether you wanted a true meal, or the "afternoon tea". Mom had quiche, which came...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I've been a patron of Dunbar Tea House for many years, and the food, selection of teas, and services are always exceptional. Probably why I continue to travel a fairly long distance to enjoy the experience, as well as introduce my friends to the place....More

Thank TeaFanatic2017
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We dropped in on a Sunday afternoon about 3 pm. It's a beautiful old building.. the food was fantastic.. the service was a bit erratic and the waitress seemed new, she didn't know much about what they actually served, all in all.. it was a...More

Thank Lydia A
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Questions & Answers
15 September 2016|
Response from Rennah | Property representative |
Yes! Just ask your server.
11 August 2015|
Response from Carolhsfo |
Do you have a gluten free menu?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 with an all new wine bar and English tavern, and outdoor seating overlooking beautiful Shawme Pond.
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