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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 15
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  • 13
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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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State College, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It seems like every two years or so, we must trek from Central Pennaylvania to Marblehead to visit The Barnacle and each time we go it is just as good or better then the previous time! This time we took our family on a belated Christmas present/vacation to see the Red Sox play but before that we made the trip... More 

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Boston
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a local bar and the best place to hang out if you want a few beers or a stiff drink. The food is typical fried seafood and lobsters, decent, but nothing special. Steamers are great when in season. It's the place we go to on a beautiful summer afternoon or during a winter snowstorm to chat with locals.

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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

After visiting Fort Sewall we walked down to The Barnacle for a cold beer. It was late afternoon and the small bar was hopping! It seemed to be a lot of locals and they were a fun and lively bunch. The Bartender was very nice and the views from the deck were nice. We didn't eat anything but the food... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We decided to visit The Barnacle on a recommendation from our B&B hostess. We were excited when we got there because we had a great view of the harbor from our seats. The hostess sat us, someone dropped off waters and cornbread and never came back. New patrons came in, got service and still we sat. This was about 15... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I had lunch here today. The lobster roll was good but on the small side. We had a great view of Marblehead harbour.

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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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5 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
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Additional Information about The Barnacle

Address: 141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
Phone Number: (781) 631-4236
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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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