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Glenn's Food & Libations

50 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2889
+1 978-465-3811
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
50 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2889
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glenn's has been in Newburyport for many years, in three different locations. Back in the 90s, before Newburyport became the restaurant mecca it is today, there weren't a lot of choices for fine dining, meaning, at the time, great food that wasn't fried fish. Glenn's...More

Thank vinojoyceh
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We have been here twice and took the in-laws on our 2nd visit as we enjoyed the 1st. visit so much. 1st. trip we sat at the bar and enjoyed an excellent espresso martini and rum punch that the bartender whipped up *Christina I believe...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Busy atmosphere, sat upstairs by drafty fireplace waited 10 minutes before anyone came over to give us water. Wasn't given bread like other tables. 30 minutes before being asked if we wanted drinks. Ordered dinner waited an hour, got up and left. One server, if...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

The former location was much better. It was cozy, eclectic and had character. The new location, as has been the case with everything in the space before, is very clinical and bland. There's nothing really going on inside. The kitchen entrance is right at the...More

Thank Mammoth45
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have eaten here twice recently and the first visit prompted the second. The menu is interesting and varied. Blackened Haddock is a little unusual and I ordered it both times....mmmmm good! There were 6 of us so I had a chance to sample some...More

Thank kentito
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Yes, there is a Glenn, and he is the chef. Daily specials. Eclectic combinations resulting in surprisingly wonderful meals. Comfy cozy. Great bar. Warm wood atmosphere. After dinner, ask for a House Lemoncello. If you only have time for one restaurant, this is the one....More

2  Thank jgmeath
Reviewed 1 February 2017

After many successful years at a different location, Glenn's moved to a great spot with two dining levels and a partial view of the Merrimack River. Went in last Sunday night to listen to the free jazz band and enjoyed a fabulous dinner. All four...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fun place to stop in and have a good drink with friendly atmosphere. Food is bar food level but we come here for great bands, music and dancing. Upstairs is the place to be. Nice fireplace near window with good views of downtown.

Thank careyoki
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice, friendly tavern. Waitstaff, diners, drinkers and band all friendly and just looking to have a little fun. Felt like we were all joining in for a party. The Michelle Willson band was most excellent. Ask for Erica if you want a smile and good...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 14 November 2016 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...More

1  Thank 944S2
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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