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2020 Gastro Pub
Editors’ Choice

Great Marsh Brewing Co.


Chef Mario Capone and his staff bring the same care to the upscale pub food at Great Marsh Brewing Co. that is on display at the much-loved Bancroft restaurants he also helms. From the chewy, pillowy Everything Pretzel, painted with butter and crusted with a mix of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, salt, and garlic, to the burger and the steak frites, it’s all delicious, served with an unbeatable view of the marsh, especially at sunset. Don’t miss the truly inventive roster of cocktails—half of the drinks use GMBC beer or hops. And of course, there’s a whole lot of beer.

99 Main St., Essex, 978-890-7827,

Readers’ Choice

Ipswich Ale Brewer’s Table


From flatbreads to fish tacos, the whole menu at this popular spot is geared toward pairing with a large roster of beers. Choose from sandwiches like the LBGT—lobster, bacon, gouda, and tomato on a griddled bun, and entrees like lemon caper chicken.

2 Brewery Place, Ipswich, 978-356-3182,

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