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Thirsty Whale

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American, Bar, Pub
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24 Market Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2565
+1 978-462-1140
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12:00 - 19:00
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Thu - Sun 12:00 - 19:00
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Newton, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While wandering around Newburyport on a warm February day, we happened upon The Thirsty Whale. The daily specials board advertised Fish & Chips which were perfect for the warm weather. The Fish & Chips were light, flaky, and delicious. It wasn't heavy or greasy at all. The restaurant itself is small and dark, but it only added to the ambiance... More 

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Thank Wsdole
Augusta, Maine, United States
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Whale is a great place to play darts & hang out with friends in Newburyport. The bartenders are wonderful as is the rest of the staff. They always make us feel right at home.

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Thank Barb H
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This place should be put into a different catagory. Its pub food not a sit down and eat for three hours kind of place. The staff are friendly and the locals who are everywhere here are more than helpful with anything you might need. Before you go to that overpriced nwbpt restaurant and basically pay for there decor not the... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My girlfriend and I came for lunch and got a fried haddock sandwich and lobster roll. The best part of the visit was the waitress who was very friendly and attentive, and the sweet potato fries that came as a side. They may actually be the BEST SWEET POTATO FRIES I've ever had. Unfortunately the rest of the meal was... More 

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Thank Robert V
Boston, Massachusetts
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611 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This place was really bursting at the seams with fun! Only stopped in here for drinks. Drinks were good and bar was packed. There are tables also to sit at and you can order food.

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Thank CMC_2012
Wells, Maine
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Popped in for lunch while visiting Newburyport for the first time in a long while (will definitely be back to that city soon, nice changes have taken place). Small place, simple menu, not expensive, service was fine, food Ok, had a nice IPA from the local brewery. Got the impression the bar was probably the focal point and not the... More 

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Thank Michael T
Wells, Maine
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177 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

I'm going with 'fair' because the menu is fairly limited. I had fish and chips and while the fish wasn't all that great the fries were perfect. The service was good and it was a good location. Two of the people dining with us ordered the same meal, but they came out look very differently. Just didn't seem really consistent.... More 

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Thank taralaf
New Britain, Connecticut
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Excellent experience after a day of shopping. Everyone was so nice. Music was good. bartender was excellent with drinks and service. Plenty of seating in the side room and at the bar. Window seating to people watch right in the center of town. Lot of history with locals and memorabilia.

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Thank dilly11soccer
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Big selection of Beers, wines and victuals. Good Food available. Locally owned. Owners take great pride in customer satisfaction. Right in downtown Newburyport on the main street, State Street.

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Thank Paul D
Exton, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

I was with a group of 6 and received great service. A very friendly place and I loved the clam chowder! I also liked the fish and chips.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Thursday
12:00 - 19:00
Friday
12:00 - 19:00
Saturday
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Market Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2565
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-462-1140

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?