We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
11 Brown Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2513
978-462-8077
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Seafood

We had to wait over a 1/2 hour for someone to come to our table to take our order, but they apologized and then the service was perfect from that point on.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Cappio16
,
Tewksbury, Ma
Good for:
  • Bar scene
Add Photo

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Tewksbury, Ma
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had to wait over a 1/2 hour for someone to come to our table to take our order, but they apologized and then the service was perfect from that point on.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

My father made reservations for my family to have brunch on Mother's Day. When we arrived, they told us we would be seated downstairs. We were greeted by a man in his 60's. He could not find our name on the reservation list. It was quite uncomfortable. After a couple minutes, he walked us over to a table that would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barrington, New Hampshire
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had Mother's Day brunch at David's today and was very disappointed with the service my family and I received. Our waitress never refilled our water glasses, brought lukewarm water for tea, and left us with a feeling that she didn't like our group at all. There were six of us at the brunch and including my mother, two daughters,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I like the ambience. It's in a historic home that is an inn, restauarant up and restaraunt / loung down. On weekends you can see a live band. Good food.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I dined alone on a Friday night just before the live music began. A young couple beside me told me that they had date night there every week because their kids loved the day care offered by the restaurant. The food was good and the crowd local. Cosy fireplace. Friendly, cheerful vibe.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great food, relaxing atmosphere, great value. There are two venues in the same location. The down stairs pub is warm and friendly with entertainment. The upstairs dining room is more formal quiet and a great place for easy conversations with your companions

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
boston
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I've been to David's Tavern several times for brunch and have not been disappointed. Newburyport tends to be crowded, especially in the summer. David's is further back from the water and tends to be a bit quieter and low key. They offer a sumptuous brunch, with a variety of fresh pastries and breads, sautéed vegetables, French toast, as well as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We wanted a cozy restaurant to end the year and left the Boston buzz for David's Tavern: excellent decision! We were not sure what to expect but from our arrival to departure, everything was outstanding. We had a 4 course meal starting with succulent oysters and delicious coconut crusted jumbo (and I do mean jumbo!) shrimp, followed by New England... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Francisco, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

we had an excellent visit to DT. The wine was great, appetizer delicious, bread amazing...when our meal came, mine was cooked to perfection. My husband commented that his fish and chips were a bit odd. I tried a bite and described the breading as being a bit doughy. We did not mention anything to our server, as we had had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jersey City, New Jersey
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

we took a group of 10 on a Friday night. when I made the reservation I asked if they would have live music and was told they would. when we got there they had no live music. the food was average but the service was very, very slow. overall we were disappointed and felt we let our friends down.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed David's Tavern also viewed

 
Newburyport, MA
 

Been to David's Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Brown Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 978-462-8077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from David's Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?