Dartmouth’s Own Roast Beef is closing for good

Feb 25, 2021

After just over seven years in business, Dartmouth’s Own Roast Beef and Pizzeria will be closing its doors for good this weekend.

But it’s not due to the pandemic, noted owner Steve Mentzer.

“We’re doing okay, it’s not like we’re going bankrupt or anything,” he said. “It’s more like, I’m burnt out from the restaurant business and it’s time for a change.”

Mentzer has worked in the restaurant industry for “probably about 40 years,” he said. “I used to be a partner in a Dunkin’ franchise here in Dartmouth.”

And although his former partner owns a number of the chain coffee shops in Florida, Mentzer said he is considering getting out of the industry altogether.

“It’s been a good long run,” he said. “I have no regrets about any of it.”

Dartmouth’s Own Roast Beef and Pizzeria started serving subs and pizza from its Faunce Corner establishment in December 2013.

Friday, Feb. 26 will be its last day of operation.

Mentzer said that he and his family will be staying in Dartmouth. 

“I love the town,” he said. “I love living here, I love everything about it.”

But when asked what he’ll be doing after closing the restaurant, Mentzer laughed.

“Spend a month in Florida, that’s my first project,” he said.