Looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy a good meal, then why not dine out at one of our fine eateries! Ipswich is home to a vast array of fine dining establishments. Each restaurant has its own personal charm and atmosphere, providing our visitors with the full dining experience.
For a town with a population of 13,000, and bragging rights to the largest number of occupied 17th-century homes in America, Ipswich can now boast about the large collection of top restaurants North of Boston.
For fine dining in a truly authentic antique setting, visit the 1640 Hart House. This is truly one of the quaintest restaurants in all of New England. In addition to their fine dining rooms, the Hart House offers a very cozy pub and pub menu. Built in 1640, 20 years after the pilgrims landed, in the Town of Ipswich, founded in 1633. Excellent food, wonderful service, and romantic ambience...a place enjoyed by both visitors and locals.
According to Robert Bradford, President of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, "Ipswich has really become a great restaurant town, I think, because the people who are moving there are creating the market for restaurants to thrive."
Two of Ipswich's five top-ranked restaurants (ITHAKI Mediterranean Cuisine and Zabaglione) are within a few blocks of one another in the downtown area. Ipswich has long been known for its clams and The Clam Box is about 2 miles north of the center.
Also, be sure to try Salt, Spice Thai Kitchen, and Riverview Pizza.
Reservations are recommended for all of our fine dining establishments.