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Park Lunch

181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
978-465-9817
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Ranked #8 of 85 Restaurants in Newburyport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood, Family Fare
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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Kingston, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Although the menu is quite extensive, we prefer to stick with the fried clams. They are excellent ! The pizza, burgers, and salads are just average pub food fare...but the fried clams are THE BEST !!!

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Western Mass
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a small knotty pine paneled restaurant/bar whose walls are covered with college banners from all over the US. It's not fancy, or upscale. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food was very tasty and plentiful. If you're looking for good food, especially seafood, where the locals go to eat, this is the place. It's pretty popular. I would... More

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

For as long as I can remember this has been the go to spot for friend clams. I don't think I've EVER got something different. It's always busy, for good reason.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

a large order of clams we share was just the right for the three of us with a tall beer glass of beer . we will be back

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went to Newburyport last week and decided to go to the Park Lunch as we have not been there for awhile. We live an hour away & the food is well worth the ride. We met the family there. We went a little before supper time and glad we did as we needed a large table and they were... More

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cork
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We eat here as a party of nine.Starting with chicken dippers and various other delights.The fried scallops were beautifully done and were plentiful,a good pizza was also served up.Fries are also excellent.This is the type of place where you wont have any room left for dessert.Waitress was excellent and friendly.Pity the place is so small.Somebody should also do a course... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We always choose Park Lunch when we have a craving for fried seafood. Large portions, well prepared. Best fried clams in the area.

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Newbury Old Town, Massachusetts, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Park Lunch is a local restaurant. Right of spring is the fabulous fried clam plate. Never disappointed. Great drinks and no deserts. How can you go wrong?

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Boston
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

...and you usually won't go wrong. Newburyport offers an abundance of rather tony restaurants and a few casual but great little eateries such as The Park Lunch. This place is usually busy around lunch and dinner time for a good reason: It is frequented by local residents and others who have come to appreciate plentiful good food at reasonable prices.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My favorite food is fried clams and the clams here are exquisite Puts most to shame. I can't really comment on any other food as I have only ordered clams.

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