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Barking Dog Bar & Grill

21 Friend St, Amesbury, MA 01913-2802
978-388-9537
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Ranked #9 of 42 restaurants in Amesbury
Cuisines: Grill
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 15, 2014
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South Hampton, NH
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is our go-to restaurant in town. We are usually able to get a seat quickly. The food is good, prices are good, service is good, drinks are always changing on the martini menu. You can be very satisfied with appetizers and a salad or go for a full dinner selection. Nice variety on the menu.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We got off I95 to find a place to eat and ended up here after the place we were seeking was closed for lunch. We expected a bar with mediocre food and found that nothing could be farther from the truth. A bar it is, but the food is far from mediocre. It is freshly prepared and the menu is... More

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A really fun and family friendly pub and restaurant, I highly recommend the Barking Dog. They have a very good pub and dining menu at reasonable prices! I love the staff here! They are friendly, attentive and terrific! This place is also central to beautiful downtown Amesbury attractions and shops. Really a great little place to stop in for a... More

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116 reviews 116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have gone to the Ale House, a sister company, many times and love it and saw that The Barking Dog was rated well on Tripadvisor so we decided to try it. What a major disappointment. Upon entering it was east to see that this place is dirty- way too much dust and unswept floors. The waitress, who was also... More

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My wife drags me there for her favorite meatloaf, but I have gone through the menu that has 1/3 of the items listed as "new" after going for a year. I've pretty much given up. They claim to have a wide selection of Martinis but they charge $11 for them! and the bar has failed in the last three visits... More

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Kildare
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I've had many meals at The Barking Dog over the past 6 years. I was there recently and tried a sandwich from the new menu. It's a warm & casual place, family friendly with a lively, welcoming vibe. After the dinner hour the bar crowd builds up and its a Good place to settle in & watch a Sox game.... More

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Newton, New Hampshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Love this restaraunt's big sister down the street? Course ya do, it's excellent. Well Barking Dog is Ale House's darker little sister; so if you like that amazing food, but want a more pub/bar-like atmosphere where maybe you can sit at the bar and catch the game, this is the place for you. Me? I love both. I come for... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great neighborhood spot - great burgers and fries. "Cheers" kind of place: friendly and cozy. Good service at a fair price.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The dog is where to go when you want a "good meal" for a fair price. Always consistent with food, beer and service. From great burgers to sandwiches to steaks and pasta. We always feel like it's good home cooking.

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Wales
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Amesbury after a transatlantic flight and were looking for something light to eat. This place hit the spot, the portions were generous and very good. Our server Lesli was what made it memorable, she was great, efficient knowledgeable and very helpful. She made two weary travellers thoroughly enjoy our first evening in New England. If we are... More

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