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Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room

1 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
+1 508-833-2485
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“scones” (67 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Excellent tea room to visit while on Cape Cod! The atmosphere is nice; service is great; tea is superb! We take our grandchildren here when they visit and they love it!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bostonwhaler43
Reviewed October 7, 2018

I visited here a couple of years back and loved, loved, loved my experience, but it has changed totally. It is now more of a wine and tea house. Desserts were limited. There is no gift shop anymore. Service is very, very slow considering there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank takemeawayanytime
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I had lived in the UK for a while and I really miss tea rooms. I was very excited to find this spot! My husband and I both ordered the Windsor Tea, which includes finger sandwiches, pastries/desserts, and scones with cream (not like Devonshire clotted...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 13Narya
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Afternoon tea is perfect for a special lunch. However, do not sit in the room with the view because the noise from the kitchen is very loud.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sandra W
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Went with my mom, sister & daughter. We sat outside which was lovely. Everyone but me had the special of the day chicken leek pie or something. They all said it was good. I had the spanakopita. It was ok. Kinda dry. My disappointment was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank JoAnna G
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Little hidden place with good menu and immense tea collection. You can try any - iced teas, hot teas - all of them are just excellent. Restaurant is stylish inside and has cosy outside space.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WunderKid S
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Discovered on a random trip to Sandwich. Gorgeous little place. Elegant inside with a smart bar area. Idyllic outside in the shaded garden area. Varied food choices, wonderful hot scones. Excellent service. Hope to return one day

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JudithCharming
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Stopped at Dunbar House on the way to the Sandwich Glass Museum. Beautiful place with extensive selection of teas. Soups, salads, sandwiches on the menu for lunch as well as usual afternoon tea. Attached taproom offering beer and wine. Dinner menu, too. Excellent food at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank debra3472
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

After visiting Heritage Museum and Gardens, we wanted a lite bite and refreshments...and we could have relaxed here all afternoon! We each had a scrumptious salad with chicken salad on one and sliced smoke salmon on another, accompanied by a pot of hot tea. One...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank thaward
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The Tea Room is a must visit every time we are on the Cape. This was probably our 10 year and it has been wonderful to see the improvements year after year. The scones are the BEST and the other meals are excellent. A classic...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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September 14, 2016|
Response from Rennah | Property representative |
Yes! Just ask your server.
August 11, 2015|
Response from Carolhsfo |
Do you have a gluten free menu?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +1 508-833-2485
Lunch and afternoon tea at Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room is a charming and memorable experience in an idyllic historic New England setting seven days a week from 11-4:30. On Friday and Saturday nights tapas are served with live music in the wine bar and tavern starting at 5. Dine in the cozy English tea room, the sunny dining room, the tavern or under an umbrella outside on the patio overlooking a beautifully landscaped lawn and garden overlooking band beautiful Shawme Pond.
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