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Park Lunch

181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried clams” (62 reviews)
“fries” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Pub, Bar
$$ - $$$
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Park Lunch is a local bar/restaurant with a reliably consistent menu which attracts a loyal customer base. Due to its popularity, it can get crowded! The early crowd can fill up the place at 5pm so the next seating availability is usually 630/7. Parking...More

Thank Mgcutter
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here twice now and the food can only be described as great. Though it is always busy, the tables move right along. The staff is wonderful and attentive. If you want great seafood, this place should be on top of your list.

Thank William O
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Best lobster roll I've had in the city. The place is super laid back bar atmosphere. Makes you feel like family. Simple food that tastes great. You know it's fresh too!

1  Thank snugglepurr
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stop by for a quick bowl of chowder and maybe a sandwich The fried clams will surprise and are fairly priced Should get away for $20 or less and if n all visits

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Full of locals. Food is good. Very small portions. Average prices. Very cramped tables. Long waits on weekends and lunch tine.

Thank Zambe33
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great place. Many specials on the white board. Very reasonable prices. I have fried large shrimp. They were delicious. My husband ordered fried clams and said the best he has ever had. The service was excellent. This is a small place and is very busy....More

2  Thank MaryS001
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Park lunch is an old-fashioned Diner that has been in business for many many years. It is slightly outside of town on Merrimack Street but across from Cashman Park and Merrimack River. When you are through with your dinner just walk across the street and...More

1  Thank Patty K
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We, and many other Newburyporters,, have been going to Park Lunch for decades. An honest unpretentious place enjoyed by young and old, sports enthusiasts, families and all types of locals. While not a seafood restaurant as such, it delivers an excellent menu of fish and...More

1  Thank brianjcox
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Best clams in Newburyport. In a pub feeling local lore kind of place. The Food is great and the selection has something for everyone. Love it.

1  Thank pblanchette
Reviewed 14 February 2017

For the past few years my wife and I have been taking food out from the Park Lunch about once per week. Most of the time we get a cheeseburger deluxe and a regular cheeseburger. The burgers are extremely fresh with 6 ozs. of lean...More

1  Thank tripster999
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Seafood, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-9817
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