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Park Lunch

181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (69 reviews)
“fries” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having grown up in the neighborhood, I've known The ParK Lunch for decades and it hasn't changed much (except for a few renovations of the inside)---thank goodness. It is still a small, local hang-out with very freshly prepared dishes--great home-made soups, sandwiches, burgers, fried clams,...More

Thank Marion T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This old school sports pub (more from the hundreds of pennants covering the walls than the modest number of TVs has a menu that has escaped trendy dining influences of the last 30 years - I’m not even sure they use balsamic vinegar. The classic...More

Thank stdpudel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Completely unpretentious place that serves large servings of American food at reasonable prices. A favorite with Newburyport locals, it's the type of place where you'll meet an assortment of blue collar workers, elderly couples, softball teams and, well, anybody who isn't looking for the touristy...More

Thank theyaysayer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Park Lunch always has great specials and their seafood dishes are very fresh. Don’t expect anything fancy, because this place is a locals spot without the frills.

Thank Jcosta24
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Havent been In awhile. But decided to stop in for dinner. My Hubby & I got a shrimp dinner and a small order of clams. It was just right for the two of us, as their portions are big. The shrimp were so tasty and...More

Thank Dibird50
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We have driven by hundreds of times, read the Trip Advisor reviews and finally stopped for lunch. We were NOT disappointed. The place was immaculate, the food was terrific and the service was attentive. Everything was wonderful. My chicken club was more than ample. We...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The decor includes clean ketchup bottles and paper napkin dispensers. This is casual eating and drinking for all ages. Hot dogs and BLT sandwiches are just $2.95. Add fat, crispy fries for another $4. Fried seafood is fresh and perfectly battered. I love the old-fashioned...More

Thank Ronna C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Can't miss with a stop in here. A local place with a sporty atmosphere but not rowdy. A wait is well worth it - generally quick turnover. Fancier places in town but none with just plain dependable good food at very reasonable prices. Nice selection...More

1  Thank ss319
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Always love our visits to Park Lunch! Great small town atmosphere, friendly staff and great food, from pizza to fried clams you can't go wrong!

Thank TangoMango12
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We're from Ipswich, the epicenter of the clam highway, Rte 133, in Essex county, Massachusetts. We know about clams and have made extensive comparisons of all the clam restaurants in our area. We were stunned by the quality of the clam and the perfection with...More

Thank Brinedolive
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-9817
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