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There are some folks unlucky enough to live far enough inland that they've probably never heard of, let alone seen, a clam box. But if you've ever been anywhere near the mid-Atlantic Coast, you know the treasure that can be found inside a clam box.

In Ipswich, Massachusetts, Marina "Chickie" Aggelakis knows how special a clam box can be. She's owned and run the Clam Box since 1985 and, along with her son Dimitri, serves up some of the best-fried seafood to come out of an oddly shaped building. For those not in the know, a clam box is a cardboard carton designed to hold, well, clams. And that's exactly what the Clam Box restaurant looks like, all the way up to the flaps around the rooftop. Built in 1935, the Chickie's Clam Box pulls in customers from all over...so many of them sometimes, that there's a line around the building. But when you're restaurant looks like a giant box of clams, you get used to a little attention.

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THE CLAMBOX

246 High Street
Ipswich, Massachusetts

978-356-9707

 

 

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