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Jack Tar American Tavern

126 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
781-631-2323
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Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

located in the heart of the Historic District, this restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices. Beware the 5 - 6p rush when pizza is deeply discounted and attracts a sizeable crowd that can push the wait time to over 30 minutes.

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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

The food was absolutely excellent! The pasta dish I had with lobster, peas, bacon and tomato cream sauce was a real luscious treat. My husband's scallops - perfect. Service was great.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Everybody needs a quality "Friday-night-date-night, go-to, quick-fast-reliable" restaurant in the neighborhood...Jack Tar is exactly that... Run by an experienced "husband/wife, owner-operator team", responsibility is never more than 20 paces away...Thus, the quality is always present... The food is well-prepared and very good. The always have an excellent $10-buck-burger and a $20-buck strip/ribeye steak on the menu. Scallops Risotto features day-boat... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We walked about a mile and half to Jack Tar from our lodging in Marblehead. Upon arrival, we found that no tables were available inside. Sitting on the patio was fine, though the evening was quickly cooling. Our waitress was great, and my wife's salad was outstanding. My $.500 flatbread tasted fine, but not exceptional. We would definitely return.

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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I recently visited Marblehead Mass. The Inn keeper suggested several restaurants with Jack-Tar being his favorite.......and it didn't disappoint. We sat in the "café" side of the house which was very homey and comfortable. Being by the shore, the menu not surprisingly leaned toward seafood. I had the fish and chips which was excellent. My wife opted... More 

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Juno Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious dinner here with fast and delightful service! They also have yummy fruit infused liqueurs. I would definitely recommend.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I enjoyed the best scallops of my life...and I've eaten them all over the US. Service was excellent, great atmosphere, and delicious dinner. Highly recommend.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Food is consistently excellent...no matter what you order. There is something for everyone throughout the great menu. Also, the $5 pizzas before 7 PM every evening does wonders for the budget. Overall, a terrific restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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chicago
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Really enjoyed everything we had. Tasty, and beautiful. Can't figure out why the hole town isn't there every night between 5 pm and 7 for the $5 pizzas, which are really good ----- best $5 pizza of all time.

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Marblehead
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is our go-to place for dinner out with the kids, extended family, friends from out of town, etc...Great individual pizzas, salads, as well as traditional fare. Very reasonable prices, and good beer and wine specials from time to time.

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Additional Information about Jack Tar American Tavern

Address: 126 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone Number: 781-631-2323
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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