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Black Cow

54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
+1 978-499-8811
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. Ordered the $43. filet mignon, medium. It came raw inside, sent it back, it returned to the table, medium RARE, sent it back, it came back CHARBROILED & ruined. husband ordered the $43.00 rib eye, zero flavor, and...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both locations in Newburyport and in Hamilton Mass are wonderful locations with great food nice atmospheres the one in Hamilton doesn't have the view obviously of the one in Newburyport but the tacos were delicious, the fish dinners have always been good there. And I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the new black cow has great décor but the menu is a little disappointing when compared to the previous restaurant. Food was just ok.

1  Thank mmem7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Black Cow is located just off the boardwalk in downtown Newburyport. The restaurant has recently moved a short distance to a new building that is beautifully and tastefully done. Our waitress was excellent and the meal was great. I had the Haddock and it...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has lunch there. Lovely large place near the waterfront. There is outdoor dining. I ordered a Crab Louis (Louie) salad and was very disappointed. The crabmeat was good and fresh but the salad was a large plate of chopped romaine. A hardboiled egg and a...More

1  Thank BostonTraveler62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing food. Ordered filet rare and cooked medium well. Caesar salad was wilted and warm. Mashed potatoes ice cold. I would never return to this restaurant Beautiful building but that’s it. Party of 4 and all disappointed. We all used to frequent old location...More

1  Thank tpayne293
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent!! Drinks on the roof top were delicious. Very nice bartender. We went downstairs to be seated outside. The food was great!! Chowder was one of the best I’ve had!! Even the burgers were great!! The waitress was awesome!! Very accommodating! Will go back for...More

2  Thank roxyrockette
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch on a Sunday afternoon at Black Cow is nothing less than relaxing and delicious. Jillian, our waiter, was excellent. We got the Quinoa Burger and Fish Sandwich along with a couple of local beers. Maybe a little pricey but it is downtown Newburyport in...More

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

My first time in Newburyport wow what a nice surprise. Lunch at Black cow was so great! Decided on lobster tacos to eat and was fabulous. Enjoyed mussels for appetizer and great glass of Chardonnay! Can’t wait to go back

1  Thank Joan T
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Dinner with Customers was an enjoyable affair in this restaurant. The ambiance and nautical flair added to the evening. A wide selection of seafood, meats and beverages complimented a great evening out. Seating is available on two levels and outdoor dining is available on warn...More

1  Thank Stanley F
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Questions & Answers
27 August 2018|
Response from Eggroll A | Reviewed this property |
The upstairs was reserved for drinks and apps. If they are opening a larger space they may accommodate your group. As an alternate venue look into Michaels Harborside.
Olga K
27 August 2018|
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Response from Matty2999 | Reviewed this property |
Not likely for parties less than, for instance, 10-12 people.
28 October 2016|
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Response from Demi K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will:) Perhaps call ahead to let The Black Cow know so they will be prepared:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-499-8811
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