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Park Lunch

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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
11:00 am - 11:00 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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Beverly, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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..

Thank Doreen S
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always good as a landmark in Newburyport and the food is always been fabulous especially their fried clams

Thank Celeste E
Naples, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A local favorite bar and restaurant for fresh seafood...small but worth the wait. Just a short ride from Newburyport Center. It is not on the water.

Thank Wil B
Bolton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistent, incredibly fresh, fried clams. The batter is light and fluffy, and not greasy at all! Great service! I even had a BLT sandwich and that was delicious also! Best seafood we have had in Newburyport area.

Thank pug12
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beer selection is just ok. Fried clams are as good as Clam Box. Fried Scallops are also very good. you get plenty to eat

Thank mmem7
Katy, Texas
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on a recent visit to Newbury port. I ordered the small, way to many clams to eat. The food was excellent, so was the Arnold Palmer. The clam chowder was some of the best I have ever had.

Thank Richard C
Sugar Land
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Best place in town for fried clams. Love everything on the menu...nothing fancy but great food. They don't take reservations and it can be a long wait depending on the time of day.

Thank Nanc W
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Had the Fish and Chips. Lots of tasty fish...steak fries and homemade cole slaw. Lunch Special for $9.50! Would definitely go back again.

Thank Chris M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Small but very good american food. Service is fast and good. It´s always full of people from the area.

Thank Carmen D

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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?