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Longfellow's Wayside Inn

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Served warm with pita chips
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Cocktail sauce and lemon
Fried Calamari
Spicy dipping sauce and hot cherry peppers
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
With honey mustard
Longfellow's Wayside Inn is a unique part of the historic landscape of Massachusetts, and the oldest operating American Inn. Featuring an authentic building style and traditional New England food, we offer the ideal location for romantic nights out, banquets, family events, company parties, and weddings. Our menu provides exceptional quality at great value, including hearty portions and seasonal foods. We encourage our guests to spend a day with us, touring the serene and historic grounds, enjoying a drink in our 300-year old Tavern, and settling in for dinner in one of our historic rooms. We have an open patio in the warmer months, and lit fireplaces through winter.
USD 10-USD 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wayside Inn has some great memories for my husband and I. It was a tradition, in my husbands family, to enjoy a yearly family reunion dinner during Christmas time here. We always looked forward to reconnecting here with family. For history buffs this is...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-do kind of place if you are visiting in New England! The gracious, centuries old inn makes the most of its historic setting. The food is excellent and bountiful with an accent on New England favorites like, scrod, chowders, chicken pot pie,...More

Thank beefeaterolives
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Haven't been in a while and never remember great food... but remember it being better than my meal here tonight. Would be nice if the chow was better as the place itself is so cool. Love the ambiance... and grounds are great when the weather...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Had lunch which was good. But everyone was so nice and we thoroughly enjoyed the Revolutionary Wat re-enactment!!!!

Thank MarciaBenjam
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Yesterday we had the pleasure of dining in this quaint restaurant in Sudbury Ma. It’s worth the drive to this picturesque Inn. Come early to spend time walking the grounds, the museum and the gift shop. The food is delicious and generously portioned. Just to...More

Thank Joyce A L
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We had a very good dinner with excellent service provided by Sara. Stopping by while in the area viewing the beautiful fall foliage we were seated promptly for dinner. (We stayed here several years ago and the historic Inn is amazing!) The bartender suggested the...More

Thank Bluemango4me
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Been coming her for many years. Always consistent and always good. Great atmosphere. The service and quality of the food is always consistent and always good!

Thank JosephZ690
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Charming environment, if you have the time, walk around and take a peek at the other rooms. Very interesting to see the period fire places and woodwork. From appetizers to their desserts, they have many choice. The food was delicious, we had prime rib and...More

Thank BobbyLFine
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Good food, good ambiance with great history. The menu offers traditional lunches or dinners from soup and salads to desserts. Delicious rolls and muffins come with your meal. A very nice experience.

Thank Explorer737072
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

A very nice dinner with my wife and daughter. Tried the three course prix fixe. Delicious lobster rolls!

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2 October 2017|
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Response from LongfellowWaysideInn | Property representative |
No, we do not serve brunch. We serve our dinner menu all day on Sundays, starting at 12. For a look at the Sunday Dinner specials, and our dinner menu, check out our website! The section that will have all information is... More
2 October 2017|
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Response from Botomline222 | Reviewed this property |
The Wayside offers a dinner menu on Sunday not a brunch menu.
27 December 2016|
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Response from 818georgee | Reviewed this property |
What ever you want. Call them for an overview
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