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The Mercantile

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766 Main St, Route 6A behind Dennis Post Office, Dennis, MA 02638-1900
+1 508-385-3877
06:30 - 15:00
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Sun 06:30 - 13:00
Tue - Sat 06:30 - 15:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Merc in Dennis is a cafe/bakery/lunch spot that has THE BEST sandwiches on the cape. quarter pound of meat in everyone (except the stallion that has MORE!!) I have has every single sandwich, every breakfast item, every entree, ever side dish they serve.... VERY cautious of allergies of any kind, GF, nuts, nightshades, etc. Lots of vegetarian and vegan... More 

Thank Christina V
South Dennis, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Everything here is made on site, my son worked here for several years so I know it's all good. Delicious sandwiches, soups, baked goods and even some entrees in the case. Order at the counter and find a place to sit either downstairs or go up to the art gallery. great for lunch eat in or take out.

Thank ECM02660
Fairfield, Connecticut
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

So happy to be able to order a sandwich with gluten free bread. Nicely run, seating upstairs was very nice and a few couches. Lots of locals here, that's always a good sign. Newspapers and coffee, cookies.

Thank leannquinn
Boston, Massachusetts
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424 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great sandwiches! Awesome lunch place. Have stopped in several times when visiting the Cape over the years.

Thank David P
Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Hanging around for two hours in Dennis with a four-year-old in the cold. The cafe provided the perfect solution with upstairs sofa and a little play-area and wonderful food. Perfect. Really friendly staff and being English, I was delighted to find earl grey on offer! 🏳️‍🌈

Thank RobbieBMilo
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This place is quaint, with a wide variety of sandwiches. There seemed to be a lot of locals coming in for lunch, so it must be pretty good. We tried the ploughman and another sandwich that we can't remember the name of. The ploughman was pretty good, but what made us want to order it was the apple cheddar cheese... More 

Thank bkalpin
Dennis, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great spot to pickup pastries or breakfast sandwiches in the morning. Stop by again for sandwiches for the beach. All fresh and well made. Favorite spot for a quick bite.

Thank Gosam44834
Boston, Massachusetts
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467 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A pleasant spot for a quick breakfast sandwich or lunch. Very good coffee! There is a nice, large sitting area upstairs.

Thank Bob T
Deep River, Connecticut
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had initially stopped at Scargo's across the street but decided we wanted a more casual lunch experience. We found The Merc and it was perfect for a light lunch. Fantastic deli sandwiches on great breads. Loved the seafood salad on sourdough bread, as well as the turkey and avocado option on rye bread. The iced coffee was flavorful. Had... More 

Thank EastcoastMom_23
Bristol, Connecticut
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Went in here to pick up a take out menu but was asked to leave because I was holding my little dog. Our intention was for a take out lunch anyway, so we went out to make our selections. The prices were reasonable. they make their own bread which was great. I ordered a corned beef with swiss & coleslaw.... More 

Thank Lisa J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 13:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 766 Main St, Route 6A behind Dennis Post Office, Dennis, MA 02638-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-385-3877

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