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All 41 Ipswich Restaurants

Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market

8 Hayward St, Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-6941
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Ranked #8 of 41 Restaurants in Ipswich
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The market has fresh fish, prepared meals to eat on site or take home and other unusual gourmet products as well as frozen foods made on site. Their selection of soups and chowders is extensive and excellent. They have one of the best clam chowders in Ipswich (where clam chowder is a staple food).

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Additional Information about Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market

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

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