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Park Lunch

181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried clams” (69 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, courteous staff, fair prices. Full of locals which usually means consistent food quality. We always look for a restaurant with a lot of locals. We had chicken salad and tuna salad. Pretty normal fair. The freshness was noticeable. The chicken salad was homemade....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't get the fantastic reviews. I keep trying and keep getting disappointed. The good - it's relatively inexpensive, the staff is nice, the service is quick and the portions are big. The food is average at best. This is a place that slings food....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike D
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Stopped by for lunch today after reading some great reviews on TripAdvisor, and it definitely did not disappoint. Despite being after 2 pm on a cold winter day the place was packed, and we got the last available table. Our waitress came right over with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 5678Cooper
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

I had baked haddock and was fantastic. The staff are super friendly and service was great. Prices are very reasonable too. I’ll definitely go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank I2598VCpeterk
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Park Lunch is not large but the food is great, service friendly and attentive, Fried clams and haddock dinners were large and delicious,very crispy and sweet. cole slaw great, will return soon.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank CarolL1014
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a local spot for great fried clams among other things. Tv in bar and pub style seating. Casual but a must if going to “Clipper City”.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Tour528134
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Always a great eat especially the clams and scallops. We had a small wait nothing unusual. Seafood was great as always.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank mmem7
Reviewed August 28, 2018

As others have stated Park Lunch is the kind of local gem you may miss if not looking for it. We went here on the recommendation of relatives and were not disappointed, Fried clams and scallops were very good and good size portions. The only...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ctbruinfan
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Park Lunch is one of those local places that you might drive by because it doesn’t look like anything special. Boy, would that be a mistake! This is a throwback to great diner style food at reasonable prices. The food was delicious and the service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank byledge
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I've been to many Seafood restaurants , Heard about Park Lunch on the Radio. By far this was the best . I highly recommend it . I wont go to any other place now for a clam ,scallop or shrimp plate !!!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank bobmoore031053
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Restaurant Details

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