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Grog Restaurant

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13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
+1 978-465-8700
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Grog for Corned Beef Dinner on St Patrick's day. We go there frequently so I knew it would be busy, it was. The dinner was very good, it always is. The reason I'm reviewing is because Jill, our server was the best we ever had there. Busy as she was and as busy as she knew she... More 

Thank NormanandCecile F
New Hampshire
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday early afternoon. The place was busy, of course, this being a nice day in Newburyport! There was a short line for seating but the hostess was extremely slow and inefficient at handling people. There were tables available so that was not the issue. So, either the process or the person was responsible. Once... More 

Thank Carl C
Salem, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a late lunch. Good reviews on TripAdvisor and we were looking for clam chowder. The food was very tasty. My daughter said the claim chowder was excellent. The problem was our server. She must have been having a bad day. She was pulled to another table by a customer who sat down after us. She had... More 

3 Thank Christopher L
Portland, Maine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First thing I noticed was the eclectic mix of people there: older, younger, families... We could hear live music coming from (I think) downstairs. Always a nice option to find a place with live music. It was very busy the night we went but they got people seated fairly quickly. The bar had a nice vibe to it. LARGE selection... More 

Thank MistressGigi
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great casual place in downtown Newburyport. Very good beer selection and dollar oysters at the bar every day. Food is typical pub fare, but well done. If the downstairs is crowded, try the upstairs bar.

Thank BostonPRGal
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This small, charming town near the mouth of the Merrimack River was once a maritime powerhouse that played host to a who's-who of early American luminaries. The Grog, with its cozy brick and dark hardwood surroundings, including a very lively bar, still manages to convey that mystique. And yet it is also quite up-to-date in its menu choices, and family... More 

Thank William M
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

If you like old style New England classic environment, this is the place. Food is okay, a bit lackluster but well prepared, and service is efficient.

Thank Marco B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I can't visit without making at least one or two stops at the grog. They have extensive beers on tap which has something for everyone in my large family! It's fun to try the diverse selection of beer. Hands down the best clam chowder I have ever had. I have been impressed with everything I have ordered there. Love just... More 

Thank Lindsey H
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have been wanting to go back here for many years - I remembered the clam chowder being so good. Not anymore, very watery, what clams that were in there were probably from a can. I was so disappointed, service was not that great either. The place is nice and sandwiches are good. Just don't get the clam chowder so... More 

Thank Ellen32
Gloucester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good food, good location, nice people, newburyport atmosphere. My wife and I really enjoyed the grilled shrimp salad

Thank frankie642

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2716
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-8700

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