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Black Cow Tap & Grill

54R Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
978-499-8811
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Ranked #17 of 84 restaurants in Newburyport
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not happy tonight? Did they change the chief? Last visit was amazing, we should have cooked at home tonight. Even though the steak was great the sauce was unidentifiable. It was,definitely not red wine demi glaze. The perfect meal all things compliment each other. Not the way wanted to celebrate my daughters 18 th birthday. :(

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Go somewhere else.fish n chips blah.didnt like the tarter sauce either.baked haddock was blah.potatoes sucked.my brother said his steak tips were rare n cold.his salad was warm and soggy.nachos were good but thats it.menu kinda sucks too.

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Germantown, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We sat on the outside deck overlooking the river at sunset. Outstanding!!! Our party enjoyed an array of cocktails and we shared the best nachos any of us have had! Our waitress was great, always there when we needed her! What a fun relaxing evening!

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was the 2nd time we went to the Black Cow. The first experience was not good but on the recommendation of others who love it tried again. Wine and beer lists are adequate, side dishes were decent but the main courses were just average. The swordfish was a very thin cut and bland in taste. The statler chicken breast... More

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Boston, MA.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stopped by on Father;s Day for lunch and found that we had made reservations for the sister location some distance away. The manager was kind enough to call the other location, confirm our reservation, and find us a table right on the window overlooking the harbor. The food was excellent, but the attention of the staff and service made... More

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Echternacherbrueck, Germany
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115 reviews 115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Newburyport is a scenic town to visit. When hunger appears, the Black Cow is a reliable solution for this condition. We received a gracious greeting from the staff, seating on the veranda overlooking the Merrimack River was scenic and comfortable. Our server appeared promptly and got the lunch agenda underway efficiently. Lunch specials were one choice (salmon burger, kindly priced... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Black Cow location has a long history in my family as it was one of my parents' favorite places. So for my mother's 90th birthday weekend, it seemed an appropriate place to go. The weather could not have been lovelier--warm and sunny. We had a booth beside a window inside (the deck was full) and it provided some privacy... More

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Bowdoinham, Maine
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

& did I say great drinks?! From blueberry cocktails to local beers on draft to fine wines. We had a thoroughly good time sharing crab cake appetizers, followed by baked haddock, salmon, and lobster croissant. Then an apple crisp with ice cream & caramel sauce to share. Great place to meet friends.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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710 reviews 710 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
2,147 helpful votes 2,147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Black Cow is conveniently located just at the beginning of the stylish River Walk. It's easy to find; the decor is comfy; and the menu is easy and predictable. Last month I joined a group of ten here for a delightful lunch. We all had different things and most of us were very pleased. Service was attentive and with a... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great food, right on the water. Went on a Thursday night and it was not too busy. Waitress was great and all of our meals were wonderful. Love the specialty drink menu and would definitely go back again. Chose to sit at the bar - a bit of a smaller menu but we were on the way to NH so... More

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