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The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern

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American, Seafood, Pub, Healthy
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3176 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1107
+1 508-362-2355
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Description: The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern Chef/Owner Bob Calderone brings...
The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern Chef/Owner Bob Calderone brings "Great Food and Friendly Service" to Historic Rte. 6A. Open every day for lunch and dinner, we always serve fresh and if possible local food! We feature creative Cape Cod cuisine with a full menu of exciting appetizers, refreshing salads, and fabulous seafood, meat, and Italian specialty dishes. Try our popular thin crust pizzas or our award-winning grilled Tavern Burger! People also enjoy our fried seafood platters, Fruit of the Sea mixture served over a bed of tasty pasta, and our fresh homemade New England clam chowder. Our friendly servers can guide you through our menu if you need recommendations. We also a full selection of beer, wine, and other spirits to drink with your meal. Sit inside our rustic English-style pub tavern our outside on our spacious patio. We offer many daily meal specials. Stop by today for a memorable meal in a relaxing setting!
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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice tavern atmosphere - good food and service

We go to the tavern at least once a year, usually in the winter when we are going to the Barnstable Comedy Club nearby. As an owner-chef restaurant, you can count on good food every time. They also offer some nice specialty events in the off season, like wine pairings and specialty food events.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
David R
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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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Rome, Italy
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122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By case we arrived i this restaurant. amazing surprise, very good food and the service excellent, very friendly and the sight excellent. I would like to come back in the future.

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Thank anto46
Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered off the Prix Fixe menu. I ordered the Beet Orange Sald as an appetizer and the lamb shank. The beets appeared to be canned or jarred. The lamb shank was over cooked and dried out. My husband ordered the clam chowder and the ravioli. He found the chowder too floury and the ravioli mediocre.

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Thank Kathleen C
sfinegold, Owner at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback and am sorry we did not live up to your expectations. But I am so glad you were able to take advantage of our 3 course menu starting at $19.95 which includes a glass of wine! A regular bargain in Barnstable Village this time of year. We look forward to your next visit and... More 

Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We go to the tavern at least once a year, usually in the winter when we are going to the Barnstable Comedy Club nearby. As an owner-chef restaurant, you can count on good food every time. They also offer some nice specialty events in the off season, like wine pairings and specialty food events.

Helpful?
Thank David R
sfinegold, Owner at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your continued support when you are in Barnstable Village! We look forward to serving you next time you are here! cheers, susan finegold, owner More 

gardner, Ma
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Very nice Cape Cod setting. Nice inside and great outdoor eating area for a true Cape experience. Very nice young lady as our waitress. The NE Seafood Chowder was nice. The best part about it was the broth which was outstanding. Nice chunks of haddock and another thinner white fish. The two shrimp had little flavor and same for the... More 

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Thank AntiqueSinks
sfinegold, Owner at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in at the Tavern and for your feedback. I hope during your visit you were able to take advantage of our winter special at $19.95 for 3 courses of food and includes a glass of wine.. certainly a bargain for this time of year. We look forward to serving you soon. Cheers, susan finegold, owner More 

Cape Cod Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I've had so many bad meals there over the last few years that I am finally compelled to write a review about a lunch visit last week. I work in the restaurant business so I know that every place can have an off day now and again, but it just seems to be happening over and over here. Bob, you... More 

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Thank Bartender411
sfinegold, Owner at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Bartender 441: I am sorry to hear that you had this experience at the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern. Our Cape Cod Reuben is a deep fried piece of scrod which comes on a toasted hamburger roll, with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing with coleslaw and fries on the side. Many restaurants serve a Cape Cod Reuben in this... More 

Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Went to the Barnstable Inn and Tavern for Thanksgiving dinner. Had five pm reservations and didn't wait very long for a table for two. The busy kitchen door was directly across from our table which made it a little noisy and busy in spite of an attractive wrought iron screen that was meant to give that small table some privacy.... More 

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Thank mariloe
sfinegold, Owner at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Mariloe: thank you for taking the time to review us. We are grateful you dined with us for Thanksgiving and will use your feedback for training for the kitchen for our next holiday meal service. Cheers, susan finegold, owner More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Last year my husband and I broke tradition and had Thanksgiving here. It was lovely, so this year we went again, with my 90-year-old mother (who was ecstatic that she didn't have to lift a finger!). Another bonus is the restaurant's location, on beautiful, historic Route 6A. The dining room is small-ish but not squished, and the tavern is a... More 

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Thank SwanPond
sfinegold, Owner at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Swanpond: Thanks for taking the time to review us. Your attention to detail is fabulous, you could be a food reviewer by trade! We are glad you came and enjoyed your Thanksgiving day dinners. We look forward to serving you in the future, cheers, susan finegold, owner More 

East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Ordered pizza and drinks on the patio. Great waitress, live music, perfect weather and the pizza was horrible. Small, kind of burnt with no flavor. More like dorm microwave food. Was actually shocked at how bad the food was. Even the waitress looked embarrassed. Went back another time for lunch to give it another try but the food was still... More 

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Thank SandyNeck59
sfinegold, Owner at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Sandyneck59: There are many different styles of pizza and the one we serve is a thin crust pizza. It is baked in our ovens. We have at least 15 different types to order. Guests and locals love them, that's why we serve them. Sorry it wasn't your favorite. susan finegold, owner More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went for lunch with a friend to this historic and quaint village restaurant. Unfortunately, quality of food was poor and service was right up there with the quality: poor! I ordered a 1/2 turkey sandwich with caesar salad, specifically requesting NO mayonnaise but with a dijon mustard on the side. What I received was poor quality deli turkey out of... More 

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Thank beachquilter
sfinegold, Owner at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Beachquilter: Thanks for your feedback related to my restaurant. I am so sorry that you had the experience you had, but i really appreciate you taking the time to let me know. We do have Dijon Mustard, and your server didn't know this. I always look at reviews as opportunities for training and development. We are all human beings on... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

What a delightful place for a nice, relaxing dinner. We were on the early side so it was not crowded but both the hostess and our server were very pleasant and accommodating. The food was delicious and plentiful and we would definitely go back if we ever return to the area.

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Thank Barbara R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3176 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Barnstable
  • Phone Number: +1 508-362-2355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic

Description

The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern Chef/Owner Bob Calderone brings "Great Food and Friendly Service" to Historic Rte. 6A. Open every day for lunch and dinner, we always serve fresh and if possible local food! We feature creative Cape Cod cuisine with a full menu of exciting appetizers, refreshing salads, and fabulous seafood, meat, and Italian specialty dishes. Try our popular thin crust pizzas or our award-winning grilled Tavern Burger! People also enjoy our fried seafood platters, Fruit of the Sea mixture served over a bed of tasty pasta, and our fresh homemade New England clam chowder. Our friendly servers can guide you through our menu if you need recommendations. We also a full selection of beer, wine, and other spirits to drink with your meal. Sit inside our rustic English-style pub tavern our outside on our spacious patio. We offer many daily meal specials. Stop by today for a memorable meal in a relaxing setting!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?