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So glad you are open during this time. Our takeout was amazing! Sword was perfect as always!
The swordfish is the BEST. The petite is a very nice ample portion. The swordfish is exceptional and best of all is the price. My wife and I get the swordfish every time we go. I would highly recommend it.
This is the best swordfish there is, the size is more than generous, I had plenty to take home. The seasoning was fantastic and cooked to perfection. The side were excellent. I would strongly recommend the swordfish in any of their preparations.
I love the marinated tips with mash potatoes!! Very nice dish !!! Substituted my green beans with spinach !! BB
From the time you walk in the door, it is a step back in time. Surf & turf dinner was beyond words, clam chowder was delicious & dessert (warm apple crisp), and a delightful HOT cup of coffee. From beginning to end not a thing disappointed. To top it off our waiter was outstanding. I have never had a bad meal. Plus the ambiance is so welcoming. It's the place to go for a sumptuous meal. Kudos to the chef and staff.
Barker Tavern is consistently a unique dining experience. The food, drinks,and service are tremendous. There is attention to every detail from appetizers to dessert! The Barker Tavern is a traditional favorite!
It had been a while since I've had duck and the Barker certainly met all my expectations. Not only was the duck tasty and succulent, but the accompaniments (a fig sauce, wild rice and asparagus) were exceptional. A wonderful choice for a special occasion meal!
This by far is the best Filet Mignon on the whole south shore. It's always cooked perfect and it melts in your mouth like butter. This is the only place I'll go if I feel like a Filet Mignon you just can't beat it ....
Too-notch bartender delivered great drinks and food. Seafood Picatta was a delectable assortment of seafood on just the right amount of pasta in a flavorful sauce
Generous portion perfectly seared accompanied by fresh asparagus and rice pilaf. The asparagus was crisp and the rice tasty. Looking forward to our next trip where the staff is always friendly and attentive and make you feel like a regular, even if you're not. Always satisfied with the entire experience. Wonderful location and ambiance.
I always get the swordfish when we come to the barker. It is excellent! Cooked to perfection every time. We look forward to visiting again for our anniversary in a few days!
Best Dessert EVER had and continue to have after 30 years of returning to the awesome Barker Tavern! A perfect ending to a fabulous meal (usually my go to Center cut swordfish) A+++
Having Greek blood , these are the best Dolmathes I have ever had- and I have been around a long time!
My daughter was married at the Barker Tavern. Best decision we made. The room was so warm and cozy, the staff make us feel like royalty. We didn't have to think about anything but enjoying this beautiful celebration. The food: what can I say. We chose filet mignon and swordfish. Truthfully you don't see swordfish on the menu of too many wedding events but we had heard about Barker's swordfish and I am so glad we included it. People raved about the food, and the whole experience of this beautiful celebration made so extra special by the caring and attentive staff, great food and overall beautiful ambience of the Barker Tavern facility. Thank you
The swordfish is awesomely delicious at Barker Tavern! It really can't be beat
We have this dish every time we go to the Barker Tavern. We absolutely love it. For years it has never failed us. We go to the Tavern for special occasions. We wish we could go every week. The rolls are to die for and the meat is so tender. There has not been one appetizer, meal or desert that has ever disappointed us. We even have introduced guest we have had to Barker and everyone walks away satisfied and very happy with their meals. I don't know what we would do without it. Please go and experience it for yourself.
The Barker Tavern has it all... amazing food perfectly prepared every time, terrific service, great bartenders, romantic dining atmosphere and the list goes on. The attention to detail here makes us feel special from the moment we walk in to the moment we leave. The staff goes out of their way to ensure you have a lovely experience whether you're just chilling in the pub or celebrating a special occasion in the dining room. Their event room is gorgeous and they do amazing weddings and fun events here. Their signature swordfish is by far, consistently, THE BEST! I've ever had, as is the seafood casserole, all of the desserts and everything in between! Just the mention of this place puts a smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart. I can't wait till our next visit!
Try either the Filet or the blackened swordfish and you will not be disappointed. Pair with the twice baked potato and a veg and it's heaven1
Barker's swordfish is the best, no other restaurant comes close! It's perfect every time! The Barker Tavern is one of a kind
A favorite of mine. Great portion and nice fish.
The BEST swordfish you will ever have!! Been going to the Barker for over 30 years now - amazing food!!
My go to dish, by far the best anywhere! The daily s specials are also amazing. All are equally as amazing as Colin's service!
The Barker Tavern has always been a special place for us. My husband and I were married there almost 31 years ago. This afternoon my husband and son were craving the specialty swordfish. Delicious as usual. My youngest son sampled the steak tip which he remarked was as tender as butter. My bacon cheeseburger was perfectly cooked and oh so yummy. I shouldn't forget to remark on the mouthwatering appetizer..bacon and potato stuffed ravioli. We ended our meal with a bartender recommended coffee with baileys and kahlua. Just an absolutely superb meal. Thank you Barker Tavern ...our special place. ❤️
Best clam chowder, lobster casserole, and Halibut I've had ANYWHERE!
Tried this appetizer for the first time at recent visit — so good! Lovely crisp pastry is the perfect counterpoint to the creamy spinach and feta filling. Very satisfying!
This is always my go to favorite- although I will admit you will love everything in the restaurant and in the tavern- but I need to tell you about the great job the restaurant does and the great food they serve when you book their room for a party- my niece had her bridal shower there and all our friends are still talking about how great the food was- we had three choices of food and the bride to be ordered her favorite as something special for her and her husband to be. This restaurant is my favorite all time place to go and when i have friends visiting from out of state- this is where i take them.
Absolutely the best Swordfish anywhere, perfectly cooked every single time. My wife and I both got it on our wedding day and now we both get it every single time we come for dinner. Some of our wedding guests still rave about the swordfish to this day!
Excellent!!!! Best I ever had
Ever since my first visit about 10 ago, the Barker Tavern is where I celebrate my birthday. A quaint restaurant with great food and wonderful staff. I wish I lived closer than West Roxbury.
Barkers Tavern is a special place where my family celebrated many birthdays in honor of my Dad. I always ordered their broiled swordfish. It is the most tender, thickest, best cooked piece of swordfish you will have in your life! Highly recommend!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere! One of our favorite places to eat!
If you enjoy fresh swordfish, then look no more ... it's perfectly prepared moist and a generous portion. I usually have it prepared blackened and it does not disappoint! We enjoy the pub or the main dining room. It's a great cosy spot for a romantic dinner or enjoying the company of family or friends. It's a must to do when dinning on the south shore. It's on our go to dinning spot especially on those cold winters days, nothing like dinning fireside.
The presentation was beautiful, the buffalo mozzarella and balsamic vinegar glaze were delicious.
The swordfish was so delicious that I had to (reluctantly) share with others! It was grilled to perfection, so moist and tasty and the perfect portion size. Others in our party were raving about their dishes, which included the seafood casserole, haddock and sirloin steak. Our daughter couldn't wait to have the lobster mashed potatoes that she hasn't stopped talking about since our last visit. We have loved the food here since it was served at our wedding almost 25 years ago!
Amazing!! The swordfish was melt in your mouth fresh! Truly an outstanding dish! Great service, atmosphere, depicts the heart of Old New England Charm!!
The Barker Surf and Turf was absolutely delicious! The best around. Beautiful presentation too. I can't wait to go back. The server made us feel welcomed.
Most delicious lobster casserole I've ever had!! Craving it. Will go back (today!) to order it again! Also, Charming New England atmosphere!
I like it broiled. They do this way right!
The moussaka was delicious! And a great value, with a great sale included. Loved the pub!
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