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“Love the place”
Review of The Barnacle

The Barnacle
Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Lake Worth, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love the place”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Go ther every year on our annual pilgrimige to our families in Mass and Conn. Great Foof ,Great Service, Great prices!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The home town feel, the best french fries,Super service and an amazing view make the Barnacle my Marblehead pick.”
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

When in Marblehead, head down to Front Street to eat at the Barnacle. The view of Marblehead Harbor is amazing. It is a cozy local place when the menu doesn't disappoint. Try seafood (lobster), steak tips, and great french fries! The bar has a following. Service is quick and accommodating. You won't be disappointed!

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Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Always a treat!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I always visit the Barnacle with my aunt when in town and it is such a treat! A favorite spot for hot dogs and french fries as kids, I cannot get enough steamers as an adult. Portions are plentiful! And appetizer is good for two as a meal! Usually have the lobster roll or tuna but had to try the lobster bisque this past visit. Very good, not too heavy or creamy. French fries and hot dog still the same classic and thoroughly enjoyed by my toddler niece who is always well received by the staff. A "sippie cup" is always promptly provided! Complaints of size and not enough room to seat are worth noting but this is a typical NE local spot, waterfront, and that is just part of the experience. Also get used to cross room conversations as this is a very friendly local hangout, which is just more of a testament to the great food and service at the Barnacle! Can't wait for the next time!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank SandpiperCR
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Such a disappointment”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

The location can not be beaten, right on the harbor, looking at the Neck. The food is okay although the fried clams are inexplicably too chewy; there are much better choices for fried food in Marblehead. What made this a poor rating is it is way too crowded for comfortable seating. We were jammed against the windows looking at the Harbor but it was too uncomfortable to enjoy. Plus the tables behind us pushed against the back of our chairs when the diners sat down. Very uncomfortable.

Visited October 2012
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“What a nice place!!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very small but cozy place. Good service and food - and at a reasonable price. Highly recommendable!!

Visited November 2012
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