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Park Lunch

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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank 07201941
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Leeza_12
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank D N
W. Newbury, MA
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48 reviews
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.

Thank cwile
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6 reviews
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 

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.

Thank pblanchette
Chicago, Illinois
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644 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We went a little after 5 on a Saturday. Dinner rush. Had to wait a bit. Chicken parm filled the plate. Fried shrimp platter too. Great service. Meal is good. Come for lunch or dinner.

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Love this place! My husband, daughter, son-in-law and I were traveling to mid coast Maine via Boston and were anxious to get our first taste of fresh fish! My son-in-law looked at Tripadvisor to find a good place to stop since we were not familiar with the area. He lead us to Park Lunch and we could not have been... More 

Thank LovinLife333
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped here for lunch after a very early flight and on a long drive up to our families cabin in Maine. When we got there, the locales were already in line. It's just a hole in the wall place, but the staff was friendly and prompt. The atmosphere was great, it's very much a sports bar/diner.... More 

Thank JFB4409
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This was a great place for lunch-sort of a dinner/cafe with a bar. I had delicious seafood chowder and fair quiche for lunch. My partner's burger was deemed very good. Nothing fancy, nice local vibe. Many people knew each other. Prompt and friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?