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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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
Gamechanger

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
lechuzon
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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83 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Really great quality fish, either raw or prepared, as well as many side dishes. We get food to go but you can call ahead for sandwiches, large orders and grab soup too. I've never eaten here for lunch although they have tables set up for that in a side room and outside. They also sell nice local foods (cookies, oils,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I consulted Trip Advisor for a place to have lunch as we drove into Ipswich. This gem was listed and had good reviews which it lived up to bigtime!! The cafe's clam chowder, broccoli and cheese soup, and clam cake were delicious!!! You could taste how fresh everything was, obviously made on premises that day with fresh... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

This review pertains to ordering fish through their website. I paid $129 for 1 Quart of clams, along with a few other necessities to fry them. I think by any standard that would be gauged as very expensive. However, we wanted good quality clams from back east like we remembered them, so we paid it hoping for the best. The... 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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