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Park Lunch

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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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256 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We don't ever visit our old home town without a visit here. Park Lunch is a mainstay in Newburyport. If the menu is rather unexciting, the food is well-prepared, the service excellent and friendly, and the place has a great local atmosphere. Locals come here for good seafood … most of it fired … and there are other choices like... More 

Thank writer48
Beverly, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A friend recently recommended Park Lunch for their fried seafood, so we decided to check it out. It's a neighborhood diner, the walls are filled with sports photos and college banners from all over the US. Seating is comprised of booths, some tables and a few high tops in the bar area. Staff was friendly and provided quick service. We... More 

Thank pall48
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The fried scallops were sliced in thirds not one whole one maybe trying to fill the plate not a good idea...The steak fries are not like the steak fries back in the day....cutting corners is not a good thing ...have discussed this with several people all agree..

1 Thank Doreen S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Always good as a landmark in Newburyport and the food is always been fabulous especially their fried clams

Thank Celeste E
Naples, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A local favorite bar and restaurant for fresh seafood...small but worth the wait. Just a short ride from Newburyport Center. It is not on the water.

Thank Wil B
Bolton, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Consistent, incredibly fresh, fried clams. The batter is light and fluffy, and not greasy at all! Great service! I even had a BLT sandwich and that was delicious also! Best seafood we have had in Newburyport area.

Thank pug12
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Beer selection is just ok. Fried clams are as good as Clam Box. Fried Scallops are also very good. you get plenty to eat

Thank mmem7
Katy, Texas
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a recent visit to Newbury port. I ordered the small, way to many clams to eat. The food was excellent, so was the Arnold Palmer. The clam chowder was some of the best I have ever had.

Thank Richard C
Sugar Land
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Best place in town for fried clams. Love everything on the menu...nothing fancy but great food. They don't take reservations and it can be a long wait depending on the time of day.

Thank Nanc W
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Had the Fish and Chips. Lots of tasty fish...steak fries and homemade cole slaw. Lunch Special for $9.50! Would definitely go back again.

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?