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Black Cow Tap & Grill

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54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
+1 978-499-8811
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Newburgh, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Servers are timely and friendly and the food is very good. Our only complaint is when the Filet is $38 I don't want to pay almost $6 for each side... Bar menu is great and the actual restaurant is wonderful in all seasons-- fireplace and nice ambient lighting in fall and winter-- booths and table in DR and high tops... More 

1 Thank plumIlocal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the food is average/good but is expensive. The atmosphere is probably the best part of the Black Cow.

Thank bostonbeach
Georgetown, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had dinner at the Black Cow Tap & Grill in Newburyport, Massachusetts. This restaurant is located right on the river and has excellent views. At the time of our visit, we were in the midst of bad weather and was mid-week so the dining room was largely empty. We had an excellent server who was very attentive. Our... More 

Thank Linda H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a friendly, bustling option year round. Very nice and attentive staff. Some innovative seafood and salads mixed with some comfort food favorites. Gorgeous views all season long.

Thank LEV2012
Essex, Massachusetts
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170 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is to me the time of year to go to the black cow. It is off season able to get the great view seat and able to sit relax enjoy the views without feeling rushed. Went for lunch had a good salad with chicken on it. The corn chowder had great flavor. Service was professional with out effort. Will... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joined friends for dinner at the Black Cow - it's right on the water in historic Newburyport. Plenty of parking and the food, service and casual dining atmosphere were all terrific. Appetizers were large enough to share & everyone brought some part of their dinner. The haddock, bacon wrapped cod & chicken are all recommended. Waitress could have been a... More 

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Marlborough, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Made a recent trip to Newburyport for a one day wrkshop. Arrived a day early to explore. Found Black Cow Tap and Grill for lunch. The location on the waterfront is prime, plenty of parking or easy walking from the business district. The interior is welcoming and has great charm and we were seated windowsude for viewing of the river.... More 

Thank Alicia D
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on a cold winter afternoon. Without asking, we were seated in a booth on the back side of the restaurant facing the amazing view of the Merrimack River just below the bridge to Salisbury. The waitress was speedy and very friendly. The beer selection was good with many local brews. I had a roast beef sandwich... More 

Thank Suzanne L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Heard some good things about the Black Cow but left with 3 of 4 disappointed. Location is terrific; even on cold cloudy days in December overlooking the water was beautiful. Service was very slow; staff seemed overwhelmed. Drinks were slow to come out; lunch even slower. I had to ask for waitstaff why it was so slow. Ordered chowder; it... More 

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Boston MA
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch for an early Christmas celebration. We got a great high table in the bar beside the fireplace. It was the last table available but the best seat in the house! No pressure service but took a while to get service to put our drink order in. Burger was ok, a little overdone, a tad pricy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-499-8811

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