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Margarets Restaurant

16 Main St, Fairhaven, MA 02719-2934
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Ranked #1 of 59 restaurants in Fairhaven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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91% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Margaret's restaurant has been a real staple in our town of Fairhaven, MA for many years. All the food they serve is fantastic! The breakfasts are great, serving homemade muffins and all the desserts are also homemade for an extra treat after one of their delicious entrees. I believe the owner also owns fishing boats, so fresh fish is always... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I would love to give this restaurant a great review because the food was delicious. And it sits at the end of a bike trail. However they clearly did not like us. Service was efficient but decidedly unfriendly throughout our meal. We heard every other table being offered and even coaxed into looking at a dessert menu, we were given... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Everybody we met in Fairhaven referred us to Margaret's with the caveat that if we were going to dinner it was BYOB. As it turned out we ate back to back meals there - dinner and breakfast the next morning. As you walk in, there is an immediate down to earth, local feeling. Although we are not locals we were... More

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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Located in historic old town section of Fairhaven, within sight of the fishing boats that daily bring in the fresh fish that this restaurant is famous for, this unassuming house gives no clues of the dining experience that awaits. Just two dining rooms in an old house, the front of which affords great views of their talented chefs at work,... More

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Lake Placid, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Margarets and we were taken there by local friends who said it was their favorite. When we first got there it certainly did not look impressive in any respect. Our hosts told us that it was known for the fish and seafood and they were correct. The menu was nice and had several choices... More

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Mystic, CT
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very well run restaurant with fair prices and decent portions. My fried clams were cooked perfectly but were a bit chewy. My wife's haddock dish was gourmet quality and she brought home half of it. Service was excellent!

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New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

BYOB food is great. Lots of local flavors, staff knows their stuff. Have been going there fro 20 years and love it for breakfast lunch and dinner.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I had not been to this restaurant in quite awhile. I had a fried clam plate and my husband had a shrimp, asparagus, mashed potato, mushroom dish. We also shared a salad. The waitress was excellent and we lacked for nothing. The dishes were very well prepared as well. We will visit again very soon, highly recommend.

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York, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Let me start by saying this is a friend's go-to spot, as she grew up locally. Previously had nothing but good things to say....UNTIL NOW! As with a previous review, I may have the same opinion. We dined last night (Monday), We were never asked if we wanted drinks and we just served water. The basket of bread was just... More

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Venice, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have been eating at Margarets for many years. The food has always been very good ,although the menu did need some 'updating'. On Saturday , we again went to Margarets and the menu, including the 'Specials' ,appeared reworked with many new items.The 4 of us had very different meals ---lobster and scallop cassoulet, haddock with stuffing(loaded with scallops), porcini... More

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