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141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
(781) 631-4236
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Novi, Michigan, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
Frederick, Maryland
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Marblehead and wanted to find a god seafood restaurant. The Barnacle was recommended as a great local spot right on the water. We walked from the B&B to the restaurant. An interesting walk down narrow old streets. The Barnacle was definitely a rustic local restaurant. Some outside seating overlooking the water. We decided to dine inside... More 

Thank Bob T
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking Marblehead harbor, The Barnacle offers great food, fast service, and if you can get a table outside, beautiful views of the harbor.Best to call ahead for reservation. My favorite is the Fishermans platter, huge piece of fish, mountain of fries, scallops, clam bellies. One of the few plates that I could not finish because I was filled to the... More 

Thank Steven S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And this place is great. Good food amazing views .. and of course open on weekends! Must go if visiting nearby

Thank Albert G
Province of Cordoba, Argentina
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Barnacle is not the most fanciest place. However it has the best lobster, clam chowder and of course dark and stormys. The restaurant is on the water so you can enjoy a great view of the harbor. You should try to get there for an early dinner as the restaurant does fill up and then there is a long... More 

Thank ArgExpat2011
Fairfield, Connecticut
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great experience, terrific food, fabulous service. Met the owner, really seems to care. Seems to be local hangout

Thank fishes5
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Recent stay in Marblehead, MA. Inn keeper suggested The Barnacle. Actually ended up going there 3 times. Lunch, Drinks/Snack, Dinner. Each time we were on the deck overlooking the harbor. Food was very good. Steamed Clams were generous in quantity for snack. All food was fresh and the staff was very attentive. We will surely come back to this spot... More 

Thank Mike P
Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Have been coming here since I was little and it's still great. Fresh, local seafood with a great view. This is the place to be during storms. The waves break over the restaurant.

Thank Torrey67
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Since I've lived here all my life and visitors always want a lobster and a waterfront restaurant The Barnacle is perfect. Old and rustic, crammed and noicy it is a fun spot especially if you sit outside. Not fancy dining! Just take that boiled lobster and pull it apart and dig out that succulent meat, dip it in drawn butter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?