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Purple Onion Cafe

44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
978-465-9600
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Ranked #20 of 84 restaurants in Newburyport
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- Jun 5, 2014
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English first
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424 reviews 424 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
424 helpful votes 424 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a great lunch spot for fresh, tasty soups and sandwiches. When we asked at a shop where to have lunch, the owner and a local customer immediately said, "Purple Onion!" They gave us a very good tip. We had cups of their special homemade soups of the day and split a wrap -- very good and tasty. Well-priced... More

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great menu, lots of options....outside seating available for nice days. Prices are good. I get the eggplant chili, which is delicious! I also get the veggie quesadillas that are great too! This our one of our go-to places whenever we want a quick, easy, great lunch spot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stopped by the purple onion for the first time. Had a lot of really good soup and sandwich options. Was really fast, easy, and delicious.

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The perfect place for a light lunch -- served fresh and piping hot. The sweet and sour tomato soup is DELICIOUS.

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New Hampshire
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19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

A friend and I wanted to try something different for lunch. When we go to Newburyport, we typically go to the same places. We spotted this tiny shop, and we both ordered wraps. We walked inside, the counter in front of us. Actually, there was a a few people standing there not knowing what to get, and we had to... More

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Newburyport, MA
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We decided to order a bunch of sandwiches from the Purple Onion since we had a Groupon and were having a couple of people over. We have lived in Newburyport for over 7 years now but stopped going to the Purple Onion after a few bad experiences. Well we gave it another try and are so glad that we did.... More

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I go here for the chili. It is seasonal but it is the best in the area! Served with nacho chips. Yum!

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Love the food because its made on the spot but they are always running out and the hours are limited.Sometimes they are closed when they are suppose to be open. Do try the quiche of the day with tomato soup

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Floral Park, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The Purple Onion looked like a hippie health food place. Quiche was average, and the salad had WAY too much dressing.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

All food is made to order. They have healthy selections for all. A very casual place to grab a quick wholsome meal.

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