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Park Lunch

181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (67 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Reviews (168)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

TA let me down here. My wife daughter and I wanted a good lunch in the heart of the attractive town of Newburyport. Park Lunch is at the wrong end of town by a gas station. The average age of the packed eating area was...More

Thank risottofungi
Dan W, Owner at Park Lunch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sorry your experience was not good at the park lunch as the owner we do try and make sure everything is always up to par but occasionally things happen and for that I sincerely apologize .as far as being on the wrong side of town...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped at Park Lunch for a quick lunch. It is definitely a Hidden Gem!! The atmosphere was cozy. We ordered the fried clams and they were the best we've ever had!! They were fried perfectly and very full. The small order was huge! We...More

Thank Holly_A_Honey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for the best fried clams, look no further. They are terrific and plentiful. I have a pretty good appetite and I split a plate with my friend and there was plenty. At $23 you can't beat it, especially since I only paid...More

Thank LindagSalem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a place that has been a local social center for years, the food is excellent, the service is speedy and polite, and the camaraderie amongst the patrons is legendary. Get there early for a lunch seat, grab a beer, a sandwich, and start chatting....More

Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love coming to Park Lunch! Why? Where else can you get an outstanding BLT for $3.25? They have a little bit of everything here that will satisfy all tastes. Came with family and ordered BLT's, Grilled Cheese, Tuna Melt, Crabmeat Salad and Fries. Everyone was...More

Thank CMC_2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't believe I never had the fried clams here in the past! Just the right size, not too big, not too small, just the right crispiness, not too soggy, not too hard and just the right amount make this a "go to" place for...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best fried seafood in Newburypot found in a relaxing pub setting. My wife and I split a large order of fried scallops and just managed to finish the plate. Moderate prices, excellent seafood.

Thank David E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the crabmeat salad roll expecting a grilled roll filled with crabmeat..maybe a little mayo and lettuce but at least crabmeat. I got a roll filled with what I guessed was seafood salad and when I asked the waitress what kind of crab was...More

1  Thank marlana2014
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

When this customer asked we told her what it was a blend of white fish and crab at no time where we dishonest as she claims. The 6.95 she was charged was taken off her bill. Our menu clearly says crab salad and is sold...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our neighbors suggested we have dinner at Park Lunch at 5 PM on a rainy Friday evening. They were impressed with the quality and portion sizes on an earlier visit. Despite the Friday night crowd, we were seated in under 20 minutes. The space was...More

Thank rspill
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a quaint little pub, that seems to be very popular with the locals, mostly because of good food at a very reasonable price. Reminds me of an old fashioned diner, with a bar. Large and varied menu, with good service. You can't go...More

Thank TS1959
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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