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Barker Tavern

21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
781-545-6533
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Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Scituate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Barker Tavern is a fully restored 17th century building, home to a quiet casual fine dining restaurant and lively Eli's Pub, both serving new american cuisine. The historic restaurant and modern ball room sit on top of a hill overlooking Scituate harbor, centrally located between Boston and Cape Cod.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Barker Tavern is a fully restored 17th century building, home to a quiet casual fine dining restaurant and lively Eli's Pub, both serving new american cuisine. The historic restaurant and modern ball room sit on top of a hill overlooking Scituate harbor, centrally located between Boston and Cape Cod.
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

While I have been here couple of times in foursome recently, but the latest couple of weeks ago was a wedding reception. there were perhaps 50/60 guests . The layout was great, food options were nice as well as the quality of the food. reall a classic 4/5 star place on the south shore of Boston.

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Scituate ma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great food ,fish always fresh and locale caught. Good in Pub as well as dinning room.always good service. Drinks could be a little more licqur and less ice .

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Scituate, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been to the Barker's dining room and pub and they are both excellent. the main dining room is much quieter than the pub witha more extensive menu. Service is always great as is the food. The seafood sampler appetizer in the dining room is excellent and can be shared.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every meal I've ever had there was fabulous! Love Kathy, the bartender-wonderful personality! Love to sit in the pub, very comfortable.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was our first time in the dining room and it did not disappoint. Have eaten in the pub several times where the well delivers the most robust drink in town and the food is always perfect. The dining room offers a more relaxed atmosphere with spectacular service. Holly was our server and she was a delight and guided us... More

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Please make reservations since they book up fast on the weekends. Three of us ordered the beef medallions which were cooked to perfection. All of us had different side replacements without any issues. I had the pleasure of taking a couple of bites of my brother-in-law's prime rib which was delicious. This is a place "to dine" to sit back... More

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shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent post. We really appreciate that you took the time to share your experience. You are so right that we offer a relaxed dining experience and we feel quite fulfilled when our guests take full advantage of what the Barker has to offer. More

Plymouth, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We dined here on Friday night & had a wonderful experience. Our server, Patrick, was terrific. Extremely knowledgeable about the menu & wine list. He never let us sit too long in between courses. Highly recommend you ask for him. He is very attentive. I ordered from the Prix Fixe Menu which had many great choices including my favorite dish:... More

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shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for such a kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our Prix fixe menu, we will be presenting variations of that menu in days and weeks to come. Patrick was thrilled to read your post and clearly remembered you and your husband. He has been with us a year now and we couldn't be happier. Thank... More

Duxbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Let me say I am a tough cookie to please. Growing up in the restaurant business, my standards are extremely high. That said, Barker Tavern has become my all time favorite. We arrived to Eli's Pub @ Barker Tavern around 5:00 pm Saturday night. The buzz of happy patrons, eating, chatting was very welcoming in this small antique pub. The... More

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shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

I have also grown up in the restaurant business and I can't begin to tell you how appreciative we all are that you have taken the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. Kathy and Matt will be delighted to read your review as will my sister Audrey, who makes the grapeleaves. Thank you so much and we hope you... More

Weymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Excellent service and food. The Sunday special menu makes dining at this historic establishment very affordable.

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shoreweb1634, General Manager at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and very kind review. Please join us during the week when we offer a variety of Barker specials including our new Prix fixe menu. Thanks again for your support. More

Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We just returned from the Barker ~ Sunday.....after church ~ celebrating our 46th anniversary...Attending church at Trinity in Copley Square, Boston, we could have stayed in town at a number of fabulous restaurants. We chose, instead, to come down to the Barker. It was not crowded as "Sunday Dinner" in the summer is not a popular time. We were certainly... More

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shoreweb1634, General Manager at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to leave the city and visit us in beautiful Scituate harbor. You are absolutely right, Sunday afternoon in the summer is our most relaxed time at the Barker while the beaches of Scituate are packed. We truly appreciate you support, thanks again for the most kind review. More

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