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Barker Tavern

21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
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Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Scituate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have been dining here for years..almost always for a special occasion. We recently celebrated our anniversary there. The first thing we noticed was that the menu has changed. Prices are much higher and some of the meals are different. We ordered our usual filet mignon which was $10 higher than in the past. When it arrived (which took a... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was only seven put driving through Scituate Harbor all the restaurants were cooking! One of our first cold nights and it seemed everyone was out. We were shocked to see Barker's parking lot completely filled. Not only was the private room full with a fundraiser but every seat in the dining room AND the bar were taken. We were... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

By far the best in the area and maybe the USA. Excellent hearty food, bar is great and service always stellar. Highly recommend--you wil be come addicted.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not any more. I don't want to be negative, but I won't be back. Too many errors in order taking that cost time and money.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Located in an old rambling rambling wood-beamed building, consistently serves up perfectly cooked dinners. Portions are large and reasonably priced. Options to eat in restaurant or informal but especially social bar with same menu options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This visit was to Eli's Pub aka The Barker Bar. Both the pub and dining room menu are available. Small which is good and bad...get there early if you want a table! We sat at the bar and were entertained by the bartender... As always the food was wonderful...service superb. (Let them know if you are celebrating an anniversary for... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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129 reviews 129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ate here about one year ago and had a very nice experience so thought we would return. So this was our second time to this restaurant. There were 4 of us and no one was thrilled with the meal. We all thought is was just ok. The service was excellent and the ambiance is interesting but the food is at... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was our second visit to the dining room have been to the Pub more frequently. I had the Seafood Pasta hence the title. The rest of the party had the Halibut special and Prime Rib. Victoria was at our service and whatever we asked for "we got it". Matt the Manager remembered us from our visit in August and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We are locals, who have enjoyed going to the Barker Tavern several times a year. The ambiance is very nice, the food has been good and the service, very good. My husband, daughter and I went last weekend to celebrate my and my husband's birthdays, and we had a truly dreadful dinner. The restaurant had a wedding in the large... More 

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shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

I apologize for your recent visit. I assure you that we have not received an email in regards to your visit or it has not been brought to my attention. Please email me at comments@thebarker.com, because I would love to correspond directly to you. Both my dining room manager and myself may not have been present that night, which hardly... More 

Marshfield, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on your experience at one of our wedding receptions. Most reviews here relate to our Dining Room and Pub. We are very proud of our event managers, servers and cooks as we strive to duplicate our Dining Room experience at our events. We love hosting wedding receptions, no matter how many guests attend, and we think... More 

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Additional Information about Barker Tavern

Address: 21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
Phone Number: 781-545-6533
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Scituate
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern, Seafood

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