Location & Hours 

1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA  02169
Located on the first floor of Presidents' Place, at the heart of Quincy Center

Monday  |   11AM - 12AM
Kitchen Hours  |   Lunch 11-3  |  Dinner 5-9

Tuesday - Friday |    11AM - 12AM
Kitchen Hours  |   Lunch 11-3  |  Dinner 5-10

Saturday  |   4PM - 12AM
Kitchen Hours  |  Dinner 5-10

Sunday  |   11AM - 9PM
Kitchen Hours  |   Brunch 11-3  |   Dinner 5-9

Need to park?  We offer 2-hour validated parking after 5pm on the upper levels of the
Presidents' Place Garage for $5. The garage is here.  (Be sure to enter through the middle gate.)

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Our Story

The Townshend Acts were laws imposed by Britain in the 1760’s that increased duties on imported goods like glass, lead, paints, paper and tea in the American colonies. This was viewed as an abuse of power by the colonists, leading them to limit imports from Britain, making a stand for economic and political self-determination.  Our restaurant, The Townshend, was founded in the spirit of this refreshing independent sensibility.

Located at 1250 Hancock Street in the heart of historic Quincy Center, The Townshend is a modern American tavern that elevates rustic dishes in a laid-back atmosphere.

Our Team

Devin adams, founder

Devin began his career in hospitality at Todd English’s Kingfish Hall, where he went from bar-back to bartender to sommelier, before finally landing in management. He later ran the beverage program at Lucca Restaurant in the North End, and eventually joined the opening team of Island Creek Oyster Bar. From there, he worked at Barbara Lynch’s bar, Drink, where he honed his skills both behind the bar and as a restaurateur. He was raised and lives on the South Shore firmly believing in taking five minutes out of your day to change someone else’s. 




palmer matthews, bar manager

A Quincy native, Palmer was born into a hospitality-focused family who has operated bars and restaurants in Boston and Wollaston. In keeping with the family tradition, he joined the team at Drink in 2009 as a bar-back and climbed the ranks to assistant manager. There, he polished his craft in mixology and in creating a genuine convivial atmosphere among strangers.  Palmer oversees the bar and cocktail program at the Townshend.