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Black Cow Tap & Grill

54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
+1 978-499-8811
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“walnut salad” (11 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
“fish and chips” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We heard through word of mouth that the new black cow was finally opened, even though it was a soft opening, no advertising at all it was as though they had been open for ages. In away they were they had the space along the...More

Thank needlepointer60
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This new location is a multi-level dining experience with rooftop deck. The Black scow is currently serving in the first floor with some outdoor dining available on the patio. The roof deck is open for drinks only and has a bar and table seating. The...More

Thank ackbos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch with my brother. We were looking for some good seafood. I ordered oysters, he had a fish sandwich - we were reasonably pleased with our meals, but the server didn't seem to know anything about the menu or the source of...More

Thank polaraubie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is very nice with lots of great views. We brought out of town relatives who wanted to visit a classic New England coastal town. The food is OK, nothing special. Menu lacks a lot of seafood options, several are fried. Service OK. Probably...More

Thank HBerke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant on the harbor, with a view of boats and bridge, is about to close and reopen about a block away, not on the harbor. Our waiter said the rent was too high. Seeing that the entrees were a bit pricey, my friend and...More

1  Thank fortlew1
Reviewed 5 May 2018

First time here. Looking forward to a nice dinner but the prices were expensive so opted for a burger, which was tasty even if it wasn’t cooked as requested, medium well, came out medium. Believe this restaurant doesn’t know its identity...is it a pub? is...More

Thank hisandhers102013
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great view + deck but inside was dingy and the food dated and uninspired. Service was slow even though it was only moderately busy. Typical feel of a restaurant that has a great location and relies on that. Won't be back...

Thank Roland H
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Just had lunch with a gf. The food was bad. She had clam chowder that was very thick & pasty. I had a burger that I ordered to be prepared medium and it was well done. Barely edible. I would have sent it back but...More

Thank MGMN27
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great spot for lunch on a lazy Saturday. This would definitely be a better spot in the summer as the deck looks great and I would be back for sitting out there. We had the fish and chips as well as the...More

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I have been to the Black Cow a few times over the years, and each visit has unfortunately not improved upon the previous. While the view and convenience to downtown Newburyport are indeed selling points, the overall value in terms of food quality and service...More

Thank Matty2999
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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
14 August 2016|
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Response from Farmme | Reviewed this property |
I have never had any problems at the Cow
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, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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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