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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%
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“fried clams” (70 reviews)
“fries” (18 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Park lunch is a landmark and poular with the local people as well. Its like our own little Cheers if your feeling lonely and hungry you can stop by the food is always good snd guarantee you'll see a friend there too.

Thank Mindy Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park Lunch has been In Newburyport for many years and is a home favorite to locals. Pictures of local sports athletes adorn the walls with numerous college pennants. Its menu has varied little over those years but that seems to work as the pub food...More

Thank Dan C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having grown up in the neighborhood, I've known The ParK Lunch for decades and it hasn't changed much (except for a few renovations of the inside)---thank goodness. It is still a small, local hang-out with very freshly prepared dishes--great home-made soups, sandwiches, burgers, fried clams,...More

Thank Marion T
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This old school sports pub (more from the hundreds of pennants covering the walls than the modest number of TVs has a menu that has escaped trendy dining influences of the last 30 years - I’m not even sure they use balsamic vinegar. The classic...More

Thank stdpudel
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Completely unpretentious place that serves large servings of American food at reasonable prices. A favorite with Newburyport locals, it's the type of place where you'll meet an assortment of blue collar workers, elderly couples, softball teams and, well, anybody who isn't looking for the touristy...More

Thank theyaysayer
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Park Lunch always has great specials and their seafood dishes are very fresh. Don’t expect anything fancy, because this place is a locals spot without the frills.

Thank Jcosta24
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Havent been In awhile. But decided to stop in for dinner. My Hubby & I got a shrimp dinner and a small order of clams. It was just right for the two of us, as their portions are big. The shrimp were so tasty and...More

Thank Dibird50
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We have driven by hundreds of times, read the Trip Advisor reviews and finally stopped for lunch. We were NOT disappointed. The place was immaculate, the food was terrific and the service was attentive. Everything was wonderful. My chicken club was more than ample. We...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The decor includes clean ketchup bottles and paper napkin dispensers. This is casual eating and drinking for all ages. Hot dogs and BLT sandwiches are just $2.95. Add fat, crispy fries for another $4. Fried seafood is fresh and perfectly battered. I love the old-fashioned...More

Thank Ronna C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Can't miss with a stop in here. A local place with a sporty atmosphere but not rowdy. A wait is well worth it - generally quick turnover. Fancier places in town but none with just plain dependable good food at very reasonable prices. Nice selection...More

1  Thank ss319
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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