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Grog Restaurant

American, Chowder, Pub, Soups
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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
Fun when there's a live band

We were looking for live music and lucked out here by chance on a Sunday night. There was a fantastic jazz / blues band playing downstairs - very talented and lots of energy. Everyone was in good spirits and the dancing was wonderfully fun. Drinks and cover to get in were expensive, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were looking for live music and lucked out here by chance on a Sunday night. There was a fantastic jazz / blues band playing downstairs - very talented and lots of energy. Everyone was in good spirits and the dancing was wonderfully fun. Drinks and cover to get in were expensive, but the ambiance and quality of music was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great time by all. Server was pleasant and helpful. Food was great...even down to the fried clams. Very reasonably priced!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Good food, reasonably price, can be very noisy. favorite locals bar so much conversation. Not romantic but food is reasonable and good which is difficult to find in Newburyport

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were in town for a wedding and went to the Grog after a cruise on the river. It had a fantastic craft beer selection. We were able to find a quiet place to sit and relax. It did get very crowded toward the end of the night which made it challenging to close out our bill (only two bar... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been to The Grog many times -- it's been a sentimental favorite for quite a number of years. I'll admit to having tried other places but The Grog keeps calling. Yes, you might find a long line -- but I consider that a good sign. Seafood is steep always so I can't say there is a bargain but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The perfect pub food ever. Always great food with a lively atmosphere. My husband and I enjoy eating upstairs, which is away from the bar. A

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portland maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Many beers on tap and a broad range of types of beer. Beautiful wood paneling, relaxing place. The food was very ordinary. We tried the Ruben, a turkey club and the salmon burger. Everyone said that the food was good, but not great.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Prompt, friendly service. There were so many interesting menu offerings it was hard to decide. Lots of vegetarian choices. Had their award winning seafood chowder. It was full of haddock shrimp and scallops and had a nice creamy taste. Their crab cake appetizer had lots a crab and was probably why the two cakes were small. The greens were unfortunately... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Grog is like putting on your favorite sweater, it always feels comfortable. We meet friends there at least once a month and are never disappointed. The food is consistently good, friendly service and never rushed. A great place to meet friends and catch up, ask for a table on the second floor. The Grog could use a face lift,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place served up a good chowder. The broad beer menu, both tap and bottled, covered the varied tastes of our group. The town is fun to explore too with it's great old architecture.

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Address: 13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
Phone Number: 978-465-8700
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Pub, Soups

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Pub, Soups

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