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Captain Marden's Seafoods

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279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5910
781-235-3737
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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 57
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun for a fish night craving

Simple little restaurant attached to a fish market serving the freshest of fish. We love the BYOB, and the convenience of this gem. Reasonable prices and always quite good. We eat here a few times a month

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
chefjoyce
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Simple little restaurant attached to a fish market serving the freshest of fish. We love the BYOB, and the convenience of this gem. Reasonable prices and always quite good. We eat here a few times a month

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Don't go here for a fancy or romantic meal. It's fresh seafood in a simple environment. Pretty much always busy. Fresh cornbread arrives at your table very soon after being seated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fresh seafood! You can dine in the restaurant or buy fish in the market next door. You can't beat the restaurant prices and it is BYOB.

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San Rafael, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Salmon was delicious as was the corn bread.. No freshly made salad dressings though and all condiments came in a package which is disappointing ..

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the best place in town for traditional seafood - nothing fancy, but always fresh and delicious. You'd never know it from the outside - it is a very unassuming building in a strip mall. You wouldn't know it from the inside either - it just looks like a diner, with inexpensive furniture and paper napkins. So if you... More 

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited recently for dinner. Not impressed with salmon (not much taste and also served lukewarm) or the scallops. Even the cole slaw and french fries were plain. Also, the service was less than stellar (drinks not brought promptly and salad dressing that was brought was low fat packets - not what we asked for, but that was all they had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As we live in the area, we often visit Captain Marden's for breakfast. The service is good and the food plentiful. The Maine Catch, a crabmeat version of Eggs Benedict, is especially good, as is their crabmeat omelet. Breakfast items are served with a choice of toast, fresh fruit, and homefries. Get there early, as they are always busy.

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Pickerington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I recently had dinner here and was very happy with my meal. First, this is not a fancy place with a fine dining experience. However, the food quality and the reasonable prices more than made up for everything else. I had the seafood chowder and the fried seafood platter. The chowder was very rich and filled with seafood. The seafood... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We've been going to Captain Marden's for a very long time, and the fish in the store is always fantastic! The restaurant is also quite good, the food is simple but well prepared, and the wait staff is generally attentive. Their breakfast/brunch is fantastic!

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had a not so terrific meal the previous week as a couple and decided to give it a another chance with family. The issues that plagued them the previous visit are still evident. We have been going there for several years and never had a bad meal or experience. Something is happening there and will need to give it a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5910
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wellesley
  • Phone Number: 781-235-3737

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?