On the Waterfront…

Located in a city rich in maritime history, the Black Cow boasts spectacular ocean views and fine dining with walking distance to all that Newburyport has to offer.  On cold days relax by the open fireplace and when it is warm enjoy the salt air and ocean breezes on our outdoor deck.  By land or by sea, the Black cow represents all the hospitality and beauty New England has to offer.



54R Merrimac Street
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
To Make a Reservation Call:
(978) 499-8811

Thank you for choosing Black Cow Tap & Grill in Newburyport. Your table is guaranteed for indoor seating upon making a reservation. We no longer accept reservations for the outdoor patio. The patio will be handled on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to serving you.

Sunday 11:30am-11:00pm
Monday~Thursday 11:30am-Midnight
Friday~Saturday 11:30am-1:00am

Lunch Menu Served from 11:30am – 3:30pm

Pub Menu Served from 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Dinner Menu Served from 5:00pm – Close

*Kitchen hours are subject to change depending on the weather and restaurants business*


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We stopped for lunch on a cold January day. The clam chowder was delicious with tender clams. I had a chicken breast sandwich which was there special of the day and it was cooked perfectly as were the onion strings…Click to View


Trip Advisor Review

Excellent Clam Chowder, amazing onion and goat cheese tart, exceptional lobster pasta… The waiters were very nice and hospitable. It was a very clean restaurant with very nice view of the sea. Click to View

Victoria N.

Trip Advisor Review

Really great place to eat. Right on the water, good beer menu, and we had great service. Click to View

Rhonda D.

Yelp Review

Food is very good to great. Burgers are excellent, crab cakes and other seafood superb. I have never had a poor experience here. The menu is diverse and ranges from high end bar food to sub haut cuisine…Click to View

George K.

Yelp Review

Amazing meal! Hubby and I had an evening out without the kids! Quiet, dim romantic lighting right on the water! He said the beer was frosty and the steak was one of the best he’s ever had!!…Click to View

Darlene Moscone

Facebook Review