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Park Lunch

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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried clams” (68 reviews)
“fries” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

Best lobster roll I've had in the city. The place is super laid back bar atmosphere. Makes you feel like family. Simple food that tastes great. You know it's fresh too!

1  Thank snugglepurr
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Stop by for a quick bowl of chowder and maybe a sandwich The fried clams will surprise and are fairly priced Should get away for $20 or less and if n all visits

Thank Dan C
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Full of locals. Food is good. Very small portions. Average prices. Very cramped tables. Long waits on weekends and lunch tine.

Thank Zambe33
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Great place. Many specials on the white board. Very reasonable prices. I have fried large shrimp. They were delicious. My husband ordered fried clams and said the best he has ever had. The service was excellent. This is a small place and is very busy....More

2  Thank MaryS001
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Park lunch is an old-fashioned Diner that has been in business for many many years. It is slightly outside of town on Merrimack Street but across from Cashman Park and Merrimack River. When you are through with your dinner just walk across the street and...More

1  Thank Patty K
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We, and many other Newburyporters,, have been going to Park Lunch for decades. An honest unpretentious place enjoyed by young and old, sports enthusiasts, families and all types of locals. While not a seafood restaurant as such, it delivers an excellent menu of fish and...More

1  Thank brianjcox
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Best clams in Newburyport. In a pub feeling local lore kind of place. The Food is great and the selection has something for everyone. Love it.

1  Thank pblanchette
Reviewed February 13, 2017

For the past few years my wife and I have been taking food out from the Park Lunch about once per week. Most of the time we get a cheeseburger deluxe and a regular cheeseburger. The burgers are extremely fresh with 6 ozs. of lean...More

1  Thank tripster999
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Great fried clams....scallops and fried fish, tooI I'm sure everything else on the menu is just as good, but those were the only three things the four of us ordered. The service was also first-rate.....our waitress could not have been any nicer. Really frosted glasses...More

Thank Mannster
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Ipswich MA is known for it's fried clams. These are better. These are the best fried clams in NewEngland. This place is a joint. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it is damn good on the inside!

1  Thank Paul F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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: +1 978-465-9817
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