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Barker Tavern

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21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
+1 781-545-6533
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Barker Tavern has been around for ages and is a throw back to the days of family owned, nice traditional dining. It's the place that you'd take your parents for their anniversary, or they'd take you for your graduation or engagement. But it's more than that, really. Some would say that, by saying the above, it sounds a bit old... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We waited two days to have dinner here. Wanted to get our bearings and then settle in for our usual attack plan. the Barker Tavern is the BEST! We have eaten all over the world but, along with a very nice old colonial feel the greetings, the service and the food were outstanding. Drinks were perfect, appetizers stunning (Lobster stew... More 

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Thank walkerrussellc
shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We really appreciate it. It is with a great sense of responsibility that we prepare our signature swordfish and it is rewarding to hear your comments. Thanks again and come back soon. More 

Scituate, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for fine dining in historic building. Pub offers same great food at a lower price with the addition of local atmosphere.

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Thank tilden49
shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments; we really appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far our favorite restaurant in the Scituate area. We used to eat here once a week when we lived in Scituate. Two of our children had wedding receptions there. When you enter the building it is like going back in time to that special colonial atmosphere that abounds throughout the property. The serenity is instantly felt and... More 

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Thank Lenny L
shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your experience. We love to provide the setting for special occasions and take the responsibility quite seriously. We also love our Barker Brides and their families. It's your patronage that keeps us going, thanks so much! More 

Burlington, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Barker Tavern! I've been going for years, and you can always count on a great meal. Colonial type atmosphere, with modern touches. Swordfish is awesome, so are the steak tips. The pub is a nice experience if you don't want the more normal dining room. Love the twice baked potatoes too.

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Thank Andrew S
shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review. We really appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon. More 

Marshfield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited to go to the tavern on a Sunday night. I ordered a salad and an appetizer at 6:30. I asked if they had forgotten the appetizer at 8:10 after I ate my salad. It was Sunday night, how busy could it be? I am sorry for the couple beside us who got equally lousy service and cold food.... More 

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shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

We apologize for your recent experience. We would really appreciate it if you would please contact us at barker@thebarker.com so that management can speak with you further. We are committed to providing exceptional service and welcome every opportunity to educate and train our staff. It was actually quite busy between 6:00 and 8:30 in our dining room, but that is... More 

Hanover, Massachusetts
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barker Tavern is a the perfect place for dinner! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there two nights ago. We have been going to Barker Tavern for years for our anniversary, and we have always been pleased. The wait staff is welcoming, helpful and attentive but not intrusive. Our waiter was Dave, and he was excellent. My favorite dish... More 

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Thank ALB63
shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. We truly appreciate that you count on us for your special occasions. Thanks again for taking the time to post your review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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289 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

After a blustery three hour sail from the North Shore, it was great to walk to the Tavern from the yacht club, even with a slightly rolling gait. With reservations in advance, our table was nicely situated in the main dining room. The waitstaff was professional and considerate of all tastes, preparing a very special Cosmo (without cranberry juice, with... More 

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Thank Gail G
shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit. This is the time of year when we have visits from guests that sail into Scituate Harbor from all over the county. It is gratifying to be a comfortable port of call destination. Please come and visit us again soon. More 

Scituate, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Been here many times, mostly for desert after diner somewhere else. Food is good service is typically excellent. Nice spot for a special diner. And very cool rooms for a catered event. Wished food was a little more consisten.

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Thank ScitMike
shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your post. please check us out again; we've made some adjustments, with more along the way, to address the consistency and variety of our product. Thanks again for your review and your support. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We were at Barker Tavern a few weeks ago. It is a wonderful place for dinner. We tend to go for special occasions but its great no matter the reason. I had the surf and turf. It was excellent. My husband had the lamb which he loved. Nice atmosphere,nice staff, overall good experience.

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Thank katbob101
shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit. We love to host special occasions and hope to see you come back for the next one. Thanks again and we all appreciate your support. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$48
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Pub, Middle Eastern
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Scituate
  • Phone Number: +1 781-545-6533
Description
The Barker Tavern is a fully restored 17th century building, home to a quiet casual fine dining restaurant and lively Eli's Pub, both serving new american cuisine. The historic restaurant and modern ball room sit on top of a hill overlooking Scituate harbor, centrally located between Boston and Cape Cod.

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