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13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
978-465-8700
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Why would you go anywhere else in town

Good food and drink at a fair price....all that needs to be said. Does get busy on the weekends and parking in town can be a problem

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Goanywhere28
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good food and drink at a fair price....all that needs to be said. Does get busy on the weekends and parking in town can be a problem

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Jericho, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Might've been good 20 years ago. Atmosphere is old bar style but not in a clean way. Bathrooms to match the bar-type scene...dirty. Server was nice but not competent. Blue cheese on sandwich instead of cheddar. Watery Old Fashioned. Fries obviously out of a bag. Menu is 6 pages long so everything probably out of a package and not fresh.... More 

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Boston
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've been here a few times. The best thing going for this place is the extensive beer list. Food is bland, service is slow, and any drink other than beer is a mistake.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Recommended by a local in nearby town- we were very pleased. Nice setting with a fireplace on a very cold day. Good service, helpful waiter. You can order very small glasses of beer to sample their VERY extensive list. Food was good, especially the chowder. And where can you go wrong with $1 oysters (selling for $2.90 in Boston that... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Layed back and local. Good place to hang and relax especially on a rainy day. The food was all excellent and the waitress (in the bar) was very attentive to keep our drinks full.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family and I visited the Grog twice in the last few weeks for lunch. We have been pleased overall with the quality of the food, the service, and their beer offerings. The menu offers a good selection and also caters to kids with a meal that includes dessert and a decent portion; my son can be picky but had... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was here for lunch with a friend. It's very cozy, especially if you get a seat by the fire, like we did. They have a really good beer selection, which my friend was excited about. Lots of cozy pub food and friendly waitstaff made for a very enjoyable afternoon.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Grog is one of the few places that you can count on to be open during a storm. The staff move in with the other staffers that live nearby and they get in and open. Being there, having a hot buttered rum and a burger during the time that everyone else in the world seems to be hibernating is... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love it here- nothing fancy but the food is always consistently good (my favorites are the French Onion Soup and Fish and Chips) and I like the atmosphere. Very classic Newburyport- nothing fancy but you feel comfortable and and can see why the locals come here as much as the tourists.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You cannot go wrong with your order from their Menu. My favorite has always been their Burgers. Every Sunday is "The Blues" downstairs for a very reasonable entrance fee. You will not be disappointed. A bit crowded but it soon looses its "close quarters" feeling when the band begins to play and people take over the dance floor. see you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 978-465-8700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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