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Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market

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8 Hayward St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2012
+1 978-356-6941
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only do they have fresh fish, they have prepared food to take out or eat a lovely back room added a couple of years ago.

Thank 319RonZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I have had the privilege of getting lunch here about 3 days a week for the last few years. The buffet style hot lunch selections are fantastic; the chef is amazing and is not afraid to try something new as well as sticking to the menu favorites. If the hot lunch of the day doesn't appeal to you, there is... More 

Thank Ashley H
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

So get there at 11:30 so you know you can get everything fresh and a great variety. I love love their kale salad and soups. Thanks for adding a small area where people can sit and eat there. The lighting in that room needs to be changed to make it a more comfortable setting. Quality lunch with fair prices.

1 Thank pajpaj
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64 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I had the salad bar and my associate had a awesome haddock sandwich. Very fresh well stocked salad bar and she loved the Pablo crusted sandwich....enough for 2 I'll be back

Thank Clamlobsterlover
Boca raton
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

My wife and I are Part time Residents of Ipswich, MA. We recently stumbled upon this great seafood establishment during a morning walk. If you want the freshest seafood to take home and prepare, you can't do better. They have a great selection of hot soups and everything is very reasonably priced. WORTH THE TRIP

1 Thank John S
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This place is exceptional. They have been in Ipswich for many years. I was extremely pleased with the lunch we enjoyed there this summer. The owner is wonderful. They have food that you can take home for diner etc. The cafe is part of the original Ipswich Shell Fish company. They distribute fish products in several New England states.The owners... More 

2 Thank Henry K
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I had a hard time deciding where to go for my first lobster while in the Boston area and am so very glad to have picked this place! It's primarily a fish market but has cafe seating for enjoying their homemade soups and sandwiches. Order at the counter and they bring it out, or serve yourself from their soup kettles.... More 

2 Thank 4kb83
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

The seafood is invariably fresh. There is a good selection. The scallops are incredibly good. It's not cheap, but there is good value. Try the chowder or whatever soup is available.

2 Thank Travelingman074
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This location is part fresh fish store, part prepared fooc take-out and part restaurant. The fresh soups and chowders are wonderful, lobster rolls are to die for, but the fresh fish prices are steep and the service is very slow and somewhat confused at times. The fish is always fresh, and you'll see some interesting ingredients here, as well as... More 

2 Thank Julie C
Bedford, New Hampshire
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211 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

After reading the reviews on TA, we decided to stop in on a day trip. What a great experience! First of all, you know it's going to be when a fish market doesn't smell like fish! It was super clean, and very organized. The owner was there and made sure we had everything we needed. I had a lobster roll,... More 

1 Thank hollybelle210

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Hayward St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2012
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +1 978-356-6941

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