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Barker Tavern

21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
+1 781-545-6533
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“swordfish” (62 reviews)
“prime rib” (11 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here for dinner with five members of my book club. Four of us enjoyed our dinners a lot and one thought hers was only OK. One member ordered a glass of red wine that had turned. The waitress was surprised and said it was...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Have a good friend who had been telling me for years that the Barker Tavern has the best swordfish of any restaurant. Final had it a couple weeks ago and it was outstanding. Tender and a very thick piece of swordfish. Had drinks at the...More

Thank parcapecod
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The food is usually fair to good but the service is horrible! We waited a long time to get menus and even longer for the food to arrive.More

1  Thank Linda R
shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

I'm very sorry for your last experience at the Barker. Please provide us with more information so that we can respond appropriately. After 2 historic Nor'Easters which caused all of Scituate to lose power for several days, we experienced a very busy Friday night and...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

We tell people you can throw a dart at the menu and you can’t go wrong . We’ve been going there for several years for dinner and the pub. Always excellent. 5 star. The swordfish is the best you’ll ever have thick and juicy. Cooked...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We have gone here on and off for years, and like the pub but also the main dining room. While there are certainly traditional New England dishes, there is a good variety of more interesting meals, particularly (for me) the seafood options (I don't eat...More

Thank smolchaji
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Barker Tavern is in my home town. We had or daughters wedding reception here and as always they did a fantastic job. Well organized and food is always consistently excellent. They have several dining rooms and a couple of smaller areas for private groups along...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 22 December 2017

From the begining I knew it was going to be great. Colin the bar tender is perhaps the funniest person I have ever met. The drinks were a little dangerous, but great. The food was unbelievable. The wait staff is all over you, as needed....More

Thank crunchandmunch
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Years ago we ate at Barker Tavern often but we had stopped going because the restaruant (and bar) was so cold (drafty). But they fixed that. Throughout the restaurant, the atmosphere was warm (literally and figuratively) and cozy. The food is fantastic. I had the...More

1  Thank nancym290
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Awesome food great wait service. Can take your time enjoy your dinner not rushed. Have eaten in dining room wonderful service. Also have a great pub. Sometimes there is a wait for pub but they offer both pub menu and dinning room menu. Kathy and...More

1  Thank Therese T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

From the minute you walk in the door, the old tavern is a great experience. Best meal our family had during our visit-Huge seared scallops,16+oz. grilled swordfish, and prime rib. If you are lucky, you will have Patrick as your waiter-so polished, informed and on...More

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Linda H
14 November 2016|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry to be getting back to you this late, if it's still not too late, I can only say, to call them. Sorry, i wasn't much more helpful.
31 October 2016|
Response from Beggg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You'll need to contact the restaurant.
Joanne R
10 May 2016|
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Response from F9724MUlindac | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open on Tuesdays - the pub at 4pm, and the dining room at 5pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 48
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Scituate
  • Phone Number: +1 781-545-6533
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The Barker Tavern is a fully restored 17th century building, home to a quiet casual fine dining restaurant and lively Eli's Pub, both serving new american cuisine. The historic restaurant and modern ball room sit on top of a hill overlooking Scituate harbor, centrally located between Boston and Cape Cod.
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