The History of Dunstan School Restaurant
The Dunstan School was constructed during the early years of World War II. The cornerstone bears the date of 1944, and the first class entered the building in September, 1945, serving grades 1 to 8.
As the Scarborough School System was consolidated, use of this building was discontinued in 1980. The building remained boarded and out of use until purchased in May, 1985 by the owners of the famous Clambake Restaurant at Pine Point, Scarborough.
The schoolhouse has been restored and redecorated with an effort to retain as much of the old school's atmosphere and nostalgia as possible.
As you dine with us, you will notice the nostalgic touches throughout the restaurant. The dining rooms are named after various sections of the Town of Scarborough. The chalkboards have been kept in most rooms as they were used in the old classrooms. The pictures hung on the walls in each room are of old restaurants and inns of the local area. Even the exterior of the building is restored as close as possible to original detail with its new signs designed to be compatible to the surrounding architecture.
The Dunstan School provided education to several generations, and now we look forward to serving those and future generations for years to come with a unique and wonderful comfort food buffet experience.