Fox Creek Tavern

4.5
317 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Casual
Comfort tavern food in an upscale atmosphere, featuring our Patio which is more than a slice of perfection!

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Experiences

  • Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    We are offering a small, well crafted Tavern Style Brunch Menu. Including Artisan food & Cocktails!
  • Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    We offer a small Brunch menu with some specialty items, plus some regular menu items. Don't forget the handcrafted cocktails!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 317 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPaulD
New England
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As usual, Liz was an excellent server! Very friendly and attentive. Thank you for letting us have the spinach artichoke dip in a crock with chips, instead of bread bowl. We really enjoyed our meals & cold drinks. See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and everything was delicious- great experience!

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Becca
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Two words: Creamsicle Martini - 'nough said.

Seriously, this place is great! The prices are solid for the fantastic food and drinks you get and they have some really interesting twists on New England favorites. We sat inside, which had a nice eclectic space, but outside looked great - would love to try that side next time!

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Bill
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were incredible. A wide range of menu choices for everyone.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it here- best Bloody Mary I think I’ve ever had! So grateful this place is so near to my home!

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NancyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and decided to return for Mother's Day - Everyone in my family loved the food, the service and the atmosphere. Highly recommend!!!

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Mamaof1
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I always want to give fox creek another try because usually the experience is good. This time I just didn’t understand something. I asked the waitress if they could ask the kitchen to make bang bang shrimp tacos which has been on the specials. Her imediate response was no. We don’t have the stuff to make those. I proceeded to say you have the shrimp on the menu and two different tacos items on the menu. I understand if the kitchen dosent want to do it but please humor me. The tables were empty at 5:45. Well I don’t think she liked how I answered because it took her while to return to take our order. Me and my 6 year old daughter waiting for awhile. Also they really need to ask if people are part of the rewards program.

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Dawn
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will be back! We ha a great dinner and felt comfortable!

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vipPaulD
New England
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alex was a excellent. Lobster dip, chicken Milanese & Seafood Alfredo was delicious!

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barbarab
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The outdoor area and grounds need spicing up. I find the menu limited. The food is ok. Service has always been good.

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Coffeybean
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

10/10 recommend Fox Creek Tavern for a nice, quiet brunch. Food was outstanding and their espresso martini was divine! Can’t wait to check them out for dinner!

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Annie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipLauraW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, delicious food and drinks.

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PeterK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I was very disappointed that clam chowder and onion soup have been taken off the menu. For a summer menu, these are great and they have been my past favorites. I hope you bring them back!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious! Awesome service. My 92yoa fathers first visit here, and he loved it. From margaritas, bang bang shrimp, baked haddock, salmon with spinach risotto, steak tips fantastic. Looking forward to return trip with my Dad. I recommend Fox Creek all the time.

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Judi
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

App, entree, cocktail, dessert all very good.
Service was outstanding. Very accomodating & friendly.

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AdamG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A newcomers to Ipswich, we were pleased to find the Fox Creek Tavern. Our 2nd fabulous meal there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
40 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Met brother there for lunch. Ended up with two aps and two drafts each. Irish Nachos are outstanding and huge. Bang bang shrimp very good, too.

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vipPaulD
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife & I enjoyed every minute of our experience. We only partake in outside dining and we really enjoy the Creek’s patio. We consistently get excellent service, this time was no exception. Our server Liz was superb - very friendly, prepared & extremely attentive. She told us about the specials and even knew there was a prime rib end-cut available when I inquired. Cecelia the manager came by to say hello. That was a pleasant surprise and it was great meeting her. We’ll be back very soon!

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JasonG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. Good food. Could have more white wines as a selection.

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viptrainer
New England
54 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chad, our server, was very pleasant and provided good service. Our food was very good, nice variety of menu items. We were outside, tables well spaced.

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MicheleG
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food wasn't cooked properly. Service was slow. Never going back again.

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SamanthaB
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great lunch sitting outside last Saturday! Was our first time there, everything was delicious from the drinks to the scallops in Maple syrup with crumbled bacon on top of them! My friend got the haddock dinner, I got the steak tips dinner. Everything was truly phenomenal. We will be back soon

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vipPeaches
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fox Creek has a varied menu with plenty of comfort food and local favorites.

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MikeA
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely my new spot. Good prices great food and variety

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Michelle
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, good food. The service was great. It was pretty quiet when we went on a Monday night. Will be back!

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chrisf
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for brunch, was good but could have been better. Eggs were over cooked and our server didn’t inform us there were specials, which would have tried. The bacon was yummy and there were lots of cocktails to choose from.

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JoyceM
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast. Food was delicious. Bloody Mary...,oh my, so good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother in laws birthday. Food was excellent and service was great.

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KathyS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very noisy this time with kids but that’s ok! Mac n cheese was watery this time and not hot..but again, still good! Will always be back!!

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vipPaulD
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Alexis was an excellent server. My prime rib end cut was delicious. My wife enjoyed her fish tacos. We both enjoyed the charcuterie board. Ambiance was relaxing and comfortable.

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MarionF
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went there for a birthday lunch, food was very good, enjoyed eating in the front front dining room. Our server James was outstanding - very personable and friendly without being overbearing.

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StevenF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good. The atmosphere was cozy and unique.

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DianeH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

4/11/21 reservation was for 1 pm and seated at 1 pm. After choosing selections off of the brunch menu was informed that those selections were not available after 12:45 pm as the kitchen stopped serving brunch at that time. Very disappointed to be informed that even though brunch was advertised until 1 pm the practice is to stop serving at 12:45 pm . With that information prior to arrival we may have selected another location for brunch!

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vipNorthShoreEater
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Sunday brunch w/ a reservation. The space is big and nicely decorated.
Had the chicken and waffles special and really enjoyed the style of waffle and the red pepper flakes and honey on it.
Good bloody Mary and a "desert" peanut butter bourbon and chocolate liquor drink.

Service was fast and friendly.

There were a couple large parties that were loud (reasonable level), but it would have been nice to have some background music playing to wash them out a bit.

We'll definitely be back and recommend to others.

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vipPeaches
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff at Fox Creek is very friendly. The food was excellent and the service was respectable.

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vipStephanieB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We made a reservation through open table for 730. Arrived and was told it would be a few minutes while they cleaned off the table, which was no problem. However, the hostess was a bit short as she seemed like she couldn’t be bothered. We also waited an additional 20 minutes to be seated (not just the “few” as she suggested). While we were waiting, we could see an empty table that was just sitting there cleaned the whole time. We joked, “our luck we’ll be sat at this table that we’ve been staring at”. And don’t you know, we got sat at that very table. Instead of lying and saying the table was being bussed, I would’ve preferred some transparency to either say, we are understaffed and/or running behind tonight. It was clear the whole establishment is still finding its footing of running smoothly. Food was pretty good, service was a bit slow, but overall our waitress was fantastic. Not running back, though, that’s for sure!

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Barbara
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outside seating was amazing. Not near others, comfortable. Try to be nearer the fire if it is cool out! Food was delicious. Could have used some good bread to go with it. Wine was very good. Excellent restaurant.

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MichelleB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience4

Made a 5 pm reservation online and also called to confirm it. Got an email confirming it. Got there at 5 table not ready. Then was told I didn’t make a reservation for outside. Showed the email confirming it. At 5:40 was then told the couple at my reserved table was getting the bill and would be leaving. At 5:50 I spoke with the hostess (who was very very nice ) and said are these people leaving? My reservation was at 5pm and now it’s 5:50pm. She left to speak with the manager and their reply was they could seat us inside but we need to leave at 6:30!!!! Uhhhh how in the heck do we sit at 6 pm and leave by 6:30 pm?? Miraculously the outdoor table became available. Waiter was nice and attentive however it would have been really nice if the RESTAURANT MANAGER came over to apologize for our wait. I’ve been in restaurant management and if you run your dining by reservation only then the MANAGER should have told the other couple of the 90 minute time allotted and that they needed to leave for the other reservation. The MANAGER should have also gave us something if anything an apology.
Food was great drinks were good hostess was really nice as was our waiter. Don’t know if I will go back there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Chad was an excellent server! No booze in very expensive martini filled with sugar. Steak tips had a strange taste...and mashed potatoes were old. Steak tips were more than $20! Onion rings were good. Pico on tacos was good.

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You can order delivery directly from Fox Creek Tavern using the Order Online button. Fox Creek Tavern also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 312-1088.

Fox Creek Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

Fox Creek Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/fox-creek-tavern-ipswich/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.