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Spud's Restaurant & Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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255 Newburyport Tpke, Rowley, MA 01969-2008
+1 978-948-7551
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

With a name like Spud's we thought taters would be a prime menu item. Wrong. The food was some of the most mediocre imaginable.

Thank Frank B
Rowley, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Food is always excellent,and the waitstaff are so friendly. Reasonable prices and awesome drinks. Spuds is a perfect place to go on a weeknight when reservations are the best things to make for dinner.

Thank alison_galati
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

After exploring autumn scenery through back-roads, we spotted Spuds. Everything looked crispy new and bright. We were waited on immediately so we ordered drinks plus the baked shrimp and baked haddock lunch specials. Everything arrived within a few minutes and we enjoyed every bite. Thanks for the good food, good service and good prices.

Thank Marsha L
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Spuds in Rowley has been a family favorite for many years. They have a good variety of choices on there menu. There Chicken and fish meals are usually tasty. The reason I went a few days ago with my wife was for there delicious Burgers. I haven't had one in some time and was very pleased to find them as... More 

Thank TAR7
Hampton, New Hampshire
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204 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This restaurant is a place to go knowing you will receive a meal worth talking about for sometime. We have never received a bad meal here. Traveling Rt 1 for years past, we have tried them all and Spud's is an all time good choice. We return often.

Thank critic49
Needham, MA USA
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149 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Went there yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. There was drama going on in the kitchen (someone's last day who "has an attitude") and the 2 bartenders did nothing but gossip with each other during our entire visit. They were so preoccupied with their own negative drama that it was difficult to get good service, something that we have grown accustomed to expecting... More 

Thank Jean293
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I had the fried shrimp with fries, onion rings and Cole slaw. The shrimp was perfectly cooked, but the Cole slaw was bland and tasteless (although fresh and crunchy). My companion had the haddock Florentine and she loved it! The prices are really resonable, the service is fast.

Thank Julie C
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great family restaurant! Run by a great family! The food is always good and the service is great! Great haddock and steak tips!

Thank travelqueenma
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat when I am in the area. It is a family style restaurant with good food and reasonable prices. My favorite is the buffalo chicken dinner with 3 choices of sauce. We also tried the spudachoes appetizer which was different and tasty. They also have a bar area.

Thank Sandy S
Rowley, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Not much better than cafeteria food. My wife and I tried it a while back and that was it. Not again. Service wasn't horrible, but the food was way below average. Chowder was substandard and my wife's salad was less than inspiring. I will not send anyone there.

Thank newzmanpro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Newburyport Tpke, Rowley, MA 01969-2008
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Rowley
  • Phone Number: +1 978-948-7551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?