Winsor House Inn

4.3
291 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Relax with us, a charming & romantic inn located in the heart of the Historic district of the quaint seaside village of Duxbury. Enjoy a gourmet dinner in our flower-filled Carriage House. The beamed ceiling, wide pine floors and lovely collection of antiques add to the cozy charm as you savor the delicious specialties.

After dinner, retire to the Pub and enjoy an after dinner cordial or step outside for a perfect ending by the fire pit. During the summer months, the Garden Patio is open for your dining pleasure.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Bar
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(781) 934-0991
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
For more information, please visit www.thecateredaffair.com.
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Celebrate with us in one of our historic rooms for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, brunches and more! We are excited to present seasonally inspired menus tailored for the occasion. Let us make your event extra special; The Winsor House is happy to provide: custom cakes, specialty cocktails and assistance with settting the room to reflect your vision.
Wines will be ordered from The Winsor House wine list and priced on consumption. Our team will prepare child-friendly meals to satisfy your “Little Winnies” as well!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 291 People Are Saying
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KD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved sitting outside

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MU
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Menu was trimmed down significantly - not as many options

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TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable dining experience. Took our two young granddaughters and they had a great time.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great, service was a little slow but friendly.

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CH
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Coming from Charleston SC it was our first time visit. We took my parents who live locally and it was simply a fantastic experience. Our wait person Angel made the night just perfect. The food was fantastic, the old historic building was what we were looking for and the location was very easy to get to.
The band was starting right when we were leaving so we did not get to experience the music since we drove back to Boston.
We will be back and I am sure my parents being from Marshfield will be back very soon.
Many thanks
Scott

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal I’ve had out in a WHILE! Went with my mom for a nice dinner- and we were so impressed by the nice greeting we received by the hostess, quick seating and very accommodating to our requests. Our server, Brooke, was just phenomenal. We would go back just to see her! We got oysters, buratta salad, fish tacos and scallops. The scallops were perfect. Everything was delightful and we can’t wait to go back!

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening with friends...the food was excellent- especially the bread! Our party was seated immediately with reservations on a weekend. The service was great. AC was a little overly cool, but that is my only complaint.

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C
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The wait staff were very friendly and it is a very cozy restaurant. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line our order got lost and we waited about 30 minutes before our waitress came back and (very apologetically) informed us it would be a while longer. On the plus side, the food was excellent when we got it and they did comp is two glasses of wine for the wait. Overall it was a good experience and we're would definitely go back.

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BB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yummy oysters, especially on Wednesday at special price.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Wait staff was non existent.. but busboys were great

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EM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I went really wanting to like it this place but was disappointed nothing great. I have nothing bad to say just wouldn’t go back

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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great anniversary dinner here. The food was delicious, the drinks outstanding, and the ambiance spectacular. I loved that they had an outdoor fire pit to relax at after dinner with Smores. It was a great experience and we will definitely be back!

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C
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, especially the chilled soup selection and everything was nicely presented and perfectly cooked. the decor is New England countryside, comfortable and attractive. The service was attentive and friendly. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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WM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty standard fare but well done and priced reasonably for such a nice setting. Would recommend to a friend. Will be back.

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OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect summer meal in the garden at WH.

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EW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very pleasant and attentive enough. Many good choices at the bar for wiskeys, but not a complete bar. Beer and wine choices are adequate. Adequate choices for the food. We had a very enjoyable meal two weekends in a row.

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KJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant setting on outside patio, interesting special cocktails, burata salad with fresh peach very tasty, particularly liked the fish tacos

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L
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

My fish tacos were border line edible. I would have sent it back had I not been hosting a business dinner. I keep going back periodically to try to support a local business and it’s been about 50/50. They need to either lower prices to be consistent with mediocre food, or raise food quality and service to be consistent with price.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We've been going to The Winsor House for decades, and the introduction of a new chef some time ago truly improved the place. This last visit, however, the food seemed sub-par and the server was pretty inflexible (or maybe it's the kitchen). We'll return, but our visit with out-of-town friends was disappointing.

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b
New England
151 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We've dined here before and always enjoy the food, service, and historical setting.

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B
New England
31 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The servers were occasionally confused in that they 3 times tried to deliver someone elses food to our table. The cod we ordered was over cooked and tough. The chicken curry was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Cesear salad extremely small and I'm not sure there was any dressing on it?
Burger was good. Great fries.

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K
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner at the Winsor House. Will definitely return!

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BW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went for Mother’s Day dinner (5pm early dinner). When we arrived the hostess said they only had a prix fix BRUNCH menu available for $52 per person! You would think they would switch out brunch menus after noon or so.. The restaurant was empty so I don’t know why they needed prix fix. Two people (one being a Mother) at our table ordered the salmon and both plates came out raw - we had to send them back. Two new plates were brought out 15 minutes later. Nothing was taken off the bill.

Another large group came in and almost left when they were also surprised about the brunch menu being served at 5-6pm.

Food was good once it arrived but we were all very disappointed in the overall service. I will not recommend.

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LM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I went to the Mother’s Day brunch at the Winsor House. It was absolutely delicious! A nice prix fixe menu was offered. My friend reported that the crab cake Benedict was delicious as was my Belgian waffles with fruit. We both had the scallops w risotto which was amazing. The bread and butter was even great. The chocolate mousse was probably the least successful though still tasty. It was more like chocolate pudding than mousse. They also included a Bellini with fresh raspberry purée which is was so good I had two! Sadly, they didn’t seem too busy which was a shame because for the quality and value, it was a great deal.

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PN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service never go back, took forever for them to take our order. Then took a very long tome for food to arrive which was just average.

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BD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

not impressed, menu very basic....not worth the money...no plans to go back anytime soon

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s
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible!
Busy night, but knowing it was a Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend you would think properly staffed.
Water glasses dirty
Then our drinks took forever and beer was not chilled, and bartender knew it, but still served it?
We ordered wine with dinner and glasses came out dirty; our server noticed it as well.
Food was good and we were fine with waiting; but service was overall bad.

I like this place, maybe will come back for the pub, because service there has been good in past.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience! The service was impeccable and the food equally as good!

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B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely historic place. Food was delicious albeit pricey. We were surprised at a charge of one of our cocktails!

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k
New England
30 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Winsor House to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and was so pleased with our choice. Our server was professional and so sweet! We were seated at the fireplace which was especially cozy and romantic. The chef even sent us complimentary glasses of champagne! The entire night was perfect from beginning to end. Our meals of Bolognese and Steak were delicious and perfectly prepared. Thank you for making our Anniversary so special!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Risotto today was undercooked, flavor was good but not well cooked. Felt neglected by the staff. Maybe you guys were under staffed. Not sure. Really noisy. Totally difference experience than what I had before.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Windsor House is a beautiful, warm building and the pub is particularly comfortable. I started with a perfect French martini. The crunchy haddock with French fries were cooked perfectly. Delicious! And we shared a wonderful chocolate bread pudding, dense and rich and completely indulgent! The acoustic guitar player was the perfect entertainment, too. We enjoyed a wonderful evening.

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GH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Ordered appetiser which never arrived! Ordered plain kids burger, very specific, "nothing on the burger", arrived with cheese. Ordered sprite got soda water!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Warmly greeted, very nice setting.

Our server was among the worst I've ever experienced. Not attentive, not friendly. Food was slow out of kitchen and not paced well at all. We would have spent more money if our waitress had noticed we needed drinks as we waited for our food. From the time my wife ordered her second glass of wine until she received it she had finished her meal. Waitress should have taken it off the bill.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was perfect, our first time over for St Valentine’s day. Definitely coming back. Ambience, the music, fireplace, the service and the food was fantastic.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner and service was wonderful. We have been going to Windsor House serveral times.

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C
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely okd fasioned setting. Service alwsts good. Food goid. Love the charref shisito pepoers!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is consistently good. That's why I keep coming back. The service is bad. Bus boys and waitress don't know the basics of table service. For example, when serving an entree and each person has had an app, clear the dirty dishes before putting the new dishes down. You DO NOT put the new dishes ON TOP of the used ones. Or, when serving coffee, offer sugar. Don't assume the customer will go to the bar to ask for some because you have never come back.

Service reflects very poorly on management and ownership. Bad, bad bad.

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