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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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Stonington, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took friends here for lunch, following a recommendation. It's a strange and not friendly place. Shortly after we sat down the owner, or manager, or some such authority brusquely asked us to move our car, indicating it was parked facing the wrong direction, and later stating somewhat meanly that this had never occurred before. Rather rude. The menu is... More 

2 Thank Chudsy9
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when someone parks their car in front of the front door of the restaurant not allowing others[handicap] customers to enter they need to open their eyes and not their mouths, More 

Weymouth, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

At one time, the Dunbar Tea Room was the only place to go for Afternoon Tea on Cape Cod. It was a cozy, little cottage where you could sit in the wood-paneled library and enjoy a wonderful cuppa. Now it's no longer the Dunbar Tea Room, but the Dunbar Restaurant and Wine Bar. The wood-paneled library is still there, but... More 

2 Thank nottinghall
Bourne, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant lunch. If you enjoy a peaceful lunch with a friend with a unique menu I highly recommend. I felt so relaxed and love the tea selection. Service is spot on. Deserts look amazing but did not have any.

1 Thank scienzo1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I visited the restaurant with a friend on Valentines day. The food was beautifully prepared. I ordered the fish and it came out of the kitchen steaming hot. Definitely order some of the loose leafed tea which is served in its own individual pot. Be sure to save room for dessert! The dessert table is a sweet lover's dream!

1 Thank Deb R
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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798 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The tea room is a pretty building set in a pretty garden. We called in the afternoon and enjoyed tea and scones. They were very good and the service was prompt. Before we left we were in conversation with a student and tutor who were the first arrivals for a small party. As we talked, the food for their party... More 

1 Thank Lavarcham
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

After many visits to Sandwich we finally went to the Dunbar Tea House. What a delight! Although a little on the pricey end, the ambiance, service and food were all excellent. So sorry we didn't visit sooner. If you are looking for comfort food I have to suggest the turkey sandwich which is served with a generous side salad. Tea... More 

2 Thank Grammie321
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189 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The restaurant is beautiful inside and out, and it looked like a great place to stop for lunch. The food was only average. The sangria was so watered down, it was without taste. The salmon cakes were not as advertised, but did come with several accompaniments on the plate, such as baked beans which were good. However, everything was very... More 

2 Thank slizzie
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 

2 Thank Cheryl W
Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

2 Thank Morah A

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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, 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
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?