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Park Lunch

181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (65 reviews)
“fries” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

For a place that has been a local social center for years, the food is excellent, the service is speedy and polite, and the camaraderie amongst the patrons is legendary. Get there early for a lunch seat, grab a beer, a sandwich, and start chatting....More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Love coming to Park Lunch! Why? Where else can you get an outstanding BLT for $3.25? They have a little bit of everything here that will satisfy all tastes. Came with family and ordered BLT's, Grilled Cheese, Tuna Melt, Crabmeat Salad and Fries. Everyone was...More

Thank CMC_2012
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I can't believe I never had the fried clams here in the past! Just the right size, not too big, not too small, just the right crispiness, not too soggy, not too hard and just the right amount make this a "go to" place for...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Best fried seafood in Newburypot found in a relaxing pub setting. My wife and I split a large order of fried scallops and just managed to finish the plate. Moderate prices, excellent seafood.

Thank David E
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I ordered the crabmeat salad roll expecting a grilled roll filled with crabmeat..maybe a little mayo and lettuce but at least crabmeat. I got a roll filled with what I guessed was seafood salad and when I asked the waitress what kind of crab was...More

1  Thank marlana2014
Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

When this customer asked we told her what it was a blend of white fish and crab at no time where we dishonest as she claims. The 6.95 she was charged was taken off her bill. Our menu clearly says crab salad and is sold...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Our neighbors suggested we have dinner at Park Lunch at 5 PM on a rainy Friday evening. They were impressed with the quality and portion sizes on an earlier visit. Despite the Friday night crowd, we were seated in under 20 minutes. The space was...More

Thank rspill
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a quaint little pub, that seems to be very popular with the locals, mostly because of good food at a very reasonable price. Reminds me of an old fashioned diner, with a bar. Large and varied menu, with good service. You can't go...More

Thank TS1959
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Park Lunch is an institution in Newburyport. Locals and visitors enjoy pub style food in a comfortable tmosphere with friendly servers. The sports themed decor tells you what is important here. You can't go wrong!!

Thank DAWGMA17
Reviewed 20 August 2017

A little bit of everything, with excellent seafood for two couples who wanted various fare. Two split a large plate of New England Fried Clams. Done to perfection with good sized "bellies" with a slightly nutty taste ..... outrageously scrumptious. Another had a Tuna Melt,...More

1  Thank Alphonse_of_Olde
Reviewed 16 August 2017

You almost always find a crowd at Park Lunch because the food is sooooooo good! They have everything on the menu from burgers to fish and they also have daily specials.

Thank Snowrella
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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 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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