Posted by Gathering_no_mo… on 07/28/16: Whenever my wife and I ask each other, “Where should we go?”, the Sun Tavern is always one of our top two or three choices. It’s my favorite, but a person HAS to have some variety in life! The building itself is full of charisma–a New England house of the 1700s which has been a restaurant for decades, in a number of cherished iterations. It supposedly comes with a ghost, Lysander, whom I’ve never had a chance to meet. Now, the meals: the waitstaff are all friendly, even to strangers, and the bar prepares a variety of drinks–and isn’t light with a “pouring hand.” The menu has lots of basic foods beautifully prepared, but also has delicious and unique specials. We especially love the calamari app, and have never gone wrong with their steaks. The burgers are great, but we tend to eat “better” when we’re at Sun Tavern, and often go there when we’re celebrating an occasion. Heck, we go there when we’re tired, too, and just want a terrific meal.
Posted by Sun_ski_fan on 07/21/16: We’ve been here many times, but this stands out as one of our best visits: A cool, welcoming spot on a hot summer night with fantastic food. Our server was quick to offer a cold beverage and bring corn bread. The grilled watermelon salad that we split spoke summer to us. We chose two of the night’s specials: I the petite filet and my wife the grilled halibut. Both cooked perfectly and presented on a bed of garlic mashed potato and grilled vegetables. We devoured them, which regretfully left no room for desert. We had a fun time with our server during her well-paced and attentive service. We will return again soon.
Posted by Rabbit2011 on 07/19/16: Just walk into the front room and you will be surrounded by the old wood, large fireplace with a musky scent, low ceilings and a strong sense of Americana. They have a varied list of flavorful cocktails, beers and wines. The food is tasty (and not overly large portions). Make a reservation for dinner, as this is a popular restaurant in the area. Ask for Sasha for excellent service!
Posted by BShrews on 07/19/16: Sun Tavern is a consistently a relaxing and friendly restaurant with a good menu. As summer residents, we always look forward to our dinners at the Sun. We’ve eaten outside on the patio, over by the kitchen, in the pub section and at the bar – all have a nice, distinct feel to them. It’s great to meet locals and visitors at the bar, and the staff is always attentive. Food is always spot on — we’ve never had a bad experience or left unsatisfied. We’ve been there with groups and children as well – and it’s decent for both.
Posted by glgallinaro on 06/27/16: The atmosphere is cozy. Great menu and staff. The food is well proportioned and the chef does not mind minor substitutions
Posted by Stephie29 on 05/25/16: Very deceiving from outside step into back in time! The bar area is so quaint. Very low ceiling with wood beams. Crowded but had reservations seated food a drinks and service wonderful!!!
Posted by Jeanniemoon on 05/24/16: This is a great meal for any occasion. We went with my in-laws and everyone was happy with their meal. The service was great and the atmosphere was very charming. Good place for date night. I gave them 4 star but it is really 4 1/2 only because it was slightly cozy atmosphere and between casual and fine dining.
Posted by Diane Z. on 05/02/16: Mixed bag on this one. The crab cake appetizer was very good and big enough for two people. The fish and chips were a disappointment as the fish was overcooked making the outside batter hard and the cole slaw had absolutely no taste. However, the salmon was very good. I was hoping they would have prime rib as that has been one of my favorites but it wasn’t on the menu that night.
Posted by Carri B. on 04/25/16: Great place to have a function! We recently celebrated my wife’s Birthday at the Sun Tavern. 30 People for dinner. Had a Cocktail Hour before we sat down for dinner. Weather cooperated so we were able to do that out side on the back patio. Everything was perfect. The servers were great. We had passed appetizers during the Cocktail hour and a wonderful sit down dinner. Larry helped me with the appetizers and the meals to choose from ahead of time. And I actually surprised my wife… Would definitely recommend this place for a large group.
Posted by Marla on 03/16/16: Sun Tavern is an antique house converted to a restaurant. The ceilings are low and the bar area has a very large fireplace that burns all winter. The food is great. I’ve never had a bad meal there. Dinner time is busy so reservations are a good idea. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in town. It’s not far from Route 3 located in a residential area.
Posted by Minty S on 03/10/16: I really enjoy the Sun Tavern. It has a warm and cozy atmosphere, delightful staff, and delicious food! From the moment you enter, the staff is right there to greet you and make you feel welcome. If you prefer one type of seating over another, no problem! The food is excellent. We’ve visited many times and I usually try something different each time – I’ve never been disappointed. I can’t wait to return and some friends are visiting soon, we will take them to the Tavern for the great food and overall experience.
Posted by Ed T. on 02/25/16: We go to Sun Tavern on a somewhat regular basis… Never has disappointed us. A perfect night out every time. The menu is great – my favorite Rib-Eye anywhere. Reasonably priced as well. I got the Rib – Eye Diane last week and it was cooked perfectly. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. Grab a drink before dinner at the bar.
Posted by Duxbay on 01/16/16: I had dinner there twice during the past couple of months and have not been disappointed in any way. I believe that the menu has choices that will satisfy all. I have had their salad, appetizers and main courses. The wait staff are attentive and courteous. There are many small “rooms ” with the feel/ atmosphere of the original antique house.
Posted by Connie D. on 11/2/15: Delicious, relaxing, great service. A Wonderful evening
Posted by 66loum on 10/27/15: The Sun Tavern has good food for a reasonable price. They have a Braised Lamb dish that falls off the bone… The atmosphere is warm and inviting especially the little bar area…I usually get a Lamb or Beef dish and my wife gets Seafood, I’ve never had a bad meal there…
Posted by David K. on 10/27/15: Hands down our favorite restaurant. Being humble folk, we don’t go out often but when we want to do something special then the Sun is the place!
Posted by Carol J. on 10/26/15: My favorite place – 5 stars!
Posted by K. Downey on 10/25/15: Yesterday my husband and I were married at The Sun Tavern. Deb was our server and she went over and beyond for our guests! We cannot thank Deb and the kitchen enough for making our day very special! Excellent food, Excellent service! Thank you to all of The Sun Tavern Staff. The front end and the back end of the house was awesome!!! Also, thank you Laura and Larry for making our day very special for us! Mr. & Mrs. David Downey
Posted by Jeff N on 10/24/15: Wonderful as always. The food was perfection, and the atmosphere is incomparable. Our server Molly was a delight. This was our 50th wedding anniversary, and it could not have been better.
Posted by Donald V. on 10/24/15: Just finished a wonderful meal & enjoyed it all. The wine was an excellent suggestion for our meal. Hubby had the salmon which was perfectly cooked. I had the seafood scampi which wasn’t overpowered by the amount of garlic or linguine. Topped it off with an unusual & enjoyable blueberry cheesecake. Would definitely go back!
Posted by Karen H. on 10/10/15: Had dinner here with friends we were visiting in Duxbury. When we arrived the parking lot was full, the restaurant and bar were packed. By the time we left we were the last car in the parking lot and it didn’t seem like we had been there THAT long. It is very much a quintessential New England version of an English pub, but with much better food.
Posted by Hart4596 on 10/8/15: Great haddock, great service, but you had best have a reservation on a Friday evening. I did not have a reservation, but they were able to accommodate me with a table in the dining room.
Posted by BK3104 on 9/28/15: We haven’t been to the Sun for a number of years, with our last visit being in the middle of a cold winter stretch. We visited this time on a beautiful sunny Saturday evening and are very glad we went back. The number of quality dining choices on the South Shore has expanded quite a bit and the competition is more intense. The Sun Tavern has stayed true to its roots, while still expanding on a great menu. Everything we had for dinner, appetizers and dessert was perfect, with the Swordfish special the best I’ve had anywhere. Service was perfect, checking with us just the right amount of times, but never to the point where we were being interrupted. Our server seemed to know just when to stop by, a trait that points to outstanding training. We will definitely be back.
Posted by Ronnie M. on 9/12/15: We sat at the bar had the buffalo chicken starter, my wife had the chicken dinner, I had the meatloaf and finished with the Baileys creme brulee. Outstanding! So delicious.
Posted by Hudkins 2 on 9/10/15: Had a wonderful meal with New England charming atmosphere. Service was excellent and we would certainly choose this restaurant anytime we are in Duxbury!
Posted by Diane M. on 8/24/15: Loved eating outdoors!
Posted by Clifford W. on 8/23/15: I haven’t stopped by since 2008 and as I remembered, this establishment is quite impressive. The setting is unique because of its age and charm, the atmosphere for a Saturday extremely festive and pleasant, our wait person was polite, professional and efficient and the faire and drink as expected, exquisitely top shelf. My companion and I have critiqued many South Shore fine dining locations this summer and remarkably the Sun Tavern is the closest to our homes and perhaps the finest place so far. I could see becoming a regular a nice way to be…
Posted by Diane F. on 8/17/15: our 44th wedding anniversary dinner…great service and delicious food. Dine inside or outside. some areas are a bit noisy but we have a lovely quiet corner
Posted by Nicole T. on 8/16/15: Visited the Sun Tavern for the first time and the experience was wonderful. The restaurant was a former residential dwelling built in the 1700’s, which I understand was turned into a restaurant in the 1930’s. It is a very quaint place with a warm, colonial, english pub-like feel: warm and cozy, low ceilings, wide pine floors, smaller dining areas/rooms throughout the 1st floor. History even claims the ghost of Lysander Walker, a former owner from whom was titled “Last Duxbury Hermit.” Anyways, on to the food: The specialty Martina’s were wonderful. Our table sampled 3 different kinds (Shimmering, Espresso & Harvest Apple) The glasses were filled to the top and were very tasty. Not cheap, but delicious. Appetizers were oysters (delicious), clam chowder (a little bland, but very good), and the wedge salad (very good). Dinner was NY Sirloin au poivre which was cooked to order and tasty, Pistachio crusted salmon, and the homemade meatloaf – all delicious! Molly, our waitress was attentive without being overbearing and did an excellent job. We were very pleased with The Sun Tavern all the way around, and would visit again anytime!
Posted by Caiti M. on 8/4/15: Delicious food along with an awesome bar, this is my husband and my favorite place to relax after a long day of work.
Posted by Summerlovin333 on 7/26/15: We walked in on a Saturday night at 7, no reservation. It was a 45 minute wait so the place is busy but not overly so. We were seated right in front of the open kitchen which was fun. We had oysters on the half shell, salmon burger and steak tips. The the food was good, tasty and cooked well. Bread basket was fresh delicious crusty bread. Overall, definitely a new go to place that is close to home and affordable. There are plenty of options under $20. Try it!
Posted by Pat N. on 7/27/15: Always loved the Sun Tavern. Great food &ambience.
Posted by JLMVL on 7/24/15: Good food. A must when visiting New England – restaurant in a charming cape cod. Great atmosphere. Takes you back into history.
Posted by Rozydozy on 7/17/15: The setting at Sun Tavern certainly reminds you of the 18th century. Restaurant is located in a historical house with furniture consisting of many period pieces. Grounds are meticulously manicured. Appetizer was a grilled watermelon and goat cheese salad, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Crispy onion strips topped the huge molded tower. Taste was very refreshing. My wife had ordered raviolis stuffed with artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes in a parmesan cream sauce. I ordered a 16 oz. double pork chop topped with a rhubarb compote. Goat cheese and chive mashed potatoes and a medley of summer veggies completed the presentation. Both meals were delicious. Servings were more than ample. Server was extremely pleasant and attentive. Prices were very fair and reasonable. Would definitely return in the near future.
Posted by Susan p. on 7/1/15: First and foremost, make reservations!! When you walk into the tavern, you walk back into history. The front of the building was built in 1744 and has that old world charm. The waitress attended to us immediately. I had the Pistachio encrusted salmon with warm, fingerling potato salad and my husband had the lobster,shrimp, and scallop, scampi served over homemade pasta. We did manage to fit in dessert: Hot Chocolate Cake and Creme Brulee. Excellent food, superb service and cozy surroundings all in one!
Posted by Laurie B. on 6/30/15: Went here with a group of friends and I thoroughly enjoyed my salad and mussels as an appetizer/dinner. They were in a delicious broth and certainly numerous. While I don’t recall exactly which salad I ordered , as it was over a week ago, I do know that I thought it was well presented and the dressing was very tasty. Three others had salads with scallops and were all quite complimentary. Only one person said she wouldn’t order the same thing again and she had a fish dish that was nothing special. The only negative to my order was that one of the mussels was rather gritty which indicated it was not washed thoroughly. Our waitress was very accommodating and even brought us a plate of homemade biscotti with our coffees/tea though we did not order dessert. They were excellent.
Posted by Eli on 6/30/15: Had dinner on a Sunday at Sun Tavern in Duxbury. Ate early…4:30, not busy at that time. Was seated promptly (no reservation). My son, husband and I enjoyed appetizers, entrees and desserts. Apps included crispy calamari–delicious, clam chowder–not really thick but very tasty. Entrees were pan-seared scallops–tender and tasteful, sirloin steak–tender, cooked a bit under meduim but enjoyable, steak tips–ordered medium rare and only one arrived as ordered. Waitress offered to redo the order but I’m very skeptical about sending food back. Needless to say, we ate them and they were very tasty, although not cooked to order. Dessert was cinnamon creme brulee and key lime pie…delicious. Our waitress, Amanda, was attentive and never hurried our meal (it was very busy about mid-way through). I’m just fussy about my meat…but wouldn’t hesitate to go back. Atmosphere was quaint and enjoyable. Food definitely well above average. Price was in line for 3 people.
Posted by Ann K. on 6/25/15: Perfect for our anniversary or when you want great service and terrific food
Posted by David K. on 6/25/15: Food and atmosphere are great! Service is always spectacular! I only wish they had a slightly bigger beer selection. Aside for my need for more choices they do everything right!
Posted by Bill Z. on 6/24/15: This was a great evening. My friend took me to the Sun Tavern to celebrate Father’s Day and my birthday. The staff was excellent as we were not rushed. We had a chance to have a glass of wine without being pressured to order. We started with an appetizer which was delicious. Then we ordered dinner, I had the baked haddock and my friend had the meatloaf. Both were cooked to perfection. Then they brought dessert with the singing happy birthday, We shared the dessert mmmm mmmm good. It was a perfect evening.
Posted by Michael B. on 6/24/15: great food, great service, but sometimes hard to get a table
Posted by Jackie C. on 6/19/15: The meal was very good – had the NY Sirloin and it was cooked exactly as ordered.
Posted by Carl R. on 6/19/15: We have been here many times as this is close by and have never been let down. The service is excllent as the food. It is a very cozy atmosphere to sit and enjoy fine dining at prices you cannot complain about.
Posted by Lois S. on 6/18/15: We have, undoubtedly, always had a great meal @ Sun Tavern. Quality of food is superb!
Posted by Linda R. on 6/15/15: This is an old, well preserved tavern with excellent food and great service. They can accomodate large parties and just 2 for dinner.
Posted by Joseph L. on 6/15/15: Excellent service! Excellent food! Seated immediately upon arrival. Would definitely recommend & return to Sun Tavern.
Posted by Mary Z. on 6/10/15: We really enjoyed our meal and the waitress was very nice.
Posted by Allyson A. on 6/3/15: Awesome atmosphere, awesome food as always.
Posted by Gideon M. on 6/3/15: I really enjoy it here. We made a reservation and were sat right on time. My Mom and family had a wonderful time. Ashley, our server, could not have been more professional. It just seems like a really fantastic bunch of people work there.
Posted by Margaret E. on 5/31/15: We (my husband and I and friends) went to the Sun Tavern for the first time last evening. I’m so sorry we have missed so many excellent meals by waiting to go there! The atmosphere, the food, the bread, the drinks (Sun Tavern rum-tinis–yum!), and our waitress Sasha (who was awesome and helped make it all fun–what a great personality!)…Steak tips, sirloin, and the meatloaf plus the sides–all fantastic! And the desserts (all home made) were to die for! We are going back, bringing our grown children, so that they can see that fine local cuisine isn’t just located in Boston…Phantom Gourmet was absolutely right.
Posted by Theresa C. on 5/28/15: Love this place!!! Looking forward to our next visit
Posted by Meredith C. on 5/26/15: The Sun Tavern is a consistently great restaurant. It has nice ambiance, good service and excellent creative food.
Posted by James G. on 5/24/15: Wonderful food, ambiance and service. Like being in an old New England home with great food!
Posted by Howard B. on 5/18/15: Sun Tavern is a delightful dining experience located in a rural area of Duxbury. Very convenient just off Exit 11 Route 3 on MA 114W. The restaurant is in an old house. The food and service are among the best on the South Shore Boston. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to ANYONE
Posted by Susan S. on 5/15/15: Wonderful evening, food was fantastic, service was phenomenal!!
Posted by Debra V on 5/10/15: Very quaint place to eat. Everyone should experience it; even if it’s just a cocktail in the pub. We went on Mother’s day so you can imagine how packed it was. We were seated immediately but we had to eat in the pub due to holiday reservations we made late. The tables are a bit cramped but the food is always consistently good and served hot. Our waitress was as attentive as she could be given the number of mother’s day guests. The prices are on the high side but I think it’s worth it.
Posted by Nancy S. on 5/5/15: It is one of our favorite restaurants and go there often. We love when they have a Living Social Coupon as well. The waitress was great and the food was amazing.
Posted by KVM101 on 5/2/15: We’ve been coming here for years & we enjoy it every time. The Pub is always lively on weekends. This old New England Cape & its decor adds to the comfort of this favorite. They also have a separate dining room that’s great for functions. The food and presentation both are creative. Delicious and Savory is standard and expected. In the winter relaxing in front of the fireplace with a drink is very enjoyable. Service was very good & friendly, although bit slow, most likely to the timing of the food preparation, but that made for a more relaxing evening. On a cool/cold night, it is advisable to avoid the front room as the front door provides a noticeable draft. All in all, they do a great job here & we’ll be back!
Posted by lntsales on 5/1/15: from start to finish, lovely experience. Hostess very pleasant, wait staff Kerry was wonderful and attentive, food plentiful and delicious, desserts out of this world, Lemon Marscapone Cake and Mug of Chocolate cake. the extra calories were worth it. One silly thing but we love when our wait staff keeps our water glass full at all times. It was so nice not to have to ask. We will be back soon!
Posted by Donna D. on 4/30/15: cozy atmosphere great service great food
Posted by Janette B. on 4/24/15: Great meal, service was very attentive and personable. Can’t beat the atmosphere. A must go to restaurant!
Posted by Donna D. on 4/30/15: cozy atmosphere great service great food
Posted by Marge F. on 4/19/15: Cozy, romantic, great cocktails and delicious food. It gets crowded weekend nights so expect a wait. The ceilings are low and it is made up of multiple rooms so it has an unique feeling to it.
Posted by Colleen T. on 3/26/15: Delicious meal, great atmosphere, pleasant server.
Posted by Dianne C. on 3/23/15: Excellent! steak cooked perfectly!!
Posted by Peter C. on 3/22/15: My first trip to the Sun Tavern was Sunday night. I found the ambiance to be excellent especially in the tavern section. To be fair the seating was tight and the floor was on a slope but to me it added to the fun. The crispy goat cheese appetizer was excellent. I am a vegetarian and there was no vegetarian section but the cook was more than happy to make me a custom meal that was just awesome! My wife had an incredible steak. We had some nice drinks with our meal and finished dinner off with a creme brulee which was also excellent. All staff we spoke to were very nice and helpful. 5-stars.
Posted by Patricia S. on 3/22/15: Amazing Food…wonderful service…great atmosphere…new favorite restaurant! 🙂
Posted by Jane W. on 3/19/15: Food was amazing! Our waitress Patricia was excellent!
Posted by Kim C. on 3/19/15: We sat at the bar – really liked the bartender she was an excellent server very pleasant and of course the food was excellent as usual!
Posted by Brendad13 on 3/18/15: I just love sitting at the bar by the cozy fire place on a winter night. The food is spectacular and I have never had a bad meal there. I love that they have a reward program but dislike that if you don’t have the card with you they can’t look it up or give you the points. Their steaks are awesome and love the fried goat cheese appetizer. In my opinion best food in Duxbury and pretty much the whole south shore.
Posted by Suzannah2013 on 3/18/15: Dined there on March 15,2015. I had their Spring Salad, can’t put my finger on why I love this salad so much…the perfect mix of Lettuce’s and dressing in an elegant package. The salad is not so big that it ruins your appetite. My main course was a Special for the evening, Sirloin ordered charred on the outside medium on the inside (it was done perfectly) served with cheddar mashed and a mix of root vegetables that were also seasoned perfectly. For Dessert I had a Heavenly piece of Cheese cake with Blueberry Sauce that really topped off the meal. This Restaurant is so charming and warm, the Servers are friendly and attentive…..It’s is one of my all time favorite places to Dine.
Posted by HWHMass on 3/17/15: You can count on good food here in a charming antique with lots of character, and from some rooms watch the chefs in the kitchen. They have a nice bar in a cozy setting of living room and small table sitting areas. Lovely atmosphere, nice service & food, in (the unusual) rural setting.
Posted by Amy H. on 3/13/15: Food was excellent. Good service.
Posted by jbcalnan on 3/12/15: We did not enjoy our 1st visit here. The waitress was terrible and we didn’t enjoy our meals. The garlic mashed potatoes were so strong that we were unable to eat them. We decided to give the restaurant another try and this time everything was wonderful from the waitress to the food. Glad we gave them another chance!
Posted by Mark V. on 3/7/15: The Sun Tavern in Duxbury, Ma. is a place where you can appeal to your casual or upscale side depending on your mood or occasion. Want to low key it …then eat in the bar side within the glow of the warm, inviting fireplace. If you are seeking a little more elegance, then opt for the dining room, which may also share a glimpse of the open kitchen. Either way you are sure to have an enjoyable evening as the food here has yet to disappoint. it sure beats traveling into Boston and trying to find a parking spot. We sometimes forget to look in our own backyard for a great night out with service to match.
Posted by Maura M. on 3/5/15: Food and service was fabulous!!!
Posted by Linda H. on 2/24/15: We had a very nice time @ Sun Tavern..There was a mix up in my meal, and since I liked the dish she brought, I accepted it..They were totally apologetic, and gave us 2 glasses of complimentary wine and dessert. The hostess as well as owner came to our table. Definitely an upscale establishment.
Posted by Ned M. on 2/23/15: We hadn’t been there in over 5 years. We found a Living Social coupon for a discount and decided to try it again. We were pleasantly surprised by the service and quality of the meal. We definitely plan to return soon.
Posted by Christine W. on 2/20/15: The quality of food is always good and always consistent. The charm of the place is very comfortable, especially on a winter night by the fireplace on the tavern side.
Posted by NortheastDiver on 2/18/15: I had a wonderful leg of lamb which was cooked superbly; seasoned and sauce was exquisite! Mashed sweet potatoes and vegetable medley was the perfect blend of complimentary flavors. My wife and older children had various cuts of beef and fish which all were wonderfully prepared and presented. The pricing was a very good value for this high quality presentation and preparation! An unexpected superb experience…… I would highly recommend!
Posted by Jeff L. on 2/18/15: Food is always superb. Service is great! Specials are always something to try. Wine list is good! We enjoy going there and having a Great Time! Ask for Sasha as your Server. She will provide excellent service!
Posted by Tweeka53 on 2/18/15: Larry is a consummate host and always there to help with suggestions, Our Food was delicious and perfectly prepared. Food menu is great with daily specials …Our server was very nice and fun to talk with.
Posted by ColMustard56 on 2/18/15: Charming with good food. No reservations in bar, which is very nice. Excellent choices available. Prices are good for what u get.
Posted by Jess B. on 2/15/15: We went the night before Valentine’s Day for a 7pm reservation. The place was packed and the food was fantastic. Our server was very nice and helpful with suggestions. Started with chilled jumbo shrimp with their homemade cocktail sauce. I had the scallop entree that was to die for and my boyfriend had the prime rib. My martini was good and strong with hand stuffed blue cheese olives and my boyfriend was happy with his IPA. The food was incredible, we will be back for another special occasion. Pricey for us, but you get what you pay for. 🙂
Posted by Emma D. on 2/12/15: Food is delicious and unique. Food is always visually stunning. The Tavern is beautiful and warm. Pricey, but fun to go to for special occasions.
Posted by Betty S. on 2/12/15: “Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Can’t get any better than that!
Posted by Janet M. on 2/5/15: “Great food and the ambiance is really welcoming. We met some people there that have become friends!Posted by Joan P. on 1/26/15: Love this restaurant. It is close to home and the pub has a cozy atmosphere. Food is great, too!
Posted by Stefanie Y. on 1/25/15: We went to Sun Tavern the other night to celebrate our anniversary. I had been there once in the summer with friends (patio was nice), but this was my husbands first time. We started with the calamari- it was delicious, with a sweet chili sauce that made it different than your typically calamari. For entrees hubby ordered the steak tips- they were fantastic, very tender, cooked to order, and he loved the horseradish mashed potatoes. I had the lobster ravioli…. By far the best I’ve had. The portion was also perfect and when you cut into a ravioli you can see the big chunks of lobster. I want to go back and have it again! For dessert my husband had coffee ice cream which was yummy and I had the last of our bottle of Cabernet 🙂 our waitress was also wonderful (I wish I could remember her name!). She was very friendly and answered any questions we had. I’ve recommended this restaurant to everyone!
Posted by C. Furtado on 1/23/15: From the moment we opened the door, we felt comfortable in the cozy, historic building. The staff was friendly and courteous. Our dinner was fantastic! From the bruschetta to the meals, the portions were generous and everything looked and tasted delicious! We will definitely be going there again soon.
Posted by soljaz65 on 1/18/15: “New Years Eve delicious at Sun Tavern” My wife and I are frequent diners at Sun Tavern. That said, New Years Eve can be risky for quality of food and service. Because the owner, Larry, is a constant presence, and he was there for New Years Eve, the experience was just great. Prearranged table was ready within minutes of the reservation. There was abundant wait staff who, though harried, tried hard to maintain personal contact. Larry was overseeing everything, as usual, which created the excellent standard of a great dining evening. We were not rushed, food was prepared perfectly, and the atmosphere at the restaurant was festive without being overwhelming. Once again, Sun Tavern delivered.Posted by J. McFadden on 1/16/15: It’s a lovely cozy spot with great food and very friendly staff. I’d definitely go again.
Posted by RoseMarie C. on 1/15/15: Food is always delicious! Restaurant very homey, intimate.
Posted by D. Burt on 1/9/15: Food was awesome, service the best and the atmosphere entitling
Posted by J Sailor on 12/18/14: Larry Friedman and his crew do a great job at the Sun Tavern in Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA. We were there in December 2014 as a party of 6. Ashley B took great care of us, attentive but not intrusive. Very good breads arrived promptly. Seafood appetizers and entrees of meat or seafood were uniformly tasty and meats were delivered as ordered in terms of how much they were cooked. A TV plays in the bar area but the several dining rooms were hushed and conversation was easy.
Posted by BAA1949 on 12/4/14: Great food, pleasant interior, in fact, quite charming, attentive service AND you can actually have a conversation here. No loud piped in music. I had the potato and leek soup and scallops as my entree. The scallops were superb. Sitting on a bed of cauliflower mash that was scrumptious. Others at my table had scallops, rack of lamb, Caesar salad and onion soup and they all raved about their choices. The creme brûlée was delicious as well for dessert. Love this place. Highly recommend!
Posted by IPA1968 on 12/2/14: The appetizers are usually VERY good here. The have a nice beer selection and the atmosphere is great. The staff is very good and the people in the bar are generally pretty friendly. They keep the fireplace going all winter.
Posted by Grandmother L. on 11/8/14: Sun Tavern is our go to place when we want to celebrate. Love the food, service and ambiance.
Posted by Gideon M on 10/17/14: Where to start, from the minute we walked in, it was Outstanding. A pleasant hostess, a fantastic server, the bartender even waved hello. We sat in the open kitchen room, how interesting to actually watch the food be cooked. The man who was expediting the line was charming. He came over to ask how everything was, it was the owner. How nice to see someone so involved with his business. I think he knows what he is doing. It was a packed house, and we did not wait for anything. We were just a party of 2, had a split Caesar Salad with Scallops, and the Sweet Chili Wings, they were both so tasty. The Scallops were cooked perfectly. I had the barrel cut filet, got tell you, NICE. My friend had the Signature Burger, WOW, who knew pork belly was so wonderful, I bet the Chef dose for sure. For dessert we had a Pumpkin Creme Brulee and Bread Pudding, great presentation on both. I really loved it. Been in town for a while, and I’m happy to say I’ll be back. Again, OUTSTANDING ALL AROUND!!!!
Posted by Wxguy on 10/13/14: We had never gone to the Sun Tavern let alone heard of it before our friend suggested that we stop there recently. The restaurant did not look typical as it resembles the 18th centrury house that it truely is. Upon entering, the old, exposed beams, white plaster, low ceilings and clearly defined rooms give the restaurant authentic charm. Then for the food, which was wonderful. We shared Calimari that had a mildly spicy sauce and was addidtive. For an entree, the Salmon was cooked perfectly and the glaze set it apart. My wife got twin quails which she loved. In all, the Sun Tavern has now gone onto our “must go to” list.
Posted by Suzanna on 10/08/14: My husband and I dine at The Sun when ever we can. We always have a fantastic dining experience there, a rare thing. To start I had the Spring Mix salad ( I always do), it is just the perfect mix of greens and set so artfully on the plate. My husband had the Crispy Calamari and could not stop talking about how flavorful it was. My main course was the barrel cut filet with a blue cheese potato cake that was out of this world. They always manage to cook any steak I order perfectly .My husband had a New York Sirloin with a Brandy peppercorn sauce. The steaks there are so tender, you really can cut it with a fork! For a finale we both had a New York cheese cake that is made at the Restaurant and I have to say you can NOT get any better. What a rare place this is, the service, the surroundings and the food, WOW.
Posted by Teresa S. on 10/07/14: As a new resident of Duxbury, this was THE restaurant that people kept recommending as the best place to try in town and it certainly did not disappoint! We had reservations for four on a busy Friday night and we were blown away by the food! My husband and I ordered from the specials that night (braised pork shank and yellow fin tuna) and our dining companions had the ribeye and the salmon. Everything was amazing and cooked to perfection! I love the open concept of the kitchen and watching as your dishes are expertly prepared in front of you. The presentation on the plate would rival any fine dining establishment in Boston without a doubt. The setting is so quaint and welcoming and rumor has it there is even a ghost on premise! I am absolutely delighted that a restaurant of this caliber is so close to my new home. We will be back for sure as this is a gem to have in town.
Posted by R. Beech on 8/29/14: Sometimes I am a bit reticent to write a review about a local gem but I have to give this place its credit. This is in a quaint old building rumored to be haunted (by either some old gentleman that committed suicide or two girls who died of scarlet fever – depending on who you believe. The building was built sometime around 1741 and the interior is cozy. You have an open view into the kitchen and I love that. Outdoor dining (although not a long season in NE) is great as well with heaters and bug spray (depending on the conditions you encounter). I started with some great Calamari with a sweet chili flavoring. Not too much breading – superb. I followed that with Panko Parmesan Crusted Haddock which was cooked to perfection and delightful. No deserts but this review would not be complete without me telling you about the amazing service as well. The staff are knowledgable, attentive, nice and it appeared that no request was beyond their ability.
I cannot wait to go back again!
Posted by Mary E. on 8/27/14: My husband took me here for my birthday – and we both loved it. As it was a celebration, we had the works – appetizers, main course, desserts, bottle of wine. He had oysters, salmon, cheesecake. i had clam cake, scallops, peach crepes. The waiter was very attentive. They have re-done the restaurant area – you can now see the chefs finishing off the dishes. We will be back soon!
Posted by Tina G. on 8/27/14: My husband and I had dinner there recently with another couple. This restaurant is located in Duxbury. You have to know it’s there or you would drive right by. The building is an antique colonial and the decorating is just beautiful; very warm and inviting. Especially the bar.
All four of us totally enjoyed our dinner but the drinks were a little on the light side. Still very good. We can’t wait to go back.
Posted by anonymous on 8/17/14: We’ve eaten here three times now. It’s not as relaxing as some places (just for being crowded), but the burgers are very good and the other food is well prepared. The bar is good, but not great if you are looking for high-end liquors and cordials, and local products are nearly absent. I’d go more often if they had more locavore beers and spirits. The service is good and the prices are fair. Importantly, we have not found much better in the area.
Posted by Denise H. on 8/12/14: The atmosphere was excellent. The food was even better. Our wait staff were very professional very accommodating. If you’re in the Duxbury area, this is a must. You won’t be disappointed.
Posted by Guest G. on 8/11/14: Our waitress, Sasha, was incredible! She was personable, funny, well informed, and helpful on wine and menu choices. She is a gem! We will be back just for her. (the food was delicious too.)
Posted by Ralph S. on 8/5/14: Steak tips, salmon burger and the haddock all very good. Family has been coming here since it was Mary Hacketts. Still a beautiful antique New England treasure worth a visit.
Posted by Amanda R. on 8/1/14: This place is excellent! We’ve been several times and each time we are wowed! I love the menu for each season and the drinks are fantastic! I love how quaint this place is. It is such a wonderful night out, Especially in the fall and winter! I even rave about the bread here to people!
Posted by Alan G. on 07/28/14: We stumbled upon this restaurant after a long day of travel on our way to the Cape. Staff was so very friendly and helpful. The food and ambience were great. Particularly liked the Oysters and prime rib. Too bad we can’t visit more often. Alan G.
Posted by Lisa D. on 6/28/14: Fabulous food. Great atmosphere. Quickly accommodated party of 7. Everyone was delighted with the food.
S. Murray posted on 6/19/14: “We hadn’t been to Sun Tavern in years. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of both the food and drink options. The 7 before 7 menu was great. We will be back!”
Kathy Czerny posted on 6/9/14: “Our waitress, Sasha, was incredible! She was personable, funny, well informed, and helpful on wine and menu choices. She is a gem! We will be back just for her. (the food was delicious too.)”
Stephen Golden posted on 5/1/14: “the best grilled lamb steak ever eaten ,,,,, cheers to the chef!”
Posted by Gene on 6/11/14: Saturday night dinner for two couples was as good as it gets.
One couple split a mussels appetizer and my wife and I split a salad, which the kitchen did for us and delivered in a great presentation with each portion encircled by a super thin slice of cucumber. My wife had an outstanding scallop dish, her friend had a blackened salmon, while her husband had a sea food combo and I had a lamb “sirloin. Each dish was uniquely presented over a variety of beautifully finished (and tasty) vegetables. The sauces were outstanding. The meals served hot. The service was excellent – our water glasses never got below half empty. This has to be one of the best restaurants south of Boston.
Posted by Mark P. on 5/27/14: Where to start: Environment was great. Each room had its own theme. We were in the kitchen which was great. Drink selection was awesome and did not let down. Had a few beers you wouldn’t expect to see in a restaurant. Appetizers, the detail paid to the appearance and taste was second to none. Main Course was more than we expected, not only was it delicious it was a huge serving as well. Finally the waitstaff, they were phenomenal. Timing was perfect for everything along with watching from a distance so they wouldn’t be intrusive. All around this place was great and would recommend it to anyone!
Posted on by davismaps on 5/20/14: Excellent dinner and great service. My steak was done to perfection with a great sauce. My wife said her scallop dish was one of the best she has ever had (and she can be really picky). We will be back soon.
Posted by Kirsten on 5/13/14: Came here to attend a luncheon to celebrate the christening of a friend’s newborn son. The staff did a lovely job. Service and food were faultless. The place is homey and intimate. A great choice for a private event.
Posted by S. Golden on 5/1/14: “the best grilled lamb steak ever eaten ,,,,, cheers to the chef!”
Posted by Sarah e. on 4/19/14: This is a prerevolutionary restaurant and it shows with the wood beams and the floor. Not the food though. We made reservations for our large party and were seated immediately upon arrival, even without the whole party present. We split two bottles of Malbec which was tasty. We ordered calamari and bruschetta for appetizers. They were tasty. My meal was the lobster ravioli. The asparagus and sundried tomato topping was delicious! The raviolis were double the size I am used to eating. They were yummy too. I could see chunks of lobster inside when I cut them in half. (They were that large.) I asked the waitress if they did anything special for birthdays, she brought out brownie ala mode with a lit candle. It was a fun family evening enjoyed by all. Since it is on the dressy/pricey side, I would probably only return for special occasions.
Posted by Paula H. on 4/15/14: We enjoy sitting in the tavern area and our waitress is always friendly and suggests items to order from the menu. Specials are always very good as are the fish dishes. Nice country atmosphere with an upscale feeling. Prices are reasonable for food and drinks.
Posted by P. Curran on 4/15/14: “Awesome place! Love the atmosphere. Food was incredible. Our server was super friendly and efficient!”Posted by H. Bock on 3/30/14: The servers are the best!! We are always greeted at the door. We have never had a bad experience at the Bar, or while dining. We are always well attended to. We spread the word about The SUN, whenever possible. We are more than pleased with the wine and beer selections.
Posted by l. Ellis on 3/29/14: Sun Tavern is our favorite restaurant and we always enjoy ourselves. We like to sit at the bar and enjoy the ambiance of our fellow diners and the bartenders.
Posted by Janice l. on 3/26/14: Had a wonderful time out to dinner with my friends. Our server was fun yet professional. All 4 meals were great. Can’t wait to bring my husband.
Posted by James M. on 3/23/14: Came for an early dinner on a Sunday. Food was great and we were so comfortable at the bar near the fire that we didn’t want to leave. Will be back soon.
Posted by Susannah F. on 3/22/14: This restaurant never dissapoints. The food is always terrific and their service is fantastic, Everyone is very accommodating and friendly. it is a very welcoming place. Their steaks are the best I have ever had,prepared just as ordered. I loved their spring mix salad. It looks beautiful and tastes even better. We try to sit near the open kitchen when we can. They always have interesting specials and their in house made cheese cake is the best I have ever had.. I love this place and can’t wait for the warm weather so we can sit on the terrace. We always call for a reservation because they fill up fast especially on the weekends.
Posted by A. Paulson on 3/19/14: Quaint, cozy, friendly and delicious! What more can I say?
Posted by Jennifer K. on 3/17/14: Came in on a busy Saturday night (I would recommend reservations). There was an hour wait for a table so we had drinks by the fire which was very cozy. We were seated in the bar area in about 45 minutes. Everything was great and “Sasha” was fun!
Posted by B. Sigman on 3/14/14: My wife and I enjoyed a great meal. My steak was juicy and delicious and my wife raved about the statler chicken dish. We saved just enough room to share a dessert and were glad we did. The hot chocolate mug cake was out of this world!
Posted by S. Akins on 3/12/14: Wonderful atmosphere, cozy and friendly….fabulous food!!
Posted by M. Tarlow on 3/12/14: Calamari amazing. Huge lamb shank. Outstanding service from Steve.
Posted by Lindsay V. on 3/11/14: This was a fantastic value and this deal introduced us to a place we otherwise may not have tried. We will definitely return in the future with friends and family.
Posted by J. Reyes on 3/11/14: great place…gotta love that rib eye!
Posted by S. Cohen on 3/9/14: Always a wonderful meal. Great service and a very pleasant atmosphere. Wonderful food carefully prepared and served hot. I don’t eat dessert but they looked (great)
Posted by J. Southworth on 2/25/14: Excellent food and service. Nice, warm homey atmosphere.
Posted by B. MacMillan on 2/24/14: Patty the waitress and the entire staff were great (our meat was not cooked as we liked it and they were very kind in correcting the error).
Posted by C. Husson on 2/23/14: The food is always outstanding and the service is great! Live in Vermont so only go there when visiting family in the area.
Posted by A. DiGiovanna on 2/23/14: Always packed on a Saturday night and always good food!
Posted by D. Albertson on 2/9/14: Everything was fabulous! Our meal began with the coconut shrimp appetizer, 4 huge, perfectly presented shrimp, hot, crispy, divine. My 2nd choice of duck, was delicious, and most satisfying. My husband ordered veal osso bucco, over which he raved. Dessert options were plentiful, we chose to share my favorite, (it was after all MY birthday), flourless chocolate torte with raspberry Ganache, and I was treated to a great new tea by Riuals, which I completely enjoyed. Our server, Steven, was wonderful, with suggestions, tips and information, and timing/presentation was flawless. It was a lovely evening, a great meal start to finish, and a very, happy birthday! KUDOS to Sun Tavern!!
Posted by A. Szymczuk on 2/11/14: Was excited to have a coupon to try a restaurant that already came highly recommended and planned to visit anyway, and was not disappointed!
Posted by K. Phifer on 2/12/14: Excellent food and service. The atmosphere was romantic and cozy.
Posted by sunrisefarm on 2/18/14: Fantastic food, perfect vodka martini, good service.
Posted by J. Delaney on 2/2/14: “Cozy atmosphere, great service, roaring fire – definitely will return. Husband had lamb shank, I had filet mignon – both cooked perfectly and were delicious. ”
Posted by M. McMann on 2/01/14: Excellent food and service!
Posted by K. Arey on 01/31: really enjoyed
Posted by K. Bilas on 01/30: Good food and the wait staff are so helpful and friendly.
Posted by N. Makarski on 1/26/14: great food experience,atmosphere, and service.
Posted by T.G. on 1/23/14: Booked a seating for 16 people for a 50th Birthday dinner. They were very accommodating, put us in a semi-private area, dedicated a wait staff member, and everyone in the party loved the food. We got a assortment of appetizers, entree’s and deserts. Including liquor, the price was very fair.
Posted by Josie C. on 1/23/14: My husband and I love this place. We usually sit at the bar because it’s more relaxed and casual. The bartenders are always attentive and on the ball even when the place gets packed. Food never disappoints – yum!
Posted by Dianne S. on 1/9/14: Waitress was fabulous; as was presentation of food. Best of all food was delicious.
Posted by S. Cain on 1/9/14: Food was amazing. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Great evening.
Posted by A. Meagher on 1/5/14: Great atmosphere and great food
Posted by A. Maude on 1/5/14: great varied menu; cozy, rustic, old fashioned atmosphere; good service, also nice bar area
Posted by S. Bostrom on 1/4/14: “One of the best meals we have ever eaten! We like the Sun Tavern a lot they were over the top last night!! I had beet salad and then sea scallops over pureed cauliflower my husband had bean and bacon soup and seafood scampi– all was devine!!”
Posted on 12/29/13 by D. Commesso: Excellent meal! Arancini, oysters, sliced sirloin were fabulous! Sat at the bar- great bartender, cozy fireplace. Just what we hoped for!
Posted by Tammy M. on 12/29/13: Great atmosphere, friendly staff and fabulous food.
Posted by N Whalen on 12/28/13: Great ambiance, wonderful food, lovely and efficient servers . A 10!
Posted by Elizabeth S. on 12/23/13: One of the best prepared pieces of salmon ever!
Posted by E. O’Toole on 12/01/13: nice atmosphere, food very good-servers too:)
Posted by L. Sherman on 12/07/13: Have always loved this restaurant. Great atmosphere and the food and staff are excellent! A real treat 🙂
Posted by Andrea N. on 12/14/13: Amazing! Sharon was a fantastic server. The atmosphere was perfect for the Holidays!
Posted by Michelle T. on 12/14/13: “Awesome restaurant!! Second Time Here And Everything Was Fabulous!! Atmosphere, Food, Drinks And Especially The Bartenders Were So Funny, Such A Delightful, Cheryl And Kate, So Much Fun, Can’t Wait Until The Next Time ( Hopefully They Won’t Run Out Of The Prime Rib Special, But The Ribeye Was Delish!”
Posted by Ann K. on 12/17/13: Now we have told others who have tried and loved the Sun too
Posted by Carol R. on 11/20/13: We dined at a resort to celebrate our 30th anniversary and it was fine. However, the service was just as fine at Sun Tavern and the food was better. We will return.
Posted by Richard S. on 11/19/13: Great unique tavern enjoyed everything
Posted by R. Trainor on 11/17/13: Food and service is superb!
Posted by A. Bomar on 10/23/13: Great staff…great atmosphere and food you want to come back for
Posted by Joe C. on 10/22/13: We love Sun Tavern. People are friendly, the food is great, and always a fun time!
Posted by J. Thompson on 10/22/3: “The food was very good and the atmosphere was quaint. And to top it all off, our waitress Daz was outstanding!! ”
Posted by C Dorgan 10/10/13: food and service was great I suggest to make a reservation the wait was 1 hour on a Tuesday
Posted by P Crane 10/9/13: The swordfish special was outstanding! As was the giant pork chop.
Posted by Pam T 10/9/13: “It’s been almost 13 years since my last visit! All I can say is that the Sun Tavern is officially my new favorite place!!! The food was fantastic and the service was amazing! ”
Posted by G Roberts 9/24/13: 5 star…….quality…….fun
Posted by WILLIAM C 9/24/13: Waitstaff had great attitudes. Food was very good. Ambiance very cordial. Definitely, a “keeper”.
Posted by A Rosenberg 9/23/13: “Great food and service. Loved the meal from appetizers to dessert. Can’t wait to go back. Try the watermelon salad. Yummy.”
Posted by W Webster 9/22/13: “The atmosphere, the service and the food were all wonderful. This was our first time there and we had to travel 45 miles to get there and we enjoyed it thoroughly. ”
Posted by Judith C. 9/6/13: “Server was attentive and personable. Enjoyed our meals.”
Posted by Anonymous 9/8/13: Everything was delicious – our serving, Patty, was attentive and pleasant.
Posted by D. Stinebeck 9/9/13: “Not a fancy menu but very dependable entrees. The filet mignon is especially good, and the service (Kelly, Edie are great) is excellent. The atmosphere–an antique colonial home or inn–is wonderful, and so are the drinks (have their signature Manhattan). Not near the water, but a gem on the South Shore.”
Posted by Chuck S 9/12/13: Extraordinary cuisine, service & atmosphere.
Posted by L Baker 9/5/13: “Love the spring rolls. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly and the vegetables with them were really good.”
Posted by R Kelley 9/5/13: “Very nice menu. good service. A most pleasant evening!”
Posted by Sara N 9/5/13: “Love The Sun Tavern! Food and service staff always exceed our expectations. Can’t wait to go back!”
Posted by Ken 8/29/2013: ‘Great little place off the beaten path! Good food, good service. It’s a winner!’
Posted by leintwardine 8/27/2013: ‘The Sun Tavern is a traditional New England tavern which oozes charm. The atmosphere is very relaxed for this type of dining and the service is friendly and efficient.
We were are party of four and we shared 3 starters of mussels, calamari and a goats cheese bake with sun dried tomato relish all 3 were delicious. For main course we choose the chicken stuffed with mushrooms; New England haddock with mini lobster croquettes; Atlantic Salmon with barbecue glaze and the Shrimp, Scallop & Lobster Scampi. Again all our choices were very good. Our pre dinner cocktails were also very good I especially enjoyed my huckleberry vodka lemonade in a mason jar.’
Posted by Robert 8/27/2013: ‘our waitress was awesome “Anne” ! food was great:)’
Posted by mikekngstn 8/27/2013: ‘Excellent meal and service on a very busy evening, highly recommended.’
Posted by Kim 8/26/2013: ‘Always great food. Gracious about the coupon. ‘
Posted by Ladyvol 08/12/13:”
Great food. Nice wine list though compact. Attentive but not intrusive service. A little loud because of so many folks having such a good time. We go there whenever we are in the area.”
Posted by Jim 8/6/2013 11:57 PM: “service was professional, food was delicious. ambiance was cozy, nice dining experience.”
Posted by Sandra 7/25/2013 9:55 AM: “We loved that the table for 2 was of ample size. Our server was fairly new but very sweet and helpful. Although the wait was quite long the Haddock and steak dishes were delicious! I almost got the nerve to use the bathroom upstairs where the ghost was claimed to have been sensed by a patron. Maybe next time.”
Posted by Patricia 7/25/2013 8:13 AM: “Delicious meal, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere, as usual! ”
Posted by Arlene 7/22/2013 5:04 PM: “The new patio in the back is delightful–no road, no traffic, just green serenity.”
Posted by Leslie 7/21/2013 8:40 AM: “wonderful atmosphere, great food, friendly staff. ”