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Barking Dog Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
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21 Friend St, Amesbury, MA 01913-2802
+1 978-388-9537
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Little Egg Harbor
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Besides Guinness on tap this local's, casual bar has some great food and happy wait staff! The fried brussel sprouts and smothered tater tots are a must try! Feels like a pub in Ireland!

Thank Donna S
Marlborough, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

In the Amesbury area on a business trip, we dropped over to The Barking DOg for an evening meal. The establishment was filled witj local folks and busy. The menu had a wide range of offerings in apps, salads, enrees. We selected different options, Cobb Salad, CHicken Teriyaki and had Onion Rings as appetizers. We were told the onion rings... More 

Thank Alicia D
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I was here for some drink and apps recently with some family members. The staff was very accommodating letting us pick where we wanted to sit (it was pretty quiet on a Sat afternoon), and even let us put a few high tops together. This was my first time here and the place looks very simple. Pretty decent craft beer... More 

Thank Robert P
New Hartford, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We've recently relocated to MA and have been enjoying trying all new places to eat. We have now been to Barking Dog Bar & Grill several times. It's become our new favorite casual dining spot near our new home. We've been there for lunch a couple times and dinner a couple times. The food is always great. The service is... More 

Thank Ellen2761
Atkinson, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

I'm embarrassed for the Barking Dog! After more than a year their tired menu STILL says "new" for multiple items that been on there for over a year. $12 for Martinis belong in an upscale restaurant, NOT in a Pub-Bar. The only thing I give them credit for is a good valued selection of salads.

Thank FoodieNewHampshire
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Great staff, food, drinks, hospitality. Can't imagine living further than driving distance.....this is where my town friends go to hang and catch up. Be sure to ask for a Pepe or Chrissy Cosmo....best evah!!! Fried chicken wings great for a snack.....never a bad meal.

Thank Linda B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Dirty kitchen. Rude older bartender nothing has changed inside at all and be careful walking thru bar area I see people fall down that step a lot!!!

Thank Jo-Ann G
Casa Grande, Arizona
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Always a great choice for burgers-exceptionally good and great draft beer choices! Menu somewhat limited but always enough variety. Good service!

Thank Devona H
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We walk to the barking dog every once in awhile to meet up with friends. The food is ok, but a bit outdated. They offer a huge menu but they need some newer ideas. The drinks are amazing !!!

Thank Gioia C
Waterville, Maine
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I tried this place based in the good reviews and I'm glad I did. The panini's were excellent, loaded with turkey and the other with pastrami. It had lots of parking, very convenient, pub atmosphere. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive.

Thank klynnjan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Friend St, Amesbury, MA 01913-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Amesbury
  • Phone Number: +1 978-388-9537

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