The Clam Box
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Drive Time: 1 hour
Operating Hours: 11am-7pm every day except Tuesday
While Island Creek Oyster Bar, filled with newer filament bulbs and Ryan Gosling look-alikes, is a bit like Blade Runner 2049, the Clam Box in Ipswich is more akin to the original film. It’s a classic spot that’s been serving fried clams to die-hard fans since 1935, and the rest of the menu is filled with even more heavily-battered sea creatures - the true spirit animal of Boston summers. The only downside is there’s no patio here, but Crane Beach is only a short drive away, so head over once you’ve obtained your platter. Clams always taste better while you’re sitting in the sand anyway.