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Grog Restaurant

American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hit this restaurant every time we are in town. Great food and atmosphere. 4 levels with music on the weekends.

Thank smerfynh
Seattle, WA
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great watering hole; excellent selection of beer & great food. The staff here is super friendly and attentive. The menu is diverse- something for everyone and everything that I have had here is really good. The bar is a fun place to sit and talk to the locals. There is even entertaining upstairs. Super cozy & charming and full of... More 

Thank Tonya M
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

cold, rainy day...the fire was going and the chowder was hot. Beautiful fish and chips. Wood-paneled interior with old paintings and a slaty dog clientele. Really an original Newburyport treasure.

Thank LisaKClark
Wells, Maine
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166 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The clam chowder was traditionally thin milky broth and loaded with clams. Server knew we were hungry and brought us some warm crusty bread. We shared the lettuce wraps which were yummy and carried a pleasing kick of heat. We also shared a grilled chicken wrap and left full and happy.

Thank foodiegirl625
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With our favorite beach only a few miles away, the Grog is a great spot to stop for a drink and a bite to eat. Great beer selection on draft, good, cheap food and friendly staff and atmosphere. The other day we had a great burger, shrimp scampi, app and Key Lime Pie (Yum!) and 3 drinks for ~$60.

Thank leavingAZ2011
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been going to the Grog for well over 20 years. They have been a staple in Newburyport forever!! Over the last 10 years the food and waitstaff have gone up and down. The wait time isnt horrible and they have bars where you can wait. The food has become a little outdated and on busy summer nights when... More 

Thank Gioia C
New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I ate here our first night in Newburyport. When we arrived, there were no tables available but they sat us on a couch in a cozy corner of the upstairs bar and the waitress was happy to serve us. There was a piano player and saxophonist playing jazz. A couple of cocktails to start and we were... More 

Thank WeAreTheRoswells
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever someone mentions the Grog Restaurant, everyone knows where it is! It is a lively spot with a bar and a few different dining sections. Don't think you will find a quiet spot for conversation as it is customarily packed with locals and tourists looking for a wide variety of food. Set in an older building just off the main... More 

Thank Debbie M
Westford, MA
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After the beach, I, my husband, my sister, and her husband hit the local pub. There is a bit of a dichotomy to the atmosphere. Downstairs has the old style pub atmosphere while upstairs is more of an upscale pub atmosphere. We were seated upstairs (would have preferred the downstairs). The food was good - we stuck to pub fare... More 

Thank Winsome_Traveler
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rustic atmosphere. A locals hangout for years. Love the onion soup and Caesar salad combo for lunch. And a Creme brûlée for dessert! Music downstairs on the weekends. Second floor bar and dining area for those who want a quiet cocktail or dinner.

Thank Gottogotomo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 978-465-8700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?