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Black Cow Tap & Grill

) #5 of 63 Restaurants in Newburyport ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
+1 978-499-8811
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
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Reviews (465)
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1 - 10 of 453 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had dinner here on a Sunday afternoon with a group of twelve. It was a beautiful summer afternoon so the restaurant was very busy yet we had excellent service. Drinks and apps came quickly while we waited for everyone to show then dinner orders...More

Thank ChrisC1974
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here for dinner with friends. What a great place on a beautiful day. There is a hostess for inside and out back a hostess for outside dinning. The staff here was great and attentive. We had crab cake and some of the best...More

Thank judo4168
Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in at the hostess station and were told that there would be a 30-35 minute wait for outdoor seating. We were in no hurry because it was a beautiful day and the waterfront in Newburyport is delightful. When our table was ready they...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a sunday afternoon with four other people to the bar on the deck. It was not busy but all the bar seats and seats looking toward the river were occupied.The three girls (not sure which) either woudnt or couldnt look past the seating...More

Thank Goanywhere28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always enjoyed the Deck Bar, spectacular views, and always meet friendly people. I was craving Pasta, so asked if I could have the Salmon special served with Pasta as a substitute, and of course the answer was "no problem". It was all good! The...More

Thank Jim I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place was beautiful right on the water! First come, first serve on deck which is all covered. We made reservations and they honored them. Wait staff great! Hostess great! Disappointed in my lunch. Salad with spicy pecan nuts!!! Wow, they sure mean spicy!! Way too...More

Thank meme4934
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live close by, and eat at the Black Cow regularly. We had diner reservations, but decided to go early to walk the dogs on the boardwalk, and enjoy the live music in the park across the way from the restaurant. Our food was, as...More

Thank Kyle_P1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for dinner on Saturday evening (suggest booking a table) to find the venue quite busy. Enjoyed the best salmon topped Caesar salad I've had in a very long time! The rest of the party equally raved about their respective entrees. Kayla did an exceptional...More

Thank Ghost4314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped into the Black Cow to check it out for a beer and lunch. We sat out on the back deck facing the water. I personally love a marina setting on a nice warm day and this place was absolutely perfect!...More

Thank JohnN59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited after a scenic boat ride. The restaurant has a perfect location and great views of the harbor. The food is outstanding!

Thank Bogi M
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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