8 Newburyport Restaurants You Won't Want to Miss

8 Newburyport Restaurants You Won't Want to Miss

  • Alissa Christie
  • 01/6/22

No matter what you’re craving, Newburyport has something for everyone on the menu. This vibrant community has an eclectic culinary catalog to match, so let’s take a look at eight Newburyport restaurants you’ll want to make sure you check out.

The Poynt

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For a taste of fresh flavors and fine dining with a bicoastal flair, look no further than The Poynt. By blending California cuisine with New England sensibilities, The Poynt has crafted a one-of-a-kind dining experience that is breezy, inviting, and the perfect place to brunch with friends or enjoy date night. 

Their extensive brunch menu boasts a variety of both sweet and savory dishes to satisfy every craving from wild mushroom skillet frittata to French toast stuffed with maple-infused mascarpone. Opt for a crisp salad if you’re searching for something lighter, or indulge in any of their gluten-free options. To finish on a sweet note, try their vanilla bean cheesecake or s’mores pizza. If you stop in for dinner, you’ll be met with a surplus of innovative cocktail recipes and divine entrees that pair perfectly together, like the refreshing Thai Time cocktail and an order of pork belly lettuce wraps. 

You’ll want to explore all of their menu options before heading over because there are so many decadent choices, it can be hard to decide!

31 Water Street Newburyport, (978) 358-8501

Bar 25

Enjoy a taste of Middle Eastern cuisine at Bar 25. The restaurant, which opened this year amid the pandemic, has two locations, one in Ayer and the other right here in Newburyport. Sweet and floral saffron seasoning is used throughout the restaurant’s dishes. This Persian spice is used to marinate chicken and season lentils cooked with golden raisins and mascarpone cream. You might even detect the spice in Bar 25’s signature saffron sangria, which is a mix of a merlot and saffron lemonade, which is concocted by a Boston-based beverage maker. Some of Bar 25’s popular dishes include olive tree hummus, mini shawarmas, lamb kebab, and cinnamon lentil basmati. The restaurant also serves a broad range of wine and cocktails, but it’s mostly known for its sangrias. So if you have never had the opportunity to try Persian food, now is your chance! Make sure to check out Bar 25 while visiting the Boston area.

38 State St., Newburyport, 978-255-3322

Black Cow

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Known for its signature patty topped with robust bacon-onion jam, Black Cow is a well-loved spot in the Boston area. The Southern style-inspired restaurant opened just a few years ago and continues to receive a lot of attention for its savory menu and meal options. In addition to its Cajun onion strings and Alabama-style white barbecue sauce, the Black Cow is recognized for its seafood dishes. Not long after its launch in Newburyport, the Black Cow signaled its expansion into seafood offerings by installing a 28-foot-tall sailboat mast at its location. The seafood menu offers an oyster bar, a variety of sushi selections, sashimi, and nigiri along with the elevated expressions of New American gastropub cuisine.

The Black Cow also offers a wide range of steaks and pork chops: beef short ribs, marinated tips, rib-eye, and pork tenderloin. Selections on the extensive sushi menu include the rainbow roll, Philadelphia roll, spicy tuna roll, hellfire roll, and Boston roll. Add an IPA to your order from the Black Cow’s range of brewings and cocktails.

40 Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-499-8811


If you love seafood, then Brine is the perfect spot for you. Recognized for its raw and poached shellfish and refreshing cocktails, Brine relocated to the Newburyport area not so long ago. Currently, the seafood restaurant is offering a fall menu with a wide range of raw shellfish and seafood, soups, and salads, as well as pork chops and steaks. Their 16-ounce bone-in rib-eye pairs perfectly with barbecue fries dipped in lime-horseradish sauce. Brine is open Wednesday to Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 2-10 p.m., and Sunday 2-9 p.m. The bar is open until midnight Monday to Saturday, and Sundays until 10 p.m.

17 State St., Newburyport, 978-358-8479

Agave Mexican Bistro

Your new go-to spot for Mexican fares in Newburyport is Agave Mexican Bistro. Their extensive menu makes it simple to find something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for carne asada, Baja fish tacos, or even Agave’s signature Mexican lasagna. Warm up with a bowl of sopa black bean de tortilla soup, cheese and corn chowder, or Agave chili, or try something more refreshing like a shrimp and avocado salad. Don’t forget the drinks! Whether you’re ordering in or grabbing take-out, Agave Mexican Bistro sports a vast array of drinks so that you can toast to a delicious meal, from the house margaritas to an unbeatable sangria. With a vibrant menu that centers around fresh, whole ingredients, Agave Mexican Bistro is one you’ll find yourself coming back to. 

50 State St Newburyport, (978) 499-0428


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Let’s say you and a group of friends are feeling up for a night out with comfort food and great music. Well, Loretta offers just that: a relaxing, intimate evening with tasty traditional cooking and jazz. This Newburyport restaurant specializes in American cuisine that incorporates seasonal and diverse dishes. Fill up on shrimp scampi, lemon scallops, or filet mignon with a side of mashed potatoes, and you’ll leave feeling both full and satisfied. Pair your meal with a beverage of your choice, and top the evening off with a delicious dessert, such as their chocolate mousse. Loretta is open for lunch, dinner, drinks, and socializing, so stop by anytime! There’s always a staff member waiting to greet you and provide you with an unforgettable experience.

15 Pleasant St., Newburyport, 978-463-0000

The Paddle Inn

The Paddle Inn is a Newburyport favorite for its vibrant menu and laid-back atmosphere. With a retro-feel, this eatery is spinning records and serving up fun, inventive dishes. In every meal, you’ll see an emphasis on wholesome ingredients and seasonal selections. Try the fried fish sandwich, chicken pesto BLT, or maple burger — and vegetarians will love the vegetable tacos made with fried zucchini, cauliflower salsa, refried butternut squash, and queso fresco.        Finish your meal with an order of choco tacos for dessert! It’s easy to see why so many love this upbeat, energetic eatery. 

27 State Street, Newburyport, (978) 572-1242

Mission Oak Grill

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When you visit Mission Oak Grill, you may consider giving it a praiseworthy review after trying their main dishes and selections. Located inside of an old church, Mission Oak delivers a steakhouse experience worth dining and talking about afterward. Starters include shrimp cocktail and sweet chili Thai ribs; among their appetizing main dishes are hearty, savory baked haddock and chicken parmigiana. It’s also the perfect brunch spot as they serve up a mouthwatering plate of bloody mary chicken wings, crab cakes with mango-habanero aioli, and a five-dollar mimosa to pair with the salty-sweet dishes.

26 Green St., Newburyport, 978-463-9009

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