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Purple Onion Cafe

44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
+1 978-465-9600
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“wraps” (8 reviews)
“chili” (8 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

How can you make unappealing salads? They were like what you'd find at a convenience store. Pre made, served in plastic. Had the taco salad: soggy taco chips and gross. Mostly all lettuce. Has gone very far downhill. Used to be good years ago, gave...More

1  Thank Connie H
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I went with my mom, they had a special of Turkey & Brie Panini. She wanted Ham instead of turkey. They told her no, the brie was only for the turkey. She ended up getting a ham and swiss barely grilled panini. Nothing special. Neither...More

1  Thank LeeannM43
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is a great lunch spot for fresh, tasty soups and sandwiches. When we asked at a shop where to have lunch, the owner and a local customer immediately said, "Purple Onion!" They gave us a very good tip. We had cups of their special...More

1  Thank Mme_X
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Great menu, lots of options....outside seating available for nice days. Prices are good. I get the eggplant chili, which is delicious! I also get the veggie quesadillas that are great too! This our one of our go-to places whenever we want a quick, easy, great...More

Thank kate g
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Stopped by the purple onion for the first time. Had a lot of really good soup and sandwich options. Was really fast, easy, and delicious.

Thank Camden B
Reviewed 18 October 2013

The perfect place for a light lunch -- served fresh and piping hot. The sweet and sour tomato soup is DELICIOUS.

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 4 October 2013

A friend and I wanted to try something different for lunch. When we go to Newburyport, we typically go to the same places. We spotted this tiny shop, and we both ordered wraps. We walked inside, the counter in front of us. Actually, there was...More

Thank Jenmboyd
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We decided to order a bunch of sandwiches from the Purple Onion since we had a Groupon and were having a couple of people over. We have lived in Newburyport for over 7 years now but stopped going to the Purple Onion after a few...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 11 August 2013

I go here for the chili. It is seasonal but it is the best in the area! Served with nacho chips. Yum!

Thank Gottogotomo
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Love the food because its made on the spot but they are always running out and the hours are limited.Sometimes they are closed when they are suppose to be open. Do try the quiche of the day with tomato soup

Thank Goanywhere28
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-9600
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