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Starboard Galley Restaurant

55 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
+1 978-462-1326
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“twin lobsters” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
55 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
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Reviewed yesterday

Have passed by this place for years, never looked that appealing from the front (old brick building). Took a chance for lunch, as we've tried most incarnations of the other lunch places in town at some point or other, and most of the slightly-more expensive...More

Thank fflbrgst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good lazy man's lobster, not a lot of filler or cream, just lobster. Also good stuffed lobster. Service was good, place was very quiet on a cold Sunday evening.

Thank MaryAnn61
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Expensive wine comes already open to the table.?? Not what I ordered by any stretch but in the correct bottle. Waitress showed us open bottle and asked if it was ok before she poured it for us to taste.??? Right bottle... Wrong wine. It was...More

1  Thank kgfitzpatrick
Reviewed 7 December 2017

One meal here and you will know why locals choose this restaurant time and again! With a menu where you understand the ingredients and the food is prepared well every time, it’s a hit all around. When friends from out of town visit, you can...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I really don't know who I could recommend this place to. It's just a tired place serving mediocre food and mediocre drinks with mediocre service. The weird thing is that it's not inexpensive either. Frequented by elderly women for lunch and local bar flies at...More

2  Thank theyaysayer
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The Starboard Galley has been in business under the control of the same family for many decades. Last winter they renovated the front part of the restaurant. The bar was enlarged and the room opened up with high top tables. The food is still very...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We were with a large group that had visited the Plum Island Refuge. The staff seated us promptly but the service was a bit slow. This was a ‘senior’ group so service is a big issue. The selection of food on the menu was broad...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a large, unassuming diner-restaurant in a good location right near the water. Service is friendly and the menu has all the items you would expect. We had perfect New England clam chowder, and excellent fried clams and steamers.

Thank JandFF
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a very good restaurant in down town Newburyport. The seafood here is delicious, but they have other choices. Service is always good. Prices are moderate. My favorite restaurant in Newburyport

Thank jello692017
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a good, straightforward seafood house. Nothing exciting---except that they had steamers. Of course lobster in all forms and quite a few non-seafood options. Wines on offer were sub-par for a good restaurant but unfortunately rather standard for a lot of mid-range seafood houses.

Thank nurealam
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Questions & Answers
14 April 2017|
Response from Vanderneucker | Reviewed this property |
Easter Sunday may be different. I would call them for a reservation
Christine O
14 February 2017|
Response from Vanderneucker | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, my mother in law and her friends ate lunch there with that many people
16 May 2016|
Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Very likely
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-462-1326
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