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“Where else could you go for that special occasion?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barker Tavern

Barker Tavern
21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
781-545-6533
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Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Scituate
Price range: $0 - $40
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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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“Where else could you go for that special occasion?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

The food is really good - the atmosphere is special - and the service is excellent. For a number of years this is the place we have gone to to celebrate a birthday - they just don't disappoint. Excellent wine list - reasonable prices.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very nice atmosphere, ok food, great spot for a wedding”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2008

I attended a wedding reception at the Barker Tavern a few years ago.

The food was only ok for me, unless you were a serious carnivore -- the prime rib was truly raw and virtually covered the entire dinner plate with two baby potatos and a lonely carrot stick on the side.

What I really found amazing though were the grounds and gardens around the restaurant itself. There were ample places for the wedding party to have photographs taken, and guests entertained themselves walking around the facility and grounds. I recall that the washrooms were quite nice. The reception room itself was just the perfect size for about 120 people -- not too overwhelmingly big but the vaulted ceilings and greenery hanging down just gave it a lovely atmosphere.

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“Pricey but great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

Pricey but great food

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“Quite posiblly the fanciest resturaunt in Massachusetts, Barker's is an eatery with incredible food and an upper-class...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2007

Quite posiblly the fanciest resturaunt in Massachusetts, Barker's is an eatery with incredible food and an upper-class atmosphere. The prices are expensive, however- but good food like this is well worth the price.

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“Great Food and Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

Great Food and Wine

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