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Park Lunch

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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fried clams” (66 reviews)
“fries” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Pub, Bar
$$ - $$$
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely phenomenal fried clams, certainly better than some of the "famous" places in the area, and they have been operating at the same location for 60-70 years. Other menu items are also excellent. I'm here on vacation and been back three times in six days....More

Thank SilverBean925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normaly the park lunch is crowded so i decided to grab a beer and order food to go. beer choices are decent and food came quicker than expected. Ordered lobster roll and clam plate to go. Both were very good and clams were still hot...More

Thank mmem7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and prices, The best fried clams in area. Goo food, good service and lots of fun. Local favorite place to meet and greet.

Thank boatcaptain2016
Reviewed June 17, 2017

This is a friendly Pub filled with locals. Stopped for lunch on Memorial Day weekend. Many reviews raved about the fried clams, they were very tender and tasty. The Seafood Chowder was very good. The Lobster roll was only OK, kind of bland.

Thank Don P
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Stopped in to Park Lunch while visiting Newburyport for the day. I had read good reviews and was especially interested in their fried clams. It's a comfortable local sports bar and restaurant with seasoned and efficient wait staff. I ordered a garden salad, Hubby had...More

1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Had a business lunch and wanted an out of the way spot. I couldn't have chosen a better one. The place was packed, even the bar counter. I had fried clam plate and my guest had the fish & chips special. Really sweet clams, great...More

1  Thank HappyVacationMan
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Great food! Don't miss the fried clams and seafood! Also great sandwiches & personal pizza...Always busy during Boston sports - but worth the wait! Great prices!

Thank 32DebL
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The Park Lunch is a local bar/restaurant with a reliably consistent menu which attracts a loyal customer base. Due to its popularity, it can get crowded! The early crowd can fill up the place at 5pm so the next seating availability is usually 630/7. Parking...More

Thank Mgcutter
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here twice now and the food can only be described as great. Though it is always busy, the tables move right along. The staff is wonderful and attentive. If you want great seafood, this place should be on top of your list.

Thank William O
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Best lobster roll I've had in the city. The place is super laid back bar atmosphere. Makes you feel like family. Simple food that tastes great. You know it's fresh too!

1  Thank snugglepurr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Seafood, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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