Massachusetts’ Oldest Operating Inn in U.S. Also Has A Super Popular Restaurant
It’s been there for 300 years, and yet somehow I have managed to never have dined at this historic Massachusetts inn. Longfellow’s Wayside Inn is Massachusetts oldest operating inn in the U.S. and also has a super popular restaurant. I need to make reservations.
It’s hard to image that the Wayside Inn has been serving New Englanders since 1716! Because it’s the oldest operating inn in the U.S. this Inn is considered a Massachusetts Historic landmark. It has also earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Talk about longevity. They must be doing something right, and I can’t wait to find out for myself.
The fare is classic New England at this historic inn. According to Only in Massachusetts, favorites here include baked scrod, prime rib beef au jus, and chicken pot pie. Yum. There is nothing like comfort food in a cozy atmosphere. And The Wayside sits on over 100 acres in beautiful Sudbury, Massachusetts.
What really looks interesting on their menu is a drink taken from the Colonial era. It’s called the Coow Woow! Gotta love the name. And according to Only in Massachusetts is said to be “the country’s first-ever mixed drink dating back to 1664. It’s made with white rum and ginger brandy.” Sounds like some great sipping before dinner.
Lunch is offered Monday through Saturday at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, while dinner is served 7 days a week! They do have breakfast available for Inn overnight guests. But can we just talk about the desserts for a moment? The Inn is famous for their Deep Dish Apple Pie. But customers also rave about their old timey New England favorite of Baked Indian Pudding. It’s made with cornmeal and molasses and served warm with vanilla ice cream. Yes, please! By the way, I think you will find the prices to be relatively reasonable.
Now that the cool weather is here, comfort food is calling! You can check out this beautiful and historic place for yourself. Make your reservations and maybe I will see you at Massachusetts’ oldest operating inn in U.S. that also has a super popular restaurant.