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Park Lunch

181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (65 reviews)
“fries” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

park lunch is the best place to get a meal in Newburyport. its not fancy but very homey. its has plenty of local sports pictures and many college pennants hanging on the walls. the meals are good and not pricey. good food cheap..

Thank woody31682002
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great food where the locals eat. Very reasonable prices Sandwiches, fried food, burgers, Italian dishes.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Seriously, no glamour but plenty of great tasting fried clams in town. The owners are chef owned and operated and really terrific folks!!

2  Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

When we lived in Newburyport, this was our 'go to' place for an inexpensive weeknight meal. Baked haddock is excellent. Salads are okay - wish they'd use better tomatoes. I find it peculiar that it is rated #4 on Trip Advisor as there is nothing...More

1  Thank DorisP52
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely phenomenal fried clams, certainly better than some of the "famous" places in the area, and they have been operating at the same location for 60-70 years. Other menu items are also excellent. I'm here on vacation and been back three times in six days....More

1  Thank SilverBean925
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Normaly the park lunch is crowded so i decided to grab a beer and order food to go. beer choices are decent and food came quicker than expected. Ordered lobster roll and clam plate to go. Both were very good and clams were still hot...More

Thank mmem7
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great food and prices, The best fried clams in area. Goo food, good service and lots of fun. Local favorite place to meet and greet.

Thank boatcaptain2016
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a friendly Pub filled with locals. Stopped for lunch on Memorial Day weekend. Many reviews raved about the fried clams, they were very tender and tasty. The Seafood Chowder was very good. The Lobster roll was only OK, kind of bland.

Thank Don P
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Stopped in to Park Lunch while visiting Newburyport for the day. I had read good reviews and was especially interested in their fried clams. It's a comfortable local sports bar and restaurant with seasoned and efficient wait staff. I ordered a garden salad, Hubby had...More

1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Had a business lunch and wanted an out of the way spot. I couldn't have chosen a better one. The place was packed, even the bar counter. I had fried clam plate and my guest had the fish & chips special. Really sweet clams, great...More

1  Thank HappyVacationMan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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