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317 Main St, Ste 1, Wakefield, MA 01880-5053
+1 781-246-1422
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
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317 Main St, Ste 1, Wakefield, MA 01880-5053
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just leaving after eating at the bar. Food was good. Drinks were good. Joe the bartender was a jerk. His preferred (and obviously regular) customers received great service and entertaining conversation. We were first - and last - time clientele. Had to ask several times...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The restaurant is hosted on what used to be a YMCA. It's casual yet more upscale than the typical neighborhood restaurant, located on a quiet corner of Main St. near the lake. From the left of the main entrance there's a large bar area and...More

Thank Emilio P
Reviewed 4 December 2017

One of my favorite places on the northshore, this restaurant has both a dining side, as well as an upscale bar side with high tops and nice bar. Great appetizers and cocktails as well as main entrees. Quality food at affordable prices. Bob

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The evening my wife and I went to Artichokes, there seemed to be more going on at the bar than in the dining room so we decided to eat at the bar. I'm glad we did. The bartender was very friendly as were our fellow...More

Thank CarlosIII
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is the third time I’ve been to Artichokes. Once was when they were still in Melrose and I like this Wakefield location much better as it’s way more spacious. I highly recommend their martinis they are always delicious and you get your money’s worth...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We have been coming to Artichokes for a few years but last Saturday nights experience was so bad that we won't be back soon. We will try them again but with a party of no more than 4. We had a party of 7 and...More

2  Thank bob181
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The atmosphere reminded me of some of the places we ate in Rome. The prices are decent for what you would expect. They are more than willing to customize the dishes. Our waitress was great. I had avoided Artichokes because it was so busy. Now...More

Thank ravenwell
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Brought my Mom and family here for a casual dinner and everyone loved it! Portions were ample, service was excellent - our experience couldn't have been better....

Thank V5255PIlisap
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've eaten there about 6 times in the past 18 months. The food is consistently excellent BUT .... a) Don't go there when it's crowded/busy: after the wait, the crowd noise is unpleasant and the service gets slow. b) Don't go there is the bar...More

Thank Doctr_John
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Nice place and the food is good. The atmosphere is really nice and the downstairs is a nice little area to just hang out and relax.

Thank JeepsnCoronas
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February 28, 2015|
Response from Kimmey20 | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe so. You can dress casual.
February 6, 2015|
Response from Kimmey20 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that they do; but, I am not sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Main St, Ste 1, Wakefield, MA 01880-5053
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +1 781-246-1422
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