Welcome to Cheever Tavern, where flavorful, handmade food and drink, prepared with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, is served in an equally tasteful setting, whether you’re inside, on the deck, or beside the fire pit on the patio. We’re a contemporary American Tavern situated in historic Norwell Center, with a nod to the past, but a passion for today’s tastes.
Cheever Tavern is named for Pulitzer Prize winner John Cheever, one of America’s premier authors of the 20th century. Cheever was born in Quincy, and he attended Thayer Academy. His first published short story, “Expelled,” was based on his experience at Thayer. Cheever passed away on June 18, 1982. His funeral was held across the street at the First Parish Unitarian Church, with his eulogy delivered by John Updike. He is buried next to his parents, a few feet from the front door of Cheever Tavern.