A new restaurant crashes onto the Newburyport dining scene today, bringing with it plenty of ties to Boston. The Paddle Inn is a beach and surf-themed dining spot from the team behind Audubon in Boston and both Trina’s Starlite Lounge and Parlor Sports in Somerville, as Boston Magazine reports.
Chef Suzi Maitland, along with Beau Sturm and Josh Childs, envision The Paddle Inn as a neighborhood bar. The restaurant is situated at 27 State St. in a popular dining area by the waterfront and near Nancy Batista-Caswell’s Brine oyster bar, plus a number of other restaurants.
The decor at The Paddle Inn tips its hat to surf culture, with a “surf report” sign and some beachy photographs around the space. The food likewise draws inspiration from the ocean, heavily featuring seafood options like daily ceviche, fish sandwiches, and crab rangoon. Important: The dessert menu has a house-made take on a Choco Taco.
Sturm and Childs also developed the beverage menu with a beach-inspired bent, with drinks such as the Drunken Monkey, a three-rum blend with dry orange curacao, almond syrup, velvet falernum, and lime.
The Paddle Inn will be open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Dinner will run until 10 p.m. each day, and there will be a handful of late-night options available until 11 p.m., as Boston Magazine noted. Eventually, The Paddle Inn will add both weekday lunch and Sunday brunch.