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Starboard Galley Restaurant

55 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
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Ranked #49 of 81 restaurants in Newburyport
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Most recent review
- Feb 16, 2014
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47% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

For many years I looked forward to visiting this restaurant. The best thing I can say about it is that it was very disappointing. The service and the food lacked everything we expected. We crossed this one off of our list.

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Gary G, Manager at Starboard Galley Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Boston13twin, I am sorry you were disappointed when you came to dine with us back in September. We are a family owned restaurant that has had the honor of being in business in Newburyport for 36 years. Please allow us the opportunity to make your dining experience right. If you ever are in town again, please stop in and... More

Newburyport, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

It was a busy night and I ordered the house special Steak tips and shrimp I asked for the steak med and I kid u not 1 was raw then the next one was well done. Lets not even talk about my friends meal yes that bad. I saw the owner and talked to him he Blamed it on how... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My sister and I recently dined at Starboard; we have been there many times. This time it was a disaster from beginning to end. We each ordered a cup of hot tea which is served in individual glass pots. One was reasonably warm, the other was cold. The waitress brought another one out which was piping hot. My sister ordered... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We went to lunch today. The place seems to be a local's hangout. It has the old New England charm expected in Newburyport but the quality of the food and the service was inferior. Half of our table ordered fried items which seemed to be ok. The healthier side of the table had broiled salmon and haddock which were bland... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Was one of our favorites,stopped there three weeks ago ,it was not busy so we got seated right away . We sat by the windows rather than the deck [overcast & cool ] .noticed quite a few flies right away and were a little uneasy but ordered anyway. We were drinking our wine before the food arrived when a fly... More

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

you should try to get to Starboard, especially on Mon. or Tues. Where can you get TWIN lobsters for $14.99??? We started with a huge, fresh Caesar salad and then came our precious entrees. The lobsters were fresh, and delicious. One of my lobster claws was so sweet, it was memorable! Also enjoyed dining with the locals who know a... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We visited here soon after flying the Atlantic and were not very hungry, but their clam chowder is excellent and the view of the estuary pleasing. You can have the chowdah in a cup, a bowl, or in a hollowed-out bread roll - we chose the roll and were not disappointed. After this we found we had a little more... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Food was good, service was also good. View of the water over parking lot is nice. Have had two good meals at this restaurant.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Starboard Galley has a great location downtown Newburyport. There is parking out back and deck seating overlooking the parking lot with a little water view. The restaurant is old and needs some updating. The day we were there was a nice summer day at the height of tourist season and it was very quiet.. We all had seafood which was... More

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Dracut, MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

A local favorite restaurant with great views, better prices than other places in town. Food is good, twin lobster special for 14.99$ a great deal. But I have to agree with the other reviewers about the service. Really a bunch of inexperienced servers and staff. Either the staff turns over a lot and everyone is new or they are just... More

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