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246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
(978) 356-9707
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the native clam box. the batter had a grainy feel and weird aftertaste. I had the scallop box....the scallops were tasteless. my grandson had the chicken fingers . he rated them terrible and he loves chicken fingers where ever he goes. the prices were outrageous. we had onion rings and one of us liked them and the other... More 

Thank NhTraveler00001
Salem, Massachusetts
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353 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three friends and I recently had a wonderful late lunch at The Clam Box in Ipswich. We had toured the Crane Estate first and then agreed on lunch at The Clam Box. It’s a cute little place where you place your order and then go into the air conditioned room and wait for your number to be called. Prices are... More 

Thank NancyG-818
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, there's clams and then there's the Clam Box clams. It's about that simple. I have no idea how they do it, but their fried clams are the best I've ever had... and I LOVE fried clams. We got the Native Clams box with some cole slaw, pure & simple. The clams are lightly battered and uniformly small and sweet... More 

Thank mclynch55
Williamsburg, Virginia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love fried clams and these are terrific. Just the right breading, fried clean and taste sweet. Got the combo plate with scallops and it was so delicious. Plenty of clams, plenty of scallops, plenty of fries, tasty and fresh New England style finely chopped slaw, tartar sauce, and a nice white dinner roll. Ate at the picnic tables on... More 

Thank vafedtraveller
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy cow! These guys win the prize for the best clams from Ipswich. Scallops outstanding too. It's not cheap. But cheap seafood is never good. So you get what you pay for. Great fresh local seafood. You Oder and pay at the walk up window and they call your number when it's ready. Love this place.

Thank Hermit55
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in the area for a short visit I had to visit the Clam Box because I lived in the area when I was a kid and loved this place when my parents brought us there. This visit was the first time as an adult and I ordered the same as I had before.... Fried clam plate! They were as... More 

Thank Rick K
Rochester, New Hampshire
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems that they have changed the old recipe for frying clams. We were not impressed. Definitely would not return. We are finding more and more seafood restaurants using the new clam frying mix. That's too bad.

Thank Sha-Sha47
Ocala, Florida
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One thing for sure - these were the finest, sweetest, best clams I craved for many years! So happy that we made the trip back to enjoy them. Our friend ate the three item plate, I ordered a lobster roll and my husband had whole belly clams that I wished I had ordered the same. Thoroughly enjoyed every bite. So... More 

Thank Sunny S
Norton, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two times a have tried to go there and both times the lines are crazy. I'm sure it's because it's so good, but being disappointed in the wait makes me not recommend it for weekend. Maybe on a Tuesday afternoon, you might have a chance.

Thank Michaelbdoherty
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving by and saw a very long line...out the door...and decided to see what all the fuss was about. We are so glad we did! Clam strips are to die for! This is a simple, down to earth little eatery with excellent food! The portions are very generous...I got a smaller box and could not finish it all!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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: (978) 356-9707

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?