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Catering in Ipswich, MA,
(978) 356-2050
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 25 Reviews


    User5550508

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  • The Ipswich Clambake Co was excellent - they catered our rehearsal dinner, and the food was excellent! Thank you so much!

    Jessica

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  • Hands down, best rehearsal dinner ever!! My husband and I wanted a casual backyard clambake so we hired Ipswich Clambake Company. They were extremely professional and fun to work with. They arrived right on time, just as we were running out the door to the rehearsal. When we came back, the grill was fired up, the tables were set and we were ready to party! The food was absolutely delicious! People went up for seconds and thirds!! They went above and beyond to accommodate children, vegetarians, and food allergies. They even packed up the leftovers for us and we ate them the very next day! I will definitely hire them the next time we host a clambake!!

    Sherry

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  • This vendor was perfect! We were looking for a low key buffet with excellent food and that is exactly what we got! They rolled with the punches and everyone was very personable.

    Denise

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  • We used Ipswich Clambake for the catering of our oceanfront rehearsal dinner at the Manchester Bath & tennis Club at Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. The food was delicious, the company took care of all setup/cleanup, and the staff was incredibly professional. Our guests enjoyed the authentic New England Clambake experience, and I would highly recommend using this company to anyone.

    Christine

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  • Delicious and affordable! A clambake was a creative way to have have steak and lobster at my wedding within my tight budget. They bring their own grills and cooking stations which is fantastic for venues that don't have modern, industrial kitchens. They offer everything from linens to utensil options. My guests loved the New England charm of having a clam bake at my wedding. It's also a nice change for them, since many of my guests attended several other weddings this summer.

    Ashley

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  • Ipswich Clambake Catering Well 6 months after our wedding and I am still getting compliments on the food from our wedding. While I wish I could cook that way, the reward goes to Ipswich Clambake. Not only was the food outstanding, but the service was phenomenal. Michelle, our catering manager always responded promptly. I also really liked how she was able to work within our budget and that there were many menu options. You can tell she had so much experience as she was able to give us some tips or lead us in the right direction and answer many questions I had. One characteristic that really stood out was trustworthiness. At one point my husband and I came up with the appetizer list and we had just put a bunch of different platters. I thought it was great that Michelle got back to us to let us know the amount of platters we were ordering was way more than we actually needed. She was willing to work with us and our site, and was very flexible.

    Amanda

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  • Michelle and her staff were polite, helpful, professional, and friendly. They took care of things we never even thought of, such as lighting candles on the tables and opening bottles of wine, truly going above and beyond our expectations. The food was excellent quality and our guests enjoyed every bite. We would highly recommend Ipswich Clambake Company for superior service and delicious food.

    User3320181

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  • Michelle was incredibly helpful with everything leading up to our wedding. She took so much off our plates by making sure all other vendors knew what was expected of them and when it was expected. But all this is really secondary to the food, which was incredible. We wanted something a little less traditional for our wedding and went with the clambake that included lobster, steak tips, chicken, salad, sides, chowder, and fried clams. Everything was cooked perfectly - nothing overcooked! Professional without being stuffy. Unpretentious without sacrificing quality. IMO - Perfect.

    charlotte

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  • Ipswich Clambake was a joy to work with. They set up a tasting for our family and helped us design a menu that fit our needs. They were also responsive to emails and able to accomodate changes quickly and without hesitation as needed. During the wedding, the set up, service and clean up were all quick and efficient. Everyone on the staff was a pleasure to work with on the day of. We were told by many guests (and agree) that the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding.

    Jessica

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  • We had them for our rehearsal dinner and it was great! Seamless service and we didn't have to worry about a thing!

    User3324385

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  • We used Ipswich Clambake for our wedding rehearsal dinner. The food was delicious and the prep team and servers were prompt and very pleasant. Overall we had a great experience and would highly recommend them for an event.

    User3364688

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  • Michelle was very easy to work with & everything was wonderful.

    User3886132

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  • Taste of Food: We had clam chowder/steamed clams/blueberry-goat cheese salad as appetizers and lobster/marinated steak tips/marinated chicken/marinated grilled vegetables/potato salad and portabello sandwiches (vegetarian option) as our entrees. Overall, our guests absolutely loved the food! Everyone was raving about the lobster. I got a review from a couple foodie friends who said they really, really enjoyed the marinated steak tips (perhaps even more so than the lobster because the marinade was that good!). Responsiveness: I chose Ipswich because the turnaround for e-mailing about food options and quotes was very prompt, and I needed that because we planned our wedding in 6 months and booked our caterer about 3.5 months before the wedding. Contact between our venue and the caterer was slower, but it also got a lot busier for them as we approached summertime. They touched base with the venue the week of the wedding though, and everyone seemed to be on the same page. Quality of... Read more

    Lauren

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  • Read all the way to the end. We are still receiving compliments about the food at our wedding. Everyone said the clam chowder was delicious and the best they have had! We had buddy style chicken, beef, and vegetables. Michelle, who no longer is with Ipswich Clambake, was professional and worked with us to help decide on a menu that made sense with our budget and type of reception we wanted. My only issues were with service. All but one of our servers were so kind and polite. We had to ask the waitstaff to bring the bridal party appetizers while our pictures were being taken and we didn't get all the options we had picked. When it was brought to their attention that the bridal party hadn't been served any appetizers, they brought food right away. This is the BIGGEST issue I had. From the very beginning, I had been saying that my aunt has many food allergies and that having a meal she could eat was the MOST IMPORTANT part of our meal even before mine. When it was her tur... Read more

    User2433481

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  • Michelle did such an awesome job with all the details of my wedding reception! I got so many compliments on the quality of the food and everyone throughly enjoyed the entire event! For most people it was their first clambake and they had so much fun! The food was excellent, service was superb and I only wish I had more leftovers that I could enjoy even longer! The only thing I would mention is they do have a busy season and it is a little difficult communicating with them during that time, but that is to be expected in the summer months.

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