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Black Cow Tap & Grill

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54R Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
978-499-8811
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
we fell in love with this place instantly

My boyfriend and I eat out often and have an eclectic variety of food that we enjoy. We have just moved to a near by town and was tipped off by a few locals to try this place out telling us the food and atmosphere is great. We fell in love as soon as we walked in, the place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Rachel D
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I eat out often and have an eclectic variety of food that we enjoy. We have just moved to a near by town and was tipped off by a few locals to try this place out telling us the food and atmosphere is great. We fell in love as soon as we walked in, the place is... More 

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West Newbury, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Good location, great bar -- menu hasn't changed in eons, but it's sufficiently decent to make the Cow a reliable choice in Newburyport. The outside dining deck is a big plus.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great food, affordable, casual and never disappointing. The service is top notch. Setting is open and comfortable. I've been a few times and am never worried I won't find something to enjoy on the menu. Plenty of options for cold brews and drinks.

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Kensington, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Black Cow is right on the river providing beautiful sunsets and just a relaxing atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and attentive. I've only sat in the lounge area but never had to wait to be seated and got great service. They have a large porch area with a bar which is great for the Spring/Summer season (wait time... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a cold January day. The clam chowder was delicious with tender clams. I had a chicken breast sandwich which was there special of the day and it was cooked perfectly as were the onion strings. My husband had a burger which he stayed was flovorful and cooked just right he also loved the local beer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Location was great, wait time was so little, atmosphere was great, prices were great, food was the best. Glad we chose The Blackcow instead of Michaels.

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Phoenix, AZ
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a go to place for people visiting Newburyport due to its location on the river. Our table of 5 had a really nice time here. The food is essentially nicely executed pub fair which is fine. The ribs we had were on par with Hillstone in Boston which is saying something because those are really good. The atmosphere... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Newburyport is obviously home to many, many wealthy individuals and has continued over the last decade to keep producing fantastic dining opportunities. Even though the avg income of its residents is approx 20% higher then most of MA, it still provides incredible dining experiences like the Black Cow with very reasonable pricing of its menu items. If you stop in... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hadn't eaten at this location in about 5 years and was presently surprised by the updated menu and atmosphere. The menu is more modern and has lots of " bar food" options

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food is generally very good, though the menu never seems to change and I don't think it is terribly creative or varied. Its a little pricey for what it is in my opinion, but the location and view are superb. They have a decent wine list, but again, a little pricey. They have a nice bar area that is slightly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54R Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 978-499-8811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?