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Glenn's Food & Libations

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50 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2889
+1 978-465-3811
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here twice recently and the first visit prompted the second. The menu is interesting and varied. Blackened Haddock is a little unusual and I ordered it both times....mmmmm good! There were 6 of us so I had a chance to sample some of the other's entries. The fish tacos are very good as is the empanada (on... More 

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Thank kentito
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, there is a Glenn, and he is the chef. Daily specials. Eclectic combinations resulting in surprisingly wonderful meals. Comfy cozy. Great bar. Warm wood atmosphere. After dinner, ask for a House Lemoncello. If you only have time for one restaurant, this is the one. Great staff, all locals. Loyal clientele. Make reservations.

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Thank jgmeath
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After many successful years at a different location, Glenn's moved to a great spot with two dining levels and a partial view of the Merrimack River. Went in last Sunday night to listen to the free jazz band and enjoyed a fabulous dinner. All four in the party were very pleased. Even got to meet Glenn!

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Thank Joanne M
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fun place to stop in and have a good drink with friendly atmosphere. Food is bar food level but we come here for great bands, music and dancing. Upstairs is the place to be. Nice fireplace near window with good views of downtown.

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Thank careyoki
USA
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Nice, friendly tavern. Waitstaff, diners, drinkers and band all friendly and just looking to have a little fun. Felt like we were all joining in for a party. The Michelle Willson band was most excellent. Ask for Erica if you want a smile and good service.

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Thank Don B
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Glenn's has been our favorite restaurant in Newburyport for many years. Last week was the first time we've been there since they moved from their old location. They were evicted and have had problems dealing with a kitchen which is one third the size of the old kitchen. It appears the number of seats available is the same as before.... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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92 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Food is reasonable and better than average but their kitchen is so slow you better order a pizza and have it delivered for an appetizer.

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Newburyport, Glenn's is a nice find for good food, good entertainment, and a very nice atmosphere.

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Thank Rob Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Pleasantly surprised with the entire evening We were seated in a quiet area, cocktails were generous and tasty, wait staff was attentive but not overbearing We actually closed the place around 10:00 Food was very good, everyone enjoyed their appetizers and meals Will return although a bit pricy

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Thank Fred S
Springfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A busy Friday night was perhaps not the best time to try Glenn's. Certainly a lively ambiance with patrons enjoying drinks and dinner. I found the maitre de to be less than friendly and we ended up having to retrieve our own menus. Food was good with the exception of the cole slaw that came with the fish and chips.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2889
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-3811

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