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Oct 28, 2008 03:43 PM

newburyport ma lunchand dinner recommendations

my husband and i will be in newburyport tomorrow for one night and would like reommendations - like fish - fans of olives

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  1. We stopped at the roadside Fish Place, I think its called Bobs Lobster?? It was on the main road heading into Newburyport, right after the bridge... really fresh seafood/rings. Not fancy, paperplates but you get a HUGE portion of really, really great seafood.

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    1. re: MeffaBabe

      Bob Lobster is great for a casual lunch (not really a dinner destination), and it is right on the road leading to Plum Island. Right across from the airport, you can't miss it. My favorite place for lobster rolls (perfect after a summer beach day on the island!), although they do have a variety of other fried seafood dishes. I am fairly certain they're open year-round - nonetheless, I'd still check on their winter hours.

      1. re: MeffaBabe

        Bob Lobster is on the road heading into Plum Island a short drive from downtown Newburyport...excellent fried seafood.
        Plum Island Grille is a little futher up the road from Bob Lobster and another good choice.
        In Newburyport you have many options to consider...Black Cow, David's Tavern, The Grog, Michaels Harborside, Ten Center Street,......have a nice time.

        1. re: Infomaniac

          Just came from The Grog. Fish and chips, an Ipswich Ale and a shared creme brulee.

          Newburyport is a conundrum. Such a wonderful place to be....but sadly lacking in restaurants with good to great food. Everything tends to be meh.

          The Grog, like Michael's, is a place I like to go because it is so Newburyport, so neighborhood...the Grog is the Warren Tavern north. It's never about the food, it's about occasion and/or location.

          The fish and chips were good. The creme brulee was ok but it was a nice big portion to share. We sat at the bar and envied those that live within walking distance.

          A sidenote... both Michael's and The Grog are good for oysters in a pinch....when the craving overcomes.

          1. re: merrvally

            I agree with your comments....I'm never wowed by any of the food in Newburyport and I just enjoy being there with friends enjoying the day or evening taking in the local color of everthing.
            Stella's of Middle Street has started doing dinners once a month (haven't been for dinner yet) and you might want to sign up for their newsletter
            Nice place for breakfast and lunch, and they sell fresh duck eggs if anyones ever looking for some for home.

      2. We just had a couple good appetizers and drinks at Michael's last Sat. Fairly interesting menu and well priced. Someone recommended Glenn's just down the street before the main downtown area. Looked like a cute place. Fun drinks at Aquatini.

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        1. re: Joanie

          Yes....Glenn's is another good place to add the list.

          1. re: Infomaniac

            Will also recommend Glenn's (open for dinner only) and suggest Ten Center Street as a secondary alternative.

            1. re: bachslunch

              thank youb - tried glenns - very good food -also had a great lunch at bob's

          2. re: Joanie

            I had an excellent mahi mahi dish (I think it had a citrus garlic butter marinade?) with sweet potato fries at Michael's a few weeks ago.

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