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Clam Box of Ipswich

246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
+1 978-356-9707
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried seafood” (49 reviews)
“onion rings” (78 reviews)
“cole slaw” (36 reviews)
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246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938-1250
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several "classic" Clam Belly restaurants in the Gloucester, Ipswich area but none holds a candle to The Clam Box of Ipswich. Giant portions of really FAT Clam Belly's served on top of a mountain of French Fries or Onion Rings with gallons of...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in the area and was in the mood for some take-out seafood to bring home. There was no line, but I saw several cars in the parking lot and people waiting for food. I saw they had little notes about adding $2 surcharge...More

Thank TheBuryTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I write this review only to mention one item, their clam cakes... they are not; rather they are flat oblongs of grease, with a bit of flavor, and no real clam bits/pieces. The locals may love them, but this RI Yankee was shocked to the...More

Thank PaultheMoose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great family spot not only were the clams excellent but the scallops were fantastic also. they make very good chowder. All in all a great place to eat

Thank Billl1256
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The hype did not live up to our expectations. Got there before the long lines. Only waited about a half hour to order. The process does not work for the volume of customers. Lines out the door across the parking lot. Ordering processing and delivery...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I have been visiting the Clam Box Restaurant in Ipswich for more years than I can remember. In all those years, my family and I have never had a bad meal here. The fish is always fresh and delicious. You almost always have to wait...More

Thank LoveTravel782035
Reviewed 3 September 2018

If you like fried clams, scollops, lobster rolls, etc this is the place to go. Suggest you order a mini plate because portions are very big. Side dished like onion rings and french fries are also very good. While prices are a little high it...More

1  Thank bsk_10
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I've been wanting to try the clam box since I saw it on Phantom Gourmet. I happen to stumble on it last week driving home from New Hampshire I was thrilled. The prices are a little high but definitely worth it. A clam plate was...More

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped after seeing it on TV, and although it was $23 for a small box of fried scallops, we estimated to have had about 23 in the box. They were a good size and cooked perfectly, not rubbery or over done at all. For...More

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I tried this for lunch today. The food was ok but lots of fried food with very little flavor. The onion rings and fried shrimp needed more flavor! And it was pricy. Probably worth trying once but I wouldn’t ever go there...More

Thank katiesU4512YT
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Response from Lynn L | Reviewed this property |
Maybe call the store! Was not a question I asked while there! Good luck.
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4 June 2017|
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Response from Kimberly A | Reviewed this property |
Yes while I was waiting I saw several people come for pick up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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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