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Jack Tar American Tavern

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126 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945-5609
+1 781-631-2323
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for a birthday dinner. It is a fun atmosphere and the food was amazing. The ribs are excellent as were the scallops. The kids menu was perfect. Service was excellent! Can not wait to go back when we return for another visit!

Thank fifthwheelers
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here our first night in Marblehead. It's delicious! The wait staff is friendly and efficient. Fantastic food. Great atmosphere. Awesome draft beer selection.

Thank Jessica W
Boston, MA
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Decent service, fantastic menu and food was surprisingly good. Ate here late one Saturday night and will definitely go back. Great place to have in town!

Thank SJDS15
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Four of us dinned at Jack Tarr's recently & had a wonderful experience.We had grilled scallops, crab cakes, sirloin tips, shrimp & salads. Everyone really enjoyed the dinners they ordered. We ate on the outside patio on a lovely night. Brenden our waiter was terrific. He did an excellent job as well as being very personal. We never felt rushed.

Thank E C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great "no frills" location in Marblehead. Excellent appetizers,salads,burgers and martinis served by friendly staff. Great outdoor dining.

Thank Dave A
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I know the difference between grill marks and burnt meat. One bite was enough and I had asked it to be medium. Their answer - too well done for you. I waited for another burger but this one was also over done while the inside was bloody. Not happy.

Thank Susan K
Mequon, Wisconsin
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310 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

They offer $5 pizzas from 5-7 pm each night, so if you go during that time be prepared for lots of families with kids inside. Outside seemed to be less hectic, but the rain did cause reseating, which caused overcrowding in the bar area. The four cheese pizza was good. The spaghetti Bolognese was fine. The basil vinaigrette was the... More 

Thank Ttttraveler
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Of the many restaurants in Marblehead, Jack Tar is one of few that is consistently good. The ambiance is high enough for a romantic night, but relaxed enough for beers after work. The bar can be a little crowded but still intimate. They have a great line up of beers on tap and a great collection of scotch. The lighting... More 

Thank David D
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Great bar with a good atmosphere full of friendly people . Food was well priced and excellent value. Had to go back the next 2 nights for more.

Thank PlymouthSteamer
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed eating in the garden at Jack Tar. The food was very good and the server was friendly. The location is a nice walk from Harborside House

Thank Superdebville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?