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Starboard Galley Restaurant

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55 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
+1 978-462-1326
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Little Egg Harbor
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chowder, specials and cocktails are amazing! The interior is somewhat dated but is slowly being renovated and looking good! Best cocktails in the area!

Thank Donna S
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

great location, I loved to see the water while having business lunch. food is good- basic American food.

Thank Galit W
Westford, Massachusetts, United States
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stopped here first to check in for our lunch at the Newburyport Lighthouse (which we have reviewed separately). We decided to sit at the bar and have a drink before heading up to the top of the lighthouse which was two doors down. The view out to the river is spectacular. We were greeted by friendly, engaging staff. Jesse... More 

Thank andyjoanne2014
leh, nj
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Always good food and consistent service. Chowder is top notch, get it in a bread bowl. Large dining area with separate rooms for functions or business gatherings. Like that it's broken up, it's not one giant room with tons of tables thrown in. Bar is old school wood bar, love that! Drinks are reasonable.

Thank obxsurfman
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Starboard Galley is a fine establishment offering up classic American and New England fare. The view from the restaurant and outside deck is unbeatable in the summer (waterfront). The food is by far the most consistent in Newburyport and the staff is very friendly. If seafood if what you are looking for, no place better(steak also amazing). Staff is friendly... More 

Thank Ian B
Boston, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It is difficult to actually find a restaurant that is warm in the winter but this is one. My wife had a salad with shrimp. It was a large serving and she loved it. I had a lobster roll and French fries. There were nice large chunks of lobster and it was excellent. The service was prompt and courteous. We... More 

Thank Vanderneucker
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I love the fisherman's stew at this solid restaurant that's near, but not on, Newburyport Harbor. It broils, bakes and fries a good range of seafood; the menu has no surprises; the food is well prepared but short of fancy, and the service is friendly but less than polished. It's an honest place and I value that. In the summer... More 

Thank J4394NZtom
Cairns, Australia
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had not been in here for about 10 years. Tried it on a hunch, the service was lacking had to wait for everything. The food was good. Did not have to hear about servers bike accident.

Thank Bill C
Topsfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Always a favorite to get double lobster rolls ..food is very good and fresh, portions adequate to generous..very plain surroundings but clean and attentive service.priced to keep you coming back along with the quality of the food

Thank veedol
Coppell, Texas
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

If you want to see Boats on the Merrimack River while you eat Dinner, this is probably the place, which is next to the where the US Coast Guard started . Our waitress helped us with Lunch selections, so that we had a good experience despite the gloomy weather and no Traffic on the River .

Thank RayZimbal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-462-1326

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