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“Wonderful Experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Michael's Harborside

Michael's Harborside
Ranked #8 of 97 Restaurants in Newburyport
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2014

Wonderful service, wonderful view, wonderful service. That sums it up. Fried Haddock sandwich was plentiful and we could not eat it all but the fried clams was a little skimpy on the clams but too many french fries but still very good.

Visited August 2014
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Bennington, Vermont
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Okay for what it is.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

Tourist seafood mill with average food. Staff very pleasant...chatty in a non-intrusive war. Ho-hum Caesar Salad would be improved by shaved Parmesan rather than out of an institutional shaker. Fried clams can't come close to the real thing in Ipswitch.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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wolfeboro
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What a shame”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

So this is the greatest spot for a restaurant, huge deck overlooking Newburyport Harbor. Sad thing is the food is sub par, specialty cocktails are disappointing. Go for a beer, that would be safe then dine elsewhere.

Visited August 2014
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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193 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great view but skip the food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

I'm not happy to write a poor review, but we felt it was very poor. The fish was "fishy" not fresh. The dishes appeared to be pre-prepared so watery on the plate. The wedge salad was pathetic. The shrimp was fried but looked like it came from a box. A real disappointment since we had so many other places to choose from.

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely View and Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

We dined at Michael's on a Sunday afternoon. We arrived a little after noon and were quickly shown to a table by the windows. We had a choice of sitting outside, but there would have been a wait for one of those tables. We were just as happy sitting inside.

Our waitress quickly came over and took our drink orders. A Strawberry Ale and a Newburyport IPA were ordered. The Strawberry Ale was very good and served with a strawberry half on the rim. Our water glasses were always kept filled.

We decided on a fried clam basked with half fries, and half onion rings. My husband had the fried haddock basket. The food was sensational. The clams were on the small size and that is how I like them, but they were plentiful. Underneath the clams were the onion rings and fries, really too much to eat! My husband's haddock was huge. It filled his basket. He enjoyed it very much.

This place was hopping by the time we left, which was after 1p. We enjoyed our meal and the waitstaff were friendly and very efficient.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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