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Jack Tar American Tavern

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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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126 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
+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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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

I enjoyed the best scallops of my life...and I've eaten them all over the US. Service was excellent, great atmosphere, and delicious dinner. Highly recommend.

Thank Judith E
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Food is consistently excellent...no matter what you order. There is something for everyone throughout the great menu. Also, the $5 pizzas before 7 PM every evening does wonders for the budget. Overall, a terrific restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

Thank 467kennethd
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Really enjoyed everything we had. Tasty, and beautiful. Can't figure out why the hole town isn't there every night between 5 pm and 7 for the $5 pizzas, which are really good ----- best $5 pizza of all time.

Thank mix9142
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

This is our go-to place for dinner out with the kids, extended family, friends from out of town, etc...Great individual pizzas, salads, as well as traditional fare. Very reasonable prices, and good beer and wine specials from time to time.

1 Thank Bailey01945
Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We had dinner here on our last night in Marblehead. Great menu, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable . We decided on there brick oven Pizza. The ingredients were fresh and delicious. we would recommend it for family's.

1 Thank Shelley M
San Jose
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We were visiting family in Marblehead, so the six of us chose Jack Tar for dinner one night. I was pleasantly surprised by the diverse selection of food. Good American fare with lots of flavor ! I had a hard time choosing my entree. I had the fried chicken which was "Delish"! Something simple that was absolutely fabulous. Other dishes... More 

2 Thank calgirlsanjose
Cranford, NJ
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189 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We came here based upon other social media reviews and we didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on dinner like some of the other places around. The reviews were dead on. We started with a side salad which came with a lemon vinaigrette. It was a very good size for a side salad and a good warmup.... More 

1 Thank Melonie S
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We just love the food at this restuarant! Everything we have ever gotten has been great from Ribs, to Pizza to their wonderful pasta. The owner is also so welcoming every time we go there she remembers us and treats us like she has known us forever!

1 Thank Joan L
York, PA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Our dinner was delightful, and we enjoyed the outdoor patio with delightful greenery all around us! The waitress stayed on task with our request for added drinks. I enjoyed my steak immensely, as it was juicy and done to my liking!

2 Thank laurieswalkerpittman
Newton, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I am a regular at this place and a big fan. The food is ALWAYS quite good and service at the bar ( where I like to eat) is excellent. I especially am impressed with the sixteen choices of craft beer on tap and the frequent changes in the beer lineup. There are specials each night -- drinks, beer and... More 

1 Thank massbayreviewer

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
  • 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?