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Park Lunch

) #1 of 65 Restaurants in Newburyport ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (69 reviews)
“fries” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Stopped in to Park Lunch while visiting Newburyport for the day. I had read good reviews and was especially interested in their fried clams. It's a comfortable local sports bar and restaurant with seasoned and efficient wait staff. I ordered a garden salad, Hubby had...More

1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Had a business lunch and wanted an out of the way spot. I couldn't have chosen a better one. The place was packed, even the bar counter. I had fried clam plate and my guest had the fish & chips special. Really sweet clams, great...More

1  Thank HappyVacationMan
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Great food! Don't miss the fried clams and seafood! Also great sandwiches & personal pizza...Always busy during Boston sports - but worth the wait! Great prices!

Thank 32DebL
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Park Lunch is a local bar/restaurant with a reliably consistent menu which attracts a loyal customer base. Due to its popularity, it can get crowded! The early crowd can fill up the place at 5pm so the next seating availability is usually 630/7. Parking...More

Thank Mgcutter
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here twice now and the food can only be described as great. Though it is always busy, the tables move right along. The staff is wonderful and attentive. If you want great seafood, this place should be on top of your list.

Thank William O
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Best lobster roll I've had in the city. The place is super laid back bar atmosphere. Makes you feel like family. Simple food that tastes great. You know it's fresh too!

1  Thank snugglepurr
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stop by for a quick bowl of chowder and maybe a sandwich The fried clams will surprise and are fairly priced Should get away for $20 or less and if n all visits

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Full of locals. Food is good. Very small portions. Average prices. Very cramped tables. Long waits on weekends and lunch tine.

Thank Zambe33
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great place. Many specials on the white board. Very reasonable prices. I have fried large shrimp. They were delicious. My husband ordered fried clams and said the best he has ever had. The service was excellent. This is a small place and is very busy....More

2  Thank MaryS001
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Park lunch is an old-fashioned Diner that has been in business for many many years. It is slightly outside of town on Merrimack Street but across from Cashman Park and Merrimack River. When you are through with your dinner just walk across the street and...More

1  Thank Patty K
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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