Holidays back home in New England already set a great tone. My wife and I took a mini-vacation between Christmas and New Year's Eve to Newburyport on a very cold and windy day.
The Grog was one of the only places serving lunch, so the place was packed. We got a seat in about ten minutes and ordered up some pints of beer and bowls of clam chowder (creamy) and seafood chowder (tomato broth). We ended up switching back and forth for nearly every bite unable to determine which was the best.
I rarely get to Newburyport anymore, but the times I have been to the Grog in the past the place is always bustling, the staff a bit hurried, but attentive, and the entire place bursting with history!
Pros: Great chowder!!!
Cons: Sometimes there's a bit of a wait