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Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market

8 Hayward St, Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-6941
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Ranked #12 of 43 restaurants in Ipswich
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Mar 25, 2014
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84% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Entirely surprising; close to the whole sale distribution facilities retail fresh Fist Market with elegant interior serving prepared and retail fresh seafoods. Totally Ipswich.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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56 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

The fish market is also now a cafe as well. It is a place where you can sit down and enjoy the buffet. You can order fresh seafood at the counter if you care to cook your own meal. This also a store that has nice things to buy such as dishes and art work. Also sweets. Ipswich Shellfish itself... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

If you find yourself in the vicinity of Ipswich, and you love seafood, then I suggest you find your way to the Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market. Service is friendly, food is super fresh and well priced. You can eat lunch there, or just buy your fresh and/or prepared seafood, salads etc to go. I can't say enough about how terrific... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

This is first and foremost, a fish market but they offer a limited buffet lunch between 12 and 2 that you serve yourself. I saw only one communal table that would seat about 6 people total. I was by myself so bought something from the buffet and ate it in my car. It was outstanding. There isn't a hint of... More

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