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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Local hangout

Definitely a local hangout. Good fried seafood and healthy drink pours. Really great location on the water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
John M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Definitely a local hangout. Good fried seafood and healthy drink pours. Really great location on the water.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Let me first tell you I am a seafood fanatic. If you want good seafood this is NOT the place to get it. The food was minimal. It looks like a lot because they pile a lot of fries on the plate. The seafood platter for $25.00 is a joke. 3 scallops 3 shrimp and a dozen of the nastiest... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a bar for drinking. It has a decent location right on the water but it is readily apparent that locals come here to work off steam. The restaurant closed at 8:00 on a Saturday night and the wine was terrible. I am not a wine snob but the offerings were just awful. This is a beer/hard liquor type... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

This was my first trip to the east coast with my group of Midwest friends so we wanted to try as much seafood as possible. This was the first place we dined (recommended to us by Nancy from Pheasant Hill B&b) and at by the end of the trip it was unanimous that this was the best chowder we had.... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Sometimes its even better to sit in the bar and have dinner with some friends. Plenty of good cocktails and selection of beer. Full menu with some really great bartenders.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Terrible food, rude waitstaff, bunch of drunks at the bar, loud tourists who've been led astray by people who think the counters and tables that your hands stick to are "local color" rather than bad hygiene..I could go on. If you are drunk or want to be, go here. Otherwise avoid like the plague.

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Manassas, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The lobster roll was nothing short of amazing....large lumps of lobster, little mayo. Just a great meal and the view was perfect. Prices are extremely reasonable!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went for lunch 2 days in a row - great seafood. Very good service. The place has lots of character and we noticed that the locals seem to love the place.

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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

The staff was great! Especially Courtney! She gave us such great insight of the surrounding area. Food was awesome!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Who could ask for more!!!! The food is delicious and to sit out on the deck overlooking the harbor and lighthouse watching the sun set was just the most beautiful evening!!! The lobster special on Wednesday nights was such a treat. Yum 2 lobsters for the price of one !!!!

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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