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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 #3 of 10 restaurants in Barnstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $25
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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  • Italian first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
637 reviews 637 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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West Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Westwood, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Barnstable, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Yet again after a long time not coming here because of disappointing experiences, we decided to give this place another shot. Menu hadn't changed since the last time (uninspired). Sat outside -- bugs -- luckily we had bug spray with us. No music or ambience outside on this Friday night at the peak of the summer tourist (we live here... More

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

I'm sorry to hear we haven't quite lived up to your expectations, Kathy. Going out to eat should be an all-around great experience, so we want our atmosphere to live up to the quality food we're known for. I'll check in with the rest of the team and make sure we're on top of making everything pleasant for our guests.... More

Saratoga Springs, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Neither good nor bad ... very average. Sort of bland, actually. But not terrible. You can eat inside or outside.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Baked scrod with zucchini and mashed potatos - delish! The mango and strawberry daiquiris were yummy too.

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

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed both your meal and your drinks! Thanks for stopping in and letting us know how we're doing. I'll make sure to pass along the compliments. Hope to see you soon! All the best, Susan Finegold, Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have been here many times delicious!!!!! I can't get enough of the sole with crab cake stuffing! Highly highly recommend!!!!!

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

That's an okay problem to have, Scott -- we're happy to satisfy your craving for the sole anytime! The staff will be happy to hear your nice compliments. Hope to see you in again soon. All the best, Susan Finegold, Owner More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had one meal at the Old Yarmouth Inn during our stay at Cape Cod. It was very busy and very noisy when we arrived but quietened down a little when the visiting coach party left. The quality of the food was good but the quantities were a bit overwhelming. Despite asking for half portions, we really did have too... More

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