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141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
(781) 631-4236
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Clearwater, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best stuffed lobster ever! Service is good! Small dining room! But cozy with beautiful view! Price is right!

Thank sandra77958
Kenmore, Washington
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255 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not quite, we had to go to a business meeting in Andover, but the hour-plus drive was worth it. This place is so reliable. I have no idea how the fried foods don't taste greasy, but they don't. We've been here four times in the past year. I like the waterfront location, and the town shops just a few blocks... More 

Thank Wave R
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strong drinks, fresh seafood and very friendly locals. We spent a wonderful carefree afternoon enjoying Bloody Marys and mussels. Some of the best I've had, by the way. So tasty and incredibly fresh. The view from the porch is priceless. Perfect place to kick back and relax.

Thank ATXLindsay
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner first night we came to Marblehead. Seafood was fresh and service was attentive. Nice spot!

Thank Elena66000
Baltimore, United States
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was not the easiest place to find and we were very lucky to find close parking. We were seated immediately and got seats looking out the windows at the bay. The clam chowder was very good and so was the fish and chips and fried shrimp. The only downside here was once we were served our food it was... More 

Thank Stacey R
Columbus, Ohio
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129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barnacle building sits on rocks at the edge of the water, nearly at the mouth of the harbor. We ate 'bar style' sitting at the picture window, looking out across the harbor at the harvest moon coming up over the lighthouse last month. Tired from a really long day of driving, we opted for bowls of lobster bisque and... More 

Thank allezgently
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here after a walk around town to have a drink and a nibble. Weirdly, they didn't serve any draft ale. It was all bottled. This is fine but after a long walk in the sun, the little 12oz bottles didn't last long!! As for food, we ordered the calamari and the Jalapeño Poppers. I now realise there is... More 

Thank Mark T
Kila, Montana, United States
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do not have to eat outside to have a GREAT view and lunch! The calamari appetizer was prepared to perfection. The soups were very good. It was a great lunch. Wish we were going to be in the area longer to have dinner. If we are in the area again, we come back!

Thank Kathy S
Novi, Michigan, United States
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 6 people for lunch and they had no problem accommodating us. Its right on the water and they have outside seating. The fish tacos are very good.

Thank James F
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188 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We here for supper while we was in town on vacation. I chose it because of trip advisor reviews, but a local guy also confirmed this decision as he said it was his favorite place to eat at. He told us to order the haddock as it was his favorite item. that's what we ordered and it did not disappoint... More 

Thank RandyHodge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: (781) 631-4236

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