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Jack Tar American Tavern

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126 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
781-631-2323
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of our favorites

We are a family with older and grown children. This is one of our favorites because the food is consistently good. It's a little pricey but worth it. There's not a lot of room inside, but in the winter it creates a cozy atmosphere. There is outside seating in the summer and plenty of parking. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Betsy T
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are a family with older and grown children. This is one of our favorites because the food is consistently good. It's a little pricey but worth it. There's not a lot of room inside, but in the winter it creates a cozy atmosphere. There is outside seating in the summer and plenty of parking. My favorite is the scallops... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Jack Tar has an early bird special which is the best deal in town. You can get a freshly baked individual pizza for $5.00 if you arrive before 7 pm. Entrees include fresh, interesting salads and pub type food. Atmosphere is cozy but it can get quite loud. During the summer the outside seating is very pleasant.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The restaurant serves EXCELLENT food. It is a little cozy in the dining room which is typical of Marblehead. The bar is a great crowd and I think the service is excellent

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cozy but acoustics prevents intimate conversations. Good food and friendly atmosphere. Hidden away across from Crosbys supermarket underneath the Muffin Shop.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Really love the salads and the $5 pizzas you can get if you are an early-bird! The pub side is cozy, with exposed stone walls, and fabulous drinks!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loved the NY Strip, and all the sides. Great wine and beer list too. Minimal dessert menu was disappointing (but I was truthfully full anyway...).

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We like to meet our family here for a nice meal and a cocktail. My family are regulars so whenever we come to Marblehead we usually go to this great spot. It is difficult for me to give a five unless I am completely blown away. This place is close and we will continue to go back.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: 781-631-2323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?