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Park Lunch

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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
Today
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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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was really crowded when we visited. I am glad we had reservations. Based on the quality and quantity of the entrees, I am sure they are always crowded. So make a reservation if you can. Though the move a lot of people in and out, we did not feel rushed at all. Our food was perfectly prepared and... More 

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Thank William O
Hiram, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent food and decent prices for seafood. Time your visit as it is a small place with limited parking and it gets very crowded. will definitely go back when I'm up north

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Thank paboody
Boston, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Park Lunch is a local's place. We had a pizza with onions, fresh peppers and tomatoes. It was a nice crispy crust and very tasty. We have had other things on the menu and everything has been good

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Thank Vanderneucker
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were going to the holiday stroll on Friday night in Newburyport. Friends had told us about Park lunch and wanted to try it out. We were told the hot dogs and clams were amazing. I had gone once before and had the Hot dog and wasn't disappointed. It was fabulous. We got the Fried claims and sour cream and... More 

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Thank Motorcycle Nannie
Florida
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Local restaurant and grill. Excellent service and pub food. Fried seafood outstanding. At home type atmosphere and friendly staff. Good sports bar as long as you are not a Yankee or Jet fan.

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Thank 07201941
New Hampshire
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Park Lunch is a super casual almost "diner like" atmosphere. I've been going here for years, the portions are good and the prices can't be beat. A locals favorite spot. The atmosphere is nothing to speak of offering no privacy at all, but there's a great variety of foods and they have some of the BEST fried clams around. Great... More 

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Thank Leeza_12
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Once I moved to the area I heard that this was a great place to get seafood from many people. The clams are some of the best around and I've had the scallops also which were great and good prices.

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Thank D N
W. Newbury, MA
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

You almost feel like you are in the bar Cheers when you enter here. It has been around forever. Survived a fire and rebuild, new owners, but still really good. Best fried clams in the Newburyport area. Reasonably priced and good food.

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Thank cwile
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The staff is very friendly. They are open for lunch and dinner and there is often a line to be seated. While we waited we noticed many had called ahead and we will do this next time to make the wait shorter. It is a cross between a pub and a diner. Big portions and the food was very good.... More 

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Thank Erin M
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I think they are the best fried clams for miles. Pub style, big menu and a full bar. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-9817

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