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Barker Tavern

21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
+1 781-545-6533
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“swordfish” (72 reviews)
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
“spanakopita” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Service is excellent & food was delicious. You can't beat their swordfish! Relaxing atmosphere. It was a lovely evening!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LDevin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been in Scituate for over 40 years. Every few years we go the Barker to see if has changed and/or improved. This last visit Sunday 12/30 was very good. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The house salad dressing was excellent and my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pete R
Reviewed December 15, 2018

I am always amazed at the quality of the food and the loving courteous service at the Barker. From a family wedding where they bent over backwards to the great early Sunday pre fix early dining to the wonderful hot buns to the secret Barker...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mobile53496685484
Reviewed November 6, 2018

great environment and staff - the pub is our favorite for date night and the restaurant is great for family and intimate dining.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tammyPet
Reviewed August 31, 2018

On a recent, very HOT evening, the tavern was crowded but it was really unbearable with how hot the restaurant became. Part of our annual outing, and this was the first time we were disappointed that accommodations were not made for added cooling fans or...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank maryofmassachusetts
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Pub menu is excellent. Service is wonderful. Never had anything but a wonderful experience. Well worth it

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank stvfield
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Barker Tavern used to have the best swordfish in the country. I honestly wouldn't eat it anywhere else. But, the last two times I have eaten there, the swordfish has been dry. I don't know if they have a new chef or not, but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bakerst7
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We go here every year with friends. The swordfish is amazing and the service it great. On our last visit we were upstairs in a private room. It was perfect.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank garybS3982PM
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Tuesday, August 7th 2018 evening dinner for four (4) adults. Background: Visit this restaurant at least twice during the summer. Food is reasonably consistently quality on less than challenging receipes. Food: Steak, scallops, haddock, seafood casserole. Haddock cooking method not noted on the menu: it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank billy43212016
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We arrived on a summer Sunday evening at 7:00PM just as many diners were finishing their meals. The beautiful, colonial room quieted and service was excellent. For starters, the Spanakopita was cheesy, flaky, and delicious. The Pressed Baby Arugula salad also sparkled. Main courses were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Arthur A
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Linda H
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry to be getting back to you this late, if it's still not too late, I can only say, to call them. Sorry, i wasn't much more helpful.
October 30, 2016|
Response from Beggg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You'll need to contact the restaurant.
Joanne R
May 10, 2016|
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Response from F9724MUlindac | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open on Tuesdays - the pub at 4pm, and the dining room at 5pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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