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15 State St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3592 (Formerly Sail Loft Restaurant)
(781) 631-9824
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    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
It's no longer Maddie's, it's just The Sail Loft now

A former local institution that recently has gone through more owners than Elizabeth Taylor. Sorry, Duncan, your esteemed memory is not dignified by their efforts... I believe it is most helpful to comment directly on the food one actually ordered and let the traveler extrapolate to their own... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Mike D
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A former local institution that recently has gone through more owners than Elizabeth Taylor. Sorry, Duncan, your esteemed memory is not dignified by their efforts... I believe it is most helpful to comment directly on the food one actually ordered and let the traveler extrapolate to their own selection. To wit: "Iceberg Lettuce Wedge" - One third of a head... More 

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Kalaheo, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Maddie's has been a Marblehead institution since forever it seems. I came to know it late: 1965. While I left town a while ago, it is always a prime hit when I return & has been for most townies since Mr. Peabody had Sherman set the Wayback Machine. It was often our 1st professionally made cocktail growing up, when neighbors,... More 

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Nowhere, NJ
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We've never been to Marblehead. Adorable! We wanted to go someplace within walking distance to our B&B. You wd never believe in this "dive-looking" bar there wd be such a delicious meal but it was! Awesome! I had the monkfish and my husband had the blackened salmon. Absolutely awesome!! Don't let the bar atmosphere fool u! Outrageous! Gooooo! Nowww!

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Everett, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We always go to Maddies during the Marblehead Christmas Walk and we are never disappointed! Love the atmosphere...casual and intimate..I always feel like Im in someone's home. I got the lobster blt because I was intrigued...it was delish...such a treat! Their hand cut onion rings are perfect. Waitstaff helpful and friendly.

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

We stopped in for dinner early this month and Ihad the special which absolutely huge and full of seafood and the wife loved her steaktips and the drinks were excellent.

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springfield, WV
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have visited Maddie's Sail Loft (upstairs) in our past visits to Marblehead it was a great local restaurant. This past Halloween week we returned to Marblehead and visited Maddie's twice ( a Saturday night and a Thursday night). On both occasions they were busy, real busy. Service was great and food as well. It was worth the wait. This... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This place is so good we went twice. Service is great and food is even better! If you do not get there early you will wait. This use to be just a little local joint but thanks to word of mouth and this web page it is now a hot spot. I truly loved this place.

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Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were looking for a few after dinner drinks after having dinner at Jack-Tar Tavern. The waiter suggested Maddie's Sail Loft close by.....so we decided to try it. The be fair, we only went into the bar and had drinks so this review doesn't include the food menu. Maddie's bar is a good drinking place. It seemed like most of... More 

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Jasper, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our hosts at The Maverick B&B in Marblehead recommended we dine at Maddie's (Topside) and what a good suggestion it was - we'll be talking about our fabulous meal for some time to come! It's a toss-up which was better: the grilled scallops with lobster risotto and asparagus or the seafood and shellfish medley in a light tomato broth or... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We hadn't been to Maddie's in years. Our 50th High School Reunion committee arranged a brunch there yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day, but quite dark and gloomy upstairs in the restaurant. Great Bloodt Mary, though, and the best chees and bacon omelet I have ever had. Maddie's is a slice of Marblehead history, so ignore the dark and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 State St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3592 (Formerly Sail Loft Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: (781) 631-9824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?