We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“not a dining experience”

17 State Street Cafe
Ranked #41 of 97 Restaurants in Newburyport
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Peabody, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“not a dining experience”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

It was just breakfast but we would have liked to have a dining experience. That was not to be. Do not sit in the back booths because that is where the waitresses fold the napkins and silverware and grab a quick bite to eat. Between the loud music and the waitresses talking and doing their side work we were completely annoyed. That being said the food and service were very good. Surely there is someplace the waitresses could gather besides the table across from paying customers.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank zzreal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

75 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    22
    8
    11
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Dover, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise!”
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Stopped in Newburyport for a Starbucks on our way back up to NH. The baristas at Starbucks pointed us to 17 State Street when we inquired about a good local breakfast spot. Don't read the old reviews here, this place is delightful! Friendly waitstaff, delicious food. Try the Breakfast Tostada . . . I love that they preserved the history of the local business previously located here, Fowle's. A lively and friendly breakfast spot that will not disappoint!

Helpful?
1 Thank Madeleine T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
West Newbury, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Stay Away For Dinner”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

This place is okay for breakfast or lunch, but stay away for dinner. We just came from having dinner and it was awful. I had a Southwestern Caesar Salad which was bland and mostly a bowl of lettuce with a dressing that didn't taste homemade and tasted bad. My wife had a veggie burger made with chick peas, which was covered with so much tzatziki sauce that you couldn't taste the burger. During dinner they had a singer performing, but the music was so loud it was painful. The wait staff was even complaining about how loud it was. The whole time we we there the owner was sitting there drinking with friends, completely oblivious to what was going on in her restaurant. This place seemed like the type of places you see on restaurant rescue television shows. We'll never go back..

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Paul N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Patterson, New York, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great breakfast/lunch location”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I love a place that utilizes it's past to bring it into the future. The old booths and tile floors have been restored to their earlier beauty. They've added some cool photos and paintings around the place, so it's a fun place to hang out. A nice lunch counter and plenty of places to sit. The breakfasts are pretty good and the prices are reasonable. The service has been real good during my past 5 visits. Creative breakfast omelets and pancake dishes. Good coffee. What a great spot in the middle of Newburyport. We go every time we visit family.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank Paul T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newburyport, Massachusetts
1 review
“Sad to say . . .”
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Really sad to say that 17 State Street is a huge disappointment; I happily drove from Nbpt to Rowley several times throughout the month and was so looking forward to having the yummy cooked food right here at my fingertips . . . not so much. :( What a shame.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank debra t
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed 17 State Street Cafe also viewed

 
Newburyport, MA
 

Been to 17 State Street Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing