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Thirsty Whale

) #28 of 61 Restaurants in Newburyport €€ - €€€ American, ,
24 Market Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2565
+1 978-462-1140
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (3 reviews)
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
“pub food” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
€€ - €€€
24 Market Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2565
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Sometimes you find a gem....great food, great drinks, great service, all in a funky little bar where things are actually affordable in a city where a thirty dollar plus entrée is the norm. Gerry Rath and Jim Duratti ran the Gallery and Grille in the...More

Thank rmurphy_12
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

While wandering around Newburyport on a warm February day, we happened upon The Thirsty Whale. The daily specials board advertised Fish & Chips which were perfect for the warm weather. The Fish & Chips were light, flaky, and delicious. It wasn't heavy or greasy at...More

Thank Wsdole
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Whale is a great place to play darts & hang out with friends in Newburyport. The bartenders are wonderful as is the rest of the staff. They always make us feel right at home.

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This place should be put into a different catagory. Its pub food not a sit down and eat for three hours kind of place. The staff are friendly and the locals who are everywhere here are more than helpful with anything you might need. Before...More

Thank Goanywhere28
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My girlfriend and I came for lunch and got a fried haddock sandwich and lobster roll. The best part of the visit was the waitress who was very friendly and attentive, and the sweet potato fries that came as a side. They may actually be...More

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This place was really bursting at the seams with fun! Only stopped in here for drinks. Drinks were good and bar was packed. There are tables also to sit at and you can order food.

Thank CMC_2012
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Popped in for lunch while visiting Newburyport for the first time in a long while (will definitely be back to that city soon, nice changes have taken place). Small place, simple menu, not expensive, service was fine, food Ok, had a nice IPA from the...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I'm going with 'fair' because the menu is fairly limited. I had fish and chips and while the fish wasn't all that great the fries were perfect. The service was good and it was a good location. Two of the people dining with us ordered...More

Thank taralaf
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Excellent experience after a day of shopping. Everyone was so nice. Music was good. bartender was excellent with drinks and service. Plenty of seating in the side room and at the bar. Window seating to people watch right in the center of town. Lot of...More

Thank dilly11soccer
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Big selection of Beers, wines and victuals. Good Food available. Locally owned. Owners take great pride in customer satisfaction. Right in downtown Newburyport on the main street, State Street.

Thank Paul D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Market Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2565
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-462-1140
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