This Is The Most Popular Place To Get Fried Clams In Massachusetts And You Have To Try It

Clams. They’re a hot topic in the Bay State, especially while the weather cooperates with beach day plans and picnic table dining.

This beloved clam shack is located about 30 miles north of Boston in the charming and historic town of Ipswich. The Clam Box has been featured on multiple Food Network shows, WCVB channel 5’s “Chronicle”, and “Gourmet Magazine.” It’s a strong contender for the most delicious fried clams in the state, and certainly the most popular place to knock back a few crispy, succulent morsels. Don’t believe it? Read on.

Just a note: you can’t really talk about fried clams on the North Shore without mentioning the other major area heavyweight: Woodman’s. Woodman’s claims to have invented the fried clam, but die-hard Clam Boxers will tell you that Greenleaf’s establishment perfected it. Personally, I think the match is almost too close to call. Almost.

The Clam Box can be found at 246 High Street, Ipswich, MA 01938. For more of the most amazing seafood in the state, check out our list of the most spectacular seafood shacks in Massachusetts.