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Jack Tar American Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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126 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
+1 781-631-2323
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jack Tar is our go-to "real" dinner out with our two little ones. I was excited to FINALLY see a new vegetarian item on the menu last night: butternut squash ravioli. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The kids menu doubles as a coloring page and they hang it on the wall when finished! Seasonal specials, including great cocktails. High... More 

Thank stephso
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was looking forward to dinner here with very close friends we hadn't seen in a while. We made a reservation and were promptly seated. We ordered and waited and waited for our complimentary rolls and had to remind several waitstaff about them. When the food arrived on this very busy, rainy evening, it was great. The ONE GREAT PROBLEM:... More 

Thank Kindella614
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had heard so many positive reviews on Jack Tar that we had to make sure we got to experience. Unfortunately, the quiet dinner for two we were hoping for was not to be. The hostess seated us in the back dining room where the acoustics are so bad we couldn't carry on a conversation. The wait staff didn't particularly... More 

Thank Frank A
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I went with a few friends and had a few drinks and appetizers at the bar the food was great had buffalo cauliflower- unexpectedly wonderful. We asked for a drink off menu and the bartender made the "PERFECT" drink for me and my friends. The bar was busy but still quaint and welcoming music was playing but not to loud... More 

Thank Mumofcjandjj
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for a birthday dinner. It is a fun atmosphere and the food was amazing. The ribs are excellent as were the scallops. The kids menu was perfect. Service was excellent! Can not wait to go back when we return for another visit!

Thank fifthwheelers
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here our first night in Marblehead. It's delicious! The wait staff is friendly and efficient. Fantastic food. Great atmosphere. Awesome draft beer selection.

Thank Jessica W
Boston, MA
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Decent service, fantastic menu and food was surprisingly good. Ate here late one Saturday night and will definitely go back. Great place to have in town!

Thank SJDS15
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Four of us dinned at Jack Tarr's recently & had a wonderful experience.We had grilled scallops, crab cakes, sirloin tips, shrimp & salads. Everyone really enjoyed the dinners they ordered. We ate on the outside patio on a lovely night. Brenden our waiter was terrific. He did an excellent job as well as being very personal. We never felt rushed.

Thank E C
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was our first visit to Jack Tar and only stayed for drinks as the kitchen had just closed. A good selection of beers on tap.

Thank Mauicoffee
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great "no frills" location in Marblehead. Excellent appetizers,salads,burgers and martinis served by friendly staff. Great outdoor dining.

Thank Dave A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: +1 781-631-2323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?