17 Water St
Wakefield, MA 01880
Fax: (781 2454525
You’ll find us near the center of Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA, on the North Shore, not very far from Boston, on Route 129, just off Main Street a couple of miles from Route 128 / 95. Free parking is available in front of the restaurant and in the municipal parking lot across the street from Harrington’s and along Water and Main Streets.
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The location is T accessible by the 136 and 137 Bus from the Orange Line in Malden Center and Commuter Rail accessible from North Station in Boston via the Reading and Haverhill trains stopping at Wakefield with a less than 10 minute walk up Albion to Main to Water Street.
Directions from Route 128 / 95 North or South from Exit 40 ~ Route 129 / Wakefield
If you’re coming from outside Wakefield, the easiest way to locate Harrington’s may be by way of Route 128, also know as Interstate Route 95 at that section of the roadway. There are various Exit numbers you could take, but from Exit 40 below is one way that works well and is a scenic route along Lake Quannapowitt. Please refer to the Google map or the map below for orientation. Exit 40 is the 2nd Wakefield exit heading north or the 3rd Wakefield exit heading south.
Short directions: follow 129 East, keeping the lake on your right, into the center of Wakefield, where129 East turns left; Harrington’s is on the right just at the end of the municipal parking lot, where you may park if spaces are not available in front of the restaurant.
Detailed directions from Exit 40: From Route 128 (heading either North or South), take Exit 40, the exit marked Wakefield Center / Route 129. Follow signs for Route 129 East (coming from the North via 128-South, the road circles counter-clockwise off the highway, almost back to Route 128 / 95 heading North). Route 129 turns to the right (off Lowell Street and onto Main Street ~ do not continue on Lowell St) and hugs the very scenic Lake Quannapowitt, where many walkers and joggers enjoy the three-mile round trip. The lake will be on your right as you pass by headed toward Wakefield Center. At the end of the lake, go straight ahead through the set of traffic lights, leaving the lake behind. Continue to follow signs for Route 129 East on Main Street in downtown Wakefield. Just a short couple of downtown blocks after the lake, turn left at a set of traffic lights onto Water Street, which continues to be Route 129 headed East. At that intersection (on Main Street at Water Street) you will find Farmland market in a plaza on the right, Eastern Bank on the right diagonal corner, and Fleet Bank on the left, as you turn left onto Water Street in a special left-hand turn lane. The municipal parking lot is on the left and Harrington’s is several storefronts down on the right, just after the hardware store and the liquor store. Welcome!
From the North or East via Route 128 / I-95 ~ Exit 41 in Lynnfield
Take I-95 South / MA-128 South toward Burlington. Exit 41 is the second Wakefield exit when coming from the north. The next exit, Exit 40, may be more direct if you are unfamiliar with the roads. Take Exit 41: Main St / Lynnfield Ctr / Wakefield. At end of exit ramp, turn LEFT (South) onto Main St toward Wakefield. The road name changes to Vernon St ~ continue straight on Vernon St passing Salem St, which forks off to the right. Vernon St will end near Daddy’s Donuts on Water St. Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-129 [Water St]; 17 Water St, is a short distance on the left. Look for the Irish and American flags.
From the North or East via Route 128 / I-95 ~ Exit 42 via Montrose Ave in Wakefield
Take I-95 South / MA-128 South toward Burlington. Take the SALEM STREET exit- EXIT 42 (the first of three Wakefield exits). Turn left at end of ramp. Turn Right at stop sign onto Salem Street. Take first left onto Montrose Avenue. After approximately one mile (windy road) the road ends at Water Street; take a right onto Water Street. Harrington’s is 1 mile on left.
From the South or West via Route 128 / I-95 ~ Exit 39 via North Ave / Reading / Wakefield
Take I-95 N / MA-128 N toward PEABODY/PORTSMOUTH NH. Take the NORTH AVE exit- EXIT 39- toward WAKEFIELD/MELROSE. Turn RIGHT onto NORTH AVE. [If coming from the north using Exit 39, take a left onto North Avenue.] Take a left onto West Water Street; cross Main Street at lights; 17 WATER ST is on the right.
Harrington’s, 17 Water Street, Wakefield.