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Purple Onion Cafe

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44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Portland, United States
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place is wonderful! I often get lunch here, when I can find parking. The hearthstone ham sandwich is to die for! And they have awesome BBQ pulled pork on special sometimes. Totally worth getting when available! Their vegetarian chili is also awesome, it has a ton of flavor and tastes wonderfully homemade. Great lunch spot, and in the summer... More 

Thank Alexandra_Brook
New Hampshire
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Four of us met for lunch there recently, two of them are vegetarians. We were all pleased with the diversity of menu items. The portions were just right and flavors were good. My friends had various rice bowls and I had a salad. Theirs looked better and more creative. My spinach salad was okay but had so much chicken on... More 

Thank catherine104
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Consistently serve good tasting, nutritious food. Casual and comfortable, great central location. Very good value.

Thank kate m
Brookline, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I usually visit Newburyport in Spring and Summer. It was my first time ever being there in November. Since our purpose to be there was to shop, I suggested I Suggested a quick lunch at the Purple Onion for I had been there before for salads and wraps. The day was dank, so a bowl of soup was in order.... More 

Thank Voyager2480
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We enjoyed a slice of quiche and a yummy salad for lunch on our last day in Newburyport. It's located in a town square surrounded by shops and near a parking lot. Nothing fancy and no wait service. Prices were excellent.

Thank Michelle T
Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Bopping around town with a friend, and stopped here for lunch. LOVED the black bean and lime bowl, topped with chicken. She had an arugula salad with chicken, pears, and gorgonzola. We both finished our lunches, down to the plate. Super tasty, and (seemed) super healthy. Sat outside and watched the world go by. I'd definitely stop here again when... More 

Thank MuddyGurl
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Friends and I always meet here for a quick fast lunch with good choices including vegetarian. Cute outside patio to people watch in the lane.

Thank Corrine G
Manchester, NH
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had search this site for a lunch place in Newburyport and had read the reviews, looked at menus and written down a short list none of which we ended up eating at! The first on our list we simply couldn't find and the rest we were not pleased with the menu choices. The Purple Onion was a place we... More 

Thank Robin22
Bedford, New Hampshire
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here to pick up take out to eat in the park at the Newburyport Music Festival. It has simple and casual food, very interesting menu items and they were very accommodating for vegans.

Thank monandeclan
Framingham, Massachusetts
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553 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Good place to grab a quick lunch. The chicken salad wrap was very good along with most of their salads.

Thank bsk_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 19784659600

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