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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

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 x140


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.


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.


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.


Giuseppe's Fresh Pasta ~ Fine Food

257 Low Street, Newburyport MA 01950

978-465-2225 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


Homemade Italian specialties served as casual eat in luncheon specials, semi-formal eat in dinners, to-go meals made to order or pre-made ready to go daily; large party trays available. Open Fridays & Saturdays until 8:00 pm. Serving beer & wine, many daily specials!


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.


Harbor Creamery

39 Pleasant Street, Newburyport MA 01950


Coming Soon – Premium ice cream made on site, in small batches, with the most flavorful ingredients. Specialty flavors often feature locally sourced products such as fruit grown on local farms and cakes and cookies from local bakeries. Honey from regional hives, real maple syrup tapped from Massachusetts trees, and salt harvested from local waters. We scoop classic as well as specialty flavors.


Michael's Harborside

Tournament Wharf, Newburyport MA 01950

978-462-7785 | Accepts Newburyport Gift Card


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.


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!


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.


Sea Level Oyster Bar

One Market Square Newburyport MA 01950


Coming Soon – Located in the Historic Firehouse Center for the Arts, offering front patio and deck dining overlooking the Merrimack River. Featuring fresh seafood, raw bar, pizzas and sandwiches, 20+ craft beers and cocktails. Can’t wait? Visit our location on beautiful Pickering Wharf in Salem MA for fun and comfortable dining with beautiful views and a sit down raw bar packed with the freshest shellfish around.


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.



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.


West Row Cafe & Bar

35 Market Square, Newburyport MA 01950



Coming Soon – Summer 2017! Indoor and outdoor seating.


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Purchase the Best of NewburyportSM VIP Card and enjoy VIP Card Deals/discounts EVERY TIME you visit the 180+ participating Greater Newburyport Places to Eat, Shop, Stay & Experience. For $25 you receive the VIP Card and a free download of the Newburyport App, as soon as it launches. Save hundreds on BEST of Newburyport Places to Eat, Shop, Stay and Experience. The more you #SupportLocal, the more you'll be rewarded. Get your VIP card today! Click here to order Online through A portion of your purchase supports the Newburyport Beautification Program!

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