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Clam Box of Ipswich

246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
+1 978-356-9707
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried seafood” (46 reviews)
“onion rings” (70 reviews)
“cole slaw” (33 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
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Reviewed yesterday

We moved to VA from MA many years ago and have not been able to find anything that compares to these delicious Ipswich Clams. The Clam Box has been around a long time and still is as delicious as I remember. Had a lobster roll...More

Thank Lea S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a Father’s Day tradition my husband gets to choose a special dinner, home-cooked or take out. This year he chose clams and fish from the Clam Box. I called to place an order around 2:45pm but the machine said that they were unable to...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really nice little restaurant with great tasting food. We ordered "plates" which came with two sides. My friend ordered the fried clams and I had the clam strips. Everything was quite fresh tasting (there's a sign that they change out their oil frequently). If I...More

Thank M Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fried clams here are outstanding! What separates them from other places is the frying oil is always fresh and never old. You can tell just by looking at them with that nice golden color. The clam plate is huge and well worth the money...More

Thank NorthShoreDad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had one person taking orders--slow--They were busy. Not much of a menu compare to the other restaurant western part of state own by the same. Maybe because of the area prices where high and not much food. If ordering a plate-ask for onion rings-they...More

Thank czw-MA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good clams fried and even more fried items -👍👍... this place had been around for a long long time... it’s good and fresh... I think the batter is nice and light but could use a bit of seasoning ...we ordered the Native fried clams- not...More

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First five star I’ve given in a while. Simple food, done right, at a reasonable price by folks who care about what gets put in front of you. I had the clam strip mini with slaw and I couldn’t be happier. Lightly breaded and just...More

Thank Denis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are people for whom the fried clam is not just another thing, fried. These are the fried clam freaks, and I count myself proudly among them. The Clam Box is the kind of temple to the clam that makes you realize that there are...More

Thank mcobrien
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

This place has been doing things the same way for a very long time. Batter is crisp, but to me it lacks seasoning. The clams for me were a bit over-fried, but still tasty. It bugs me when restaurants are chintzy on tartar sauce, this...More

Thank Toro9
Reviewed May 15, 2018

My wife and I were heading north on 1A, feeling hungry, but willing to wait until we got to Newburyport. Then we stumbled on the Clam Box. And I am so glad we did. I had the fried clam plate. The clams were just right...crunchy...More

Thank PainterRob
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Stephen R
May 7, 2018|
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Response from Lynn L | Reviewed this property |
Maybe call the store! Was not a question I asked while there! Good luck.
Ginny M
June 4, 2017|
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Response from James F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I think so..... since they offer take-out.
Debbie L
February 9, 2017|
Response from pandora518 | Reviewed this property |
No to online gift certificates, but yes, they have a Facebook page.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +1 978-356-9707
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