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The Riverside Cafe

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260 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2192
+1 978-225-6999
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 13:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading mixed reviews, decided to go out with family over the holidays. What should be any easy omelet, was more like overcooked egg pancake. Served round and flat, and lacking in any flavor. Will not be back nor will I recommend.

Thank Susan D
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Pleasant surroundings, food was really nice, waitress was extraordinary. Close to downtown Newburyport. Accessible via railtrail

Thank Christine D
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Following the reviews here we brought our family and friends to have a breakfast on our way to Maine. We waited for a table about 20 minutes and about that time for a food. Dirty plates and waitstuff aprons, so so food with burned eggs and a hair. The place itself is great except the decorations from a dollar store... More 

Thank Kaysad
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Spacious, a bit eclectic, free parking, and good Rock music playin' -( which was a little too soft). The Banana Choclate Chip Pancakes, the regular Eggs Benedict(Vegitarian and the Californian-Spinach and Avocado),French Toast and Build- Your -Own Omelet were all tasty and cooked perfectly. The fruit dish was a combination of Blueberries, Bananas and Strawberries in natural Blueberry Juice. All... More 

2 Thank sfw68
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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205 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Super cool Cafe which is housed inside an antique mill building which once owned by Towle's silverware company. Cozy, spacious and warm. Great customer service combined with terrific food. Homemade corned beef hash is my favorite... they also make breakfast bowls filled with all your favorites.

Thank Bruce B
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Palm Sunday~four couples converged from three states for a relaxed Sunday Brunch. The breakfast menu is abundantly varied. All eight of us were delighted by our meals. We ordered California Eggs Benedict, Omelettes, Eggs Sunny Side-Up, Biscuits & Gravy, Hash, Baked Beans, Cobb Salad, Blueberry Pancakes, Fruit Bowls, Homefries, Bacon & Sausage. Breakfast is such a difficult meal to prepare... More 

Thank LLL G
South Hampton, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

My husband and I have enjoyed breakfast at the Riverside Cafe in Newburyport on a couple of occasions, but it had been a while so we returned on Monday this week (the holiday). My husband revisited their "Breakfast Bowl" and I ordered my usual Western Omelette. Both are wonderful choices. The wait staff is very friendly and the portions huge.... More 

Thank KayWallace
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Good food friendly service, great price nice quick stop to have a meal. Small , friendly and home cooked, can't miss. Lot easier to park than downtown newburyport! Always a top choice for breakfast for us.

Thank samsgramboston
Salisbury, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Went for a holiday breakfast with friends. It was an absolute treat! Food and service were top rate. Will definitely be back.

Thank ridehd07
West Boca Raton
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The Riverside Cafe has recently started serving evening meals. My husband had been there a couple of times for breakfast and liked it, so we decided to give it a try for dinner. There were five of us - all adults - and everyone was blown away by how good the good was. I had a turkey dinner. I love... More 

2 Thank Mike C

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
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Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2192
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-225-6999

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