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Scarlet Oak Tavern

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1217 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043-3907
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
If It Weren't So Noisy, It Would Be Excellent

The building is an old rustic house that has housed several iterations of restaurants through the years... some good and some that failed. The décor is somewhat quaint with a country feel. The Scarlet Oak Tavern may have a long run because the food and service are really good. Unfortunately, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

You can't miss here. Great menu. The haddock in corn chowder is terrific. Also, a great chicken pot pie.

Thank bluto011
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407 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The building is an old rustic house that has housed several iterations of restaurants through the years... some good and some that failed. The décor is somewhat quaint with a country feel. The Scarlet Oak Tavern may have a long run because the food and service are really good. Unfortunately, the noise level is... shout at your table mate 4... More 

Thank Eagle42
Hingham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food good but non-special, that I can see. It is thriving on location. They train the staff to harass you constantly interrupting your visit. Rude and so young you know that they have been trained that way by managers. Whole feel wrong, for sit down, and at the bar only very little better. Apparently the staff/managers are waymore important than... More 

Thank joe384
Boston, Massachusetts
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153 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

This place continues it's tradition of really great food and service. The Caesar salad was fresh and had generous shavings of cheese on it. The sirloin tips were cooked perfectly and were tender and delicious. And their version of french fries - with a rosemary truffle oil - were truly a treat. Steak items are big on the menu, but... More 

Thank George_Moosie_W
Topsham, Maine
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. Reservations are definitely required. We didn't have reservations and ended up sitting in the bar area which was fine with us. It was noisy in the bar but we made do. We were served bread and corn bread. The breads would have been better if served warm. I ordered the Filet Mignon. The steak melted... More 

Thank Hasselh0ff
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We Come Every Monday without fail. But decided to try something new "grass is not always greener on the other side" 1st photo is the somewhere new where we left as burn mussels that were cold to touch, then what we got here there was nothing left on plates. Husband was delighted as always. Won't try & leave you again... More 

1 Thank Donnafinn
Rockland, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I've been to Scarlet Oak numerous times and have always loved sitting in the bar area. My husband brought me last night for my birthday dinner and we sat in the dining area because he wanted me to have the fine dining experience. The service and food was great, but if you're looking for a fine dining experience, this is... More 

Thank 29jessica
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Have gone to Scarlet Oak a number of times and always have fun and a good meal. The bar area is nice and cozy and is great with the fire going. The dining room is standard but the food is good. Very happy with this place. Hip New England charm.

Thank Nicole203487
Hingham, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I have dined at the Scarlet Oak many times, and the food is usually good. The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice and the service is typically very good. I once had a less than acceptable meal at the bar but most of the time the food is good. The bar scene seems to have become quite popular with people... More 

Thank GP O
Rhode Island
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Was here on a last minute trip to the area. Dining room is lovely and the food was delicious. Restaurant was crowded but did not feel that way. My husband had the hanger steak frites which was very tasty. I had a swordfish special from farm to table. It was delicious. The quantity was good and if I had to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1217 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hingham
  • Phone Number: 781-749-8200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?