Winsor House Inn

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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RD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster ravioli was made to perfection and the mashed potatoes a must! Service was great. Fried haddock was good but didn’t like the tartar sauce, the mayo was overriding the flavor but other than that everything else was great!! Great birthday dinner with great apps. Oh also had the maple bourbon bread pudding for dessert and tried the chocolate molten lava brownie with icecream, they were both absolutely delicious!!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, delightful service. Fantastic evening!

F
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue with awesome outdoor dining ambiance! Staff always attentive. Food great! Family or adult time this is a great place!

O
Western NC
43 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat in Duxbury for many years. Great menu, wine selection and ambiance.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overnight staycation

b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nothing special, maybe some background music would have been nice. Just average, food was fine nothing beyond average.

e
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Tonight was not a great night. Hannah, our server was very nice and took care of us. The issue was some of the food, which we had not experienced before. My wife ordered the ribeye medium rare. What came out, for $38, was an extremely thin maybe a half inch of meat that was well done put on a glomp of mashed potatoes with about 8 string beans. Hannah took it back to have them refire and when it did come out it was just too rare to eat. Of course we kind of expected this as how do you cook such a thin piece of meat other than barely cooked or well done. It also was a pretty unattractive plate. We sent it back. Ordered just the taco appetizer so she would have something to eat. The appetizer was comped and Hannah handled it all very well. Too bad as the striped bass was delicious and very pleasing to the eye, as was the salmon. The fried chicken was served on the glomp of mashed potatoes as well and really did not look that eye appealing and was overdone and dry.

We have had good meals there before but this one was mediocre other than the fish dishes. If you are serving s boneless ribeye steak give a better cut especially thicker and better cut of meat, even if you charged a few bucks more. Honestly I felt it looked worse than something you would probably get at a longhorn steakhouse, even though I have never been to one.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Expensive lobster roll thot was dripping with mayonnaise, resulting in a soggy bun and a mess.

K
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We were sat in a dark room during a sunny afternoon where the waitstaff continuously walked by every minute or so. Our waiter was really shy, which was fine, but service was very slow. There was live music in the bar area, and an outdoor patio which probably would have been a lot better to sit at!

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from start to finish. My wife thought the scallops were the best she's had on the South Shore. Looking foreward to returning.

JS
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience as always! Oysters served promptly and properly chilled. Appetizers were fantastic- Poke is fresh! Waited a while to get the fish tacos - server said kitchen was the issue.
New server was still in learning stages but was upbeat, smiled and was friendly.

We will return!

p
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yes-food was absolutely delicious and service was great-wanted a table outside but that was not an option in open table so we did not get one

JL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very inexperienced server. Pleasant but...No place settings, brought someone else’s bill at end.

Otherwise very nice. Outdoor setting very pleasant.

I
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Love sitting on your patio! We come for dinner often and I order the Steak Frites regularly. Sadly the quality of the steak has gone down both in terms of the way it’s prepared and the size of the cut. Not sure why I can’t get the med rare plus doneness I request. This piece was quite well done!! Also, this time I believe there was a different green used to top the dish. I’m a creature of habit and preferred the original.

OT
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening to enjoy a delicious meal outside. The oysters were excellent and the scallops cooked to perfection. Splurged on the salted caramel Budino for dessert.. would definitely go back!

P
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All good except steak frites. Was quickly corrected. Nice ambience, relaxing. Would go again for sure! Yes

BB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular for us. Food and service were great as usual.

AJ
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had been saying for ages that we would try this place, its def a return again, but overall the experience was only Ok. Our reservations were for 2, they seated us in a tiny table in the middle of the room and next to the server/walking area. We asked to move, which put us in a much better area. Because we moved it was not communicated and we waited forever for a server! Once we got one though she was excellent! Food- my husband got the lobster roll which was small for the price, and it came with chips that were hard like Cape Cod Potatoe chips... Not great. I got the Bolognese dish which was good but plain. Also they seemed pretty understaffed for servers. We will try it again and hope for a better experience.

WH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious, laid back, friendly, cozy- if you haven't been, try it!

2
New England
48 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The place is charming. Very rustic. Our waitress was wonderful, very efficient and friendly. The food was good-

BB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ate in the pub area this time. Great atmosphere. Food is always good. Most dishes are large enough to share. Service is attentive and can seem a bit slow at times. Overall a great experience. Windsor House remains a regular go to for us.

RD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Winsor House is one of those iconic places to eat. The old ambiance combined with cozy and great food, you cannot go wrong.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother's Day. Kids had 1/2 lbs burgers. Cooked med rare perfectly. Crab cake was excellent. Lobster Bisque excellent. Scallops were browned on outside, nearly raw in the middle...perfect. Chicken and waffles very good. Moist chicken breast, crispy, rusty waffle and fresh fruit. All good. Great meal on great day.

MO
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Winsor House Never disappoints us. We had a very enjoyable brunch. The French toast and Lobster roll were amazing.

JE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. No water. had to chase down people. Our initial drink order was so late it came with the bottle of wine.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Looked like they didn’t have enough servers to take care of the dining room because of a function going on same time

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience at The Windsor House. Our server was so friendly - we made a 5:45 reservation and when we got there our waitress was nice enough to let us sit outside and enjoy our first drink on the patio by the fire pit. It was the perfect start to dinner. Once we sat down the service was equally as great - our server was friendly and attentive. Our food was great as was the atmosphere. I'd recommend it & will be back!

MM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We planned an early dinner on Saturday and what I didn’t realize is that they have a dining room with fireplace if you are celebrating or want a little more romantic setting. We had two tables with kids near us, which wasn’t a problem, just loud. Our server was excellent & said if we make reservations on opentable again, mention it’s a special occasion & they will seat you in the other dining room. Just sharing this tip. The food & location was excellent!

d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Yes I would the menu could include a little more diversity

S
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time. The vegetarian burger was the best I've ever had and my family agreed. The atmosphere was lovely. The Windsor House is a true gem. We will be back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We actually sent 2 of our meals back. They were way to salty. Another meal was on the cold-warm side....the waitress told us to be careful of the plate as it was hot. The plate wasn't even warm t the touch. Disappointed.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Oysters were pricey, but delicious. Fish Tacos could be larger.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Dinner was great but my MIL burger was undercooked. They offered a free drib

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tavern style restaurant on the south shore; we started with shishito peppers and calamari, so good....fish and chips are awesome. My husband had the linguine with white clam sauce and loved it. The smell of the wood burning fireplace makes the room so cozy.

KC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and romantic ambience. A great date night splurge!

EL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A big thank you to Brooke and the entire staff for always making my 91 year old aunt feel so very special when she comes for dinner. It is our favorite restaurant!!

HT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a 5:30 reservation on a Friday night and had the dining room to ourselves. Bar was quite crowded, however. We were happy with our meals and would recommend the place. We were celebrating an anniversary, so it was a lovely time.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Winsor House! Never disappoints and is one of our favorites! We had dinner with another couple so we chose to sit it the carriage room knowing it would be quieter then the tavern. Everything was great!

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic old New England location. Reminded me very much of Concord Colonial Inn.

Loud bar area that seems to attract locals, but we were there for dinner.

Beautiful Colonial dining room with multiple fire places. Service was excellent. I had the George’s Bank Scallops with Risotto; i practically licked my plate clean. Wife has the Steak frites, cooked perfectly.

Now the dessert. I’m not normally a dessert guy directly after dinner but the Caramel Budino was arguably the best dessert I’ve ever had. Melt in your mouth smooth, perfect balance of chocolate, caramel, and whipped cream. Come here to eat dinner just so you can have this. You will not be disappointed.

NN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely location for a special occasion dinner. Cozy and warm. The food was good and the service as well. Will return

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