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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“chilli” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

I love the bbq chicken wrap and the chile. I just wish I could get 1/2 portions of the wraps as they are quite large and filling.

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 29 March 2015

My husband and I were looking for a tasty lunch break...we found it at The Purple Onion! I ordered the Egg And Lemon Chicken Rice Soup...it was delicious. Also, I ordered the Cuban and Veggie Wrap...so good. Would recommend and visit again.

1  Thank Phyllis A
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Likes: the food here is very tasty and holsome. The dinning area is great with lots of windows and overlooking Inn St. Dislikes: okay, now this is not your average sub/salad shop and as such, one should expect to be served on real plates or...More

Thank GeneNewburyport
Reviewed 6 January 2015

A small intimate atmosphere with fresh ingredients. The quasadias are delicious and the wraps tasty. i especially like the Autumn Wrap which features chicken, stuffing and cranberry sauce. The daily specials are tasty. especially the home-made soup specials.

Thank sarsec
Reviewed 28 October 2014

I walked by the Purple Onion for years, not quite sure what they had and never being attracted enough to go in. One day a friend said let's go there, so we did. Oh my, every single thing was so good. Most of the sandwiches...More

Thank ei442
Reviewed 15 October 2014

If you like homemade quality food for a reasonable price than this is the place for you. I was hesitant to try the purple onion after reading some of the reviews on trip advisor, but was so glad I did. I had the tomato soup...More

Thank Castle Y
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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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