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The Mercantile

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766 Main St, Route 6A behind Dennis Post Office, Dennis, MA 02638-1900
+1 508-385-3877
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

So happy to be able to order a sandwich with gluten free bread. Nicely run, seating upstairs was very nice and a few couches. Lots of locals here, that's always a good sign. Newspapers and coffee, cookies.

Thank leannquinn
Boston, Massachusetts
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410 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Great sandwiches! Awesome lunch place. Have stopped in several times when visiting the Cape over the years.

Thank David P
Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Hanging around for two hours in Dennis with a four-year-old in the cold. The cafe provided the perfect solution with upstairs sofa and a little play-area and wonderful food. Perfect. Really friendly staff and being English, I was delighted to find earl grey on offer! 🏳️‍🌈

Thank RobbieBMilo
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is quaint, with a wide variety of sandwiches. There seemed to be a lot of locals coming in for lunch, so it must be pretty good. We tried the ploughman and another sandwich that we can't remember the name of. The ploughman was pretty good, but what made us want to order it was the apple cheddar cheese... More 

Thank bkalpin
Dennis, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great spot to pickup pastries or breakfast sandwiches in the morning. Stop by again for sandwiches for the beach. All fresh and well made. Favorite spot for a quick bite.

Thank Gosam44834
Boston, Massachusetts
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448 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

A pleasant spot for a quick breakfast sandwich or lunch. Very good coffee! There is a nice, large sitting area upstairs.

Thank Bob T
Deep River, Connecticut
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We had initially stopped at Scargo's across the street but decided we wanted a more casual lunch experience. We found The Merc and it was perfect for a light lunch. Fantastic deli sandwiches on great breads. Loved the seafood salad on sourdough bread, as well as the turkey and avocado option on rye bread. The iced coffee was flavorful. Had... More 

Thank EastcoastMom_23
Bristol, Connecticut
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Went in here to pick up a take out menu but was asked to leave because I was holding my little dog. Our intention was for a take out lunch anyway, so we went out to make our selections. The prices were reasonable. they make their own bread which was great. I ordered a corned beef with swiss & coleslaw.... More 

Thank Lisa J
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is not a fast food restaurant... the Merc is a place to savor and enjoy. This place has enjoyed a spot behind the Post Office in Dennis village for decades. Wonderful food, delightful staff and reasonable prices....terrific find! Bring in your own empty casserole and they will fill it with amazing fare to serve your guests after a day... More 

Dennis, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

Great soups and sandwiches, and good coffee. Local hangout that often has great local music. Yummy baked goods.

Thank ParistoCapeCod

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 766 Main St, Route 6A behind Dennis Post Office, Dennis, MA 02638-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-385-3877

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