A storied Dorchester restaurant and function facility will close down for good after nearly 30 years of business. Phillips Old Colony House and Freeport Tavern, a hybrid restaurant and function space at 780 Morrissey Blvd., closes following business on Sunday, January 15, according to Boston Restaurant Talk.
The owners are shuttering this operation, but the sister companies in the Phillips Family Hospitality group — including Phillips Candy House, Boston Bowl, The Ramada Inn, and The Comfort Inn — will remain open, per the Dorchester Reporter.
The president of the company, Joseph Sammartino, told the Reporter the family will look into alternate uses for the building, including potentially working with a broker to sell or redevelop the property.
The Freeport Tavern was known for its neighborhood feel and for serving a range of comfort food and hearty entrees, from Italian pizzas, clam chowder, and salads to strip steaks, burgers, and lobster rolls. A message from the restaurant on Facebook thanked patrons for their support.
• Phillips Old Colony House, Freeport Tavern in Dorchester Closing January 15 [BRT]
• Morrissey Boulevard’s landmark Freeport Tavern/Old Colony House to close [DR]