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The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern

3176 Main St, PO Box 1025, Barnstable, MA 02630-1107
+1 508-362-2355
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Ranked #5 of 10 restaurants in Barnstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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!
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Post-whale watch lunch. Fast, friendly and affordable. Food was good for a quick, late lunch. I would come back for dinner because the menu looked good too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate at the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern on two consecutive evenings. On the first evening, we were a party of 5 adults and ate indoors. We had not reserved a table in advance and were impressed by how willing the staff was to accommodate us. The food was wonderful, generous and varied. Of particular note was a delicious sole... More

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

I'm so happy to know that you decided to dine with us twice in two days. What a treat for us! Still, I'm sorry to hear about the patio situation. We want you to be comfortable and taken care of while you're here so that you can enjoy the delicious food we serve you. I'll take your comments about the... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My apologies to the Owner of the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern for getting the name wrong. This is how my review should have read: We had one meal at the Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern during our stay at Cape Cod. It was very busy and very noisy when we arrived but quietened down when the visiting coach party left. The... More

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Larchmont, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Food: Awesome. Smoked salmon with warm potato cake was delicious. The baked scrod filet: also delicious. My daughter rated the pasta carbonara a 5/5. The locally brewed beer made it a wonderful meal. The patio setting was comfortable and relaxing. However, although there were plenty of open tables they were "overwhelmed", to quote the hostess. We didn't have to wait... More

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

It's great to hear that you all loved what you ordered, Stephen, but it's disappointing that we didn't quite impress you with our service when you came by. When you arrive at your table, everything should be set up and ready for you, so I apologize if that wasn't the case. I'll make sure to touch base with the staff... More

Sandwich, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We love going here but it can be hit or miss. Some nights the food is delicious and other nights it is off. Also if you want good service don't sit anywhere near the bar!

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

I love that we're one of your go-to spots, Marie, but it disappoints me to hear that you think we're inconsistent. Your food should be delicious every time you order, and the staff should be helpful no matter where you sit. I'll take your comments to the team and see how we can improve moving forward. As always, I really... More

Sydney, Australia
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648 reviews 648 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was a drizzly and cold night when I pulled in here. I was treated to warm service and fabulous food. Pumpkin soup, a sample plate of boneless chicken wings, rice balls & fried calamari, finishing with a superb blueberry pie. Mmm mmm. A definite Cape Cod must-do!

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

I'm so glad to hear that we could warm you up with a good meal when you stopped in. It means so much to us that you consider us a "must" in the area! It sounds like you got to try quite a few things from our menu and enjoyed them all. Thanks for letting us know how we're doing... More

West Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Although rebuilt in the early '70s due to a fire, the Tavern still retains its old charm. Tavern, dining room or outdoor seating is available. The menu choices are many and there is a full bar (it's a Tavern, remember?). Our dinners were very good, no complaints at all. I recommend you try this place on your next vacation.

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

I'm so happy that you enjoy both the food and the atmosphere around here! We really appreciate you spreading the word and look forward to having you back in again soon. All the best, Susan Finegold, Owner More

Westwood, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Love the look of the place, love the outdoor seating but other than the chowder, all the other meals were just meh. Desserts were stale.

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

I'm glad that you enjoyed our atmosphere, but it's really disappointing to hear that you didn't love your meal with us. We make each one with the freshest ingredients and are very meticulous about their preparation, so they should always be delicious. Please know that it's never an issue to let your server know if something doesn't taste how you'd... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Waited 10 minutes in a half empty restaurant to be seated even after making reservations well ahead of time, tabled was not fully set, missing plates and silverware. Had to flag down a waiter to try and get these and they just said it was the bus boys fault and we had to wait for him to come by and... More

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

Let me first of all say, Dustin, that this does not sound like us at all. We're so glad you chose to celebrate your new marriage with us, but I'm disappointed that we didn't deliver a perfect experience. When you arrive here, you should be greeted with a warm smile and seated at a table that's fully prepared. Regardless of... More

Boynton Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food was good and they serve Cape Cod Beer. Live music out front was nice. Nice menu with several dinner specials. Large portions, good service.

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

We happy to hear that you enjoyed not only your meal, Richard, but also the live music. There's just no better way to spend an evening, right? Can't wait to see you again soon! All the best, Susan Finegold, Owner More

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