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Weathervane Tavern

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85 Railroad Ave, South Hamilton, MA 01982-2218
+1 978-468-2600
11:30 - 12:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 12:00
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Kerrville, Texas
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176 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It was noontime and we were hungry and this place in small-town Hamilton looked good. Fortunately for us, we were seated immediately since it only has about a dozen tables and a few bar stools. Let's get to the food - the best part. My husband chose the clam chowder/stuffed clam plate and deemed it absolutely perfection. The clam "chowder"... More 

Thank ncftx
Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I'm hesitant to post a review because I don't want anyone else to know about this neighborhood gem. Teeny, tiny place (only 14 tables for two and a handful of booths), you find yourself elbow to elbow with your neighbor trading opinions and suggestions. Service was very good considering the cramped and crowded conditions. The food is definitely the star... More 

Thank Jacqui T
South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've eaten at this restaurant for over 25 years off and on. It's great for lunch or dinner. Food is very good; well prepared and reasonable. It's a hole in the wall, but locals love it. You definitely get your money's worth. It can get very busy if you come at standard times.

Thank CHD01982
Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the Weathervane for as long as I can remember. It's a hole in the wall, neighborhood place where you are sure to run into friends & neighbors. The menu is huge for such a small place, but everything we've tried has been great: burgers, seafood, sandwiches, chicken, beef, you name it! They pour a great... More 

Thank Bellanonna2
Beverly, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The food is all prepared in house and the staff if great. We eat there about once a week and have never gotten a bad meal. You will always meet a new friend at the bar to talk to. The prices are reasonable for the portions that you get.

1 Thank PrincessStacie
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The Weathervane is a local eat for lunch/dinner. If you think you're going to have dinner here on a weekend night, come early and be prepared to wait as they do fill up and do not take reservations. This is a steak and baked potato kind of place (you'll leave happy with a full belly but don't expect anything daring... More 

Thank Lauren S
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

My wife and I have dined here several times. Each time the food is well-prepared, tasty, consistent and a relative bargain. Not fancy, but well worth the trip. Drinks are low priced and a healthy pour. They do not take reservations so you might have to wait. It's worth the wait.

1 Thank DavidS60745
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent home style meals at a reasonable price. And the drinks are also well made and sensibly priced.

Thank Tom46Boston
Lynn, Massachusetts
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448 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Well worth the wait for the experience. It's like being in a local pub where many people know each other and the staff. It is like eating with friends and family. Our server, Maryann, was so nice and, the owner, came over to make sure everything was ok. Customers waiting for their tables are chatting, the bar is vibrant and... More 

Thank lash23_13
Exeter, New Hampshire
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We went there based on Trip Advisor reviews, and were not disappointed. I ordered the veal and asparagus special, which was great. My wife was saving room for the "Two weeks" only fresh strawberry short cake special so she ordered a spinach salad. It was huge with fresh ingredients. She couldn't decide on the dressing so the waitress gave her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Railroad Ave, South Hamilton, MA 01982-2218
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  South Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 978-468-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?