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72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776-3224
+1 978-443-1776
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Longfellow's Wayside Inn is a unique part of the historic landscape of...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful Sunday Dinner

A unique restaurant venue. We were greeted at the door by a man in period dress and welcomed in. This a very old inn and tavern from the Revolutionary era. It is made up of many small dining rooms original to the era. We had a delightful, professional waitress which you usually don't get in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
atlanticshoals
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Saugus, MA
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Saugus, MA
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A unique restaurant venue. We were greeted at the door by a man in period dress and welcomed in. This a very old inn and tavern from the Revolutionary era. It is made up of many small dining rooms original to the era. We had a delightful, professional waitress which you usually don't get in today's chain restaurants. A wonderful... More 

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I took my wife here for her 52nd birthday. I must say we were disappointed. The dinning room was very loud and holds a lot of people. The food is mass produced. The baked potato was only slightly warm, the chicken was dry and the lobster casserole was on the tuff and dry side. Overall a below average experience when... More 

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Sudbury, MA
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're visiting Boston for the first time, you should make a point of visiting Longfellow's Wayside Inn, allegedly the oldest continuously operated inn in the US (other inns have laid claim to this, but I really do think this is the oldest). Even though it has been rebuilt a couple of times after fires, it is the closest you... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We recently went to the Wayside Inn to celebrate a birthday and as always, the Wayside Inn makes everything special! The food is always very good, the service is just the best and the atmosphere is not only "special", but unique .... the character and the charm of the historic inn simply add to its' being special! As a family... More 

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Holliston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wonderful belated birthday dinner/Valentine's Day celebration. Food was outstanding - especially their famous lobster pie - wait staff was professional and very attentive. Sitting beside a roaring fire in the Old Kitchen room added to the ambiance plus the incredible history all around. And try the Coow Woow drink - exceptional. A beautiful snowy evening at the Wayside Inn.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Recently went to the Inn for their Annual Frank and Jack Evening and what a pleasant surprise and terrific evening it was. Cost was $50 and it included a full course prime rib dinner, five tastings of various flavors of Jack Daniels, along with an explanation of each one including tales of Frank related to JD and a singer singing... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a wonderful place to spend an evening. Surrounded by history and a warm fire I had such a nice time. The duck and acorn squash melts in you mouth. Good drinks and good service.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had dinner last night is Longfellow's Wayside Inn. Besides the history and quaintness of the Inn itself, our dining experience was fantastic. The waitstaff were very friendly and more than attentive. A basket of bread and cheese on the table while you decide on drinks an dinner. Salads were a goodd size an fresh. The food arrived and everyone... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Lived in Sudbury for over 40 years! One of our favorite places for celebrations: birthdays, graduation parties, Christmas dinners, reunions! It is a step back in time. I could spend the whole day here. Beside the Inn you can visit the Gristmill, Martha Mary Chapel, and the Little Red School House. A very special place!

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My group of 8 had New Years Eve reservations that got cancelled at the last minute because the restaurant we were going to got sold. Bummer. At the last minute I got a reservation at the Wayside Inn. The last time I ate there (years ago) the food was fair but at last minute we didn't care about the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?