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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Ranked #8 of 87 Restaurants in Newburyport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood, Family Fare
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Saratoga Springs
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Constant Companion and I stopped by Park Lunch on a recent Saturday afternoon. We took the last parking spot, which is always a good omen. Patrons were lined up out the door for booths/tables but there were a few seats available in the bar where we sat. As soon as we took our seats conversations with the locals ensued. Seems... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

There's really not much more to say. Park Lunch is a local sports bar in the historical seaside town of Newburyport, MA. I've been all over New England, and every year I come back for the fried clams. I've never found anything better than theirs. This definitely a bar, not for kids, and tough for large parties. But you can... More 

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Park Lunch

Address: 181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
Phone Number: 978-465-9817
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood, Family Fare

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