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The Barnacle

141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
+1 781-631-4236
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster” (56 reviews)
“chowder” (38 reviews)
“steamers” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Bar
$$ - $$$
141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place to go for seafood. Good portion sizes. Fresh lobster and shellfish. Seasoning is nothing special and the space is a little noisy. Still a fun atmosphere with nice outside seating and a wonderful view.

Thank Orsobear09
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here three times in two days! I'm not kidding. Reasonably priced, delicious salad for lunch topped with a generous salmon filet, or grilled shrimp. Twin lobster special for dinner on Wednesday nights. Overlooking the water. Loved it! Terrific service.

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was really good and the prices were reasonable. The fish & chips was melting in my mouth, it was delicious. It felt like the fish was caught the same morning. The restaurant is on the water so the view is very nice and...More

Thank miryam_dec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A shirt Uber ride gets you to this quaint sailor town. Dinner in the patio is a special treat overlooking Corinthian yacht Club and the historic Lighthouse. I ordered the lobster. Beautiful and so fresh. Amazing view. Amazing food. Amazing service.

Thank Janelle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

They were very nice and accommodating. Young friendly staff. Small deck on the wter. Great chowder, Great lobster roll. TERRIBLE bloody marys though .. tasted like they were only made of 3 things ... cocktail sauce, clam juice and vodka.

Thank Queen-Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

that a beautiful town and this little gem of a seafront restaurant is worth the wait. It's a small and very popular place. We went around 2 expecting to be after lunch crowd, and still had to wait about 40 minutes on a holiday weekend....More

Thank drjlever
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day roaming around the beautiful areas of Salem and Marblehead, we wanted an early dinner before heading back to our hotel. The Barnacle had the right comfortable vibe and is situated on the water so you have a view of the bay, the...More

Thank afeistychick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with daughter. Had steamers, oysters and chowda! Everything was great. Highly recommended!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barnacle is a Marblehead town favorite. Great Seafood for a reasonable price. Enjoy beautiful harbor views while sipping your favorite beverage. They have a great crew of bartenders. Friendly service and great staff that is very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Kayak up from...More

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always come here when I visit Marblehead, a sure fire reference point. Nice bar inside while you wait for your table, then as it was a blamy Summer evening we were seated by the water with a wonderful view. I love their clam chowder,...More

Thank Marco C
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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
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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