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The Barnacle

141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
+1 781-631-4236
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (71 reviews)
“steamers” (26 reviews)
“chowder” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Barnacle serves wonderfully fresh and plentiful fresh food. The wonderful dishes I have had there include; steamed lobster (Wednesday is 2 for the price of one), steamer clams (a huge portion, good for two meals), baked fish and lobster roll. Fried oysters were the...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from Texas where our shrimp has a Gulf of Mexico flavoring, I was excited about trying out The Barnacle after friends raved about them. We ordered the lobster roll sandwich, butterfly shrimp, and clamp chowder. It was spectacular! The owner is a lobsterman and...More

Thank MaMa-Beck-13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here this past weekend with my wife and my nephew’s family. A total of six of us. We split into two tables which was fine. The waitperson took our order in a timely fashion. I had lobster bisque and steamed clams. My wife had...More

Thank davidranen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends of my Mom’s live here and heard the best lobster roll around was here. I’m a super lobster roll snob now so I had to try. Huge lobster chunks on a nice hotdog bun with lettuce and a dab of mayo. I’ve never had...More

Thank callie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the fish and chips, lobster roll and a crab roll. The ratio of lobster and crab meat to bread was off but in a good way. Tons of lobster and crab meat. Great views and there’s a deck you can eat on as...More

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good, we had the fish chowder & fried clams. The view is awesome!! Right on the water watching the boats. Service was horrible. After sitting for a while had to go to the hostess to find out what was up. Waitress came...More

1  Thank annod220
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove to Marblehead for lunch one day and found this gem. We were able to sit outside on the patio and had the best view. The chowder was delicious and the steamers were fresh and sweet. Prices were reasonable too. Enjoy your meal...we did!

Thank 819andreay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a Hocus Pocus mission so we dropped by the barnacle after visiting Old Burial Hill in Marblehead. I’m not super keen on seafood but I got the shrimp scampi and it was delicious. The portion was pretty small for the price though....More

Thank MelissaClaire93
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are always happy with our experience here. The Barnacle, a local landmark, offers a selection of locally seafood (clams, lobster, scallops) prepared in a variety of ways. You can also get salads, soup, and other appetisers. The service was excellent, the view of the...More

Thank William S
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great food, great view, great service... Nothing more to say! A Massachusetts classic, been in Marblehead for ever! Get there early if you want to dine outside... open at 5 for dinner (get there in advance). Love it!!!

Thank Ben0844
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November 2, 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know much about gluten allergies. but I'm guessing a steamed lobster, or some steamed clams would do? the clams are amazing! and well lobstah is as good as it gets. The Oysters are good too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: +1 781-631-4236
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