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Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely delicious haddock, tasty Ipswich Ale and immaculate setting next to the historic 1764 Choate Bridge in charming Ipswich. Large portions—we split a sandwich—and priced way better than most in this area. We went just after COVID restrictions lifted and the server still wore a...mask and place was sanitized. Even the bathroom corners are clean.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 21, 2021

Went here when visiting Gloucester upon recommendation of a friend. Came specifically for the lobster roll and it was awesome. Huge! Tons of lobster and very little sauce. Perfect.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant has been on my bucket list for a long time. Always very busy. Have tried almost all the clam places in Essex/Ipswich, this has topped my list. We ordered a clam plate and a clam appetizer ( same as plate minus onion rings...and fries), worked out perfect. The staff was very friendly, Paula was great! Will return!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 30, 2021

We went to Choate Bridge Pub, Ipswich, last night. Wow! Where have I been? I had fried clam plate $26.00! Dirt cheap. Large & delicious portions. Friend had fried scallops which were OMG delicious! Again, large portion for little $. Hubby had steak tips which...he's still raving about. Another friend had turkey club.....he said it was the best he's ever had....and huge! Wine glass filled to the brim. It was crowded but they moved people right along. Awesome staff as well! Nothing fancy but good eats!! We will return! 😋😋😋😋 ADDENDUM: CASH ONLY!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 27, 2021 via mobile

I had heard about the reviews and decided to go for my birthday. I had a thick, savory fish chowder and an enormous delicious fried clam plate. My wife had a very fresh and tasty baked haddock entree. Prices were quite fair; portions were very...large and service was fine. I would most certainly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 14, 2021

My wife and I are locals in Essex where there are many fine restaurants, We have driven past this restaurants many times and always say we will try it some day. I have to say that I am a fried clam fanatic and I rate...local restaurants on the quality of their clam plate. We finally went for lunch to try it out and needless to say, I ordered the fried clams. When our plates cam I was impressed by the size of the plate. Most places will put a mound of french fries and onion rings on the middle of the plate and put the clams on top giving the appearance of a lot of clams. Not here, there was an equal portion of fries, onion rings, and clams. The portion of clams was deep, not just a layer over the fries. Not to mention they were perfectly cooked to my liking. If you are looking for a good plate of fried clams, you have to try the choate Bridge Restaurant. The staff here is very friendly and the atmosphere is very comfortable.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 15, 2020

All the food is great. the staff are friendly, and the ambience can't be beat. Best pastrami ever, and the pizza is fantastic.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

Good fried seafood in an area where seafood is around every corner. There is an outside venue here on a busy corner of the two of the main streets with nice beer choices as well.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020

We enjoyed a tasty lunch seated at their sidewalk setting. The view of historic Ipswich center and people watching made it even more fun. The staff were friendly and service was excellent. Highly recommend the seafood chowder!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

Right on the corner on Rte. 133 in Ipswich Square, can't miss it. Great place for burgers and beer, pizza, clam rolls (they say, never tried myself). Mostly local types. Very relaxing in winter. Nice place for a little walk after watching the river or...going downtown.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Yes, Choate Bridge Restaurant offers takeout services.

Choate Bridge Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4