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The Rockfish - CLOSED

38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
+1 978-465-6601
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good17%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible32%
24 Oct 2013
“They closed over a year ago and that is a good thing! The owners were rude and the food awful. The manager was lovely and went ”
4 Sep 2012
“Skip this”
Restaurant Hours Closed
38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
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Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

The owners were rude and the food very sub par. The Manager, Kendall, and her business partner, Kyrie, went on to own and operate Mad Martha's on Plum Island. Try it - you won't be disappointed.

Thank rjzapo
Reviewed 4 September 2012

How do you mess up cocktail sauce..chowder tasted terrible.if you want a drink it's fine but skip the food. More of a bar than restaurant, food isn,t their priority

Thank dogsrock50
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We sat outside, and to be honest were not expecting much because the place is unassuming and kind of dive looking. The lobster roll, however, was delicious and the service was very good. The lobster was served on a round yummy roll and it was...More

Thank Travelmouse64
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Food here had been decent over the years. One recent visit my wife and I sat at the bar as tables were full. The bartender was new to the place, but we ordered an app and diner all at once (big mistake - not the...More

Thank NEtraveler999
Reviewed 21 May 2012

We arrived and where seated. Hardly enough room between tables. I wanted seafood hardly any on the menu. Surprise being Newburyport but it was the ongoing theme with many of the main road restaurants. I chose the haddock which was the size of an index...More

1  Thank Liz D
Reviewed 20 May 2012

I am 56 years old and was refused by the bartender to be served a drink because I only had a NH drivers lic for an ID. They have a policy against accepting out of state ID's. How many do legal form of identification do...More

2  Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 12 May 2012

The Rockfish Restaurant is a small place which seats about 20 patrons. When we dined there on a wednesday evening there were more people at the bar than dining. I had the Fried Clams which came with cole slaw and hand cut fries($18). The serving...More

Thank bill n
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We went to the Rockfish after receiving a living social promotion from them. The Rockfish is on 3 floors with a bar on the first and I believe dining on the second and third floor. We were given a table on the third floor which...More

2  Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Sat in bar before 5:30 pm and ordered wine and casadeas. We got the wine right away but after 1/2 hour of waiting for our food we asked for our bill and when we were ready to leave the food came out...cold!!! We did say...More

Thank mamasalisbury
Reviewed 19 April 2012

I used to love The Rockfish; great place for a beer, a quick bite and if you timed things well, live music upstairs. But my last 2 visits changed all that. The restaurant is changing over, and their menu was up in the air when...More

Thank TravelHannah
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  • Address: 38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-465-6601
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