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Ipswich Clambake Co

196 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1248
+1 978-356-7201
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clambake” (16 reviews)
“chowder” (17 reviews)
“lobster roll” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
196 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1248
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had fish chowder very good. The baked haddock was huge and very good. The wife had clam chowder also good . The sea food platter was out standing .the staff was friendly and helpful. Would have given them five stars but no steamers.

Thank thedipman
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If your a seafood person this place is for you. Fried seafood and lobster rolls are all good. On a hot summer evening when it is too hot to grill we come here and get lobster rolls. Everything they serve here is very good however...More

Thank jerryt1
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were craving fried clams after a day at the beach. We almost didn't go in when we saw the size of the restaurant and no liquor. Who doesn't want a cold beer with their seafood?? So glad we decided to stay, food was made...More

Thank Patty847
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

So glad we stopped here. Steamers were fresh and delicious. Lobster rolls were sooo good. They also have hand cut fries...yum...and hand breaded onion rings...yum.

1  Thank w_ma_lady
Reviewed 12 September 2017

No lines, really good fried clams. My husband and I split a "half pint" of clams and it was plenty, French fries and Cole slaw. This was our third different place to have fried clams and it was the best. Tried them on .Cape Cod...More

Thank trixie1948
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a bit of a hole-in-the-wall place with excellent food and a low-key vibe. I like the varied menu, in case someone in your party doesn't want to eat fried food. Because the decor is so functional and utilitarian, it does lack the charm...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Small, utilitarian (and spotless) dining room serves up truly memorable seafood: sweet, fresh lobster rolls, grilled scallops, fried clams, hand cut French fries...yes there are better known places both up and down Rte 133, but this place is just about perfect.

Thank MWitz
Reviewed 6 September 2017

After waiting for way to long at the Clambox, we decided to try the Ipswich Clambake Co. The clams were good and the scallops were yummy. If the tartar sauce was upgraded, this would earn 4 stars!

Thank catbluesky
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Drove by Clambox because the line was too long. Clambake had parking spot right in front, and one person in line. Don't understand that. My wife and I ordered a pint of clams and a pint of scallops, thinking we could snarf that based on...More

Thank Galina332
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Our party of three visited just before noon on a weekday and opted for indoor seating. We ordered at the counter and took our seats. Our meals were prepared to perfection, and included outstanding clam chowder with a balance of clams and potatoes; clam strips...More

1  Thank 53pelicans
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6 September 2016|
Response from Steven A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. You can always check with the restaurant. Have fun.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1248
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +1 978-356-7201
  • E-mail
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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