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Park Lunch

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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
978-465-9817
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistant...with great prices

Had the fried clams and a salad and couldnt eat it all. Hope it never changes. Can get crowded with a bit of a wait but well worth it

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had the fried clams and a salad and couldnt eat it all. Hope it never changes. Can get crowded with a bit of a wait but well worth it

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Love Park Lunch! the food and service are always great, prices are good. We get the clam plate to share and it is really good!

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you want blah tasting friend food this is the place. Cheap. Food that tastes of nothing that has the nutrition if cardboard. Service was great but food consistently stinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hasn't changed a bit in the 20 years I have been going....In this day and age, this is a good thing. Something in me just loves crappy pizza , you know the frozen crust heated up in one of ths little bar pizza ovens.......love it

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Newburyport MA
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

OK, so I'll be honest and admit that I don't care for fried food .... so this wasn't the best place for me to go with friends! The first time I did share the fried clams as rumor has it that they have the best clams on the north shore. I have to admit they were pretty damned good! Most... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a restaurant/bar in my home town of Newburyport, MA that has been a local fixture for more than fifty years. I recently returned for my fiftieth high school reunion and visited "The Lunch" four times in six days. As it was forty years ago when I last visited, the food was just outstanding and reasonably priced. They are... More 

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Friday's they have lobster rolls! The best lobster rolls around. We have tried many all around the area and there is no place that's better!

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

In all actuality, Park Lunch should get 3 1/2 stars, but that's not an option with the TA rating system.. No worries, though, Park Lunch is a good, old standby that is walking distance for locals, but sufficient parking if you're not.. The menu is varied, but we always seem to circle back and order the tried and true fried... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stumbled on Park Lunch - it is "off the beaten track" and as a result is not packed with tourists but with locals. It is a few (10 or so) minutes walk east from the main touristy area, under the overpass and into a residential area. It is a venerable institution; although it suffered a bad fire some years... More 

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Avon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a delicious lunch. My fried clams were awesome. Served nice & hot & plentiful. My granddaughter enjoyed her grilled cheese and drawing on the back of the placemat. The menu was pricey for the casual atmosphere, but we were being treated to the meal, so not a big deal :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 978-465-9817

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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