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Barking Dog Bar & Grill

Pub, American, Grill
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21 Friend St, Amesbury, MA 01913-2802
978-388-9537
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local Place with Good Food

The Barking Dog is always a great place for a good drink and a decent meal at decent prices. The atmosphere is warm and homey. The menu is basic dinner/pub food but is consistently good. Nothing fancy but the price is right.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Deb04033
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Hampton, New Hampshire
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Hampton, New Hampshire
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Barking Dog is always a great place for a good drink and a decent meal at decent prices. The atmosphere is warm and homey. The menu is basic dinner/pub food but is consistently good. Nothing fancy but the price is right.

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Derry, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The menu has changed since I was last there and my 2 favorite items are gone. I don't remember the exact names but one was a kielbasa sandwich that they called a weiner dog??? and the other was an italian sub. I got the 10oz angus which was good but I may not be back.

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Thank Willy5775
Newburyport MA
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Met some friends here for lunch; cozy "bar atmosphere". One of my friends mentioned she comes here for the martini's. Our waiter was very patient. It took us over an hour before we even picked up the menu's. I had the clam chowder and a salad. My expectations weren't very high for chowder served in a pub, but I was... More 

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Thank sweetjayne7
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

In fairness, my wife and her crew love the place. From the drinks and food to the people who work there. That said my opinion is that it is a very dirty, old looking, snobby venue that lacks imagination in the menu and that is VERY overpriced. Case in point try the Grilled garlic pork "tenderloin" for $17.00 it is... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We have never had a bad meal here. The menu is varied and interesting. A fan of corned beef, we particularly enjoy it here where it is cooked and sliced in nice thick slabs. Super fries and very good fish and chips. Attentive waitstaff and quick service. Try it you'll like it.

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Thank 14Basque1
Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good Pub food, friendly service, great for lunch. This was our first visit to Barking Dog. The more we go to Amesbury the more we enjoy it. It was a nice surprise to find this place as we walked around town looking for lunch.

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1 Thank npcarey
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Good food and service but we can't sit at the bar anymore do to the smell :( I know all bars have some rotting beer smell but it smells really bad .

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Thank Addy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We spent a fantastic evening at the Barking Dog Restaurant. The atmosphere was very cozy. The restaurant is very clean. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely amazing! Adults and children enjoyed it! They had many offers for gluten free. I highly recommend it to everybody!

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Food was delish, service was friebdly and prompt. And they accommodate strollers and kids. Their cinnabon ice cream dessert is everything.

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Thank NewYorkNina1
Amesbury, MA
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Surprising menu for a local pub - food is good - atmosphere is dated but comforting - definitely feels like a local's place - I've taken many friends and family there and they've always enjoyed it. Staff is always friendly - as they Motto says:

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Friend St, Amesbury, MA 01913-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Amesbury
  • Phone Number: 978-388-9537

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, American, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?