Fox Creek Tavern

4.4
194 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Comfort tavern food in an upscale atmosphere, featuring our Patio which is more than a slice of perfection!

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Special menus

  • Brunch

    Starting Sep 27, 2020
    We are offering a small, well crafted Tavern Style Brunch Menu. Including Artisan food & Cocktails!
  • Una notte in Italia (A night in Italy) Wine Dinner

     $75.00 per person
    Starting Nov 18, 2020
    4 course Italian inspired cuisine, artfully paired with some of the most delicious wino that bella Italia has to offer! Menu & Wine list to be released next week! Space is extremely limited for this event, so make your reservations NOW! Minimum of 4 guest per party. $50 off total for parties of 6 or more!
  • True North Beer Dinner

     $75.00 per person
    Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2020
    Four course meal, with a Local focus, artfully paired by our Head Chef, with a selection of brews from True North Ale Company! An event you don't want to miss!

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 194 People Are Saying
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar with Meaghan for a bartender and she was awesome great food great service

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Carol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was friendly, prompt and helpful. The food was excellent and we will be coming back again to try more items from the menu.

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NanP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, delicious food and drinks, comfortable surroundings, social distanced!

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LindaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, good size portions. They are able to modify menu as I am gluten-free which is so helpful. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Nice ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went to Fox Creek Tavern for dinner tonight. For an app we ordered the “Irish nachos” (Fried potatoes topped with corn beef and tons of cheese and some sort of aoli) For an entree I got the NY sirloin over a mushroom risotto with asparagus. My gf got the fish and chips. From the apps to the entrees everything was delicious! For dessert we ordered a pumpkin spice martini and a drunken Reese’s martini. Our waitress Ali was amazing and super attentive and made sure our drinks were always full. We will definitely be back in the near future!! We highly recommend this place for date night or just a casual night out!

MJ
MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Veterans Day. Great service, food, service and affordable pricing including drinks. Would definitely recommend, we will be back to enjoy another meal.

JD
vipJoanneD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Nice cocktail selection as well.

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vipValMccaff
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very happy to get a table -next time will choose a quieter room!

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surfsidereggaebabe
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We were told at 1:50 when we checked in that we needed to order brunch. After being seated, it took forever to be waited on. We ordered a drink which again took a long time. We then ordered brunch and after 20 minutes, we were told that we could not have brunch, we had to order lunch so we did. It was about an hour since we got the food. Shortly after, we were told we had to leave because of a timeframe on our table. Not the best experience but the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful visit on a beautiful afternoon. Sunday brunch was delicious, both the food and the cocktails! Patio setting was lovely. My only suggestion is that the live music was just a touch loud, though not unpleasant. Wonderful perform sharing his talents.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great!

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Lora
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just moved to Rowley and recently started going here almost every week. Super friendly staff and awesome food.

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DENNIS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. Portions of steak were good sized, baked fish could have been bigger. Food tasted very good.
We will be back.

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DMM3
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mediterranean Zoodles were delicious! Menu was fabulous. It was difficult to choose from so many great options. Drink menu was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Meagan/Megan was a great waitress. Super friendly and seemed at ease answering all our questions!!

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CashFam
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious from start to finish. Effective social distancing and awesome service!

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Lynne
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place has great food & always has festive drinks. Would definitely recommend.

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Lynne
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was really good. Wish there were more options for brunch. But otherwise very good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Bloody Mary was excellent

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RichardD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

IRISH NACHO APP. Large enough for 4. 2 Crab Cakes filled with crab meat prepared to perfection. Ho Nashville, Chicken just enough bite. Slightly over cooked making it a spot to crispy. Yet, flavor, As good as what I had in Nashville.

TJ
TaraJ
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Food and atmosphere inside wonderful.

LC
LizC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with my best friend & her daughters. We were able to sit outside by the fire, perfect social distancing. The food and drinks were great, we got appitizers for the 1st time in 7 months! The Dessert was fantastic. Thank-you for making the evening special. We will be back soon

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Tony
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The best part of the meal was the French fries. I ordered a medium rare hamburger. It was well done. I ordered the most expensive meat because it was supposed to come from a farm in Maine. There was nothing special about it at all. It was so boring. My husband didn’t enjoy his meal either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Well worth the drive. Will definitely return

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ericb
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Expensive food wish nothing ti write home about service was below standards. Took 10 minutes to get silverware for our table and 15 minutes to get tarter sauce for the fish

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KayBel
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The building is beautiful, the food and service was not great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The menu had potential, but was poorly executed to the extreme. On the plus side, the steak tips we're cooked properly and tasted great. The Mediterranean zoodles were saved by the overwhelming flavor of feta and kalamata olives. On the underwhelming side, the pork chop special was served with one tiny chop. The pumpkin puree tasted like it was poured out of the can without any spices or imagination. We were told the lobster was fresh. That's doubtful as it was flavorless. How can you mess up a lobster roll in New England? And who serves frozen vegetables except for a nursing home?!!?

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Alyssa
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was delicious and their seasonal cocktails are great too. I can't wait to go back!!

MB
MarieB
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place. The waiter just had his first shift and he was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Brunch, we enjoyed it very much.

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shellym
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to dine for lunch outside with a nice fire pit to keep you warm. The fish tacos and salmon tacos that my friend had were great!

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MikeM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent.
Drinks excellent.
Venue excellent.
Waitstaff excellent

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MichaelS
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

If you can arrange an outdoor table, the setting is pleasant. The menu looks good, but it does not live up to your reasonable expectation. Good service.

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Disappoointed
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Had a reservation, request for an outside table. Seated inside even though outside tables appeared available. Waited 20 minutes. No one approached our table to take an order. At 25 minutes a party of 4 is seated about two tables away. Waiter approaches them within a few minutes, ignores us. We left. Can't comment on food as we never got any. Probably ok as the place was fairly busy. When we left, outside tables still available.

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Octamaroon
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Reserved outdoor seating and was seated within 10 mins of reservation. Brought to a table that had garbage from the previous diners scattered below the table. Somewhat surprised given the standard of cleanliness that is our current norm. Many flies came to join us before there was any food on the table. Asked server to have the garbage swept up and was told that it would not help the fly problem and we should go inside. I understand fully that files are an issue outdoors. I am also fully aware that a pile of garbage will encourage more of them. This was remedied eventually and the flies were somewhat diminished after the busser swept up the mess. My question is why would I get any feedback when asking for a common courtesy of General cleanliness The food was average and not quite as good as a previous visit. The strong smell of a patrons fish plate was off putting given the fact we were outdoors it was odd that it lingered as it did. Another patron being seated at a nearby table made mention of it as well. My first two experiences here were much more enjoyable and that is what I will base my opinion on when next deciding to go out to eat.

CB
ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appy hour is worth it! Martini’s are great - Bang bang shrimp 👍🏻

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Wayne
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious service was good looking forward to going back

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Wayne
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Great choice of Appetizers and entrees I’m not a drinker but had extensive drink menu. Looking forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was half priced appetizers when we went so we splurged. It was a grand feast and each one was better than the last. We had; fried pickles, Buffalo cauliflower florets, a meat and cheese board and of course, soft Bavarian pretzels. It was glorious. 10 out of 10.

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KellyC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We arrived for our 12:15 reservation and were sat within a few minutes. We decided to leave at 12:45 without anyone having ever been to our table. A couple was sat after us and were able to order their drinks and food, and multiple servers walked by us, but nobody so much as greeted us. Granted, it was a Sunday afternoon and they looked pretty busy but again, nobody even came over to our table at all in the 30 minutes we were there.

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 194 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.