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Park Lunch

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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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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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 August 20, 2016

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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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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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?