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Grog Restaurant

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13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
+1 978-465-8700
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We met some friends with n turn to enjoy invitation night. We started with some drinks and apps at the grog. I lived in nbpt years ago and enjoyed the Grog then it's nice to see that some things haven't changed. There is a fear pub atmosphere and the menu has something fur everyone. We stick with apps. Fondue, poutine... More 

Thank TAH65
Boston, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My wife had a salad with grilled chicken and I had a monte cristo. Both items were outstanding. The Grog has been a staple in Newburyport for over 35 years. The waitress was pleasant and efficient and it is a nice relaxing atmosphere. Last but not least the prices are reasonable.

Thank Vanderneucker
Southwick, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This funky little basement bar offers live bands Friday - Sunday I believe. Fun spot for dancing ! There is also a restaurant bar upstairs which I personally have not had the opportunity to try. My friends and I usually go down to the basement bar for the entertainment. This is one of the few places with regular live bands... More 

Thank Brenda L
New Hampshire
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Had a large party with a very patient waitress. Great food, mediocre specialty drinks. Had to send two back. The waitress was really great. She took special orders from dietary restrictions, and got it quite right. Kudos to her...wish I could remember her name. :( Went to the bar in the basement for a fun band and cold beer!

Thank perch59
Plymouth, MA
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

**In the interest of full disclosure I have been to the Grog twice because I was performing** I'm always interested to try out American pub fare because it can be hit or miss. That said I always try and temper my expectations (and my stomach) appropriately. After setting up and sound checking I had a good hour before it was... More 

Thank Rick M
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Went here on Saturday night, very busy but got seats upstairs at the bar. Now I really do hate it when a male bartender judges you. Honey I've been to more restaurants than you will ever work at. What a dink this kid was. Basically ignored us after our drink order. Thank god his partner came on a great gal.... More 

2 Thank sandalla
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Family friendly without being overcrowded and noisy. Our party tried all of the soups, and each was high quality and tasty. Service was friendly and prompt. Can't wait to try it again.

Thank jdam2005
New Hampshire
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The Grog is a landmark in Newburyport. They've always been known for decent seafood and steaks. I highly recommend the clam chowder or lobster bisque. You will want to come back for more! The interior is a bit dark, rustic and worn. A New England pub atmosphere with loyal locals. Downstairs at the Grog you will find entertainment of various... More 

1 Thank Leeza_12
San Diego
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

My bouillabaisse was delicious, and everyone loved their food--risotto, grilled haddock, everything.

1 Thank TravelDadSanDiego
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Went here for lunch the other day...which quickly turned into a few beers and not doing much else the rest of the day. They have a HUGE local tap list that's worth checking out.

1 Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-8700

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