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Glenn's Food & Libations

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50 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2889
+1 978-465-3811
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank careyoki
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank Don B
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

1 Thank 944S2
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Caleb B
Carmel, Indiana
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rob Q
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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

Thank Fred S
Springfield, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Leif J
Hampton, New Hampshire
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience dining at Glenn's. Staff was friendly and attentive. We were sat right away (Thursday evening). The blackened haddock was a table favorite, amazing flavor, side dishes that complimented the fish!! The crab Mac and cheese was great too. Glenn's offers a decent wine list (but ran out of rose....) The wings were super! The shrimp... More 

Thank Beachlf
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place is in need of a serious wake up call. When we arrived, with reservations, we were seated in front of a machine, when we asked about seating at one of the four open window tables, the grumpy hostess told us they were 'reserved.' Two were open when we left. The food: There was one waitress for the ground... More 

2 Thank Willard B
Boston, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was a Glenn's customer for 25 yrs. they moved and now the service and food is not good. I have a steak that was probably the worst steak I ever tasted. I even told the waitress. Too bad. I loved this place. Unfortunately I'm done

2 Thank DrtimothyCarroll

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?