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18 Main St, Ayer, MA 01432-1326
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, MA
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at The Cottage on my way home from the Medicine Shoppe. It was a spir if the moment. First time there in the 4.5 years I have lived in Ayer. Ordered a small cheese pizza and a small Italian sub with mayo, lettuce and pickles. Toasted. To go. Took the pizza and sub home... the cheese pizza had a... More 

Thank Tito P
Holliston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

We accidentally found this cute little hole in the wall while out with our grandson. There is no table service, but you order your food at the counter and then it is delivered to your table. While the menu is not vast, but has variety. I got the fried shrimp, small order - which is perfect as I did not... More 

Thank Kathleen P
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Fun2travel222
Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank PMayes
Ayer, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Oatmas64134
Ayer, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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 bubbles 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 

2 Thank amber4949
Andover, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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 bubbles 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!

1 Thank Rosie H
Ayer, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

1 Thank Lindsay R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Main St, Ayer, MA 01432-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ayer
  • Phone Number: 978-772-2565

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