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The Port Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Irish
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84 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950
+1 978-465-1006
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11:30 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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falmouth, maine
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661 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good reputation, crowded when we got there; right downtown. i found the help to be good, friendly servicve even though they were super busy. Beer selection and food was solid. I had irish curry which was actually terrific and a great looking dish. Happily there are millions of great places out there esp. in the coastal new england area but... More 

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Thank chimayred
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Earlier this week, some work colleagues and I were looking for some lunch/comfort food to combat the cold and wind downtown Newburyport. The Port Tavern has a really cool vibe. One colleague likened it to a place in New Orleans that he enjoyed last month. We started with poutine (ok but not great ~ all the gravy was at the... More 

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Thank Alyce M
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Port Tavern last week for a nice dinner with my husband. In the past the food there has been delicious and the service fine. On that particuliar night we ordered the French Onion Soup (tasteless), the Bangers (Amazing!) and the Shepherds Pie. I was sorely disappointed! To start the French Onion soup did not taste like onions.... More 

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Before walking in I was just hoping for a nice pub atmosphere with at decent burger. Expectations exceeded when we walked in. Very comfy vibe (we sat at the bar), lots of food choices (we got the chicken parm sandwich - very good, the crab cakes - very nice, and the chili - yummy). Service was good, they made a... More 

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Thank MistressGigi
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Warm and cozy on a January Saturday! Great burgers and draught beer choices were what we wanted and the Port Tavern delivered. Our waitstaff was very friendly and efficient. A nice place, glad we tried it and we will return.

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Thank NH G G
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Don't go here if you want to talk -- noise is the major drawback so ask to be seated way in the back or outside. BUT the food is good and mid-priced, lots of different beers -- not gourmet but all your basics and reasonable service. It's up State Street in downtown Newburyport - three-minute walk on the west side... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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346 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Good food and drink. It's up State Street so it does not get a lot of tourist. A hidden gem for date night and to hang out. Plenty of TV to watch games.

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Thank Brian D
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for appetizers Saturday night specifically for the Onion soup. And it was spot on. Delicious, sweet onions homemade croutons and gruyere cheese in perfect beef consume'. Crab cakes rocked too. Cocktails , Beers all good. I will definitely be back for more👍

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Thank sandalla
Boston
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212 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Saturday night -- prompt service, not too noisy and hot, good food. What's not to like? The small salads are more than ample ( the Tricolore was really tasty). Go with the solids -- shepherd's pie, beef stew and fish and chips were all hits at our table and eagerly shared. The onion soup was nothing special. Onion rings were... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's a pub out front, sidewalk seating in the warm weather. I like the menu, it's got the sports going at the bar, but you can sit away from it pretty easily if you want less action. Go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:30
Monday
11:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:30
Saturday
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-1006

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?