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Park Lunch

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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fied clams to die for.Great homemade dishes and of course seafood very good .Locals and people of know go here.Not facy no view just down to earth local favorite food.

Thank webba333
Aiea, Hawaii
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Down-home meals...known for their fried clams and scallops. Prices are good and portions are large. Staff is friendly!

1 Thank Kailaj_99
Vero Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our table had baked haddock and fried clams and we all agreed it was as good as it gets! The service was excellent ,decor different with wood paneling and banners but very comfortable ? homey. Prices very good vs quality of food. this was our 1st time at at Park Lunch and will not be our last.

Thank David A
Peabody, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived on Plum Island and this was our favorite place to eat. Limited seating, limited menu ... but, great seafood and friendly local charm. Big fire years ago, and locals bought future credits to help them continue to pay the staff and rebuild. Locals "love" this place. Not fancy, but a place you will return to.

Thank David H
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Paneling, college banners, waitresses that have been there for years. The beer is cold. Fried clams sweet. Crabmeat roll amazing. Check out the specials. Old school with great prices. Yum

Thank dianeargie
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite a recent change in ownership, this local pub/restaurant remains reliably and consistently excellent. The food is well priced and offers a good value day in and day out.

Thank SilverBean925
Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food ever - waitresses exceptional! Only wish the facility had more seating for patrons. Looking forward to my next visit when I travel up from NC to visit family.

Thank Fishn4
Punta Gorda, Florida
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246 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't ever visit our old home town without a visit here. Park Lunch is a mainstay in Newburyport. If the menu is rather unexciting, the food is well-prepared, the service excellent and friendly, and the place has a great local atmosphere. Locals come here for good seafood … most of it fired … and there are other choices like... More 

Thank writer48
Beverly, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recently recommended Park Lunch for their fried seafood, so we decided to check it out. It's a neighborhood diner, the walls are filled with sports photos and college banners from all over the US. Seating is comprised of booths, some tables and a few high tops in the bar area. Staff was friendly and provided quick service. We... More 

Thank pall48
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fried scallops were sliced in thirds not one whole one maybe trying to fill the plate not a good idea...The steak fries are not like the steak fries back in the day....cutting corners is not a good thing ...have discussed this with several people all agree..

1 Thank Doreen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 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?