Taken 14-Jun-09
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The Clam Box in Ipswich, MA

A trip to Ipswich is not complete without a trip or two - okay, we went every day - to the Clam Box. Do not, for the love of god, order the clam strips. You must order the native clams (as they contain the bellies). Bellies are good. In fact, bellies are fantastic. (It is where the flavor resides.)Our advice: Order the native clam box, not the plate, and some clam chowder on the side. This will allow you to avoid the HUGE pile of french fries and/or onion rings that come with the plate.In our travels, we've tried clam bellies at other New England establishments and haven't found one yet that can hold a candle to the Clam Box.
The Clam Box in Ipswich, MA