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Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market

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8 Hayward St, Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-6941
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This IS the best lobster roll on the face of the planet!

Be patient, they cook the lobster and make each roll fresh! Served with handmade potato chips. Never had lobster like this ever, anywhere. Don't think they have a liquor license (maybe you can bring your own, we didn't ask) Would have been perfection with a glass of sauvignon blanc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Mary M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Be patient, they cook the lobster and make each roll fresh! Served with handmade potato chips. Never had lobster like this ever, anywhere. Don't think they have a liquor license (maybe you can bring your own, we didn't ask) Would have been perfection with a glass of sauvignon blanc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Its not $.99 but worth every oenny, so fresh clean and full. Makes the clam box roll taste like frozen mush

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I will be to the point here. Lobsters, scallops, clams, haddock, prepared foods, foodie shopping, café. Amazing. I worked in restaurants through my teens and 20's attending J&W in RI. I always come back to ISFM whenever I am back in New England.

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

When the fish you buy and cook and serve is SO delicious that your finicky grandchildren become fish lovers and your particularly finicky grand daughter chooses haddock for her birthday dinner, you know you have found THE best fish market ever. I have not eaten there, but we buy their fish very often and unfortunately that means I don't like... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

They have the best clam chowder. All of their meals are very good. They offer a wide variety of meals for lunch, and also have a prepared foods case you can choose from as well. It's also a full service fish market and gift store.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Everything we have ever bought here was fresh and delicious. Sometimes their supply of fresh fish is low depending upon the time of day you go. The prepared foods are excellent as are the soups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This place makes homemade soups and a small gluten free hot lunch buffet every day. I get soup and salad and it's real good. The place is a very clean fish market that has a kitchen and good food. The owner is Chrissi and she's a good cook. Some things are very oily....I think it's a Greek thing but very... More 

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Salem, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place has a wonderful array of hot prepared meals, cooked daily and fresh. There are many options to dine in or order take out. Some selections I tried in recent days were tilapia and fresh veggies, haddock and leeks, polenta , salmon and lime rubbed steak. They have daily pizza that is excellent and a fresh salad bar. I... More 

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IPSWICH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Fresh seafood, a broad array of prepared food, hot homemade soups and loads of goodies. Fairly priced for excellent quality.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Okay, so I admit that it takes some getting used to ... looking at halibut for $24.99 a pound. But, look at the fish here and then go down to Shaw's or Market Basket and look at their dead fish on ice. Yeah, you'll be back here the next time you want a restaurant quality fish to cook at home.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Hayward St, Ipswich, MA 01938
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: (978) 356-6941

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?