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Captain Marden's Seafoods

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279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5910
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On our annual trip north for a couple weeks to escape Lowcountry (Charleston, SC) summer heat index, we go directly to Captain Marden's in Wellesley for our northern Atlantic fish cravings. This place cannot be beat - both retail fish market plus the adjoining restaurant where you BYO wine and enjoy a fantastic 1 1/2 lb boiled lobster for 18... More 

Thank Hitch290
Boston, MA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff always make you feel welcome and the food has always been just as I have hoped it would be. The prices are quite good too. I have visited most often for breakfast and have always been happy that I did...but lunch is solid also. Bonus that you can stop by the store and pick up some of the... More 

Thank tnbathon
Boston, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although Captain Marden's is known for seafood, I go for breakfast. Everything on the menu is great. Many meals come with large sides of fresh fruit and potatoes.

Thank Lynn G
Boston, Massachusetts
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526 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have purchased seafood from the market part of Captain Marden's in Wellesley, Massachusetts for a number of years. This was our first visit to the attached restaurant. We went for breakfast and based on that experience we will be back. The space has an open feel with lots of light coming in. The breakfast menu is traditional with eggs,... More 

Thank CarpeNox
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Marden's has the best seafood in the area. Their wholesale operation sells to the best Boston area restaurants. The retail store, which is attached to the restaurant, has the best seafood and prepared meals in the area. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's casual with some counter seating and take out. No liquor license, but... More 

Thank FloridaTravelfan
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a few times and the food is great. It is slightly on the casual side so I go more for lunch than dinner. The staff are very friendly and I've never had a bad meal. If you are looking for good seafood and a casual environment, this is your place!

Thank Jeff S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family run (I think). Fried platter was excellent. Clams melt in your mouth. Scallops amazing fried shrimp and fish really tasty. Linguini with shrimp better than any Italian restaurant could make. And the best is the homemade corn bread served warm with butter. Make a trip. Your stomach will love you

Thank Karen G
Fair Oaks, California
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400 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the one thing I can't get in California: belly clams. So when I see it on the menu, it's all mine. We had to wait for a table, and the waiting area is super cozy (read tiny) with incredibly hard benches, but it's totally worth it. You start with cornbread, moist and with butter, and then you need to... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter loves seafood so I brought her here to celebrate a special event at midday. She really enjoyed the calamari special app and her shrimp roll. The table service was good although I had to get up to pay my check after waiting for a while. The server did not tell me I needed to pay at the register... More 

Thank DianeW21
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and I, as well as a group we belong to, frequent Captain Marden's a lot. This is an all around great place. We think it is the best breakfast in town. I usually get either Eggs Benedict or an omelet (various combinations) and my wife gets either the omelet or scrambled. The lunch/ dinner is just as good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5910
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wellesley
  • Phone Number: 781-235-3737

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?