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11 Brown Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2513
978-462-8077
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
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Tewksbury, Ma
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Oakland Park, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Understated escape (underground) to a brick enclosed "tavern" atmosphere of friendly staff and friendly, inter-active patrons... and unpretentious presentations of the lowly hamburgher done to perfection to the mouth watering entrees of fine dining expertise. A lovely, quiet discovery that will surprise you!

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have eaten here in the past and thought we would give it one more chance. It will be our last. The food is variable and the service is terrible!!! I am not sure if it is because they are under staffed or just hire inexperienced servers. The pizza is consistent but it is pretty much a gamble on the... More 

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Casselberry, Florida
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163 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Garrison, and came down for dinner the second night. It is a really cool restaurant, with a great ambiance. We had two great servers (one in training) Valeria and Angelica, they were excellent. We shared the mussels for an appetizer and they were fantastic. Then my wife had the Lobster Ravioli and I... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Comfortable bar. Nice bartender. Live music on the evening that we went in for a late night cocktail

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We had not been to David's in a while, not since we had small children and made use of the babysitting service. PROS: The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The live music quite good. My Hendricks and tonic was so tasty that I had another. My wife and I both enjoyed the sesame crusted lobster and sea scallops with savory... More 

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The staff was friendly and the food was good.We especially enjoyed the ribs done to perfection. The scallops were excellent.

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BH Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The meals at David's are consistently delightful. As a nice surprise, they offer both smaller plates and full size portions. The shrimp cocktail is bar none to die for- huge fresh shrimp! Fresh oysters shucked for you at the bar... Live music many nights of the week with a variety of musical venues. Great choice for Newburyport dining!

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Tewksbury, Ma
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?