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Purple Onion Cafe

44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
+1 978-465-9600
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Four of us met for lunch there recently, two of them are vegetarians. We were all pleased with the diversity of menu items. The portions were just right and flavors were good. My friends had various rice bowls and I had a salad. Theirs looked...More

Thank catherine104
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Consistently serve good tasting, nutritious food. Casual and comfortable, great central location. Very good value.

Thank kate m
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I usually visit Newburyport in Spring and Summer. It was my first time ever being there in November. Since our purpose to be there was to shop, I suggested I Suggested a quick lunch at the Purple Onion for I had been there before for...More

Thank Voyager2480
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We enjoyed a slice of quiche and a yummy salad for lunch on our last day in Newburyport. It's located in a town square surrounded by shops and near a parking lot. Nothing fancy and no wait service. Prices were excellent.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Bopping around town with a friend, and stopped here for lunch. LOVED the black bean and lime bowl, topped with chicken. She had an arugula salad with chicken, pears, and gorgonzola. We both finished our lunches, down to the plate. Super tasty, and (seemed) super...More

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Friends and I always meet here for a quick fast lunch with good choices including vegetarian. Cute outside patio to people watch in the lane.

Thank Corrine G
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had search this site for a lunch place in Newburyport and had read the reviews, looked at menus and written down a short list none of which we ended up eating at! The first on our list we simply couldn't find and the rest...More

Thank Robin22
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here to pick up take out to eat in the park at the Newburyport Music Festival. It has simple and casual food, very interesting menu items and they were very accommodating for vegans.

Thank monandeclan
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Good place to grab a quick lunch. The chicken salad wrap was very good along with most of their salads.

Thank bsk_10
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Always a good choice for a great sandwich and soup. Service is quick and variety of "designer" sandwiches is great.

Thank Mark D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-9600
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