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Choate Bridge Restaurant

3 S Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2232
(978) 356-2931
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Ranked #6 of 43 Restaurants in Ipswich
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- Sep 15, 2014
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Choate Bridge pub is usually very busy, and for good reason. It has fantastic fresh seafood. Great portion sizes (huge!). I've been a few times now and always look forward to and enjoy my experience there. It is a small place with the main bar area and restaurant area divided, so it can get a bit cramped if you're... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Small friendly place with good variety of beers on tap. Had the fried clam plate which was loaded with clams, and onion rings for just under $20. They have a deserved reputation for having the best fried clams around, so highly recommend them. However, the large return air vents near the tables at the front of the bar look like... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Got to Ipswich late (9:30pm) and this was the only place open. Had feel of sports bar. Small and 3 tv's showing baseball, football and some other sport. Food was average but served hot and promptly. Good local beer selection.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Definitely a place for the locals and the curious tourist. Decent pub food. How can something fried be bad? Went with the wife and kids. Get a table in the back room away from the bar crowd. Fair prices.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I go here every time I come to Massachusetts. Love the place and the food is wicked awesome. The fried clam plate is the best!

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new york
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

On our way from Portland, Maine to Providence, Rhode Island...we needed a place to get a good lobster roll for lunch. This pub/restaurant was highly rated in Ipswich so we headed there. A good choice. Yes, no credit cards accepted but for $40 plus tip we got lobster roll with great fries and a glass of wine for me and... More

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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