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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    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
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Tewksbury, Ma
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 6 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

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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
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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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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

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boston
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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 

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Additional Information about David's Tavern

Address: 11 Brown Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2513
Phone Number: 978-462-8077
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
Cuisine: American, Pub

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?