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Choate Bridge Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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3 S Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2232
+1 978-356-2931
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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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choate Bridge is very much a townie institution, a corner pub on the busiest intersection in Ipswich with no pretensions. It's split into two rooms: the bar, a very long winding bar, that also includes a number of tables for four near windows, then the dining room that is quieter and more family friendly. Waitresses are nimble, friendly and quick... More 

Thank JDouglsGuy
Beverly, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

One of my favorite pubs, the service is friendly and quick. Full disclosure: I have been coming here for years (actually decades). It is not a fancy place, but offers a fun local atmosphere. The bar is large and usually busy. The beer is cold, cocktails plentiful. The menu is on your (paper) place mat, and there are always specials... More 

1 Thank Cadillacjay
Easton, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visited the Choate Bridge Restaurant after exploring a corn maze in Ipswich. We arrived during the busy part of lunch, but we are able to find a table. It's first come, first served, so you need to look around for a place to sit. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. She provided great service and checked on us often,... More 

Thank bbostonfamily
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230 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Met a friend here for lunch and was not disappointed. Great rustic charm and pub atmosphere. Good size bar and tables around and a few big screen tvs. Service was friendly and efficient. Friend had a burger which was huge and one of his favorites. I had great Fish & Chips. We also split a fried clam appetizer that could... More 

Thank Coco1231
Newton, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My wife and I stopped in for lunch while passing through Ipswich. I had the clams, based on all the TripAdvisor reviews. The other reviews are accurate - the portion was huge! The clams themselves were ok, but perhaps a little overdone. The restaurant has two rooms - the larger is basically the bar with a few tables around the... More 

Thank West52
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Big servings well prepared. Pub food at its best. If you order a clam plate, bring your family. The clams are local and they are the best. The burgers are belly busting, the fried haddock is perfectly cooked, the prime rib has to be subsidized, and the coated french fries stay crispy for the entire meal. They serve the local... More 

Thank Brinedolive
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after reading about it on Trip advisor. It did not disappoint! Service was good. Food was excellent. And it was served so quickly. We were in and out in less than an hour,! It's right on the corner in a cute downtown area but it doesn't stand out.... We almost drove right by it!

Thank connie w
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Good local/pub food, lots of lobster in lobster roll, fresh haddock in fish and chips. Good service, great beer on tap.

Thank Regina J
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great local spot. Whenever I am in town I try to stop in. Food and service is always great. Make sure you check the board for the daily specials. That being said, you can never go wrong with the Pub Burger.

Thank Nicole B
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

If your interested in fried clams that's the place to go. We ordered the app and split it. I saw 4 other couples doing the same. I don't think one person could finish the whole order! The fried scallops also great!

Thank 291bella30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Bar scene
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: +1 978-356-2931

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