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Park Lunch

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$$ - $$$
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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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W. Newbury, MA
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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625 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Joralemon
Sun City Center, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife and I had dinner there in September. The service was below average.The house wine was generic for $5.50 per glass. The meals were very large with a lot of fries.There was a $2 surcharge on the clams.The corn chowder was the best she has ever had.I thought it was very pricey for what we ordered.

Thank honeymuffin2016
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a good family restaurant with reasonably priced, nothing fancy, meals. Be prepared to wait for a table, but it is worth it if you are out for a decent meal. This is not fine dinning but a neighbor eating establishment. Service is usually pretty fast.

Thank BostonJandP
Newton, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Saw the reviews on Trip advisor so stopped by. A favorite of the locals, it's cozy and busy and folks at the bar knew each other. I ordered fried scallops, which were phenomenal and a huge portion; coleslaw was good but french fries were not as freshly prepared.

Thank Scrabblegirl17

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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: 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?