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Longfellow's Wayside Inn

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72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776-3224
+1 978-443-1776
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family & I started out the New Year with an amazing birthday lunch. Our reservations were absolutely perfect! We had a table right beside a comfy cozy fireplace which made our dining experience extra special. There's nothing more extraordinary than celebrating a birthday at a historic country inn. And the Wayside fits the bill! Nice the inn still had... More 

Thank lighthouselady63
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great colonial atmosphere; preserved historical space; great for friends and family visiting. The food is ok; nothing special but the bar setting is fabulous. I've been there for wedding; the food was unremarkable. I like to go there to have drinks with friends after a visit at historical mill and surrounding area.

Thank Eric Z
Medford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently went to the Wayside Inn for dinner. We hadn't been in quite a while and were very disappointed. The food arrived cold, the fish was dry and we left with the feeling that we would not want to return. A place with this historic significance should perhaps pay better attention.

Thank basilpesto2016
Sudbury, MA
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always come here on the holidays for dinner and really are never disappointed. Food is very good and the atmosphere can't be beat if you like history and historic buildings. We also come for dinner in the summers as well since we live in Sudbury.

Thank JJantech
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seven of us had lunch at the Wayside Inn in December 2016. We had not booked but managed to get a table, in the big room at the back; not the cosiest room in the building but perfectly adequate. I ordered the lobster roll, which was good, though it is a bit of a shame that the lobster was all... More 

Thank KarinemUk
Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States
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166 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main dining room at the Wayside Inn was packed on the day of our visit. We had reservations, fortunately. There is a Holiday menu with several choices. We ordered off the regular menu. I had the Nantucket Luncheon. This was a lobster sandwich, clam chowder, and fresh fruit salad. The chowder was thick and creamy, but I didn't taste... More 

Thank Coral G
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for Dinner at the request of my Daughter in laws grand mother, who is 92 years old. Since I was visiting them from India we also joined.My daughter in law had to book the place nearly 2 months in advance since we wanted to go on pre Christmas Eve.I was wondering why such a long wait. I... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With friends in a historical group. It was nice to have an excuse to wear my tuxedo, (although you can come in jeans too) Since we were a group with a large reservation we were treated to to a nice talk by the inn keeper. I learned a lot. We also had the fife and drum players come through and... More 

Thank James L
Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very historical Tavern and Restaurant Food is excellent and not too costly. I go there twice a week for breakfast. Egg omelet with muffin and coffee is $10.15. What a deal and it is great and served hot with english muffin and all the coffee you wish.

Thank Schbeider
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205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a family holiday lunch. The setting was wonderful; our table was in a small old room with windows and a roaring fireplace, ancient wood flooring, etc. Our waitperson was just great! It was a very enjoyable afternoon. The food was not bad, just average. We have noticed that over the years the food has gone down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776-3224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sudbury
  • Phone Number: +1 978-443-1776
Longfellow's Wayside Inn is a unique part of the historic landscape of Massachusetts. 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.

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