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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 good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Water St, Dunbar House, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

How charming to relax and have a meal in this "house" turned into a restaurant. Choice of dining room or outdoor patio. Something for everyone with unique choices. Lots of English tea type sandwiches and items as well as salads, sandwiches , entrees and other...More

Thank telade
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Charming atmosphere in historic downtown area. It's like taking a step back in time. The menu has a nice variety. A nice change of pace.

Thank Leesh813
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stopped at the restaurant and tea room without a booking but were delighted that they could accommodate our party of 5 for lunch. We had passed by several restaurants in Sandwich but had chosen this restaurant because of the name - we are all...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Dunbar is a family favorite! And judging by the lunch crowd in summer, it's everyone's favorite. Worth the wait! Good service! Lovely luncheon offerings! Everything is very fresh! A bit noisy in both rooms. Outside garden dining is best, weather permitting! The bill tends to...More

Thank Concord119
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was our 10 year visiting the Dunbar Tea Room and will continue to come back in future years. Wonderful menu, great service! Beautiful setting and surroundings

Thank Walter G
Reviewed 17 July 2017

you'd think that a tea room would be all delicate food but they have some very hearty fare at Dunbar. I love the ploughman's plate with pate. It's the only place I ever get Pate and it's very good. Afternoon tea is very nice and...More

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Took my daughters and a friend for afternoon tea. I had made reservations several days before and we were lead back with no wait. We asked to be seated outside since the day was cool and sunny after early morning showers and we were quickly...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This was our second visit after three years. We found it last time the day we were due to fly back to the UK. Each time we sat in the garden overlooking the pond and mill. We both ordered Ploughman's Lunches with a pot of...More

Thank sharpmikes
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Questions & Answers
14 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, 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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