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Jack Tar American Tavern - CLOSED

126 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945-5609
+1 781-631-2323
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (16 reviews)
“ribs” (5 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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126 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945-5609
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant no longer exists. It closed a year ago. Another restaurant is slated for the location, but it's slow to open.

Thank theotherme_20_15
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

One of Marblehead's local, hidden favorites apparently is scheduled to shutter its doors this Spring -- so, RUN, don't walk, to get in a last meal of fantastic BBQ ribs with coleslaw & fries, or the dearly comforting buttermilk-fried chicken with garlic mashed!! The spinach...More

1  Thank TheWhiteRoad
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This restaurant may be a bit hidden underneath the Muffin Shop in Marblehead, but you will not be disappointed once you find it. Everything on the menu is top notch and highly varied. You can get anything from classic bar bites, to finger licking BBQ...More

Thank ccaliri1
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Jack Tar has always been a great "go to" spot in Marblehead for dinner and a bite at the bar. The owners recently announced that they're heading home (I think?) to Saratoga, NY (again, I think that's where). So they're closing in February at some...More

1  Thank Elko11
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Homemade blackbean burger with cheese, salsa, and avacado with side of brocolli or fries. Great friendly service. Located in historic part of marblehead.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very good food in a wine cellar setting. Staff was very helpful, food was outstanding. It is hidden away so be patient.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The title says it all really, for delicate English stomachs the huge American portions are a bit much. Some might say, "Don't eat it all," but that is difficult when one was brought up to clear ones plate. Found it very noisy as well, not...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Jack Tar is our go-to "real" dinner out with our two little ones. I was excited to FINALLY see a new vegetarian item on the menu last night: butternut squash ravioli. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The kids menu doubles as a coloring page...More

Thank stephso
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was looking forward to dinner here with very close friends we hadn't seen in a while. We made a reservation and were promptly seated. We ordered and waited and waited for our complimentary rolls and had to remind several waitstaff about them. When the...More

Thank Kindella614
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had heard so many positive reviews on Jack Tar that we had to make sure we got to experience. Unfortunately, the quiet dinner for two we were hoping for was not to be. The hostess seated us in the back dining room where the...More

Thank Frank A
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945-5609
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: +1 781-631-2323
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A tavern in historic Marblehead serving comfort foods like mac-and-cheese and soups, as well as pizzas and sandwiches.
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