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Choate Bridge Restaurant

3 S Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2232
(978) 356-2931
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Ranked #8 of 43 restaurants in Ipswich
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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45 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Came here for some drinks and food. It is a small place with bar in center and pub style tables surrounding it. The waitress/server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I had a beer and a cheeseburger. It is 1/2 lb. Burger and you can tell it was not frozen but all fresh..Very good. The beer was very good and it... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

they don't take credit cards or checks. this is THE joint in ipswich. we had a pizza that was great but we also watched the waitresses walk by with delicious looking lobster rolls and seafood. oh my. will definitely visit again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Note it is cash only. Had the clam platter and thought it was great. The portion was enough to feed a village. My hubby and I shared it for lunch and still couldn't finish. The little bridge next door for which the pub is named is historically significant and adorable as well.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the kind of place my family and I love- nothing fancy shmancy - just great food to very reasonable prices. We all had burgers and they were perfectly done. And Ipswich Ale on tap- can't go wrong with that!

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Mount Dora, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a locals hangout as well as the best place for visitors to get Ipswich fried whole clams.Prices are fare and everything I have had here on previous trips has been great, especially like the steak tips due to generous portion. Tonight due to "red tide", no clams, and so disappointed, so just had a drink and left.Small dining... More

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

True local pub restaurant serving excellent seafood - especially the clams! We are local and drive from Rockport through Essex to get clams here. Substantial waits at peak Summer weekend hours. Excellent Pub menu year round.

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St. Catharines
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

When we were only 1 hour drive from Ipswich we just had to return for a second time in 2 years for the lobster roll. It is full of tender fresh lobster, no fillers and toasted just right. The Ipswich Ale is just the right accompaniment.

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Farmington, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best whole belly clams I ever had...fun place! Swordfish was excellent as well. This local restaurant was within walking distance of the Ipswich Bed and Breakfast which was a plus.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The lobster rolls are outstanding, otherwise the menu is rather ordinary. If pub food is to your liking, this will fit the bill.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Oh, Lordy! So, I've dragged my partner through New England on a graveyards in the snow tour and we are HUNGRY! Of course, I am going to love this place because I am descended from the very Choate the bridge is named after! Woo hoo! I'm almost in tears with happiness as it is my BIRTHDAY and I am eating... More

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