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Clam Box of Ipswich

246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
(978) 356-9707
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Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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  • English first
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped by for some shrimp. We ordered a shrimp plate with coleslaw and onion rings. Food was ok not supper. Over all it was dk and I would go back.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We have made the hour long drive to The Clam Box in September for the past couple of years. It is becoming our end of the summer tradition. We have also dined at nearby Woodman's. It is hard to get bad fried seafood in the Ipswich/Essex area. Like most of the rest of the Boomers, we watch our cholesterol, so... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We travel to Maine every year and make a point to go to the clam box for the fried clams. It may take awhile to get your order but well worth it. The food is very good. What I like is at 2;00 pm they change the frying oil, you may have to wait while they reheat but if you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We come every year for the last few years and it never disappoints. If you see a line it is worth the wait. Costs may look high, but I find them reasonable if you really look at their own food costs. Worth the stop. Service is always friendly as well.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Travelled out of way to stop here based on reviews. Food is good and portions are large. Two of us split a plate. Limited indoor seating. Picnic tables outside. Would eat here again but not make a special trip to do so.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

To help you choose between going to Clam Box of Ipswich or Woodman's of Essex, here's my list of pros and cons. Clam Box - Pros: Food may be a tad better Dining area is air conditioned Woodman's - Pros: Line moves much faster Much more seating available Split up the food line from the drink line Clam Box -... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Clam Box in Ipswich for years has hands done been the best seafood joint in New England. Last night was the worst experience we have ever had there. The food prices are absolutely friggen absurd. Its cheaper to get a sit down meal at Legal Seafood. There were dozens of flies in the dinning room we had to leave... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Saw this place on Food Network. Got there about 11:30. Food was not cheap but was good. You order at window and then try to find a place to sit. Fried clams were under seasoned for my liking had better in Rockport. Place is popular. By noon the place had about 20 people in line to order. They do a... More

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Sacramento, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great littel place off Highway 133 on our way to the beach. Pricey but the food is delicious and the servings are very generous.

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South Carrollton, Ky
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171 reviews 171 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Yes, it's touristy. Yes, it's rather expensive. But for Kentucky people, it was awesome. We tend to have fine BBQ but NO clams. So go local here & it's worth every penny. Sort of a wait but it's a very popular place--not just for tourists. You get a ton for your money. Believe us, we went for lunch & were... More

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Additional Information about Clam Box of Ipswich

Address: 246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
Phone Number: (978) 356-9707
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood

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