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The Cottage

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18 Main St., Ayer, MA 01432
978-772-2565
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
'Best pizza around'

Not much in way of atmosphere. We always order take-out. Our only experience is the pizza. It's not too thin crispy crust is hard to beat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Fun2travel222
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Not much in way of atmosphere. We always order take-out. Our only experience is the pizza. It's not too thin crispy crust is hard to beat.

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Thank Fun2travel222
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Cottage has the best pizza in Ayer. Their subs aren't bad either. They do free delivery, and you can also eat in (interior isn't bad, but it's about the same McDonalds - paper plates and cups, not a fine dining experience). the Hawaiian is one of the best pizzas ever. The signature Cottage is also very good.

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Thank PMayes
Ayer, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Whenever something good happens in my life, I go to the Cottage for ice cream and pizzas. The service is great, the food is superior, and they are constantly renovating to stay ahead.

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Thank Oatmas64134
Ayer, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have only had the cottage for delivery which has been great. You can order on their website and they always delivery quite fast. They make very good hot sandwiches/pizza and the milkshakes are amazing!

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2 Thank James A
central MA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had been hesitant to believe the reviews I had found about The Cottage given how low the prices were. But I went today with some family and friends and all 7 of us were thrilled. Each meal was delicious, the restaurant was clean and pleasant, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. I assume they keep prices down by... More 

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2 Thank amber4949
Andover, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

So glad to find a sandwich/pizza shop near the start (or end) of the Nashua River Rail Trail! We love to ride south from Dunstable and have lunch, then ride back north again. For a while we didn't know this place was there. It's a little ways from the terminus of the trail, but not much (.1 mile?). Once you... More 

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2 Thank Donna C
Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Never eaten inside here. I have however ordered takeout. Food was good and worth the price...enjoyed it during the local parade and it hit the spot. The icecream was perfect!

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1 Thank Rosie H
Ayer, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Food is awesome. Guy on the phone was very nice. Delivery was FAST and delivery guy was really nice too. $10 minimum for FREE delivery. Food is phenomenally priced and very affordable. Definitely our new takeout/delivery place. The shrimp is delicious so I'm psyched to try more of the menu!!!

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1 Thank Lindsay R
Shirley, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Everything I've ever had there was very good. Never a bad meal in the 3 years I've been going there. Very reasonable prices. The pizza is especially excellent with classic thin crust, flavorful sauce and a wide variety of tasty toppings. The staff has always been friendly, patient and very helpful which makes going there always an enjoyable time.

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1 Thank lew f
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I reviewed this place from my first experience, and didn't care for the pizza at all. The owner offered me a free pizza to come in and try it again. My review was done from memory, and to be fair, I went in for a second try so I could review a recent meal here. The fact thatthe owner was... More 

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1 Thank Scott B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Main St., Ayer, MA 01432
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ayer
  • Phone Number: 978-772-2565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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