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Barker Tavern

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21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
+1 781-545-6533
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Brunswick, Maine
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182 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe the world's snuggest and most attractive small pubby bar and a great bartender, Colin. An attentive hostess. A seasoned and knowledgeable server, Patrick, who actually knew his stuff completely. AND, a place that actually did make a charred steak as ordered, and perfectly done, see pic. Don't be misled by the neighboring Scituate Tavern or whatever it's called, a... More 

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed the Barker, I suggest reservations and to try the swordfish. They also have a very nice Pub. Enjoy.

Thank John G
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I treated my husband to dinner at the Barker Tavern this past weekend. We had an early reservation and were literally the first people seated. Our table was right under the music speaker and it was too loud. He asked a woman who appeared to be the manager if we could move. She was anything but nice about it, saying... More 

Thank celticwoman50
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Barker is always delicious and has impeccable service!!! Nice atmosphere and great specials. Must try swordfish!

Scituate, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We held an 80th birthday party for my mother at Barker Tavern and it was a small affair, about 12 people. They gave us our own room, let us order off the regular menu, and the luncheon was absolute perfection! The food was terrific; in fact, some of our guests are STILL talking about the venison special they got that... More 

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shoreweb1634, Owner at Barker Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your experience with us and we'll be sure to tell Patrick about your post. We especially hope to see you again soon, thanks again. More 

Scituate, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Exellent service can always be expected here. Sitting in the bar/pub affords a veiw of Scituate Harbor. Pub menu is pleasing and prices run lower than restuarant side. The cocktails are large and perfect.

Thank John N
Scituate, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Handsome historic structure houses inviting,upscale menu. Perfect for special occasions. Bar is particularly comfortable and cozy. Although located in a seaside village, fresh seafood choices are only part of a well rounded menu. Many excellent wine choices are available in a wide price range. Our server was very attentive and service was prompt. In summary, a special meal in a... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love going to the Barker for special occasions. Go to the dining room for special meals, like when the grandparents come to visit or you have friends visiting from out of town. Otherwise, sit in the tavern -- still a great spot, but less pricey. New England history and feel, and really good food.

Thank Hal S
Randolph, Massachusetts
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218 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

After a funeral, about 75 friends and family members had a luncheon at the Barker Tavern. It was a buffet style meal with both Haddock and Chicken Piccata. Also green beans and roasted potatoes, there was plenty and really delicious. If you are looking for a function place with very good food, this is the place. Its old tavern style... More 

Thank temptraveler
Braintree, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were a party of 10 in a private room upstairs celebrating my husband's 60th birthday. The food was fantastic--filet mignon and lobster casserole were to die for. But what really made our day so special was our server Sara. She anticipated our every wish, the service was impeccable--wish I could give her more than five stars. We frequent this... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 48
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Scituate
  • Phone Number: +1 781-545-6533
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?