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The Barnacle

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141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
+1 781-631-4236
11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best seafood joint in town maybe one of the top four in the North Shore the owner and staff are constantly trying to improve..... the food is predictable good and excellent service. I especially like the atmosphere in the bar area

Thank john f
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood menu - seemed crazy to try anything else - in a warm and welcoming environment with cheerful service

Thank osmium2046
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to relax and enjoy some local culture. I highly recommend going on Wednesday for their 2 for 1 lobster special.

Thank Will T
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice meal at The Barnacle. Beautiful view. Average meal, but the view and New England seaside tavern ambiance makes up for it.

Thank cnyfam
Reno, Nevada
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful visit for lunch today. We enjoyed the Lobster Roll, Lobster Caesar and the Fried Seafood platter. All the seafood was awesome!! Lobster meals had plenty of lobster and the seafood platter had some of the freshest best tasting clams scallops and fish I have ever had. Very well done!! Thank you. Only reason this review is not... More 

Thank tausland
Salem, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A classic old-fashioned New England fried seafood place with outstanding views. Good service, good food, good drinks. It's small, and be ready to wait during the busy season. Food isn't inexpensive, but portions are big.

Thank Jim-from-Salem
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63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed dinner at the Barnacle while visiting Salem in April. It was quite busy the night we visited but our waitress was still attentive to us and recommended seats overlooking the harbor since we were not from the area. All of the food we ordered was really well prepared and oh so delicious. But that view,... More 

Thank krazykevy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great staff and very good fish and chips. Some great daily specials. Wonderful view of the harbor from the restaurant, the bar and the outside deck.

Thank bill g
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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277 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We have lived in town for ever and have avoided this touristy spot on the water. Having a yearning for lobster we decided to check it out the other night. Well, it was pretty disappointing with its frozen shoestring fries and small tenders of haddock! Didn't get the lobster as they didn't offer lazy mans. The staff was pleasant but... More 

Thank stephanie m
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great local haunt. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Not fancy but the real thing. The front bar can be a little sketchy but that's half the fun. Especially during a storm and boy do we have storms! As the pix show you can sit literally over the water. Watch the kayakers or get inspired to rent your own around the... More 

Thank mjme11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?