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Clam Box of Ipswich

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246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
+1 978-356-9707
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We regularly visit the Clambox during the warm weather to get our fried seafood fix!! The clams and scallops are sweet and juicy!! They keep their frying oil nice and clean! Great onion rings too! On weekends there is a line around the restaurant! You can eat inside or outside or take your food to the town wharf to enjoy... More 

Thank Betsy K
Portland, Maine
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556 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here recently while on an overnight trip to Massachusetts to see my family. I had to make a beach stop on the North Shore, and knew I could get really good friend scallops here. While its true that they were very good..... they weren't as amazing as last year when I came. This simply may have to do... More 

Thank James F
Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I saw the clam box on a Tv program and made a point to visit on my next trip to New England. I thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The menu is a variety of fried seafood with the headliner being "native clam." The clams were perfectly breaded and fried and the coleslaw and fries were perfect sides. It was a little... More 

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Carmel, California
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360 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We simply LOVE this predictable, historic fixture in Ipswich. The service always friendly, a locals favorite, incredible and lightly breaded full clams. Why go anywhere else?

Thank Jim W
Boston, Massachusetts
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189 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a lover of chowder this place did not disappoint. Great flavor with large pieces of fish and chucks of potatoes. We also had a fisherman's platter which was large enough for 2. Plenty of clams with large pieces of fish and lots is scallops. Not greasy at all.

Thank gypsywomen2
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Was very disappointed. Was nothing like other vistors have said. Even onion rings were over done. Better places in Essex.

Thank Melanie R
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I always take friends to the Clambox when they come to Ipswich! They change their frying oil regularly! Scallops are delicious too! There is always a line on weekends?

Thank Betsy K
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Amazing fresh fried clams, this is a fun stop for the entire family. The summer lines can be long but well worth it. Literally ENORMOUS portions! Shared the fisherman platter & chowdah with 3 adults - plenty of food for 3

Thank Photos4you
Lowell, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We would recommend this place to anyone visiting the area so that they can see what good old fashioned New England seafood is all about. The people working here are very friendly, the prices are decent and you can either sit inside to eat or go out on the picnic tables.

Thank dangregory31
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

What a great little restaurant with amazing fried clams and enormous portions. A fun stop for delicious fried seafood!

Thank joan071176

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +1 978-356-9707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?