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21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
+1 781-545-6533
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Barker Tavern is a fully restored 17th century building, home to a...
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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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Service was good & food was excellent

A friend had eaten here years ago and said it was the best lobster he had ever had. So of course when I was in the area I had to try it out. It seems to be several different venues in one. The Barker Tavern, where I ate is a 17th-century house, they claim it's one of the oldest English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jen78703
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Austin, Texas
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a quaint New England style restaurant overlooking Scituate Harbor. When we arrived the parking lot was full and I was afraid it would be very noisy; apparently a wedding was booked but you would never know it from where we were seated. The service is professional, friendly and attentive. This was not my first time dining here and... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

For the last year I was determined to find the best swordfish in New England and Polcaris Bridgeway Restaurant so far was leading the pack. A friend of mine told me about a place in Scituate called Barkers Tavern and said that they had the largest and best Swordfish ever.Not to leave one out of the mix I was determined... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

This visit tried to get into pub area, less expensive menu, but too crowded. Very nice staff brings us to main dining room and allows us to order from pub menu. Lovely place, food just so so though. Many very nice aspects to this resturant but for some reason just not great. I've eaten here on numerous occasions, not my... More 

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Austin, Texas
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276 reviews 276 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A friend had eaten here years ago and said it was the best lobster he had ever had. So of course when I was in the area I had to try it out. It seems to be several different venues in one. The Barker Tavern, where I ate is a 17th-century house, they claim it's one of the oldest English... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Oysters Rockefeller are amazing !! Love the pub menu.... and the baked stuffed lobster!! Desserts are great too!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice atmosphere, pricey menu and the poor waitress was overworked. Our meal took a long time and was average. Not sure we need to go back for dinner, maybe just drinks.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Barker Tavern is a charming, attractive, easy access building with excellent food. Famous for its thick cut swordfish, the other entrees are also generous and delicious. The dining room has an intimate feel; it's easy to converse with one's company, and the drinks are great. The Pub is fun with the same entrees in smaller portions. We have attended... More 

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Scituate
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You cannot go wrong at Barkers tavern, although a little pricey, it is worth every moment and cent spent there. Everyone who works here tends to your every need.Food is excellent.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I frequently dine in the Pub. The food is consistently good, the drinks great and the service excellent.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been eating here for many years. Great decor, excellent service and really good food. You can eat in the bar also - really nice on a winter weekend afternoon. Swordfish is the house special - a very moist thick piece of perfectly cooked fish. Two thumbs up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Scituate
  • Phone Number: +1 781-545-6533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 48
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American, Seafood, Pub, Middle Eastern

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?