Arthur & Pat’s Closes in Marshfield

The South Shore landmark ends its acclaimed 37-year run.

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Photo via Arthur & Pat’s/Facebook

Arthur and Pat’s, the South Shore landmark that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler said once called the “best food in the whole wide world,” has decided to close after 37 years in business.

As first reported by The Patriot Ledger, Arthur & Pat’s owners De and Art D’Allessandro had initially planned to open the Ocean Street restaurant this April, but ultimately made the tough decision to try and sell the iconic red building and its two surrounding properties.

The D’Allessandro siblings opened the business with their parents, Arthur and Pat, over three decades ago. Along with running the seasonal restaurant (open through the spring and summer), the D’Allessandro’s own the neighboring lot and the building containing Shore Things and The Latest Scoop ice cream shop, which will remain in operation for the time being.

A multi-time award winner in Boston for Best Breakfast and Brunch, the Marshfield destination was revered as much for its towering stacks of pancakes and eggs benedict piled high with house-made pastrami, as for its endearingly salty service.

The family posted the following statement about their decision on Facebook:

“After much thought and a very heavy heart we will not be opening Arthur & Pat’s this year as you have known it. We are truly grateful to everyone who touched the handle of our front door, crossed the threshold, and invited us into your lives. It was an honor to feel your presence in our restaurant and a privilege to be of service to you. THANK YOU for your support and trust. We hope we have fueled your body and nourished your soul. It has been an amazing ride for 37 years and it is time for us to let go and see the best is yet to be…. We are actively trying to sell the property, or find a developer, or find a new location. Please join us in the think tank with any ideas you may have for our future. Email your ideas to Until we meet again for our next meal together. STAY TUNED AND STAY CONNECTED.”

239 Ocean St., Marshfield; 781-834-9755.