Monday, November 20, 2023

Dotty's Kitchen & Raw Bar Is Replacing The Townshend in Quincy

A casual upscale tavern known in part for its cocktails is shutting down, though the people behind it are bringing a new concept to the space.

According to an Instagram post, The Townshend in Quincy is closing its doors, with the post saying the following:

It is with a heavy heart to announce that The Townshend, as we've all come to know and love, will be ending its nearly nine year run after our NYE party this December 31st. We will be closing with a goal to renovate and introduce a fresh concept that will continue to add to Quincy Centers' independent and vibrant restaurant scene....Although this may be sad news to hear, we are excited for our new chapter and hope you are as well. Stay tuned for more details to follow.

The Townshend first opened in the spring of 2015, offering modern takes on comfort food as well as Italian fare, while also having an extensive list of mixed drinks. The team behind the place also runs the nearby Pearl & Lime.

The address for The Townshend (and the new restaurant on the way) is 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02169. Its website can be found at

[February 14, 2024 update: A new Facebook page indicates that the restaurant replacing the now-closed Townshend will be called Dotty's Kitchen & Raw Bar, and its website is at]

[February 26, 2024 update: Its social media indicates that Dotty's Kitchen & Raw Bar is now open (though it is closed on Mondays) and that in addition to raw bar items, the menu on its website shows such items as fried olives, crispy duck leg, chicken sandwiches, smash burgers, bolognese, steak frites, and Cajun shrimp and grits.]

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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