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Publick House

4.6
4.6
2621 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
We welcome you to the Publick House Historic Inn where delicious homemade food and comfortable lodging becomes your home away from home. When you come to the Publick House to feast on our generous meals and enjoy the comfort of our Yankee hospitality, you'll be warmed by the same magnificent open hearths that warmed our early American ancestors. Whether you're looking for a restaurant that offers family dining, need comfortable accommodations, or you're in need of a convenient meeting place, planning a bridal shower or want the perfect venue for your dream wedding...the Publick House Historic Inn welcomes you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 347-3313
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ken O'Keefe
  • Catering
    The Bake Shoppe at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, Mass. features irresistible pastries, decadent desserts, home-made breads, traditional pies, cakes, jams, relishes & party foods. Call & place your order with us ahead of time. Bake Shoppe hours are 7 AM to 7 PM Sunday through Thursday and 7 AM to 9 PM on Friday & Saturday.
  • Private party facilities
    From weddings, sales meetings, corporate retreats to showers & birthday parties, we offer a choice of distinctive banquet rooms with colonial charm. Our sales team will guide you through planning every detail. To enjoy personalized service from beginning to end call us at 1-800-PUBLICK, or e-mail sales@publickhouse.com.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Team: (508) 347-7323 ext. 287
  • Neighborhood
    Sturbridge
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking available for up to 300, nestled in the back of our building. Handicap parking available in the front of the building.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,621 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central and Western MA

    Great for brunch

  • Central MA

    Best Ambiance

  • Central MA

    Best Value

  • Central MA

    Healthy

  • Central MA

    Good for special occasions

  • Central MA

    Most Booked

2,619 Reviews
  1. John

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A reliably classic New England dining experience.

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  2. bubba

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a Sunday late afternoon and very quiet at the inn. We had a wonderful table near the window overlooking THE INN. Our server Elizabeth was very personable and provided just the right amount of attention. The food was delicious and welll priced. We will certainly return

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  3. KMA71

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a charming place !! Service was superb. When I made the reservation I mentioned it was a Birthday lunch for my friend from high school. I had the melt in your mouth pot roast, swapped mash potato for rice… asked for no butter in the rice. The waitress also made sure the green beans had no butter ! Shrimp cocktail was fresh, great assortment in breads basket: sticky bun, cornbread, soft roll. My friend had the clam chowder and turkey dinner - which she said were both very good ! After our meal the waitress came out with a cupcake with a lit candle !! Wow talk about above & beyond service. I did not ask for the surprise cupcake. My good friend was impressed by the thoughtful gesture. We will definitely be back again soon !!

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  4. Snow

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Desserts were reasonably priced and very fresh. Food arrived quickly and everything was hot! Atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. Dining area was very clean and tables were sanitized immediately following patrons exit. Highly recommend!

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  5. goodfoodluver

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful. We had a group of 8 and she was terrific about letting us take our time for dinner and enjoy the experience. We never felt rushed. Food was better than I anticipated. Ambiance is lovely, quaint New England.

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  6. RobertF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had two dishes. The scrod was very good as was the chicken pot pie. The clam chowder was mostly potato soup and the waiter initially delivered me the wrong meal, which led to a long dinner setting. The atmosphere was very nice.

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  7. MichaelB

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I hadn’t been to the Publick House in years and we were so pleased with the experience. All elements were lovely- food, ambience, service Can’t wait to return!!

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  8. DonnaD

    Rhode Island

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent American fare in a colonial setting. Two dining rooms to chose from, both serve the same menu.

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  9. Lisa

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time eating in the restaurant. Table was not clean and didn’t realize it until we sat down. Salads needed more dressing and more vegetables, less lettuce. Roast beef dinner tasted like it was reheated and not flavorful; turkey dinner was good, but some of the turkey was “stringy” which is unusual. Desserts were delicious. Overall, we would not visit the restaurant again and thankfully we were using a gift card. Very disappointed in our meal. Please take this as constructive criticism.

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  10. MarkP

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were sat by a window at a table for a late lunch and greeted by a friendly staff member. They were burning wood in the large cooking hearth which added to the historic atmosphere. Our food was served hot and delicious. After lunch, we found a lovely room with beautiful decorations. A staff member noticed that we were thinking how to take a coupled selfies and offered to take our pictures. Finally, we visited the bakery and waited on by a lovely and engaging young staff member who couldn't have been more friendly!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and timely service. The food is a little on the expensive side, but overall, worth it.

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  12. Easttdav

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food was excellent! I had the Salmon, my wife had the NY strip. The wine was great, and as always, the atmosphere was terrific. We enjoy going there often.

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  13. Trina

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem! Our server, Grace, was absolutely phenomenal! The food was delicious, and very filling, and very affordable! The ambience and environment were very welcoming, nostalgic of times gone by but very modern and clean! My sister and I enjoyed a cocktail they recommended, the prickly pear margarita. It was absolutely delicious! We ended up sharing several appetizers and found everything to be delicious and found them all to be extremely generous portion sizes. Would highly recommend stopping in there if you are in the area. I know we will definitely be venturing in again again soon!

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  14. Wmcf

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this was our first time going to dinner there wow we love it i will be back again our waitress was Awesome she was really special !! Jessica Awesome Waitress and the Maitre was Awesome Also i will be Back!!

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  15. StephenD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the turkey lunch dinner. The food was delicious and plentiful. We highly recommend the Public House.

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  16. LisaG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely lunch with my two adult kids. I love the quaint New England vibe, and the food was delicious! Will definitely be going back soon!

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  17. KimberlyS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, a place you can sit as long as you want and not be rushed. Large food portion, cost was $16 plus my cup of tea. Costs more at a crappy cafe like Panera!

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  18. Polishpen

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the Publick House. Our server (Chrissy) was outstanding. She goes above and beyond.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My only complaint, if you will, is that they serve far too much food. You won't go away hungry. And if you do, there is always a stop at their on site bakery to fill you up (or take to go).

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  20. Jcubed

    Greater Boston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. The food is always excellent and the people are great. Ambience is cozy and inviting. Highly recommend!

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  21. SusanS

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love it at the Public House. One of my favorite places to go. Love the decor!

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  22. Spike

    Massachusetts

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunches are delicious and priced very reasonably, remember to save your receipt for 10% off in bakery.

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  23. KristenM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect romantic setting for Valentine’s Day dinner. The inn was lovely, decorated well, quiet and very intimate. Service was great despite being very busy and our waitress took good care of us. Food was excellent and came out quick and fresh.

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  24. Virginia

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Valentine's Day, yet we were not rushed, and everything was very nice. And at the end of the evening, each lady received a rose! So nice.

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  25. Pathfinderswb

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We spent our Valentines Day dinner date at the public house. We had a reservation for 7pm and were seated promptly in an empty room with tables set for 2-4. The room was way over lighted with more than 9 ceiling lights and multiple wall lights and a cackle on the table. The acoustics were such that as others were seated in the room after us, every conversation was heard around the room because of all the hard wood floors. The waiter was good but rushed explaining she had tables in another room. The food was fine but not worth the trip. Ambiance was very poor. This was our last visit to a former classic. Very disappointing!

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  26. ShaneH

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife got married here in 2013. We go back every year for an anniv. Dinner and they never disappoint. Food is always too notch. Be sure to stop by the bakery when leaving. Absolutely amazing place

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  27. JohnM

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meals - the food was well prepared, fresh and hot and delicious. The service was very friendly, attentive and overall very very good. The Ambience was terrific, we loved the fire place and the early American tavern feel. The prices were very reasonable and we will definitely go back.

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  28. Jancie

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch for combined birthday and Valentines Day celebration. The service was outstanding, the food was plentiful and well cooked and the ambiance was the cozy, early American style expected.

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  29. GlendalyS

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was quiet. The food was great. The service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend!

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  30. Chrisper2

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was as expected, very nice. Our waitress was very relaxed, nice and friendly A very pleasant experience.

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  31. RushT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the service was good food was outstanding

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service First time at the Public House, a combination of buildings and restaurants, Hard to find the actual restaurant Inside signage ok outside signage less helpful

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  33. AshleyH

    Massachusetts

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here. Very consistent. Great service

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  34. RobertG

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been eating there for 45 years. It’s always consistent. Great staff

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  35. JanetP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good selection for lunch. Great atmosphere! Enjoyed the experience and food.

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  36. Shelly

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful visit and lunch was great. Our waitress was top notch and we will definitely be back

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  37. DanielS

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a good time. Wait staff was excellent. Good was excellent Our table was by a post so that's my only negative.

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  38. Susan

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Always outstanding food and service.

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  39. KarenW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We like the ambiance. My husband was a bit disappointed in his trout dish. The price seems to be expensive for not a huge amount of food. The amount of food is fine but should be less expensive.

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  40. JeanD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend and I meet at The Publick House twice a year. We come from different ends of the state and the location suits our needs. In the past we have dined in the Tavern but much prefer the quiet of upstairs dining. Our server was amazing! She gave us privacy for our 2-1/2 hr lunch but was there to accommodate our requests. My friend had the salmon while I chose the turkey Reuben. Both were perfectly prepared and delicious. We are two seniors, 86 & 81 yrs who will continue our tradition as long as possible.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Publick House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 347-3313.

Publick House is rated 4.6 stars by 2621 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Publick House

277 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sturbridge
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking available for up to 300, nestled in the back of our building. Handicap parking available in the front of the building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ken O'Keefe
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (508) 347-3313
  • Catering
    The Bake Shoppe at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, Mass. features irresistible pastries, decadent desserts, home-made breads, traditional pies, cakes, jams, relishes & party foods. Call & place your order with us ahead of time. Bake Shoppe hours are 7 AM to 7 PM Sunday through Thursday and 7 AM to 9 PM on Friday & Saturday.
  • Private party facilities
    From weddings, sales meetings, corporate retreats to showers & birthday parties, we offer a choice of distinctive banquet rooms with colonial charm. Our sales team will guide you through planning every detail. To enjoy personalized service from beginning to end call us at 1-800-PUBLICK, or e-mail sales@publickhouse.com.
  • Private party contact
    Sales Team: (508) 347-7323 ext. 287
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