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141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
(781) 631-4236
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Like many reviewers, I enjoyed sitting on the outside deck overlooking the ocean. I tried the baked scallops after reading many reviews, and I really didn't care for them at all. I love scallops, but these didn't have much flavor. What flavor they did have was mostly in the soggy bread crumbs that coated the dish. My husband had the... More 

Thank Shaina R
Wayne, New Jersey
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150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful views from the outside decks. Excellent hard working servers. Steamers were not the best we've ever had. Oysters were bizarre and poorly shucked. Broiled seafood was tasty but topping was a bit on the sweet side. Reasonable wine list.

Thank Elitefreak
Columbia, South Carolina
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is in the heart of beautiful Marblehead. They have outdoor seating overlooking the harbor. The baked scallops were excellent. My family enjoyed the baked fish as well. A neighboring table had fried seafood and they were very happy. The service was good. The prices reflect the location...but are less than comparable restaurants in Marblehead that are not on... More 

1 Thank CarolinaConclave
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service stunk. The hostess disappeared. Customers initially arriving were ignored. Waitress disappeared too. Messed my order up repeatedly. Forgot a portion of it. Then she forgot a couple of times to bring out a side. The biggest disappointment was the food. My wife and I were really looking forward to eating here. We were very disappointed.

Thank Matt G
Topsfield, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is the best - great views of harbor and outdoor seating! But the food was stuck in the 1950's... I've never had to salt a meal so much to get a little flavor! Watery, bland clam chowder and oversweet thin lobster bisque. Surf & Turf and Seafood casserole were bland and uninspired. Only the Steamed Mussels, as reviewed... More 

Thank CapeJennifer
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a casual, but run down restaurant. We had lunch on the deck overlooking the ocean on a sunny day. Seated in the shade, a breeze kept us cool while we ate a lobster roll & the chicken Caesar wrap. The lobster roll is on a toasted bun ( a must-have for me) but I prefer the roll grilled... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was chilly and I ordered the seafood chowder ...It was the worst soup or chowder I ever had. It was like watered down milk no flavor no seafood. My sister got the lobster bisque same thing watered down milk no lobster no flavor. THE WORST! Then I thought I would play it safe and just get a sandwich yuck!... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside on the deck. There was limited outside seating. We had lobster rolls and clam chowder. This was my son's favorite clam chowder on our vacation. The staff was very friendly. We had great service.

Thank CowTax
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were five people with no reservation on a Tuesday night. We waited ten minutes while a table was cleared and set. I asked the server what they recommend and the answere was SCALLOPS. The menu listed broiled scallops I like them fried which was not a problem for the chef. These were the freshest most delicious scallops I have... More 

Thank VitaUsa
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for Fathers Day and was not disappointed. I had the fish sandwich (my favorite with melted cheese) and my husband had the fish and chips. The fish sandwich is huge and is sooooooo good! Bloody Mary's are also the best The view of Marblehead harbor is beautiful. I was born here and I always try to sit outside... 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, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?