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Located at 2 Depot Street in Townsend, MA, the Townsend House offers a full menu of home-style cooking including real mashed potatoes and the best home-made onion rings around. Our nightly specials and home-made desserts are favorites!

The history of the building that houses the restaurant is an interesting one. It was constructed in 1870 by the Fessenden Company, once the largest barrel manufacturing company in the country. Fessenden’s ceased operations in 1960. In 1974, Paul and Barbara Dickhaut purchased the building and the Townsend House Tavern & Restaurant (T-House to locals) has been family owned and operated ever since. Sons Paul, Bobby and Jimmy and daughter Jane were soon all working at the restaurant and are thrilled that a third generation has joined them! Today, the T-House maintains it’s old country charm with it’s solid wood bar and gleaming wide board floors. Every wall sports items from the family’s extensive collection of antique signs and license plates. In the dining room you have a choice of table or booth. In the tavern are two wide-screen tvs which can be viewed while seated at the bar, in a booth or at a table.

Say it’s proud owners, “We hope you enjoy our home cooking while you view our family’s collection of antique signs and license plates. If there is anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please, let us know!”


Take-out is available – Stop by or call 978-597-2759


HOURS: The T-House is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. for lunch and dinner. 

Closed for a week surrounding Independence Day. Closed for the winter holidays – Christmas: 12/24, 25 & 26 and New Year’s: 12/31, 1/1.