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Black Cow Tap & Grill

54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
+1 978-499-8811
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrived for dinner on Saturday evening (suggest booking a table) to find the venue quite busy. Enjoyed the best salmon topped Caesar salad I've had in a very long time! The rest of the party equally raved about their respective entrees. Kayla did an exceptional...More

Thank Ghost4314
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I stopped into the Black Cow to check it out for a beer and lunch. We sat out on the back deck facing the water. I personally love a marina setting on a nice warm day and this place was absolutely perfect!...More

Thank JohnN59
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited after a scenic boat ride. The restaurant has a perfect location and great views of the harbor. The food is outstanding!

Thank Bogi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly, the outdoor spot is the place to go of if you are looking for a great cocktail with a fantastic view. As for the dinner food, it was ok. Pricey and not as tasty as expected for the price. However, the pub fare looked...More

Thank Kara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a small parking lot just for the restaurant so you don't have to pay in the municipal lot. Nice location. Met friends for lunch 11:45 am on a Monday. Our waitress was attentive but had a bit of an attitude. A restaurant on...More

1  Thank Carolyn4evr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of walking around with my wife in Newburyport, we decided to stop at the black cow for dinner. We were properly seated and requested a table by the window. This was no problem for them and we were delighted. We both very...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! This restaurant completely amazed me with the quality of the food and service. The steaks are fantastic and the fish is fresh! Best restaurant I've been to situated on a beautiful harbor!!

Thank benmarinelli92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on a rainy day. Nice place! We shared a bowl of clam chowder (good) and fried oysters (great!). After lunch we walked along the waterfront a bit...and then discovered we had a parking ticket. The spaces right in front of...More

Thank wenjor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our son was home for the weekend from New York City.We were looking to do something different and decided to drive to Newburyport .We live in the suburbs west of Boston and always enjoy visiting the coastal towns on the North Shore and South Shore.Growing...More

1  Thank Barry G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Newburyport more times than we can remember, several times with friends. We shied away from ever trying the Black Cow because our friends thought the menu items were a bit pricey. This time, just by ourselves, we were determined to try something...More

2  Thank StarWeez
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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lunch with council of aging will they do individual checks
28 October 2016|
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Response from Demi K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will:) Perhaps call ahead to let The Black Cow know so they will be prepared:)
Deanna L
Is this a joke? Did you actually report this to the Health Dept.? I've been looking forward to trying this place for a long time.
14 August 2016|
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Response from Farmme | Reviewed this property |
I have never had any problems at the Cow
Take reservations
3 April 2016|
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Response from sightseer12 | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-499-8811
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