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Brown Sugar by the Sea

75 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2884
+1 978-499-8424
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (13 reviews)
“spring rolls” (8 reviews)
“yellow curry” (5 reviews)
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Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2884
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Usually my favorite Thai restaurant. Have always had the best red curry, but last order of takeout was a disappointment. Few Vega tables and mostly broth/liquid. Flavor was great as usual, but not the same. Will be giving them another try and hoping just an...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Eat-in or take-out. Tasty Thai. Full bar. Authentic. They “supposedly” have a roof-top deck in Summer - yet rarely open. Pity ~ the river view is super.

Reviewed 22 April 2018

For anyone who hasn't been yet, we just had our first dinner at Brown Sugar By The Sea. The food was just amazing and the atmosphere was lovely. It was also surprisingly affordable. They customize each dish to your request, so any special diets are...More

Thank Robbin P
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Pleasant atmosphere in the center of Newburyport. Good food and decent service. One thing to keep in mind is that their 2 pepper-rated dishes are truly hot. There was a gentleman doing an excellent job on the piano when we stopped by for dinner.

Thank 13FrugalGourmet
Reviewed 29 March 2018

I wish their gluten free menu was really gluten free, but I have gotten sick from their food all three times I have ordered off of their gluten free menu.

Thank corinnbritt
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Food is delicious and they also will delliver. Restaurant is across from the Tannery on Water Street. Enjoy!

Thank Earthwatcher2013
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We were visiting friends in Newburyport and picked this Thai restaurant. I was hesitant when I saw that they had live music, because I usually feel that it's polite to pay attention to musicians when they play, but we specifically wanted to converse with our...More

Thank 1VoiceInTheCrowd
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We eat here every year while visiting Newburyport and have always enjoyed the experience. Service is great and food always tasty. Convenient location in the heart of downtown and easy parking. On certain nights they have a piano player adding to the atmosphere.

1  Thank Al J
Reviewed 16 November 2017

It's certainly a pleasant place to eat. Features a comfortable, cheerful atmosphere with a pianist/singer in the background. Although I tend to think that all Thai food is generally good, this definitely sits on the lower side of the spectrum. It falls short in 2...More

Thank theyaysayer
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Eaten here many times -- but, it's been awhile. Based upon recent diners reviews, I tried Crab Rangoon as an app -- was OK, albeit, no better than frozen version from mkt. The Yellow Curry w Scallops was excellent. A hint of heat, perfectly prepared...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2884
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-499-8424
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