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Our Latest Reviews

Doug 25 days ago

Crab Cakes

Had these for lunch today...Wonderful!! Great day to be on the deck, thanks to the wait staff you were great!

Mabel35200135 about 1 month ago

Parmesan Encrusted Haddock

it was great tasting and cooked just right .so delicous .i asked for a salad of lettuce tomato and cucumbers and it was the freshest ive ever had .would definitely recommend it and will be back

Shirley about 2 months ago

Fish Tacos

Was a great day to sit outside and enjoy the scenery at lunch time. It was our first time at Portside. Brendan was our waiter..... very efficient and knowledgeable. I had the Fish Tacos and was very happy that I did. I questioned the seasonings and Brendan suggested that I could have them go lightly on that, which I did. My hubby had the Local 🍔 Burger and he was also happy with his choice. Brendan was top notch! We will definitely be back! Shirley & Sal

Nicholasrusso22 about 2 months ago

Extra Local Burger*

The burger with a Watermelon-Elderflower Fizz bucket! Absolutely amazing!!

Lemaykris71 about 2 months ago

Fish Tacos

My husband and I love going to the Portside. It has become our favorite place to enjoy many dishes and drinks. We have been introducing our friends and family to the restaurant . We will be there tomorrow. Second time this week!

Fivesmiths about 2 months ago

Fish Tacos

We have had dinner many times at Portside, but my favorite dish are the Fish Taco's. I love them blackened. Served with french fries on the side, they are a great summer treat..and you certainly can't beat being outside on their deck!

Darcy about 2 months ago

Fisherman's Platter

Fried perfectly.

Darcy about 2 months ago

Spinach Artichoke Dip

So delicious

Darcy about 2 months ago

Coconut-Crusted Shrimp

Cooked perfectly. Best coconut shrimp I've ever had.

Smcw2000 2 months ago

Baked New England Haddock

I think the baked haddock is just perfect. Fresh and delicious. It is a perfect portion served with vegetables and scrumptious rice. It's my go to!

Anthony 3 months ago

Pan-Seared Scallops

I had a great experience here on Sunday 6/21. I had a reservation for two and my date was late but the sever did a great job and was patient, I done usually eat seafood but I wanted to give it a go and when I asked her for her suggestion she offered up some good knowledge, I even asked to have the muscle suave used on the scallop instead of the maple sauce and the chef was happy to accommodate, he even came out to ask how it was himself! I appreciate the good experience and I definitely will be back for more! Y'all made my date and I feel welcome and taken care of and the staff we interacted with were friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great experience.

Tgorczyca829 3 months ago

Coconut-Crusted Shrimp

The coconut-crusted shrimp is the best. Recommend to combine that with the Caesar salad and your favorite alcoholic beverage for the best meal ever with a pleasant view and atmosphere.

Deborah 3 months ago

Parmesan Encrusted Haddock

The staff was nice and food was great

Ashleyerin7 3 months ago


These wings are the best around! Perfect amount of buffalo sauce and just the right crisp. Any of their cold beverages pair nicely :)

Ryanuljua 5 months ago

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

The cauli buff bites are outrageously good!

Dianecllns 7 months ago

Baked New England Haddock

Great lunch & salad bar. Would love to try the bar app special (1/2 off from 2- 5pm) on our next return! Highly recommend!

Jennajerrett 7 months ago

Cast Iron Seafood Alfredo

Extremely delicious. Service was good. Friendly waitstaff. Will come back again.

Lisacarty66 7 months ago

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Never would have tried this without the suggestion from the chef. Wow these were amazing. We ate all of them.. Hard to believe that if you close your eyes you would think you were eating buffalo chicken.

Lisacarty66 7 months ago

Sesame Tuna*

We absolutely loved the tuna and all the fixings that came with this dish. Everything is fresh and home made. The wasbi and ginger is my favorite part. I eat everything on this plate. The slaw is delicious!:

Ramansinghrana1 7 months ago

Steak Bomb

Great place great food great service great management

Chudgins about 1 month ago

Pan-Seared Scallops

Drinks were excellent, food was excellent and the reggae band was excellent! I can't say enough about how friendly and attentive our server was.

Michele about 1 month ago

Parmesan Encrusted Haddock

Love,love,love this dish! I get it every time

Shannon about 2 months ago

Parmesan Encrusted Haddock

We didn't have plans on going to Portside, last minute decision.(We hadn't been before) We were very happy we did. We had Clam Strips, Parmesan Encrusted Haddock and the Farm Wrap. All were excellent! We have found one of our new go to places. The server was good, engaging, we didn't feel rushed. We will return!

Lawre1313 about 2 months ago

Extra Local Burger*

Hands down, the best tasting burger 🍔 that I have found since moving here. Tasty food and friendly staff makes this a go to for us now!! So glad you guys are back!!!

Cheblu about 2 months ago

BBQ Steak Tips*

They were delicious

Megkaravedas about 2 months ago

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread

We worked with Autumn to plan a rehearsal dinner for our wedding weekend on July 17. Because of the pandemic, we weren't sure if we would still be able to have our event. Autumn was so understanding and so kind and worked with us to ensure that we would still be able to celebrate with our families as she set us up outside on the deck. We had appetizers, a choice of two main courses (which we were able to choose) and service for drinks the entire evening. It was such a special way to kick off our wedding weekend and we are so thankful for Autumn and the staff at Portside for making it still happen even with the crazy restrictions. We can't thank you all enough!

Darcy about 2 months ago

Surf N Turf

Went with my husband for our anniversary had a great view of the river from our table. An umbrella on the table would have been nice the sun was right in my husbands eyes. The service was great. The staff very friendly. I had the best take on surf and turf. It was full of flavor. My husband got the fisherman's platter and was very happy. The haddock was delicious (he shared a little with me). We will definitely go back.

Darcy about 2 months ago

Pan-Seared Scallops

Melts in your mouth. Full of flavor.

Stefanie11527 2 months ago

Fish & Chips

I came in with my mom last week and sat outside. We split the crabcakes, fish and chips, and chick pea salad. The food was absolutely delicious! I've never had better crabcakes and the salad was so fresh! Our waitress, Michelle, was so personable and such a delight! If i had to critique anything I'm flattered that you think my behind would fit in such a small chair, but the orange chairs outside are just a little small for the average bottom. I would, hands down, recommend Portside and will definitely be back soon!

Robin 3 months ago

Fish Tacos

First time out since pandemic ...and it was perfect tables and atmosphere was spotless ( saw all staff cleaning thoroughly- between seatings) Food was delicious-fresh had haddock as well ... going back next weekend

Jim 3 months ago

Pan-Seared Scallops

My family's 1st meal out (other than takeout) since the lockdown. Shockingly large number of sea scallops on the plate, so much that my wife had to share. We both agreed they were absolutely delicious. I had the lobster roll which was also fantastic. Thankfully light on the mayo. Onion rings hit the spot. Our server (May?) was extremely pleasant and patient (took us a while to make decisions). Will be back for sure.

Kjsovie 3 months ago

Lobster Roll

First meal out in 100 days! And it was perfect! Lobster roll was just right, not too much mayo, just enough seasoning! Extra local burger was delicious and cooked to perfection! Outdoor seating over the river can't be beat. Thanks for making our first venture out an easy and enjoyable one!

Mariegeoff 3 months ago

Haddock Sandwich

Haddock was done to perfection. Excellent presentation

Michelle 4 months ago

Chicken Caesar Wrap

Great food, did curbside, it was easy ordering and fast. Staff is very accommodating and professional

Amira 6 months ago

Fish & Chips

First of all, the ambiance of Portside is beautiful! Everything is so perfectly decorated and modern, all while being incredibly comfortable and cozy. I was lucky enough to be seated next to the fireplace on a snowy day! I ordered the fish and chips which were perfectly crisp and the salad bar even came with it! A perfect New England meal. You can't go wrong with Portside!

David 7 months ago

Parmesan Encrusted Haddock

Posted on Google 3/3/2020. We were pleasantly surprised. We were served by Cathy - very fun loving and efficient. Food/drinks excellent. Portions large. Extensive salad bar. Service great. Received a free desert for the birthday girl. Nice view of Newburyport once the sailboats are moved to the river. Not too expensive. We plan to go back soon.

Kptcups 7 months ago

Mac N Cheese

Super creamy mac and cheese! I added broccoli to it, delicious!! Hoping to go back soon! Conveniently located just outside of downtown newburyport, right on the water! Great weekly specials!! Buffalo cauliflower is also great!! Try it!!

Lisacarty66 7 months ago

Crab Cakes

We loved the crab cakes and the sauce that was drizzled over them. The food is displayed so beautifully.

Beachbum2346 7 months ago

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

these are so good, i'm coming back to have seconds!

C 7 months ago

Bruschetta Chicken Over Fresh Pesto Pasta

Delicious food! Pasta was amazing, great atmosphere, and pleasant staff. I can't wait to go back!


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