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“Small little pub and restaurant - relaxing on outside patio!”
Review of The Barnacle

The Barnacle
Ranked #4 of 58 Restaurants in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had a late lunch, sitting outside on the patio with view to the ocean. Very friendly staff, lobster roll with a let's say half hand of lobster meat for 20$ a little pricy I think, but tasty. We had a good time here. My wife had baked haddock, which was reallllly good, very fresh and tasty!! Parking around that restaurant and in Marblehead seems to be a mess. Only one way streets, it takes time to find a spot.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I have been eating at The Barnacle for twenty plus years; this place embodies reliability for consistently good food. This restaurant may not be "fit for foodies" , but it's the "foodies" who will miss out. If you seek out fresh delicious seafood, simply and honestly prepared, this is it. Small and rustic inside, it boasts the best ocean views in town: looking over to Marblehead Light and Neck out to the open ocean, the views are unsurpassed. The dining room is so close to the water, that last October, during a storm, the waves crashed onto the windows before me. So if you're in Old Town Marblehead, head down Front Street, and just before the beautiful Ft. Sewall, you'll find The Barnacle. Enjoy the spectacular views and enjoy the fresh seafood!

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1  Thank William N
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is not the best place to bring the inlays, but it does have great lobster deals. Reminded us of the bar in The Perfect Storm. So if you want a bit of local flair, and great lobster this is the place to come. If you want more elegant fair other there are many options in Marblehead that will fit the bill.

1  Thank Susan N
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is a great place to eat seafood with the wonderful views of Marblehead's bay and its hundreds of boats. It's nothing fancy, but you get fresh, well prepared seafood. We tried the lobster bisque, the seafood platter and the fish and chips. Very good... Service was nice and friendly. I had to set up for bottled beer, but nobody is perfect...

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1  Thank Alvaro632014
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Had dinner the other evening...just ok. My husband's lobster was good but in this area it would be very difficult to find bad lobster in a restaurant of this caliber. Lobster bisque was blah...not a lot of flavor, very thin. Would not reorder. Had the shrimp with Barnacle's "famous stuffing" which was just shrimp covered in a ton of toasted breadcrumbs. Would not reorder. Considering the other dining options around here will not return. Service was good, though...just disappointed in the food.

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1  Thank Bellojoseph
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