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Barker Tavern

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21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-4821
+1 781-545-6533
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Scituate, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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197 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Scituate, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in the same town as Barker Tavern but had never visited till now. Wow, what a place, would recommend it to anyone wanting a classy place with excellent service and nearby the shore for walking on the beach. Get out of the city and check this place out. A little remote but its worth the drive.

Thank j2s237
Orlando, Florida
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in an historic building in Scituate, MA is the Barker Tavern, an establishment which thrives on word of mouth as surely you'd never find it otherwise. As we walked up to the building we were struck by the beauty of this fine, old house which was converted into a restaurant. Thick, beamed ceilings and hand-hewed plank floors are... More 

Thank Eduard_Pineiro
Scituate, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant but I was not awed. Very small portions for a pretty high price. The food was tasty.

Thank Beth M
Scituate, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Month after month, year after year, the pub satisfies in every way. The food, drink, staff and guests all come together in a 'Cheers-like ' atmosphere that warms your heart and belly at the same time. If they ever decide to expand the pub space even more of us will show up at five o'clock to claim our place at... More 

Thank Sherrie L
Hull, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We have been here on special occasions. It is pricey but actually no more so then any upperscale Restaurant. I brought my husband for his Birthday. I mentioned while making reservations on line, that it was his birthday and that a Fireside table would be great if they could.(I was making the reservation the same day so I knew that... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Ely's pub is small and cozy.....perfect for a quick bite while the main dining room is great for fine dining. Food is delicious....

Thank Janet B

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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
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?