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“Definitely worth the trip!”
Review of Barefoot Bob's Beach Grill - CLOSED

Barefoot Bob's Beach Grill
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed May 17, 2013

First of all, POO to Gordon and his dramatic waste of network airtime. That guy is famous for making himself look good at the poor unsuspecting restaurants expense that he exploits for his ridiculous Kitchen Nightmare's show.

Barefoot Bob's is by far the best place to visit on Nantasket Beach! It's a great place to eat, drink and hang out with your friends while enjoying a fabulous beach view.

The food is quite a few levels above "beach food" quality and the staff is fun, friendly and professional. And the owners maintain a friendly relationship with and actually care about their customers.

They've poured their hearts and souls into Barefoot Bob's Beach Grill and it show's within every aspect of their business. Do them a favor and swing by for a great meal in an unbeatable atmosphere.

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2  Thank BMore714
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We decided to drive an hour to visit this restaurant that was featured on Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares this past weekend. It is located South of Boston in Hull, about an hour away.

The place was easy to find. Hull is a peninsula sticking out into the ocean and Barefoot Bob's is on the 1 main street, just after the road splits in two, one going each direction with the restaurant and several other businesses in the middle. Parking was fine, along the beach, and free. It may be more difficult in the summer. There were a lot of motorcycles parked outside and on a neighboring property.

We got a table right away, inside. There were also tables outside, but it was in the low 60s so a bit cold to be out in the wind.

The first thing we noticed were the high number of bikers in the bar (obviously the owners of the bikes outside). They came in all shapes and sizes and were really no problem at all, if a bit loud. The occasional motorcycle leaving and revving their engine outside was also a distraction.

The nachos we ordered had little cheese and a lot of crunchy onions and uncooked lettuce, jalapeno, and diced tomato with some chili on top. What cheese there was was burned to a crisp on the tortilla chips.

Our waitress was very friendly and had a good smile, but she disappeared for long periods of time even thought there were only 3 tables inside occupied. Perhaps she covered outside as well.

My burger was good, cook the way I ordered it. The fries were great. My daughter's clam strips were good, and my other daughter's Chicken, Broccoli, and Bowties came with ziti instead. They were out of a number of items, including the chili. My wife had a Fajita Wrap that was OK - not bad and not good.

The check took 20 minutes to come, with us sitting with our dirty dishes watching a college softball game on one of the 10 TVs scattered around the place. Even my beer was gone. My coconut rice never came, but it wasn't included on the bill.

Prices were average, perhaps on the high side. The bill for 4 people was $77.

The place looked shabby. Some of the stuffing was coming out of the seat cushions. The ceiling is fairly low and the floor grimy. The decorations were fine - beach theme. The bathrooms were singles, so there were lines for both the Men's and Ladies' rooms.

Overall, a bit disappointing. It was more of a bar that served food than a restaurant with a bar. The outside area would be a big plus in the hotter weather if the service got better.

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6  Thank Chris B
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We had a great meal with a couple of drinks for a reasonable price. Mahi-Mahi grilled tacos with mango pineapple salsa.

1  Thank Ignazio S
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Older beach cafe. It was March so the patio was closed. We started with good pour cocktails. We had a seafood platter and clamstrip plate. Good portions well prepared. Excellent tartar sauce!!! The platter would have been better with whole belly clams and bigger shrimp.
We also had a very good,friendly waitress.

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1  Thank dick6922
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Barefoot Bob's is my favorite beach bar on Nantasket beach. It's great for lunch or dinner during or after a beach day, or for a few beers at sundown. The atmosphere is tacky and the service is mediocre, but it's fun to people watch, and you can show up in your bikini and flip flops. It's a bit overpriced, but the portions are huge. Inside the actual restaurant it's a bit seedy, so stay outside. This place was featured on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, where they gave the decor and menu a makeover, but it didn't stick and they went back to their old ways. Search it on Youtube for a closer look at this establishment.

2  Thank Karyn G
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