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13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
978-465-8700
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Spot

The Grog is an old pub with a great variety of draft beer and a wonderful menu. We all enjoyed our different luncheon selections. The service was efficient. The prices reasonable. We will definitely be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
David C
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Massachusetts
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great central location. Fun pub atmosphere. Unexpectedly great food. I had the Grilled Chicken Torta and it was the best sandwich I've ever had! I could not rave about it enough! And the sweet potato fries were outstanding. Our server, Madison was friendly and attentive. They host local bands in the lounge some evenings. I highly recommend!

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Thank PaddlingFan
Hampton, NH
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother and I stopped in for lunch and everything was excellent. The burger I ordered was cooked to perfection as were the sweet potato fries. My brother ordered a chicken sandwich and he wolfed that down like there was no tomorrow. Our waitress was very fast and very personable. She didn't bug us at all but was close by... More 

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Thank Taylor T
Merrimac, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We've eaten at The Grog off and on for years and have always found it a nice experience for pub-type food and a charming interior. This time all of our dinners were subpar including the fried food which has always been good. I had a petite rib eye and jumbo shrimp combo and it was really awful. The steak was... More 

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Thank Julia S
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The Grog is an old pub with a great variety of draft beer and a wonderful menu. We all enjoyed our different luncheon selections. The service was efficient. The prices reasonable. We will definitely be back.

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Thank David C
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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121 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Came here twice in the same day....thus the title. For lunch, I was greeted inside on the lower level with the smell of an airplane toilet smell.......it was horrible. I only stayed because I had to meet friends there for dinner that night and wanted a preview. Nice waitress came over, took my order. She brought the wrong chowder, and... More 

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Thank bmk1459
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

First time here, won't be the last. Awesome restaurant in a great city. My wife and I took our 2 year old and our waitress Elena couldn't have been nicer. Nachos were amazing and inexpensive--9.95. We both ordered burgers which were near perfection; also inexpensive. Great beer selection-32 beers on tap. Good place to take a toddler. They had mac/cheese... More 

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Ware, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Nice stop for a grog or whiskey at the end of the night, be prepared for a crowd, noise, and young energy on a weekend night.

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Thank Burt L
New Britain, Connecticut
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Nothing was open yet but the Grog let us in a few minutes early. Our drinks and food were served fast and made to our liking. The staff was hospitable and accommodating. The food is affordable and great tasting. Close to all the shops in town. Highly recommended!

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Thank dilly11soccer
Boston, MA
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

My wife and I had a late lunch/early dinner at The Grog today. It was a great choice. Welcoming, friendly staff and an excellent menu. From apps to sandwiches to entrees and desserts, there has to be something for everyone. We each started with the French onion soup. Hot, lots of onions, a sweet beef broth and oozy gooey cheese... More 

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Thank Joel137
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very fun place with friendly people. I go alone, so I sit at the bar. Lesley is the bartender M, W & F and she is so much fun. The fish and chips, steak tip salad and linguine and clams are my favorites. You will not be disappointed.

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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, Pub, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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