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The Barnacle

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
+1 781-631-4236
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (67 reviews)
“chowder” (37 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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141 Front St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3546
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1 - 10 of 384 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The place is small and friendly. Reminded us of a old pub in London, UK. Very picturesque. The service was nice and the waitress gave us good advices. The portions are plentiful, but the food was a little too greasy for our tastes.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This place has the great views, patio sitting, and the atmosphere. The servers were fun, fast, and friendly. The beer was cold. The fried oysters...oh, yum! My steak and stuffed shrimp were/was one of the best meals I had in Marblehead! A great place all...More

Thank rainbow-ettes
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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
US$ 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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