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Aug 7, 2006 09:10 PM

Best restaurant in Marblehead?

Can someone please recommend one? We will be staying there at the end of August. Seafood of course!!

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  1. Marblehead is a pretty poor restaurant town. The last decent meal I had there was at a surprisingly not-terrible Thai place called Sticky Rice.

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    1. re: MC Slim JB

      I second Sticky Rice...really good Thai with a lot of seafood on the menu.

    2. I like Pellino's in the center of town. Decent Italian food in a nice atmosphere....nothing incredible, but worth checking out.

      1. There are a couple places on the water that serve seafood, those being the Landing and the Barnicle, both coast a bit on their location and don't offer much of a surprise. But, if you are willing to wait for a table outside on the (very small) deck at the Barnicle the view is great, right on the harbor, and their chowder and steamers can make for a nice lunch.

        1. Unfortunately, you do not travel to Marblehead for the chow. I'd suggest heading over to Salem for dining options:

          Finz (seafood)
          Cilantro (Mexican)
          Hawthorne Hotel for Sunday brunch
          Flynnies (on the beach for fried food - Washington Street location isn't bad)

          and I'm sure there are more, just can't think of them right now.

          Pellino's and Sticky Rice are about the best options in Marblehead.


          1. Slim pickings in Marblehead and most of the north shore. However, if you do not want to schlep out of Marblehead, Jack Tar isn't bad and has a very nice patio for outdoor dining.