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Margarets Restaurant

16 Main St, Fairhaven, MA 02719-2934
508-992-9942
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Ranked #2 of 59 restaurants in Fairhaven
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
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English first
Fairhaven
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Hopefully if you eat in the restaurant the food will be good but I will not take the chance. I have been for breakfast and it is always great but we decided to try a dinner this time and were very dissapointed. It was over an hour wait on a sat night so we ordered the food to go the... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We visit Margarets almost every Sunday for breakfast. They have the best cheese rolls in the South Coast area. The service is always quick and friendly, and the food is always great. Dinner at Margarets never disappoints. There are plenty of fresh seafood specials. We also love the fact that is a BYOB.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Let me start by admitting that I caught them on an odd night. We walked in and were told that the wait was 30-40 minutes. Too long for me but the people we were with like this restaurant and they wanted to wait. The waiting area is an odd little room located upstairs from the restaurant. A place to wait... More

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Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

As many of the reviewers here note, this food is pure genius. Definitely 5 star, definitely gourmet. A true gem. I went for lunch. Arrived at about 11:20am, enjoyed their bread basket and iced tea. Ordered the Pesto Haddock. Oh my God, it honestly was one of the BEST meals I have ever had! The service was welcoming and friendly.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Been back to visit friends and family (i used to study in the states), this place is still as wonderful!fantastic food and value

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food at Margarets in Fairhaven MA, originally started by a Norwegian fisherman family, has always been plentiful and good, but now with their more cosmopolitan menu and outstanding use of herbs and spice, it is simply wonderful! Although the acoustics are terrible, (do not go there to have a tete a tete on a date), there is much local... More

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Boston, MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I really like this restaurant for breakfast and dinner. My friends and I would meet up here for breakfast often, the food and service is good and consistent. It is located on the waterfront, but there are really no views and the restaurant is very small. But, we still enjoy it very much! One of the best breakfasts around, in... More

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East Falmouth
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is not your typical hometown restaurant, it is so much more. The dinners are incredibly prepared, a true delight to anyone's tastes all set in a casual BYOB setting. We both enjoyed incredible dishes off the nightly specials menu, but the standard menu includes basic fish, meat and pasta to many exotic flairs. My sweethearts dinner was :Boudin Blanc-... More

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Westport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Imagine my surprise to find such a unique gem in Fairhaven. Although I have yet to go for breakfast or lunch, I can only report on a Monday, yes I said Monday, night dinner with a friend from out of state, we were both speechless, which takes a lot since where we both lived where the food is three times... More

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This was an unexpected surprise. Went to Brahmin Tent sale with girlfriends and asked the clerk for a good place for lunch. This was the best. Fresh fish and vegetables in creative menu choices. Located a block from the pier. Always ask a local if you want to get the best meal for a reasonable price. Most lunch items were... More

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