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Michael's Harborside

1 Tournament Wharf, Newburyport, MA 01950-2418
+1 978-462-7785
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster” (48 reviews)
“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Tournament Wharf, Newburyport, MA 01950-2418
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to eat seafood overlooking the water, lots of locals and sip decently prepared cocktails thankfully not in a plastic cup. My passion is calamari, they fared well with me. The seafood selection is rather classic but there is plenty for everyone's taste.

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here for wedding and looking for good place to eat some local seafood went with son and wife they raved about the food,we are here off season no waiting quick service everyone of staff friendly answered all questions, the food was delicious all...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the weekday specials, backed haddock is high on our list, large serving on yummie mashed potatoes,with asparagus, excellent service. Special was 10.99 hope it's their for a while we will be back. Only issue was screeching child, no fault of Michaels. Wonderful listing...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both my wife and I had a lobster roll. Although the portions were OK , we felt the lobster meat was on the dry side. Perhaps it was not fresh. The restaurant itself was very nice along with a friendly staff.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great place for a drink in the summer overlooking the Merrimack River. Fantastic outdoor bar and deck. Can't recommend eating there during the summer, though, as the food is pushed out for the tourists like a factory. I'll never get over the 1/2 inch swordfish...More

Thank theyaysayer
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

To begin, I had a cup of the clam chowder. Then, I had the swordfish with mashed potatoes and asparagus which was absolutely delicious!!!! To finish, I had a delicious piece of pecan pie. Plus, the atmosphere is simply wonderful there.

Thank Holly N
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Tuesday special was the hamburger for $5.99 and it was a huge tasty burger to die for. The view on the water was nice and there was plenty of indoor and outdoor seats with water views.

Thank Michael K S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were visiting Newburyport for the day. Had spent a good part at the Wildlife Refuge, so we may not have looked "up to par," but regardless, we were barely acknowledged by the young woman at the hostess stand. The next woman who showed us...More

Thank TellingTheTruth83
Reviewed 19 September 2017

,Have eaten at Michael's 5 times in the past 2 months. Up until the past 2 months I had stopped going to Michael's because of the inconsistent quality of the food. I decided to give another try this summer and was really so pleased at...More

Thank Catharine G
Reviewed 18 September 2017

How bad can a place be when you have a glorious view of boats in their slips? The deck at Michael's Harborside is lovely. There's a choice of hightops and traditional tables, which I appreciate, and the tables are well spaced, so that you do...More

Thank amherst_reader
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Sheila D
23 September 2017|
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Response from deabelair | Reviewed this property |
During busy season reservations were recommended to us. Hope you go there. Great food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Tournament Wharf, Newburyport, MA 01950-2418
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-462-7785
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