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“Great Food and Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern

The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern
Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Barnstable
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern Chef/Owner Bob Calderone brings "Great Food and Friendly Service" to Historic Rte. 6A. Open every day for lunch and dinner, we always serve fresh and if possible local food! We feature creative Cape Cod cuisine with a full menu of exciting appetizers, refreshing salads, and fabulous seafood, meat, and Italian specialty dishes. Try our popular thin crust pizzas or our award-winning grilled Tavern Burger! People also enjoy our fried seafood platters, Fruit of the Sea mixture served over a bed of tasty pasta, and our fresh homemade New England clam chowder. Our friendly servers can guide you through our menu if you need recommendations. We also a full selection of beer, wine, and other spirits to drink with your meal. Sit inside our rustic English-style pub tavern our outside on our spacious patio. We offer many daily meal specials. Stop by today for a memorable meal in a relaxing setting!
Sandwich, MA
Level Contributor
72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was not our first time, but food was great as usual. Although there were several people in the bar area, the dining room was almost empty and we are amazed that this is such a well kept secret. The menu is so extensive and everything we've gotten there is always topnotch. Rolls were right out of the over, hot and delicious. My husband picked something off the fixed price menu, so his dinner included a glass of beer or wine, and his selection included: appetizer (salad), entrée (mushroom ravioli with chicken & spinach), and dessert (brownie sundae). There were a LOT of items to chose from in each category. He was kind enough to share the salad and dessert with me (as there was plenty of food) and I chose beef tenderloin with gorgonzola sauce which came with starch and vegetable. All were excellent and the service was friendly and quick. We overheard a couple at another table raving about their dinners and how reasonable their check was!! We would have to agree. It was a wonderful dinner!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Massachusetts
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Denied discount and a spilled drink issue”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Had tickets to cape Cod Symphony on a recent Sunday. Symphony site advertised Barnstable Inn offered 20% discount off lunch if you had symphony tickets. When we told waitress of our tickets, Discount was denied. Then, I took two sips of my Cosmo, only to knock it over accidentally, my sleeve catching on the glass. I would like a restaurant's opinion on this...do you replace drink free of charge, or charge for a replacement drink? What is protocol? Needless to say, not only was discount denied, but yes, charged for the drink too. These small annoyances do not bring in customers. Good faith and a little leeway go a long way.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank VIKINGMassachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfection all around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

We went there on a busy night when there was a play across the street. They have an extensive menu to look over. All of the staff seemed to know that there were deadlines, yet we never felt hurried or anxious about finishing in time. There were 4 of us and we each had something different, and each of us felt our food was delicious. It was well presented, and the staff served us impeccably. Highly recommended,

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NikkiS909
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Trent Hills, Canada
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285 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Welcoming Dining on the Cape”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

It was not our first visit to this restaurant and it never disappoints. An extensive menu with many local items. The clam chowder is amazing and the crab cake entree is great. There are local beers on tap. Service is fast and friendly. The building and it's tavern and restaurant are ideally located in the centre of Barnstable. Lots of parking behind the restaurant.

Visited January 2014
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Thank GuinnessBoy1950
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boston, ma
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198 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Cozy spot for dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

We were in for dinner early on a recent Friday night with our 2 kids and a friend. We were able to sit in the tavern side which I find more cozy and relaxing than the dining room. We were greeted warmly by the hostess who sat us where we asked to. The menu was extensive and hard to choose from. The waitress was friendly and efficient, answering questions about the menu and bringing drinks promptly.
The clam chowder was one of the best I've had. All of our dinners were very good, we left very happy and relaxed. Will definitely return when I'm in the area again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank spbos14
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