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54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
+1 978-499-8811
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Stonington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch on the way back to CT from Maine during the Thanksgiving holiday. The restaurant is on the water in the center of Newburyport, approximately a six minute drive from the I-95 Newburyport exit. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a light lunch and Bloody Mary's! The food was quite good. Service was excellent. I had... More 

Thank IP3806
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here several times in the last 6 months and never been disappointed. It's a little pricier than some places in Nbpt, but worth it. We had dinner here a week ago and every single dish was fabulous -- and the waitress was a real pro. My husband says, "This is fast becoming one of my favorite places around... More 

Thank Jeffsdate
Corinth, Texas
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spit was recommended by hotel. It is upscale dining, good friendly service today during lunch. We we sat a table overlooking the pot, nice view of water and land in the distance. I started with clam chowder, it did not disappoint. My husband had the fried calamari and daughter had the crab cakes. Everything was extremely excellent. Main entries... More 

Thank Teresa O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the state park for a hike and then needed a place to eat. We decided to try Black Cow. The burgers were great. The kids burgers were the same as ours. We would go back again.

Thank Ken B
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noisy, chaotic atmosphere with hurry up and eat pressure from staff. Food unremarkable and overpriced. Wouldn't be in a hurry to go back.

Thank FarmerDick1683
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a whale watch we looked for a place to grab a bite...the date was August 2015. This place was very busy so we ended up at the bar. The food was very good. I got a beer and my daughter had the mixed drink pictured. We felt we were well taken care of and enjoyed the whole meal even... More 

Thank Rosemary M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good foods and fantastic service. Really nice view and easy to park. There are lots of stuffs for sightseeing.

Thank Jeong Won J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times choosing this location because it has a beautiful outside deck facing the water. The food is pretty pricey and nothing special that I've had at least. It's a nice place to sit and have some drinks and appetizers.

Thank D N
Medfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Newburyport is such a cool place to spend leisure time, especially in summer and fall. The Black Cow offers a great view of Newburyport Harbor and a very nice area to stroll around before or after your visit. Stone's throw from downtown Newburyport as well.

Thank Ron T
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious- great views!! Comfortable- Good variety menu with lots of seafood possibilities Large cranberry goat cheese salad was enjoyed!! Quick service Surrounding windows make each seat a wonderful choice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-499-8811

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