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141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
(781) 631-4236
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local hang out

Lively bar scene. Both the bar and DR have harbor views . Outside deck dining. Reasonable priced food with average quality. Lobster and oyster nights are the best deals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Pamela G
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Weston CT
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Marblehead due to recommendation, and it is such a pretty village, this restaurant was advised from a local in the village, and it was great...seafood so fresh, and the outlook over the marina was beautiful...service was great, and not rushed at all.

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Weston CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lively bar scene. Both the bar and DR have harbor views . Outside deck dining. Reasonable priced food with average quality. Lobster and oyster nights are the best deals.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

To enjoy a meal on the water watching the activity of the boats in the harbor in the Historic part of Marblehead makes the Barnacle Restaurant a good destination on a trip to Marblehead.

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Dubai
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent Lobster Roll and Bisque. Great view of the harbor. Fun place with great service. Only issue is parking which can be scarce on the street.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went on a busy Sunday. There was room at the bar, so we ate there. Gary the bartender and Mike were very accommodating, and the food was really good. Perfectly steamed lobster, and very reasonable prices. Would definitely go back if I am ever in Marblehead.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On a recent trip to the east coast, a few extended family members and I drove to Marblehead to visit some old haunts. We decided to have a late lunch at The Barnacle and were very happy we did. First, this is a very tight, cozy old establishment right on the water front off a side street in Marblehead. The... More 

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I ate here with my father during a special weekend out of town. Great choice! Warm, inviting interior, totally picturesque...and best of all, the food was as amazing as the view. I had grilled salmon with a surprisingly light and tasty horseradish sauce. My dad had butterfly shrimp he called" juicy and excellent" with (his words) "the best broccoli I've... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place has been here for years The fried food is the best and the steamers can be a bit grainy but is soo good On wed they have double lobsters nt much inside atmospher but on the water great local place Am told the owner gets his lobsta from outside the restaurant

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This restaurant is OK, but don't order the steamers...they are both expensive and very sandy. I sent them back to be rewashed, but it did not help. I could not eat them. They were $32 at their market price...ouch! The waitress was nice.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have been regulars of this place for years. Stick with the basics, they make fabulous fried clams and a scallop cassarol that is delicious. Beautiful Harbor view and friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: (781) 631-4236

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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