Anchor Stone Deck Pizza
Stop in for a crisp-yet-chewy slice or for dinner at this pizzeria; a great selection of local craft brews and wings round out their offerings.
44 State St., 978-463-3313, anchorpizzeria.com
Andiamo Restaurant & Bar
A modern take on classic Italian food, including handmade ravioli and their very popular meatballs. The spirited bar scene is bolstered by live music at least twice weekly. 24 Winter St., 978-255-4341, andiamo-restaurant.com
Buttermilk Baking Company
Few can resist the amazing aromas drifting from this multiple BONS winner. Grab a personal-size hand pie, a dense, chocolaty brownie, or delectable croissants. Watch their website for baking classes and pop-ups.
3 Liberty St., 978-499-8278, buttermilkbaking.com
Ceia Kitchen + Bar and Brine
Nancy Caswell-Batista’s pair of adventurous restaurants continue to attract destination diners, from the European bistro cuisine at Ceia to the creative fish and chops at Brine. 25 State St., 978-358-8479, brineoyster.com; 38 State St., 978-358-8112, ceiakitchenbar.com
Port City Sandwich
Amazing sandwich shop with a breakfast and lunch menu. 40R Merrimac St., 978-358-8629, portcitysandwichco.com
The Paddle Inn
A warm, welcoming vibe and coastal cuisine from around the world—not to mention terrific cocktails—keep locals and visitors returning again and again. 27 State St., 978-572-1242, paddleinnsurf.com
Made with the finest ingredients, Abraham’s bagels are labors of love made to keep you coming back for more. 11 Liberty St., 978-465-8148, abesbagels.com
Everything from the Kitchen Sink to garlic cheese are back at Fowle’s Market, alongside meats and sandwiches. 341 High St., 978-992-7828, fowlesmarketnbpt.com
The Poynt/Brick and Ash
Sister restaurants each offer a busy bar scene. Hit The Poynt for creative small plates and casual upscale dining; while Brick and Ash offers heaping plates of barbecue.
31 Water St., 978-358-8501, poyntnewburyport.com; 10 Center St., 978-255-2642, brickandash.com
Open year-round, this newcomer to the ice cream scene arrived with a variety of house-made flavors and the outlandish Spaghetti Sundae. 39 Pleasant St., 978-255-2440, harborcreamery.com
Joppa Fine Foods
A selection of comestibles from around the world includes spices, teas, chocolates, crackers, and kitchenware, and is only surpassed by the case filled with cheeses, charcuterie, and prepared foods. 50 Water St., The Tannery, 978-462-4662, joppafinefoods.com
Lexie’s on State
Go in the off-hours to avoid the wait at this casual burger spot. Don’t overlook the tasty fish tacos, truffle fries, and thick milk shakes.
88 State St., 978-465-6662, lexiesjoint.com
Brown Sugar by the Sea
A captivating neighborhood restaurant with bright and exotic Thai food set in a contemporary space.
75 Water St., 978-499-8424, brownsugarbythesea.com
Housed in the former Newburyport train station, Metzy’s serves up creative Mexican food alongside a selection of craft beers and margarita flights.
5 Boston Way, 978-255-7347, metzys.com
Mission Oak Grill
Elegant steakhouse with a lively bar scene. For the best deal in town, don’t miss the weekday half-price happy hour appetizers. 26 Green St., 978-463-9009, missionoakgrill.com
Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante
Eat award-winning pizza and other Lebanese and Italian dishes at this elegant pizzeria in downtown. 16 Pleasant St., 978-462-5013, oreganopizzeria.com
Newburyport Olive Oil and Port Plums
A brand new Little Free Cookbook Library invites customers to borrow or donate a cookbook. While you’re there, taste olive oils from around the world and select from a unique array of kitchenware, gifts, and comestibles. 50 Water St., Mill #4, Suite #403, 978-462-7700, newburyportoliveoil.com
Plum Island Coffee Roasters/Commune/Soufflés
Bruce Vogel’s tiny coffee empire offers three different experiences. Grab a crêpe with your coffee in the spacious Commune, groove on the scruffy waterfront vibe at Plum Island Coffee Roasters in the marina, or grab a cup with friends at Soufflés. 54R Merrimac St., 978-465-1444, plumislandcoffee.com
The convivial atmosphere at this tavern has been drawing patrons in since the mid-1800s, with 32 beers on tap, high-quality pub food, and live music almost nightly. 13 Middle St., 978- 465-8008, thegrog.com
Chococoa Baking Company
A relaxed espresso
café with friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to serve whoopies. 50 Water St., 978-499-8889, chococoabaking.com
Sea Level Oyster Bar
Hell’s Kitchen all-star chef Jennifer Normant helms this casual waterfront spot. Check out the Sea Level Burger, topped with fried clams and cole slaw, for an Instagram moment. 1 Market Square, 978-462-8862, sealevelnewburyport.com
Figtree Kitchen Bakery
A delicious local farmers’ market staple specializing in small-batch baked goods for any event.
3 Liberty St., 978-255-4076, figtreekitchen.com
Hodgie’s Too of Newburyport
Homemade ice cream and yogurt made daily; it just opened this summer and mirrors the Hodgie’s in Salisbury. 251 Low St., 978-462-2403, facebook.com/HodgiesTooNewburyport/
Easygoing riverfront spot for steak, seafood, and cocktails. Also features three outdoor decks and live music. 1 Tournament Wharf, 978-462-7785, michaelsharborside.com
Comfy pub with a seasonal outdoor patio serving American and Irish fare and a long list of draft beers.
84 State St., 978-465-1006, portnewburyport.com
An inviting restaurant with fine American cuisine. A great place for lunch or dinner, or just to have a couple drinks.
15 Pleasant St., 978-463-0000, lorettarestaurant.com
The Natural Grocer
With a wide selection of organic groceries and bulk items, it offers customers unique items. 334 High St., 978-463-8713, thenaturalgrocer.net
When Pigs Fly
A bakery known for their artisan breads made with old family recipes that are jam-packed with flavor. 1 Merrimac St., 978-572-2500, sendbread.com
Previously know as Atomic Café and purchased by John Hugo and Catalina Cuervo, who promise to keep the spirit of Atomic Café for their customers.
52 State St., 978-358-7539, cafemagna.com
Riverwalk Brewing Company
At press time, their taproom was closed for construction of their much larger space with a beer garden. Watch their website for details, and meantime pick up their creative beers around town. 40 Parker St. #4, 978-499-2337 (BEER), riverwalkbrewing.com
Newburyport Brewing Company
The taproom at this popular brewery has quickly become a local favorite gathering spot, featuring live music several nights a week and a foosball table, and of course craft beer.
4 New Pasture Rd., 978-463-8700, nbptbrewing.com
Newburyport Farmers’ Market
Tourists and locals alike enjoy an impressive selection of seasonal produce, local meats, crafts, baked goods, cheeses, dairy products, wine, and even Ukrainian and Middle Eastern food at this Sunday market. Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., 978-457-6644, thenewburyportfarmersmarket.org
A local pizza chain specializing in thin-crust gourmet pies; takeout and delivery available. 202 Merrimac St., 978-225-6161, ottoportland.com
Black Cow Tap & Grill Pull up a stool on the outdoor deck in the summer and watch the boats motor by with a lager and burger in hand.
54 Merrimac St., 978- 499-8811, blackcowrestaurants.com