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Captain Marden's Seafoods

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5910
+1 781-235-3737
08:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is pretty fresh and tasty. I ordered Lobster roll, crab cake, and Calamari. They are all delicious. The price is also reasonable. Only around 40 bucks for three dishes. My only concern is that there are so many people but limited waiters. You may have to wait for a while to get the food.

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322 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with some local friends who are regulars. Prices reasonable, menu appealing, decor pleasant: all good attribute. Maybe it just felt too crowded for a Sunday brunch.

Thank steventobolsky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

excellent, freshest seafood around. Best healthy takeout and fish counter is outstanding for cook at home options. Jumbo shrimp is amazing!

Thank Gary A
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been buying fish from Captain Marden's fish market for over forty years, because it's the freshest, best quality fish in the Boston suburbs. Their restaurant, which is adjacent to the fish market, is also very good and provides excellent fish, simply prepared. At least once-a-week, I order takeout there, which always includes a lobster salad roll for my... More 

Thank Route6A
Sarasota, Florida
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418 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood here is very fresh as they own the fish market that is attached. I loved the chowder. It was the first time I have ever tried striped bass. It was grilled and frankly I didn't like it. Not the restaurants fault though just my taste. The sides as mentioned by another reviewer are not very desirable but they... More 

Thank John D
Wellesley, MA
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Never again! Not only did I likely get sick from tainted chowder but the service was terrible. This well known seafood business has been over rated for years here in Wellesley.

Thank Rwag
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Good fish and dishes for very reasonable prices. They need to step it up with their side dishes and update these dishes. The side dishes are very limited... especially on the fresh vegetable side. Vegetable de jour is about it... and if you don't care for that... lettuce & tomato - not salad - just what looks like it belongs... More 

Thank NEtransplants
Cody, Wyoming
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

On our annual visit to this area I make it a point to come here with a friend who is a local and a regular customer here. When you are seated they serve each one a large square of the best cornbread I have ever eaten. This time I had the salmon pattie which was great. I get something different... More 

Thank Just_Plain_Ornery
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Local "staple" in Wellesley. Service is decent - nothing to write home about. Food quality is also decent. It's one of those places that you can't go wrong with but there is nothing exciting about it either.

Thank VK74
Natick, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

50 years is a long time to love Capt.Mardens reputation for very fine fish...Many Restaurant serve proudly Captain Mardens Fish. So you might expect the same Kettle of Fish in the Take away Restaurant. If you go there often, you might wonder, where did it all go...You might even ask and you will be assured..it is still here...the good thing... More 

Thank tamingofthestew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482-5910
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wellesley
  • Phone Number: +1 781-235-3737

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