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Park Lunch

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Seafood, Pub, Bar
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181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
+1 978-465-9817
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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207 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place was really crowded when we visited. I am glad we had reservations. Based on the quality and quantity of the entrees, I am sure they are always crowded. So make a reservation if you can. Though the move a lot of people in and out, we did not feel rushed at all. Our food was perfectly prepared and... More 

1 Thank William O
Hiram, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

excellent food and decent prices for seafood. Time your visit as it is a small place with limited parking and it gets very crowded. will definitely go back when I'm up north

Thank paboody
Boston, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The Park Lunch is a local's place. We had a pizza with onions, fresh peppers and tomatoes. It was a nice crispy crust and very tasty. We have had other things on the menu and everything has been good

Thank Vanderneucker
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were going to the holiday stroll on Friday night in Newburyport. Friends had told us about Park lunch and wanted to try it out. We were told the hot dogs and clams were amazing. I had gone once before and had the Hot dog and wasn't disappointed. It was fabulous. We got the Fried claims and sour cream and... More 

Thank Motorcycle Nannie
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Local restaurant and grill. Excellent service and pub food. Fried seafood outstanding. At home type atmosphere and friendly staff. Good sports bar as long as you are not a Yankee or Jet fan.

Thank 07201941
New Hampshire
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Park Lunch is a super casual almost "diner like" atmosphere. I've been going here for years, the portions are good and the prices can't be beat. A locals favorite spot. The atmosphere is nothing to speak of offering no privacy at all, but there's a great variety of foods and they have some of the BEST fried clams around. Great... More 

Thank Leeza_12
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Once I moved to the area I heard that this was a great place to get seafood from many people. The clams are some of the best around and I've had the scallops also which were great and good prices.

Thank D N
W. Newbury, MA
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

You almost feel like you are in the bar Cheers when you enter here. It has been around forever. Survived a fire and rebuild, new owners, but still really good. Best fried clams in the Newburyport area. Reasonably priced and good food.

Thank cwile
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is very friendly. They are open for lunch and dinner and there is often a line to be seated. While we waited we noticed many had called ahead and we will do this next time to make the wait shorter. It is a cross between a pub and a diner. Big portions and the food was very good.... More 

Thank Erin M
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I think they are the best fried clams for miles. Pub style, big menu and a full bar. Highly recommend.

Thank pblanchette

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Seafood, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-9817

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