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The Barnacle

141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
+1 781-631-4236
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (68 reviews)
“steamers” (23 reviews)
“chowder” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
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1 - 10 of 392 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I've been coming to the Barnacle since I was a kid in single digits. It's still my favorite place in town. The food is typical New England fare (read: seafood), all of it excellent, but with enough chicken and beef on the menu to keep...More

Thank J.P. S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a noon meal and had fired oysters and a cup of clam chowder and lobster bisque. The food was very tasty! Will do again when in town.

Thank Mcoppin
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The best lobsters ! Great chowder ! Wonderful fried sea food.... always a fun time at the Barnacle. The views make your visit to the Barnacle a truly Marblehead experience.

Thank RERubin
Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you're looking for 5 star waterfront dining with fancy napkins French waiters wearing vests- this is NOT your place. If you're looking for a great fresh lobster, steamers, clam chowder- not to mention AWESOME onion rings (this stringy kind). real cocktails, and a crusty,...More

Thank Camsdad11
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Our waiter is a model of a perfect waiter. She was attentive without want to be your best friend. The attached bar kept the evening lively with locals and a birthday celebration. I felt like I was welcomed into someone's home. The food - large...More

Thank Jeannie E
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had not been in awhile and worried about them getting lazy....not the case. The waitresses were competent and friendly, the Bloody Mary was great, and the scallops were too: fresh , a good amount of them, and not too expensive given the price of...More

Thank sjk7301948
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The Barnacle is one of those quaint seaside gem of a restaurant. Nothing fancy or modern. If you want to step back in time for some really good food you should try it out. I can personally recommend the blackened swordfish. Two others had the...More

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Having a meal at The Barnacle in Marblehead is a must for all visitors to town. The seafood is fresh and very tasty. The view of the harbor is incredible.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Don't touch anything else. If you must be here for the view, the terrace or some other redneck convinced you to pass by, have some deep fried food - at least you won't taste anything else then the batter. We ordered salad with grilled shrimp....More

Thank akripa
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Wonderful seafood, GREAT drinks, and what a view ! Best harbor front location in Marblehead ! What a fun spot.

Thank Daniel C
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muskysplace
3 November 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know much about gluten allergies. but I'm guessing a steamed lobster, or some steamed clams would do? the clams are amazing! and well lobstah is as good as it gets. The Oysters are good too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: +1 781-631-4236
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