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Black Cow Tap & Grill

54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
+1 978-499-8811
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (47 reviews)
“escargot” (6 reviews)
“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
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54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was uncharacteristically empty and we got a great corner booth by the water looking out onto the icy river. Waiter took drink order after a short wait and the drinks were good size and prompt. We waited again a while before dinner order...More

Thank CandyNh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch and was deliciously treated with excellent food and service. For appetizers we had the crab cake and shrimp cocktail and while the shrimp was good I was disappointed they only serve three shrimp, the crab cake on the...More

Thank coastie55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is right on the water, a prime spot. it seems they’d capitalize on that and have more of a fresh local seafood selection. Not a clam on the menu. No shellfish. No Oysters, etc. only a not local trout smothered in mustard or...More

Thank juju2773
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late afternoon and sat in a booth looking over the water. There were 3 of us. We shared fried oysters for an appetizer. My wife ordered the mussels , her sister ordered the fish and chips and I ordered the Tuna Sashimi. All...More

Thank kentito
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food and Atmosphere. Watch the boats and harborview. Located in the heart of Downtown Newburyport

Thank Rob k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting...clean facility...lovely water views from some seats. Very disappointed in the limited lunch menu offering. A friend visiting from out of state was looking for friend clams...not on the menu! I had salmon which was good but the potatoes with it were not seasoned...More

Thank Doreen D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been living in the Boston area for 6 months moving from New Orleans. Best restaurant I've been to yet! 2 bowls of soup, 2 seafood entrees 1 dessert 2 coffees 2 drinks for $100. The clam chowder was spectacular better than Legal Seafood! Both fish...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Food, staff, and views how can you beat it!! Ordered and received our food fairly quickly and it was delicious. This restaurant would be ideal for that romantic dinner for your anniversary or birthday. Took my wife for date night and it was wonderful.

Reviewed 7 January 2018

My wife and I had a great meal at the Black Cow Tap & Grill in Newburyport. With a water view and great service from Kathleen we had an enjoyable meal. I had the swordfish and my wife ordered the Haddock. Add a bottle of...More

Thank 41651Happytraveler
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This is a modern restaurant right on the harbor with lots of windows and a lovely fire burning. I had fish (I think it was actually cod) that was nicely prepared in a great sauce and my husband had a vegetarian pasta dish which was...More

Thank Platwn
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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:)
Deanna L
14 August 2016|
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Response from Farmme | Reviewed this property |
I have never had any problems at the Cow
3 April 2016|
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Response from sightseer12 | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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