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Margarets Restaurant

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16 Main St, Fairhaven, MA 02719-2934
508-992-9942
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7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Where locals eat - fantastic food and service (plus Byob)

I've been eating at Margaret's for years and it is the restaurant my wife and I dine at the most. The setting is quaint and food is consistently good. I love the meatloaf, crab cakes, lobster salad sandwich and various scallop dishes. The desserts are remarkable as well and the staff is hard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
templeton1969
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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English first
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I've been eating at Margaret's for years and it is the restaurant my wife and I dine at the most. The setting is quaint and food is consistently good. I love the meatloaf, crab cakes, lobster salad sandwich and various scallop dishes. The desserts are remarkable as well and the staff is hard working and friendly. Margaret's is also a... More 

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Plainfield, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There were six of us, and everyone ordered something different and were pleased with their food. The deserts were also wonderful.

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sunnyisles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Can't understand the rave reviews. The lobster salad is on a big sweet roll with lots of fries. More lobster and less bread and chips would be better. Poached fish consisted of about three mouthfuls. I am one who dislikes big plates of food, but when I order fish, I expect a piece of fish! Very disappointed.

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Western Massachusetts
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On the advice of a couple of local residents (and after checking here on TA) my husband and I ended up here for dinner on our brief trip to this area. We were seated immediately at around 6:45 on a Wednesday night. There are 2 small dining rooms which were at almost full capacity. We got a window seat which... More 

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Tannersville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We enjoyed Swedish pancakes with blueberries, linguiça wraps, juice and coffee. Everything was wonderful. My boyfriend insisted that we go back and order the wraps to-go so we could enjoy them again! Margaret's is charming... We'll certainly be back the next time we're in town.

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texas
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our son works in Fairhaven and shared this local favorite with us. Lunchtime on a Monday and the place was packed but we were seated within 10 minutes. Soon, we realized why this was a local favorite. The food was excellent from the clam chowder to the fish and chips. The menu was extensive with many seafood favorites. Service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Happened upon this plane today. Great food, service, and value! Loved the Tuna tacos! Will definitely be back often. Also learned the other restaurant (Elizabeth 2 doors down) similar food with liquor license. Next time can have a beer with my calamari ; )

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you like scallops, you'll love them here. The scallops come fresh from the boat that scooped them up from the ocean floor and are served fried, baked, sauteed or as part of many other dishes. Prices are reasonable and this place is BYOB.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Got some sandwiches and chowder to take out, and took to the local Ft Phoenix park. The sandwiches were terrific, and the ladies who work there are very nice and cleary familiar with the locals - and visitors alike. Recommended!

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Eclectic menu that offers a wide range of interesting fare. Delicious food and fresh seafood but a little on the pricey side. Still worth the trip.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Main St, Fairhaven, MA 02719-2934
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Fairhaven
  • Phone Number: 508-992-9942

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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