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The Barnacle

141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
+1 781-631-4236
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (67 reviews)
“chowder” (37 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful quiet evening and fantastic dinner here. The food was outstanding, the waitstaff very accommodating. Wish we could get fish this amazing and fresh everywhere 😊

Thank sparky99Florida
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

A good spot on the harbor with a good local feel, a casual and comfortable place to dine. Lobsters were fresh, caught by the owner each day. Service is good and prices were reasonable for the lobsters we had.

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This local restaurant is a favorite of the locals for good reason - it's incredible. I had the best lobster roll I've ever had, and my wife's seafood was incredible. (Warning: All of the prices on other dishes are extremely reasonable, but I paid extra...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The first time we ate here on a Thursday for lunch. The service was fantastic! The clam chowder was the best we had on this trip and the lobster rolls were good. So we made a choice to go back on Saturday hoping to have...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Had a great dinner there with my Mom for their Wednesday night Lobster for two special. Excellent service, friendly, cozy, and amazing food!

Thank Garrett_TX
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Kind of a greasy spoon. Known for their outstanding steak tips and seafood. Fried clams and fries are good. View is spectacular, especially during a storm. In a storm, be prepared to run.

Thank Grizlette
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Questions & Answers
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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