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Restaurants in Newburyport

One of the biggest draws to our great city is the restaurant scene in Newburyport, MA. Whether it’s an evening out or a day spent with the family, Newburyport is host to a variety of restaurant styles and cuisines. Beyond the great tastes these restaurants have to offer, we pride ourselves on location. Whether you are looking for restaurants set with picturesque views of the Merrimack River or quaint retreats in the middle of town, Newburyport offers something for everyone.

Our restaurants strive for great service and one-of-a-kind dining experiences. If it’s a culinary specialty you’re after, try dining at some of our local favorites Andiamo serving classic yet modern fresh Italian cuisine, and Brine or Ceia for an exceptional farm to table experience. For the couples with romance on the mind, dine atop our famous Newburyport Rear Range Lighthouse where you can choose from six restaurants to cater your special event.  For the seafood enthusiasts Plum Island Grille is a perfect spot for sunset chasers and anyone seeking a lively ambiance.  If family fun is on the agenda, we recommend dinner at The Grog , dessert from Dolce Freddo Gelato, followed by a stroll on the boardwalk to check out the boats, pet a few dogs and catch some live impromptu music from a local musician.

Newburyport is also a popular destination for nightlife. Our restaurants host some of the best mixologists on the north shore, specializing in everything from cocktails to extensive beer & wine selections. Local favorites include, The Grog a Newburyport Tradition for over 45 years and the Port Tavern.  For a unique tasting experience try Newburyport Brewing or Mill River Winery.

Whether you are hosting a party, craving a good lunch, or in search of great eats to pick up for dinner, we recommend Metzy’s a gourmet taqueira truck always on the move.  If you are enjoying a stroll around downtown the Purple Onion, Anchor Stone Deck Pizza and  Dos Amigos Burritos offer delicious, fresh, health options and are a very close walk to the Inn Street Playground!   These spots are loved by the locals and provide quicker gratification when hungry!

Newburyport offers authentic foodie shopping in addition to great restaurants. Fowles Market, Bucciarelli’s and the Grand Trunk are known for high quality food & drinks and offer a wide range of specialty items. We also have one of the most animated and community driven farmer’s markets on Sunday mornings at the Tannery.

To become a part of the Newburyport restaurant scene, join The Best of Newburyport VIP Program. With 180 businesses in Newburyport and surrounding towns, your VIP card gives you discounts/VIP Card Deals EVERY TIME you visit participating restaurants and retailers. With your VIP card you can experience Newburyport dining at its best.  Purchase a VIP Card for $25 and choose a local non-profit partner to receive $10 of your purchase.  Support Local, Shop Small, Go VIP!

By Laura Ouellette – Newburyport.Com Correspondent

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