Open daily for lunch and dinner, this fine seafood restaurant invites guest to enjoy fresh seafood dishes, great steaks, and much more, in a casual ... More
Open daily for lunch and dinner, this fine seafood restaurant invites guest to enjoy fresh seafood dishes, great steaks, and much more, in a casual atmosphere that features wonderful panoramic views and an outdoor dining area.
Another Header here - The Barnicle has great seafood, but it always feels rushed, like most tourist places. The tables are exceeding small, so as good as it is, it's not a relaxing experience. Maybe a once-a-year place because the view from the porch is so great if you're lucky enough to eat out there.
I recently went with a friend to check out this place. The service was terrible taking over 15 minuted to be greeted and even longer to get food. Drinks were mediocre. Bunch of snobby townies. Drunk guys fighting in front of the building. Over priced...
I'm a Header although I currently live somewhere else. I was recently at The Barnacle for lunch on Tuesday, drinks Wednesday night & lunch again on Thursday. Tuesday I had the swordfish with onion rings & three white Russians. The fish was good but it was dry. The onion rings were good & I had a sundae for dessert. I can't say that the food is the best I've ever had, but then again I come for the drinks & the camaraderie at the bar. Danny was the bartender serving that afternoon. He makes whities just the way I like them.
Wednesday I'd had a lot of dental work done that day & needed to blunt the pain. So I walked down to the Barnacle. Jimmy was behind the bar. We caught up with each other since I hadn't seen him in a few years & another 3 whities were inhaled.
Thursday I had the Halibut with what the menu said was a mandarin orange sauce. It was instead the thyme butter sauce from the swordfish, but I forgave it because it was nice & moist. Hammer chose my side which was onion rings. They were great.
Jay seriously needs someone to run the place because he's not doing a good job. The selection of white wine is horrible. There wasn't any Barnacle merchandise for sale. When I come into town I'll easily spend $100 on hats & shirts, not this time. The prices on the menu are a bit high but he also takes Amex. It seems like he had to be pulled kicking & screaming to accept it. If there are issues with service from the kitchen I've never noticed, but then again I come to drink. The Barnacle does have the best mixed drinks that I've had anywhere. The 5th star goes to Jimmy, Danny, Hammer, Beth & even Reed... The bartenders are excellent!
When I've eaten in the diningroom or on the deck, I generally ask for Lisa. Service has been slow at times, but come on, when the dining room is packed you can't expect the server to provide you with immediate attention. The view of the harbor is great but you can't really see it from the bar. Maybe I'll get lucky & the alien will be there. He makes great whale sounds.
I love this place for the seafood, the summer tourest who come and say they hate it can go to the the steakhouses back from where they come from or go to the ones on Route 1. But the Barnacle is a classic joint. Its a great place to meet the locals and enjoy a good seafood meal. The clams are excellent the seafood chowder. The service is busy don't expect to be served hand and foot this is a great place to eat on a wonderfull summer evening looking out arcoss the harbor. Enjoy a lobster out on the small deck makes it a intamate place to take a date. If you got kids take them to Kelly's.
In small New england communities there is always a question whether or not it is safe to go out dressed in what could be construed as outter wear of an opposite sex.
The Barnacle has proven itself to be above such pettiness and is really only interested in you as a customer not your personal interests.
Food is wonderful, portions very satisfactory and the ambience is fantastic. Eating seafood while overlooking the ocean what can be better.
Open each year from Memorial Day through Labour Day, this unique restaurant offers dining on upscale, as well as more
casual, American dishes aboard a floating ship, the Rockmore; the menu features a great variety of seafood dishes, as ...
Rated #1 in Marblehead by Trip Advisor for five years. Fox Pond is one of Boston's premier romantic hideaways. The
B&B is situated next to conservation land, and within a five minute walk to the ocean on well maintained ...
Overlooking Marblehead Harbour, this handsome bed and breakfast features a living room with a fireplace, a lovely sitting room, and
a garden patio; two well appointed guestrooms are furnished with antiques and period wallpaper, and share a bath. A ...