Where to Eat - Dining in Greater Newburyport

diningpage_index2015Newburyport is a restaurant mecca of renown. Fine foods, fine wine and fine dining for every season. Newburyport’s reputation for exquisite fare is well known throughout New England and beyond. Park your car and you are in walking distance to over thirty restaurants. Locals, day trippers, and tourists flock to this city of dining delights, not only in the summer, but year-round. Varied menus offer tastes of Yankee New England, American and European fare, New Orleans, ethnic enticements, and definitely the unusual. You can enjoy legendary temptations such as the perfect lobster, succulent seafood, or jump into the culinary offerings of Plum Island.


Family fare, candlelight romantic settings, waterfront dining, sidewalk cafés, local favorites and critically acclaimed upscale gourmet adventures draw food lovers to the culinary destination of Newburyport.


Dine at the Top of a Lighthouse! Le prix fixe, tout compris dining experience, from 5-11 p.m., includes a catered meal of your choice atop the Newburyport Rear Range Lighthouse; cost is $350 per couple plus the cost of the meal, $275 of which is tax deductible. Phantom Gourmet rated it the “most romantic and exclusive,” one of New England’s top eight dining experiences. Yankee Magazine called it one of “Top 35 Things to Do This Summer.” It’s a favorite destination for marriage proposals and European visitors. Income raised so far has restored two historic Light Towers. All this can be yours. Call 800-727-2326 or www.lighthousepreservation.org.

Check out these great places to grab a bite!

For a complete list of member restaurants, bakeries and other eateries, please click here.

Please note: The following is an enhanced listing of participants in the Chamber's Marketing Program. 
To be included in this list, please contact Chris Johnston for details. 978-462-6680 x14


Abraham's Bagels & Pizza

11 Liberty Street, Newburyport MA 01950

978-465-8148 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


Serving a variety of warm delicious bagels baked on the premises and thin crust Italian pizza, calzones, fresh salads made daily, plus a variety of delicious sandwiches. We serve breakfast & lunch and are open Friday & Saturday evenings in the warm weather. Lovely outdoor patio for warm weather dining.

agave_enhanced2015_copy1Agave Mexican Bistro

50 State Street, Newburyport MA 01950

978-499-0428 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


Come see our new, open-air expansion. We have expanded indoor and outdoor seating and a new bar to enjoy! With 3 floors of dining, each having its own unique atmosphere. The menu includes a wide variety of dishes including tableside guacamole.


Anchor Stone Deck Pizza

44 State Street, Newburyport MA 01950

978-463-3313 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


Award-winning Neapolitan-style pizza made with the freshest ingredients from hand-rolled dough baked to thin-crust perfection. Savory toppings from the common pepperoni & mushrooms to the uncommon bacon, fresh pineapple & jalapeno combo. Great selection of beer & wine. Open kitchen atmosphere. Dine in, take out, or delivery. Catering & Birthday Parties available.


Andiamo Restaurant & Bar

24 Winter Street, Newburyport MA 01950



A neighborhood restaurant serving exquisitely prepared, fresh, Italian food based on traditional recipes. The bar features hand-crafted cocktails with fresh muddled fruit and produce. They offer personalized private function planning and an intimate setting for special gatherings. Our space is perfect for business and corporate functions, birthday and anniversary parties, intimate bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners and even small weddings.


Bob Lobster

49 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury MA 01951

978-465-7100 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


On the way to and from Plum Island. A true New England dine-in-the-rough experience serving delicious golden-fried clams, fish n' chips, lobster rolls, clam chowder, ice cream and more. Also a fish market and lobster pound, Bob Lobster sells fresh fish, live or steamed lobsters and steamers, homemade crab cakes and salmon burgers, fresh lobster meat and more.


Brine Oyster * Crudo * Chops

25 State Street, Newburyport MA 01950



Like our oysters, we know variety is the spice of life. Our market-driven menu, seasonal craft beers and other surprises....always give you a reason to stop in for lunch, dinner or some bites and libations.


Capri Seaside Italian Grille & Bar

3 Central Avenue, Salisbury Beach MA 01952



At Capri, we invite you into our “home” for a cozy dining experience with family and friends complemented by the warmth of Capri’s personable staff. Relax, socialize and savor the aroma and flavors of our Italian family kitchen.


Ceia Kitchen + Bar

38 State Street, Newburyport MA 01950



Authentic, seasonal menus inspired by coastal Europe's rich flavors and culinary traditions. Wine Spectator winner. Many ''bests'' for great food, ambiance, wines.


David's Tavern at Brown Square

11 Brown Square, Newburyport MA 01950

978-462-8077 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


David's offers the freshest food in a wide variety of preparations. Daily specials reflect seasonally available ingredients and are offered to tempt your palate. Located in the historic Garrison Inn, we feature fresh cut steaks, grilled seafood, pizzas, unique house specialties & raw bar. Childcare while you dine, acoustic entertainment-weekends & catering.


The Grog

13 Middle  Street, Newburyport MA 01950

978-465-8008 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


For over 44 years..."Everyone Meets at The Grog..." Newburyport's favorite place for good food and live music. The Grog's function areas are the perfect setting for your special occasion. Rehearsal dinners, baby & bridal showers, business meetings, and holiday parties are perfectly suited to our various venues. The staff at The Grog is committed to ensuring the success of your event.


Groundswell Surf Cafe

25 Broadway, Salisbury MA 01952



Coffee shop, espresso drinks, smoothies, acai bowls, sandwiches. Beach rentals, SUP rentals, tours, lessons, free WiFi, beach/all terrain bike rentals, & beach yoga.


Michael's Harborside

Tournament Wharf, Newburyport MA 01950



Your favorite waterfront restaurant offering the freshest seafood specialties and more. Try Michael’s famous Lobster Roll, the best clam chowder in Newburyport, or a savory steak right off the grill. For an amazing view and a place to wind down, catch live music and entertainment while sipping a cocktail in the Upstairs Lounge. Voted Best of the North Shore for “Al Fresco” dining, enjoy our two outdoor decks and the Tiki Deck to catch a cool waterside breeze along the Merrimack River.


Mr. India-Authentic Indian & Himalayan Cuisine

140 High Street, Newburyport MA 01950

(978) 465-8600 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


Authentic Indian & Himalayan food, serving lunch buffet from 11am to 2:30pm, Tuesday - Sunday. Dinner from 3 to 10pm seven days a week. Buffet luncheon specials start at $9.95. Serving the seacoast area continuously for over 19 years. Takeout, catering & party orders available.


Not Your Average Joe's

1 Market Square, Newburyport MA 01950

978-462-3808 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


Creative casual cuisine. Located in the heart of Market Square in downtown Newburyport - at the Firehouse Theatre. A neighborhood place, relaxed enough to stop in as you are but with cuisine so creative, you can tell it comes from a chef.


Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

35 Market Square, Newburyport MA 01950

978-462-3400 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


At Orange Leaf, you're the master of your dessert. We provide the best tasting frozen yogurt on earth, specially selected toppings, and a bright, fun environment where everyone feels welcome!


Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante

16 Pleasant Street, Newburyport MA 01950

978-462-5013 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


Our pizza is baked to perfection in our brick oven imported from Genoa Italy, salads made from local ingredients, gluten free options, authentic Italian pasta dishes, and house made desserts are sure to please! Live jazz music by local musicians on Thursdays and Sundays. Check out our website and like us on facebook for daily updates on dinner specials, music, and events!


Plum Island Grille

Sunset Boulevard, Newbury MA 01951



A fun, funky, fabulous restaurant with sensational food, spirited service, stunning sunsets, & panoramic marsh views. Open year round. Offering full service on-site off-site catering.


The Port Tavern

84 State Street, Newburyport MA 01950

978-465-1006 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


We're committed to providing you with an outstanding dining experience. Stop in for a quick lunch, or enjoy dinner with family and friends. We look forward to serving you! Modern Irish gastro pub with acoustic music and both local and International sports.


Seaglass Restaurant at Pavilion

4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury Beach MA 01952



Spectacular. The view & the menu. Featuring fresh fish, seafood & steaks. Savor it all at Seaglass in our elegant dining room or lively lounge with panoramic ocean views. Serving lunch + dinner daily.


Stripers Grill & Inn

175 Bridge Road, Salisbury MA 01952

978-499-0400 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


Stripers Grill & Inn is a beautiful restaurant located on the waterfront in Salisbury overlooking scenic Newburyport Harbor. We serve the finest and freshest seafood.



25 Broadway, Salisbury MA 01952



The region's coolest beach hot spot featuring a huge 8,000 sq.-ft. deck directly over the ocean, refreshing tropical drinks and cocktails, a great beach fare menu and live music all summer long.


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