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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    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
Great food, Great Fun!

The combination of friendly, excellent service, DELICIOUS food,and a beautiful patio setting mad our dinner at Jack Tar our best in Marblehead!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Gunnison, Colorado
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English first
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I really wanted to rate this place higher, the service was incredible the seating enchanting, the food was just overdone - like they were trying too hard. Sometimes less is more.

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The restaurant is nestled in a very quaint town and the atmosphere is wonderful. The hostess and wait staff were pleasant and friendly. The food however fell short for me. I felt food quality and price were not equal. I wanted so much to like it but honestly just didn't. Portions were small, and choices were limited. I don't plan... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The combination of friendly, excellent service, DELICIOUS food,and a beautiful patio setting mad our dinner at Jack Tar our best in Marblehead!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Located in the heart of Old Town, Jack Tar has a diverse pub style menu with something for everyone. The atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. In fact kids are so welcome that they eat free on Sundays (from the Kid's Menu). We've eaten here on many many occasions and the food is always good. Our particular favorites are the ribs,... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

One of the best restaurants in town, great menu choices. Send our B&B guests from Harbor Gardens Inn there. Not one complaint about the meal, usually come back raving about their dinner.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You can take the kids, or grandkids. There's a children's menu with enough items that kids like, to satisfy even the pickiest child. On the back are pictures to color in, with the free crayons place on the table with your drinks. The adult menu is also superb. The Cobb Salad with grilled chicken and Gorgonzola dressing was outstanding. It... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Had dinner outside the server couldn't of been more helpful and patient as we chose amendments to the menu - great location

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

my wife and I visited here on busy midweek evening for dinner. We were immediately shown to a table in the main restaurant. Although small there was still plenty of room between the tables. Our server was very friendly and the service was overall excellent. There was a nice relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the food order was taken very... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 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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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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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, Pizza, Pub

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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, Pizza, Pub
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?