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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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Newton, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Hamilton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The Choate Bridge Pub is a treasure. The food is fresh. The portions are abundant. The beer is cold and the staff is friendly. I had the pizza with bacon and chicken. It was excellent. My wife had a grilled chicken sandwich. We shared fish chowder prior to the meal. It was hot and chock full of fish. We have... More 

Thank Anthony F
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great food, large portions,inexpensive, fantastic staff with new seating to bring it more up to date but still a real "pub".

Thank Steve C
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Good food at the Choate Bridge Pub. Burgers are best. Fried clams are a little watery; hope they are not frozen in the homeland of the soft shell clam. All the clams in Ipswich are fried; cannot buy a steamer in any of the restaurants. The owner/manager of the Choate Bridge Pub is rude and a jerk.

Thank TmRTM
New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this place after a day at the beach. The food was really good. Baked Haddock was extremely fresh. Portions are large. Apple crisp was really enjoyable! Left feeling very satisfied. Waitstaff very friendly and attentive. It's clearly a popular spot. They don't take credit card but have an ATM on site. Comfortable down to earth atmosphere with reasonable prices.... More 

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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, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?