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Black Cow Tap & Grill

) #3 of 65 Restaurants in Newburyport €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
+1 978-499-8811
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“escargot” (5 reviews)
“walnut salad” (8 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sat outside...was very nice. Drinks were weak. Ordered baked haddock..was delicious. Garlic mashed potatoes were cold and dry...so not so good. Good fries and haddock sandwich. Haddock scampi was also good.

Thank sawood55
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed sitting near the bar but with the table next to the water view. Head there if you only need to get a space for 2. The walnut salad and the fried oysters are very good, It's not particularly sophisticated food but it is...More

Thank JHM231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid a visit on a Monday night, based on TripAdvisor reviews. Got lucky with the timing on our inside reservation...you can't reserve on the patio/deck, but we scored a great table at the railing overlooking the harbour! My wife had Proseco and I had a...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favs. The outside deck and views are fantastic. Good beer selection. One of the best burgers around.

Thank ackmag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, always seems to be busy. We had lunch the soup was very good and chicken fingers. Next time we will try to be there for dinner

Thank deabelair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a delicious dinner at the Black Cow during a bachelorette weekend. We had a party of 11. We were seated before our reservation time. Our waiter (I think his name was Chris) was fantastic. The food was spectacular. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being back in my home state I had a hankering for some chowder and maybe some lobster. I got just what I wanted, a huge bowl of clam chowder and a lobster croissant with about a pound of lobster meat! On top of that, the...More

Thank BnBAntiques
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for drinks with a great view of the harbor. Service was very good on a busy afternoon. They were able to accommodate a large group of 8. Cold beers and Paradise Sangria - delicious. We will definitely return for lunch or dinner.

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service to match. Really enjoyable meal!! The caesar salad was delicious and the mussels yummy.

Thank Katharine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at the Black Cow in celebration of our grandkids turning 16! Boy, that happened quickly. For appetizers we ordered the shrimp cocktail which was done to perfection, and the crab cakes were out of this world - then the main course. The twins ordered...More

Thank Snowrella
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28 October 2016|
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Response from Demi K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will:) Perhaps call ahead to let The Black Cow know so they will be prepared:)
Deanna L
14 August 2016|
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Response from Farmme | Reviewed this property |
I have never had any problems at the Cow
3 April 2016|
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Response from sightseer12 | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54R Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2555
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-499-8811
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