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Finest Kind

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Local Newburyport Breakfast & Lunch Spot

Looking for a great local Newburyport breakfast & lunch spot?  The Finest Kind is well know by Newburyport locals and is described by some as the best kept secret for great homemade food, friendly service and very reasonable prices.

Owner and Chef David Rice has been serving customers for over 25 years and is well known for his excellent omelets and breakfast sandwiches but offers plenty of other traditional breakfast options as well.  The lunch menu features many comfort food dishes.  David makes his own Roast Turkey, Meatloaf and Pot Roast and many regulars visit every Friday for his Baked Haddock.  The baked macaroni is “to die for” and the chowder is extremely popular.

The Finest Kind is a Newburyport breakfast & lunch tradition for many locals.  You’ll meet many customers who grew up dining at the Finest Kind and are now treating their kids to this cool Newburyport breakfast & lunch spot.  If you haven’t been it is a must try!

The Finest Kind offers no frills decor but the artwork has great local history featuring works from local artist Herbie Crooks.  Many years ago Herbie painted a personified painting of some hard-boiled eggs and bacon strips sitting at the diner counter enjoying their breakfast.  At one point quite some time ago this painting mysteriously disappeared.  The frustration of the missing painting inspired Herbie to paint an entire series of egg paintings, all of which can be found on the walls of The Finest Kind.  Come check out all of Herbie’s cool “egg” paintings while enjoying a great meal.


The Finest Kind
228 Merrimac Street
Newburyport MA 01950
(978) 462-9131

Mon – Fri 7 AM – 12:30 PM
Sat – Sun 7 AM – 12 PM



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