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Publick House Historic Inn

277 Main St, On the Common, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1254
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Ranked #9 of 45 Restaurants in Sturbridge
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Bedford, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Good place to stay for the night and/or to have a meal at any time of day. Fine New England Cooking, good service, nice ambiance in this old Inn. they also accommodate large groups and receptions. conveniently located whether en route farther west or south to NY and CT.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If, like most people, you love turkey but only have it once a year, head to the Publick House where it is on the menu daily. Fresh, whole turkeys -- not deli-type breast meat other places call turkey. It is delicious and includes all the fixings. Other items on the menu are excellent, as well. The atmosphere is relaxing and... More

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North Port, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stopped for breakfast. Beautiful landscaped grounds. And that New England charm. Older building, when walking through the hotel, one might think that you could bump into John Adams, or Benjamin Franklin. Food was average. Home fry's were disappointing, but the beacon and sausage was great. Omelet was cooked to order by the chef. Oops. Forgot to mention on Sunday its... More

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Central Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Publick House dates back to 1772, and from the moment you enter one of the many dining rooms, you almost think you are back then. There food is traditional "Yankee"; lobster pie, pot roast. turkey dinner (or hot turkey sandwich), through roast beef. We have lived in Sturbridge for over 40 years and have eaten at the Publick House... More

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New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had dinner at the Publick House during a trip to Sturbridge Village. It was very charming and fit the atmosphere of the restoration beautifully. The food was amazing and the portions were huge! The waitstaff were so friendly and warm.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A quaint place with all the charm of colonial America. The tables show a patina of wear that adds to the ambience. The menu has choices ranging from "comfort food" like Thanksgiving style turkey dinners and pot pies (large enough to share and yummy!) to updated trends (lobster mac 'n cheese). A "shout out" to our waitress, Emily who did... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My friend and I had lunch at the Publick House today. It was wonderful....the meal was delicious....fresh roasted turkey....the restaurant charming...the grounds well groomed...beautiful flowers. Sturbridge is a great day away....and The Publick House did not disappoint.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We ordered the turkey dinner meal, the starter choice was a caesar salad, a chowder or French onion soup, deciding to be healthy we ordered the soup, what arrived was a thick soup with some onion covered in 3/4 inch of gloopy nasty cheese. Fortunately the bread basket that accompanied it was to a far higher standard. The turkey dinner... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited the Publick House for the first time recently. Having lived in New England for several decades, we had some idea what an old historic Restaurant and Inn would be like. Located in Sturbridge, MA, not far off highway Rt 84, we were not disappointed. Regardless of which entrance was used-front entrance, or from the back parking lot, dinner... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had Jim the waiter, who really must be in training. Order a bottle of wine and he brought 3 full glasses of wine (it was cheaper than the bottle). So now he brought the bottle opened it and never as anyone to taste it and then proceeded to pour a very full glass of wine for each of us.... More

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