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“Too close for comfort”
Review of Jack Tar American Tavern - CLOSED

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Jack Tar American Tavern
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A tavern in historic Marblehead serving comfort foods like mac-and-cheese and soups, as well as pizzas and sandwiches.
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: If you plan on coming here to converse with people without screaming your lungs out, forget it!! The music in the bar area was playing too loud and tables are so close together you have no intimacy whatsoever.
Disappointing!!!

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Thank Kindella614
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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 make us feel welcome. We will give it a second visit, however and be sure to request better seating, if available.

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Thank Frank A
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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 for conversation. This is going to be our new place. Thanks for having a wonderful hideaway!

Thank Mumofcjandjj
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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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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
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