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“Barley Neck New Years Eve. Don't bother, great disappointment” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barley Neck Inn

Barley Neck Inn
Ranked #21 of 56 Restaurants in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $27
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Barley Neck Inn is a popular dinner restaurant on the way to Nauset Beach. Great spot for a family party, rehearsal dinner or wedding. Reservations happily accepted. Wine Spectator Award winning wine list.
Eastham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Barley Neck New Years Eve. Don't bother, great disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

So bad..been a barley neck lover for many years. During the last 4 visits. It as been very bad, but as a lover of the restaurant we gave them some wriggle room. Never again, menu as changed. Quality of the food gone down. I believe they have a new chef and many menu changes not for the positive . There portion are very small 3 scollops for over twenty dollars and they were not good. I could go on forever...they have lost us and many of our friends as customers and all of us have homes there and spend a great deal of time down.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Eastham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Gem in East Orleans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

With a new chef and a brand new menu Joe's was a great dining experience for my wife and I last evening. The new menu is very creative and varied.and the food was wonderful. The Tuna Poke is unique with a delightful mingling of flavors. The baked penne pasta with with mozzarella and Italian sausage was among the best I've ever had. Eating in the bar area was lively and it was great fun and the staff was attentive and friendly. Highly recommended and looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gary S
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Atlanta, GA
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“we love the atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a great place for friends, drinks, music, relaxation and a pretty good meal. The spicy bolognese is just average, but my husband enjoyed the roast chicken, and our other companions had pork loin and salads and were very pleased. The wine list has a nice selection and the service was very good on a busy night. The beach and ocean view outside is beautiful and you can see the many seals cavorting at any time of the year.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 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 IGolf4food
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Massachusetts
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204 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Don't expect great food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you are looking for a bar to have some beers, hear some live music, and hang out with friends, this is not a bad choice. Don't expect great food. Prices are high and most of the food is sub-par. The Sea of Love, which is lobster, shrimp, and scallops over pasta was terribly overcooked, and the Salmon was so underdone that it had to be sent back to be cooked longer under the broiler. The bottom line is this is a place to go and socialize, but don't expect great food. This is one of those places where most of the items sound better on the menu than they really are. Your best best is probably a burger or other bar food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TravelTurtle66
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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155 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Decent food with good service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Located nearby Nauset Beach & many inns, we thought we'd go for dinner. It had a variety of menu items to offer. Had the fish francaise which was nice. The appetizer of Lobster Mac & Cheese was in a little crock & just ok. Friend had a porkchop that was juicy. Others had salads. Several wines by the glass. Service was very good. If you don't feel like driving too far from the area, this is a decent place.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Marion M
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