Cheap Breakfast and Lunch for Everyday

Angies – Located on 7 Pleasant St Newburyport.  “King Of The Greek Salad”
The Park Lunch – Located at 181 Merrimack St.  Food and Spirits, Charcoal Steaks and Pizza.  Locate It
Taffy’s – Corner of State and Prince Place.  Locate It
Fowle’s News and Luncheonette – Located at 17 State St Newburyport.  Locate It

6 Responses to Cheap Breakfast and Lunch for Everyday

  1. What about Lawler’s they served breakfast. it was once owned by the ex mayor Lawler himself. located corner of rt1/Gillis bridge off ramp and Merrimac st.

    dmeaton March 16, 2009 at 8:41 pm Reply
  2. Fowle’s was my favorite lunch counter downtown. Although I don’t think my brother and I ate anything there other than a grilled hot dog and a glass of milk. We grew up with Fowle’s until it quietly changed hands and the traditional lunch menu as well as the traditional clientele transformed. Most of us felt that this was a sign of the times not just for a good place to eat, but for the rest of the downtown too. The age of Aquarius, though several years tardy to Newburyport had gotten a feeble foothold. The familiar was to become the rare and endangered in and around State St. Where thrifty and practical had once been the norm, the contrived genre’ of the 60’s now prevailed. Some businesses were a breath of fresh air. Once boarded up buildings where old, established stores had been a few years earlier, had been saved from destruction. The ones that fit the “plan” were restored and new, shall we say, less than traditional businesses, moved in. Fowle’s storefront was at least recognised as being a treasure from another era, maybe not the one that the rest of the downtown was supposed to imitate, but one that was simply left alone. The interior hadn’t been “jacked” with then as much as it has been recently. But people and a way of life were quickly vanishing. And at Fowle’s, the “new” crowd looked and spoke differently. The place had become “The Cosmic Kitchen”. At least that’s what we started calling it. People seemingly stuck in a former era, (the sixties) had made it their headquarters. It’s funny, that for years after the metamorphosis downtown Newburyport moved ahead and evolved into the over-priced and overly optimistic tourist trap that it is today. Having driven out all but a very few true”natives”, the old families. The irony is and will probably continue to be, is that the lost 60’s people had and still have, refused to acknowledge a world that has progressed into a new century. The Grog had become a sort of sanctuary for these lost or should I say, stubborn souls. For years it was a mecca for “puffy” gauze shirts, a lot of hair, (on heads as well as legs), far out sounding nick-names, and a lot of other “pretend” stuff that must have been a bunch of fun for them to hang onto. The hair started getting gray or even white, the clothes just a little bit “clown-like” to see after a couple of generations worth of use. But the “cosmics” still sat at the same tables pretending that outside was somehow going to be safely transformed back thirty five or forty years after spending an afternoon and evening with the rest of the “lost”. Over age hippies as well as the “whannabes” have put up a darned good fight in Newburyport. At least there were and still are places that will gladly take their money and for that fee, make them feel that they can still have a few hours of peace, love, and all kinds of “tie-dyed” dreams of the past. The rest of us though, have to deal with reality and put up with the ratty sidewalks , drunks, and very rude tourists. That is 2009. ” No sprouts on that tofu burger, okay Ra”?

    p. j. nichypor August 6, 2009 at 2:57 pm Reply

    BRUCE GREELEY 3 March 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm Reply
  4. George Nichols owned and operated Lawler’s for much of the 70’s. Not sure if it was he who sold it to the current tenant.

    mr March 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm Reply
  5. Joe waters ran a breakfast and lunch joint at the old lawlers

    Dmsouther June 26, 2010 at 7:17 pm Reply
  6. The place I miss is Bergson’s, at Market Square, as it turns into State Street. A great, inexpensive place to grab a cup of coffee and a sandwich or an ice cream cone. It was sort of like a less “corporate” version of Friendly’s, but the food was a lot better.

    Mark August 12, 2010 at 2:06 am Reply

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