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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 29
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  • 5
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  • 1
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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
A small neighborhood pub with great fish and barbeque

This is a favorite of ours, a small hole-in-the-wall corner pub on the Ipswich River with maybe a dozen booths in one room and a large rectangular bar with high-tops in the other room. Their barbeque is excellent with mouth watering steak tips, pork tips, lamb tips, and teriyaki chicken. Their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
John R
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a favorite of ours, a small hole-in-the-wall corner pub on the Ipswich River with maybe a dozen booths in one room and a large rectangular bar with high-tops in the other room. Their barbeque is excellent with mouth watering steak tips, pork tips, lamb tips, and teriyaki chicken. Their fries and onion rings are perfectly seasoned and fried... More 

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Glendale, WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

While staying near Ipswich for a couple of days, I inquired about good local food and beer. A local proprietor recommended the Choate Bridge Pub -- and I was not disappointed. Ipswich Ale with a lobster roll and steak fries were a tasty combo. Cash only! There's an ATM in the Dining Room if you need it.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great townie place to come for a burger and a beer. Also great tips and claim chowder and fried seafood. Relaxed and casual. An institution!!

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Choate Bridge Pub is definitely "pub" food, but also offers specials each night. Good seafood. Fried clams are excellent. Great fish tacos and baked haddock. I don't eat prime rib, but I've heard it is excellent (and it does look like it is). It gets very crowded on weekend nights (a local hangout). They make the best seafood chowder, which... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Pub is an institution in Ipswich, been here as long as I have owner by the same guy. The food is amazing. First of all it is fresh, it is cooked to order, and there are specials every day. If you like fried scallops, this is the best place ever. You wont believe the size of the platter and... More 

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Leon, Mexico
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A few years ago I visited Ipswich and made the obligatory visit to the Clam Box. It was ok, but I left wondering what all the fuss was about. So, when I returned to the area, I asked a few locals for a recommendation and was told to check out Choate Bridge. Boy am I glad I did! For someone... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Pub at the Choate Bridge Restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere. The Pub has always been busy each time I have been there. The Seafood Chowder is wonderful as is the Chicken Gumbo. I have tried the cheeseburger and the turkey club - both delicious. The beer is always nice and cold and mixed drinks are poured nicely. The... More 

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visiting Boston from NC we came up to find a clam shack in Ipswich. This place was packed on Sunday afternoon and for good reason. The clams fries and onion rings were great.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I eat here on occasion as I work in Ipswich. I have sat both in the bar and the dining room. The food is always good, served hot, cooked fresh and service is friendly and quick. I haven't had anything I wouldn't eat again it's all good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great local no - frills restaurant, with delicious food options. The lobster roll is my go-to, full of big chunks of meat. Our whole table got them. Don't be surprised or upset if you find a piece of shell - it is that fresh. Grab an Ipswich Ale with it and your day is set. Cash only. Good for friends,... 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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