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Choate Bridge Restaurant

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3 S Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2232
(978) 356-2931
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simple and honest diner style restaurant

This is an old restaurant. This is a mixture between a diner and a pub. It is not very large, but very busy. The food was very good. Nothing fancy. Good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is an old restaurant. This is a mixture between a diner and a pub. It is not very large, but very busy. The food was very good. Nothing fancy. Good service.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I went here in the early 1990s and loved it then and just went back, and I still love it now. As the name says its a pub a quintessential New England Pub. The bar takes up most of the real estate as it should in pubs. But there is when all comparisons stop. Their juicy prime rib for 20... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great seafood and burgers. Have had both several times without disappointment. Blows away the tourist trap Woodman's. The portions are very generous and delicious. The staff is always great with quick service and friendly manners. You will not go wrong with this incredible little townie pub.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Choate Bridge Pub has great local charm amd ambiance. First, this is a Pub. The layout typical bar, with high bar tables and a large bar in the middle, but the service is great and personable. There is a side room, with it's own entrance, if you have an aversion to bars or have children with you. I had... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have lived in Ipswich all my life, and the Choate Bridge Pub has been in business as long as I can remember. The food, service, and atmosphere are great. They have specials every day, as well as a full regular menu. I've never had a bad meal. I highly recommend it.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great local hangout with the big draw being local fried clams and the pub. The restaurant side of the business is small and a bit cramped but the food is pretty good diner food. The hamburgers are huge and greasy with lots of fries; a real heart attack on a plate. The pub side is much larger. Sportscasts all over... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lunch Everyday. Killer food. Pleasant staff. If you like quality real food...not that frozen crap, then come here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I had a terrific Lobster Roll. The service was quick and friendly. Have a seat at the bar if you can.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Constant Companion and I recently had lunch at the Choate Bridge Restaurant. It is a local favorite for good reason. Fresh, local ingredients, well prepared provided good value! There are two rooms in the establishment-- a large horseshoe shaped bar with some high top tables around the periphery look out onto downtown Ipswich. A back room with cozy booths comprise... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is excellent, especially the clam chowder and lobster roll. If you eat in the restaurant it's very tight, booths not too comfortable. It's loud when full. The staff are excellent. Their pizza is best in town. If you eat in pub or bar side does not seem as tight or small...but can be loud! You can watch what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 S Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2232
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: (978) 356-2931

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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