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The Red Cottage

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Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660-2701
508-394-2923
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast in Dennis

Our family has a cape house in Dennisport and every weekend we are down we stop here at least once sometimes both days for breakfast. A little expensive for breakfast but the portions are huge and always fresh and quite tasty. Expect long waits if you go during prime time for brunch. Showing up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
mroscoe93
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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148 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This venerable landmark breakfast/lunch place was our favorite. However, something has changed in the cooking department. It is just not as good. Poached eggs came sloshing around in a shot of water. Toast was cold. Home fries portions on two plates were not uniform and skimpy. Ham on the bone used to be outstanding. Now, it is just ordinary. We... More 

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Thank Henri Pierre S
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family has a cape house in Dennisport and every weekend we are down we stop here at least once sometimes both days for breakfast. A little expensive for breakfast but the portions are huge and always fresh and quite tasty. Expect long waits if you go during prime time for brunch. Showing up early is highly recommended but it... More 

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Thank mroscoe93
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday morning about 10:30 and sat at the counter. Did not have to wait at all. Food was excellent, home made hash was great. Hash browns were a bit salty but overall a great menu and excellent service. Will definitely go back again!

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Thank dahern24
South Dennis, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Packed year round because the food in just so great. Get there real early for breakfast. A real home town place . Check out the pictures on the walls.

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Thank Dave H
Tours, France
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I had breakfast here several times during the summer and everything I tried was absolutely delicious. The interior of the Red Cottage is decorated exactly as I imagine it would have looked when it opened in the mid 20th century. The wait can be a tad long, but trust me, it's totally and completely worth it. In addition to the... More 

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Thank t0ursf
Mauldin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The food is unique, and incredible. My wife had an omelette with apples and sausage. I had the caramelized onions omelette. Popovers for breakfast, need I say more. This place is a gem as all the locals know.

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Thank Eric F
South Dennis, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a dinner style so setting is limited...during summer months the restaurant is open for dinner but even the breakfast and lunch are very tasty...

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Thank NakedCaper
Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This place is the best. My current fave is the pumpkin pancakes with the apple wood smoked bacon. A sweet salty ambrosia, but there are no wrong choices. The Red Cottage Home Fries are home fries with ham, sautéed veggies and hollandaise sauce. The sauce is perfection, which means all the benedicts are also delectable. And if breakfast is not... More 

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Wendell, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This can be one of the most memorable restaurants you visit in this area. Worth driving out of the way to feast on their atmosphere. Very friendly, busy, fast, informative historical, great food, vast menu, and cozy, We were there for breakfast and it was fabulous.

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Thank JFaison698
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

After hearing about this restaurant from a family member, we stopped here for a late breakfast. The parking lot was jammed, and cars were parked on the roadside.Apparently folks meet friends here so a table for four takes up four parking spots. Menu was huge, and we felt a bit rushed in making our decisions .Meal was served quickly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, South Dennis, MA 02660-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  South Dennis
  • Phone Number: 508-394-2923

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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