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Park Lunch

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American, Pizza, Seafood, Family Fare
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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

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great locals bar with a great dinning room and food!

If your looking to impress a first date, this is not the place to go. If you want to rub elbows with the Newburyport locals and have a great inexpensive meal, then you found the right place. Pak Lunch is the best locals restaurant in town with PBR on draft and the best fried clams between here and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
GeneNewburyport
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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English first
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If your looking to impress a first date, this is not the place to go. If you want to rub elbows with the Newburyport locals and have a great inexpensive meal, then you found the right place. Pak Lunch is the best locals restaurant in town with PBR on draft and the best fried clams between here and Ipswitch/Essex. Great... More 

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Boston
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Husband and I stopped in for a quick lunch last weekend. Really nice place to go and the food and service is always great. They could use a bigger bowl for their salads though. But we will be back!

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A local favorite, filled with sports photos and banners from the glory days of dear old NHS. Also many college banners. The food and drink are priced right and very good. Almost always very busy from late afternoon on. Well worth the wait for a table. Although sometimes you can find room in the bar section when there's a wait... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Don't expect atmosphere but do expect good home style food at a reasonable price. The Park Lunch offers a nice varied selection of choices on their menu. Everything from a chicken sandwich to fried seafood. Don't be afraid to try the traditional Italian fare as well. Everything is served the old fashioned way. thecpirtikns are ample and filling. The prices... More 

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374 reviews 374 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Went here for dinner and it was surprisingly full. Food was delicious and can out pretty fast. Service was ok though I think it was because it was busy.

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Saratoga Springs
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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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, Family Fare
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?