Barefoot Bob’s Beach Grill


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  • Owners: Marc Cara-Donna & Lisa Cara-Donna
  • Full address: 276 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045
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  • Opened May 2004
  • Type of food/restaurant: American/Seafood
  • Service hours: 11:30am-1:00am
  • Restaurant size: 1,500 sq. ft.
  • Front of house size: 1000 sq. ft.
  • Back of house size: 600 sq. ft.
  • No. of seats: 52 (dining room) 20 (inside bar) 100 (patio) 20 (tiki bar)
  • No. of employees: Full time – 11, Part Time – 40 (seasonal)
  • Liquor license 


  • Lisa and Marc have put everything into this place. Lisa has sunk her retirement into Barefoot Bob’s. This is Lisa and Marc’s only form of income. They have a 6-year-old son and need this place to support their family and to pull themselves out of debt.
  • They have borrowed $200,000 from Lisa’s mother, which they have yet to pay back even a penny of that amount. Lisa’s mother re-mortgaged her house to help them with this loan.
  • Lisa and Marc’s friends and family work at Barefoot Bob’s, and although they may be part of the problem, they still rely on this place for a job.
  • The state of the restaurant has put an incredible amount of stress on their marriage. They don’t want to talk to each other or look at each other when they get home at night. The failure of this restaurant will lead to divorce for Lisa and Marc.
  • Lisa’s dad is Bob, who died a few years before they opened. It means a lot to their family to keep the place going in his honor.