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Ipswich Clambake Co

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196 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1248
+1 978-356-7201
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Small place located on Route 1A, Ipswich beyond the Clam Box. Very little wait. Has take out, as well.

Thank 319RonZ
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

You have to get the Ipswich Clams, they are soft, meaty and flavorful. And the breading is just right.

Thank Matt S
New Boston, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

My wife and I stopped at the Ipswich Clambake after great visits several years ago. While this visit may not have equaled the past, we had an enjoyable and very good meal once again. The restaurant is small and seats about 20 diners with plain tables and chairs, all with adequate elbow room. Meals are ordered at a central counter... More 

Thank Piscataquog
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent meals, fried or broiled fish, never 'greasy. Not fancy, just great, fresh seafood. Some seating indoors and, in warm weather, outdoors as well. Not crazy busy like other local seafood venues. You'll love their meals!

Thank Teach68_13
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopped in for some clams and seafood.Nice and spacious with good service.Pleasant atmosphere without lot of noise compared to other places.Tartar sauce on tap is a nice touch.Chowder great too. The only thing that warranted 4 stars are the french fries.Need some attention.

Thank Ludo R
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201 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited Ipswich Clambake yesterday for an early dinner. I wanted to take the family somewhere where they could get some fresh seafood and this looked like the place to go. Parking was easy though the place was pretty busy. Tables were both indoors and out. We ordered at the counter and sat indoors. Nothing great about the decor, either... More 

1 Thank Chris B
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch and was pleased with the high quality seafood served here. I had steamed clams and fried clams. I did ask them to be served separately, but they came out together. Portions were large, and the quality was very good. This is a nice option if you don't want to wait in long lines at the... More 

Thank Steven A
North Reading, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

First off, great efficient counter service. We ordered 4 lobster rolls and one fish and chips plate. Fish and chips tasted good but only came with 3 small fish pieces. Lobster salad was not chilled to me. The taste was bland. And small portion for the price. Now down to price. Maybe because it is tourist season but over $21... More 

Thank mmm4boys
Seabrook, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent Seafood, Restaurant. In the rough, atmosphere. We ate outside, in the parking area, where there are tables. We had chowder, Fisherman's Platter, with Cole slaw, onion rings and fries (3 sides), and a lobster roll with fries. Fresh everything.

Thank PraiseJesus
O'Fallon, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Had the fried native clams, fresh oil in the cookers resulting in a great tasting fried clam. We also had the lobster roll that had great quality. the clam chowder was good.

Thank Chuck109

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1248
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +1 978-356-7201
Wonderful seafood (eat in or take out). Also amazing catering service!!
We are closed for the season. Reopening mid March or by April 1st

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?