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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
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Brewster, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Four of us had a lovely meal an New Year's Eve. Unfortunately, my chicken was not cooked to completion. But it was redone and it was delicious. We've been there before and will go again. If you go there for a special and it is a holiday, make sure beforehand what will be included. Although the $19.99 special included wine,... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Food is good. Reasonable prices. Great dinner specials with excellent value. Very friendly staff. Open year round.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our innkeeper recommended The Barnstable for a low-key place with atmosphere and good food. Very Correct!! Paneled bar/tavern area with comfortable seating and a great staff. Delicious clam chowder, cavatappi prosciutto with peas, and sautéed shrimp scampi. Everything was "just off the boat" fresh, well seasoned, and generously proportioned. The Inn also has a lovely dining room for a more... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

There are only a few restaurants on Cape Cod that are open Christmas day and we've tried most of them. This year we decided on the Barnstable Tavern. It turned out to be the right choice. We did have a reservation but arrived a bit early. No problem, we were seated immediately. The holiday menu was somewhat limited but there... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We ate at The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern the day after Thanksgiving. We were looking for a nice tavern experience after a day of driving and touring around Cape Cod. We did not have reservations but were able to get a table in the bar area at 7pm. Unfortunately, that was the last truly good experience we had. Our server... More 

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

I am so glad you enjoyed the chowder that you ordered. I will take your comments about our service and food to heart and use them for staff development. I am sorry you had the experience you did. People usually love our food and service. We hope that you will stop by the next time you visit, so we can... More 

South Dennis, Massachusetts, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Had dinner in the restaurant side last night. Food selection very rounded. Prices were varied. Quality and quantity amazing. Wait staff attentive, knowledgeable and freindly.

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Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Well, let me tell you, ALL restaurants on Cape Cod are extremely expensive!!!! And, I do not mind paying for a good meal but when most of them are mediocre it's discouraging. Barnstable was one of the best meals we had on the Cape. It was a little pricey but well worth coming here. The décor is quaint, very elegant... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Really enjoyed lunch here. Great ambience in the Tavern. The waitress was really helpful & recommended two lovely meals. Great menu, loads of options & good prices.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The atmosphere and service - a Monday lunch - were tops. I didn't expect much from a GF lunch but was surprised by an extensive GF menu (always reassuring) and then the chef blew me away with just the best gluten-free shrimp dish: fresh zucchini, spinach, carrots, peas, scallions and shrimp in a white wine and light cream. Wish I... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We were staying outside Boston and decided to drive down to Plymouth, then to Cape Cod. Found this wonderful restaurant on Trip Advisor. Reviews were good, but the actual experience far exceeded our expectations. This is a lovely restaurant and our food was superb. Our server, Ashley, was a true delight and really made our experience really enjoyable! Talking with... More 

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Additional Information about The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern

Address: 3176 Main St, PO Box 1025, 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, Healthy

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