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Park Lunch

181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (70 reviews)
“fries” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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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 13 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
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We, and many other Newburyporters,, have been going to Park Lunch for decades. An honest unpretentious place enjoyed by young and old, sports enthusiasts, families and all types of locals. While not a seafood restaurant as such, it delivers an excellent menu of fish and...More

1  Thank brianjcox
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Best clams in Newburyport. In a pub feeling local lore kind of place. The Food is great and the selection has something for everyone. Love it.

1  Thank pblanchette
Reviewed 13 February 2017

For the past few years my wife and I have been taking food out from the Park Lunch about once per week. Most of the time we get a cheeseburger deluxe and a regular cheeseburger. The burgers are extremely fresh with 6 ozs. of lean...More

1  Thank tripster999
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great fried clams....scallops and fried fish, tooI I'm sure everything else on the menu is just as good, but those were the only three things the four of us ordered. The service was also first-rate.....our waitress could not have been any nicer. Really frosted glasses...More

Thank Mannster
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ipswich MA is known for it's fried clams. These are better. These are the best fried clams in NewEngland. This place is a joint. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it is damn good on the inside!

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place was really crowded when we visited. I am glad we had reservations. Based on the quality and quantity of the entrees, I am sure they are always crowded. So make a reservation if you can. Though the move a lot of people in...More

1  Thank William O
Reviewed 29 December 2016

excellent food and decent prices for seafood. Time your visit as it is a small place with limited parking and it gets very crowded. will definitely go back when I'm up north

Thank paboody
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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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