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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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 often have live music and offer many daily meal specials. Stop by today for a memorable meal in a relaxing setting!
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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic New England

Good food and nice atmosphere. The staff is competent and friendly. Good year round or in the summer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
paulrD3990PV
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Barnstable, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good food and nice atmosphere. The staff is competent and friendly. Good year round or in the summer.

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Fairfax, VA
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were a group of 3 kids and 6 adults. We arrived around 5pm for an early dinner and were able to be seated right away on the front patio. Menu had a nice variety and the prices were reasonable. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Staff was friendly although a tad slow. Overall a good family meal.

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

Thanks for stopping in for a meal at the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern. The patio is a lovely venue for families with kids because kids love to be outside! Am glad you got to enjoy the scenic setting and have a good meal all together! We hope to serve you again next time you are in our neighborhood, Sincerely, susan... More 

Torrington, Connecticut
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were going to another restaurant in Barnstable and they were just closing (The blue plate). We were recommended to walk down the street to the tavern. It is a beautiful setting. The flowers on the terrace and the outside seating make it a very relaxing place. I had the clam chowder which was excellent and a half of a... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to die with us at the Barnst6able Restaurant and Tavern. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and that you had an opportunity to take advantage of our lovely gardens! It is our favorite time of year to enjoy a great meal outside with all the flowers in bloom! WE look... More 

Henniker, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were making our way off the Cape after a great weekend. We just stumbled across the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern. The atmosphere is great. We ordered some local Cape Cod beer. I had some amazing clam chowder and a hot pastrami sandwich. I would recommend this little gem on 6A.

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

We are so glad you found us too! People love our home made chowder, it's a winner! We look forward to serving you on your next visit to the cape. Thanks for taking the time to review us! cheers, Susan Finegold, owner More 

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We dine at this restaurant several times a year over the last 6 years. My wife's birthday on July 1st is celebrated here and always off the 3 course menu. We called for reservations and asked if this special menu was available and the answer was yes. When we were seated, the waitress said it was not available during the... More 

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

Hi.. I am sorry about the miscommunication from our hostess that answered the phone. We do have a "specials menu".. it's just not the "three course special menu", that will return in the fall. We strive to do our best every day here at the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, and I am sorry that you didn't have the experience that... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Recently ate here as we do every year. We always thought it was a good value due to the prix fixed option, which has been discontinued. This year, the food was good, but a small portion of scallops (described as sea scallops but more the size of bay scallops) were $21.00 with potato and vegetable. No salad, not even bread.... More 

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sfinegold, Manager at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, responded to this review

Hi.. I am sorry that you were disappointed that we did not have the 3 course menu. We will start it up again in the fall. The scallops we serve are sea scallops, Bay scallops are not in season this time of year, and when they are they are actually much more expensive then sea scallops. I spoke to my... More 

Williamstown, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very healthy and wholesome food, with a good variety. Something for almost everyone; I don't remember any vegan dishes. It's a bit upscale, but not at all stuffy. The wait staff was friendly, but not hovering.

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

We are so glad you stopped in for lunch and enjoyed your meal.. We do have some Vegan items on the menu, a Cavatappi pasta with artichokes, red pepper and tomato and a number of salads that can be made vegan as well.. You will see them the next time you come in to visit! Cheers, susan More 

Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very diverse menu, with unusual choices for entrees and desserts. Excellent atmosphere and service. Would definitely eat here again.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review about us here at the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern. We are so glad you enjoyed the variety on the menu and the food! Cheers, susan finegold, owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whenever my friend visits me on the Cape, we enjoy driving up and down Rte. 6A, browsing the various shops and restaurants along the way. The Barnstable Tavern was a great find!! We decided to dine outdoors. The setting was lovely. The food was delicious and the presentation was inviting. Judy came over immediately and took our drink order, which... More 

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

We too are happy you found us! So glad you enjoyed sitting outside on the patio in the garden area. It is the perfect setting for an outside meal! Judy and the staff look forward to your next visit! Cheers, susan finegold More 

Strongsville, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a vary friendly and sharp looking eatery. The menu has a large range off offerings from steaks to seafood to duck and much more. Room for large parties or couples. I had the seafood chowder. It was fabulous. My wife ever the scallop lover had the scallops and loved them. This is a must stop for diner. .

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

We are so glad you stopped by and enjoyed your experience at the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern. We look forward to serving you soon! Cheers, susan finegold, owner More 

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Additional Information about The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern

Address: 3176 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630-1107
Phone Number: +1 508-362-2355
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Barnstable
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub, Healthy

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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 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

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 often have live music and 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?