Spork Rating: 4
- Neighborhood: South Shore (Hingham)
- Cuisine: American
- Price: Affordable to Splurge. Appetizers $9-12, entrees $19-40
- Hours: Open Monday-Saturday at 11:30, serving lunch six days a week and brunch at 11:00 on Sundays. Dinner service starts at 5 PM (4 PM on Sunday).
- Reservations: Yes, via phone or Open Table
- Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids
Located on Hingham’s historic Main Street, this 250-year old restored colonial house is a bustle of activity for South Shore residents who like a good gastro-treat. With 2 private dining rooms, the main dining rooms and tavern areas, the Scarlet Oak is a kid-friendly Hingham restaurant that offers a comfortable dining experience for any size group. From the moment you walk in, you are met with the earthy smell of the wood fire oven, and the warmth of the fireplaces in the tavern – surprising in such a large space. The Scarlet Oak offers contemporary versions of classic American comfort food, and focuses on great steaks and the freshest seafood.
Visiting the Scarlet Oak in the warmer months? Hit the outdoor beer garden! A favorite spot for lunch, it’s recommended you relax on the patio with a cool beverage and tasty nosh. The patio is a hotbed of activity for the under 3 set and their parents too.
Pretty good! The staff is quick to bring you what you need when asked, even genuine Crayola crayons.
If you have a small party with kids, the tavern area is seat yourself – find your favorite available table, settle in and get your nosh on.
Looking for the changing table? It’s tucked away in the wheelchair accessible bathroom, separate from the main bathrooms.
Focused on tasty and fresh comfort food, the dinner menu features popular cuts of steak with add-ons like lobster tail, bearnaise sauce and Madeira mushroom cream. The Scarlet Oak gains big points for caring about where the food it serves comes from – as part of the Webber Restaurant Group, this kid-friendly Hingham restaurant are supporters of the Farm-to-Fork movement and strive to use local farms for as much of their sourcing as possible. In fact, the main source of their produce comes from their own Gibbet Hill Farm located in Groton, MA. Favorites include:
- Lobster & Scallop Risotto (with lobster from the waters of nearby Scituate)
- Hanger Steak Frites (mmmmmm bone marrow butter)
- Classic Mac & Cheese Bake (side)
Need to avoid gluten? The Scarlet Oak offers a separate gluten-free menu.
The tavern menu is available all day in the bar area, during dinner service and for one hour after the main kitchen closes. It features dishes from the lunch menu, providing a lighter option for dinner with favorites such as antipasti plate and wood fired pizzas.
While the children’s menu isn’t inexpensive at this kid-friendly Hingham restaurant, the portions are plentiful and tasty. Kids like to sample the bread basket filled with corn bread and various fruit breads.
Heading for brunch? The kid’s brunch menu is great, with options like pancakes (with or without chocolate chips!), eggs and even cheese pizza.
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- Wompatuck State Park
- Changing table
- High chairs
- Valet parking
- Kid’s menu
- Conveniently located off Route 3
- Ample parking in adjacent parking lot