Welcome to the Townsend House Tavern & Restaurant

Facebook Post 3/15/2020:

“Hi everyone we will be closed tomorrow (Monday 3/16/2020) due to installing our new appliances. We will be open on Tuesday, March 17th for take out and delivery for our corned beef and cabbage. We will be closed from March 18-April 17th. “We hope everyone stays healthy during this time, thank you for understanding.” To message the Dickhauts join their facebook page.

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 home-made desserts are a favorite!

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. HOURS: The T-House is open 6 days a week for lunch and dinner. Closed Sundays. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and dinner is served until 9:00 p.m. The Tavern is open later. Closed for a week surrounding Independence Day, beginning July 3rd. Closed for the winter holidays – Christmas: 12/24, 25 & 26 and New Year’s: 12/31, 1/1. Take-out is available – Stop by or call 978-597-2759 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!”