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Glenn's Food & Libations

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$$ - $$$
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50 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2889
+1 978-465-3811
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glenn's has been our favorite restaurant in Newburyport for many years. Last week was the first time we've been there since they moved from their old location. They were evicted and have had problems dealing with a kitchen which is one third the size of the old kitchen. It appears the number of seats available is the same as before.... More 

1 Thank 944S2
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food is reasonable and better than average but their kitchen is so slow you better order a pizza and have it delivered for an appetizer.

1 Thank Caleb B
Carmel, Indiana
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Newburyport, Glenn's is a nice find for good food, good entertainment, and a very nice atmosphere.

Thank Rob Q
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Pleasantly surprised with the entire evening We were seated in a quiet area, cocktails were generous and tasty, wait staff was attentive but not overbearing We actually closed the place around 10:00 Food was very good, everyone enjoyed their appetizers and meals Will return although a bit pricy

Thank Fred S
Springfield, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A busy Friday night was perhaps not the best time to try Glenn's. Certainly a lively ambiance with patrons enjoying drinks and dinner. I found the maitre de to be less than friendly and we ended up having to retrieve our own menus. Food was good with the exception of the cole slaw that came with the fish and chips.... More 

Thank Leif J
Hampton, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience dining at Glenn's. Staff was friendly and attentive. We were sat right away (Thursday evening). The blackened haddock was a table favorite, amazing flavor, side dishes that complimented the fish!! The crab Mac and cheese was great too. Glenn's offers a decent wine list (but ran out of rose....) The wings were super! The shrimp... More 

Thank Beachlf
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place is in need of a serious wake up call. When we arrived, with reservations, we were seated in front of a machine, when we asked about seating at one of the four open window tables, the grumpy hostess told us they were 'reserved.' Two were open when we left. The food: There was one waitress for the ground... More 

2 Thank Willard B
Boston, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I was a Glenn's customer for 25 yrs. they moved and now the service and food is not good. I have a steak that was probably the worst steak I ever tasted. I even told the waitress. Too bad. I loved this place. Unfortunately I'm done

2 Thank DrtimothyCarroll
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We used to really like Glenn's and thought it had closed, so we were happy to hear that they moved to The Tannery. The service, however, was so slow and it wasn't busy. It took almost thirty minutes to get our drinks and then place our order. Then it took another 30 to get our food. When we finally did... More 

2 Thank scs1967
Newburyport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

$75 for terrible service, terrible food. The salad was iceberg lettuce with a few carrot strips and incredibly mediocre. The carpaccio was pale and tasted old.

2 Thank 549ck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2889
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-3811

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