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Choate Bridge Restaurant

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3 S Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2232
(978) 356-2931
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Byfield, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love sitting at the bar and having a cold beer and pizza. Other food is great too but pizza is really good. Bartenders (who are always women) are great. Fun place. Cash only

Thank july25262014
United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to dinner at Choate Bridge on the recommendation of our concierge when my spouse and I wanted a burger at a spot that was low key and local. Turned out to be the perfect spot! Easy parking nearby, laid back pub atmosphere and menu, and terrific service. We snagged a table overlooking the busy Main Street, quickly ordered and... More 

Thank AppleRiverMary
Niagara Falls, ON
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the quintessential American Pub. In the bar area it is raucous but friendly (the back dining room is quieter). A varied menu of burgers, fish, chicken (and specials), incredible fish chowder and even pizza (so so). All is good BUT the fried clam appetizer or the fried clam plate is out of this world. (FYI The plate is... More 

Thank Paul V
Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub with excellent food. We had the best fried clams here. Great small atmosphere with local fresh food and a great way to meet people.

Thank theroys1988
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Choate bridge pub, the staff is great, marlene is our favorite and she makes great drinks and makes the homeade soups-yummy! Best value, best fried foods in Ipswich. I highly recommend it!

Thank Sharon G
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner after reading some reviews. We took a chance that we'd get in on a Saturday evening. We were seated right away. My husband ordered the Clam plate and I had the Fried Haddock plate. The food was cooked to order. The food was great and the portion was huge. We had enough for 3 meals... More 

Thank RustyDog2010
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get those clams and scallops - but note that the plate is HUGE and two people can share even the small version of the servings. Most yummy and tender clams I have ever eaten anytime, anywhere. The BEST.

Thank Kevin W
Hampton, New Hampshire
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171 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Choate Rest has been a landmark that lives up to the expectations of any hungry visitor. All the rhetoric we hungry bears could dish out to the public can satisfy your desire for the best burger in New England. Just go and have a Burger and join the thousands of hungry bears who visit Choate's at every opportunity to do... More 

Thank critic49
Lewes, Delaware
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the Clam Box got better reviews, standing in line for lenghty periods of time is not our idea of fun. Choate Bridge Pub fries the whole Ipswich clam, belly and all and they are so very fresh and delicious. The portions are huge, so plan on one appetizer for two to share! Yum is all we can say. We... More 

Thank jmwx5
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered fried clam platter. It cane with two sides, they were pretty good, but I wasn't crazy about the oil they were fried in. Onion rings and mashed potatoes tasted a little strange. The waitress said it was soy and canola oil. Didn't like the combination, but at them anyway. Prices are reasonable. Restaurant area was very cramped...small wooden booths,... More 

Thank Bryna289

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 S Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2232
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: (978) 356-2931

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?