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Bee-Hive Tavern

$$$
American, International, Pub
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406 Route 6a, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1441
508-833-1184
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
just because you're hungry, no other reason

I want to give this place a higher mark but just can't. The staff was amazing. Someone had just quit and there were two young servers working the entire restaurant. The wait was a little longer but they were working so hard with everything including working the bar. Unfortunately the food was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
upsglenn88
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I want to give this place a higher mark but just can't. The staff was amazing. Someone had just quit and there were two young servers working the entire restaurant. The wait was a little longer but they were working so hard with everything including working the bar. Unfortunately the food was subpar. We had to send our dishes back... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped here for lunch based on reviews and found it to be what we expected - a local lunch spot something for every taste. We had people ranging in age from 8 to 71. The salads were huge, easily split for lunch, and the kids menu burger was quite large and very juicy. We had saved room for dessert... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family and I stopped by the Bee Hive for lunch while vacationing. The parking lot was crowded so we had high hopes, but unfortunately The Bee Hive didn't live up. The interior was dark and dated. The gazpacho soup was bland and the french onion was overpowered with cheese, with very little onion or beef flavor. The sandwiches and... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Family dinner of 7. Waiter didn't bring bread although other table had some. Service was slow. Asked for second round of drinks, didn't get them til we were just about finished with the meal. Food was just okay, nothing very special that you couldn't make at home yourself. Children's pizza was just a microwave pizza. Not impressed.

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ate at the Beehive twice as the food is that good, the staff are friendly and happy to help, the clam chowder is exceptional

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Santa Rosa
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174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I hadn't been to the Bee Hive since it's early days, some 20 years ago. It had been one of my favorites way back when, so on a recent trip to the Cape we HAD to go. The decor was as I remembered with that old tavern feel. It is nice and comfortable. The prices are quite reasonable. We ordered... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My daughter and I stopped here for lunch because my old (not recently updated) GPS listed it as on our route home. The menu was pretty limited. But we were really hungry, so we stayed. It was 1:00pm on a Monday. It was not crowded at all. Our server was fine, but not nearly as attentive as the server at... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Food was pretty good. I had a reuben sandwich and my girlfriend had a prime rib sandwich. Very tasty food....just the menu was very limited.

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Peekskill, New York
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Charming tavern with delicious food & friendly service, we try & visit at least once every time we get to the Cape. Specials are always delicious - the lobster quiche & steak salad were excellent!

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Cape Cod Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Let me start by saying that I work in the hospitality business so I am probably a little more in tune than most when I eat out. This place looks like the quintessential Cape Cod eatery from the outside. Inside it certainly needs a renovation. Shabby, dirty, dark and dreary. Polyurethane peeling off our booth tabletop. The food was mediocre.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 406 Route 6a, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1441
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich  >  East Sandwich
  • Phone Number: 508-833-1184

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26
  • Cuisine: American, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?