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“great al fresco experience in newburyport”

Michael's Harborside
Ranked #8 of 102 Restaurants in Newburyport
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 9, 2014

i've been going to this place for 20+ years now. the food is ok (although some of the basics are done very well, i would say that the quality on the whole is inconsistent). it is however a great place to sit and grab a drink and a snack on a sunny day. opt for a table outside.

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had friends from California and Louisiana visiting and on our way back to Mass. we stopped by Michaels for a bite. The view of the river is pretty good and we sat in the main first floor dining room. Our Server was attentive and kept our glasses filled. I had the steamers and shrimp, others had the fried clams and calamari. Everyone was happy with the food, my steamers were a bit more sandy then I had hoped for, but hey it is seafood and they do live in the sand.... The 4 large shrimp were great and so was the special Bloody Mary. We will be back, we like to meet friends there as we travel back and forth from North Conway to the Northshore. It is always fun and we can count on the food

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

People watching restaurant if there ever was one. If the beach isn't for you then this is the place. Food, good view, beer, boats, outside service overall acceptable. Nothing to write home about but the price of admission is worth the visit to Michael's Harborside. Won't empty your wallet either

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Michael's is one of the very few places where you can sit outside and enjoy the view and soak up the sun. The food is just ok - basic classic New England pub fare. It's a popular spot with locals and tourists.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great place for tourists and for hot summer days when you have no where to be. Food is good, but not stupendous. The view, now that's stupendous. Crowded. Sometimes good service. Go for the view.

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