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At the River, we know the perfect summer needs 3 things: sun, good music and great food! River DJs are hitting the streets of Boston’s North Shore, the Merrimack Valley and New Hampshire’s Seacoast showcasing great places to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Ipswich Clambake

196 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938

If you’re looking for local seafood, craving delicately fried clams, or planning a special catered event, Ipswich Clambakes’ kitchens are fired up all year long to serve you delicious fried, baked and grilled creations. You must try their award-winning chowders and hearty lobster rolls. This is where the locals go – because they know! Here, you don’t stand in lines! And Ipswich Clambake’s Catering Division is committed to making your event one your guests will rave about! They do all the work from set-up to clean-up, so you can enjoy every moment with your guests. Go where the locals go – Ipswich Clambake! And get your clambake on!

I had my first fried clams of the season, and honestly, they were some of the best I’ve ever had!Matt



87 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970

Just named Reader’s Choice for Best Cocktail, After Work Drinks, and Bar in Northshore Magazine’s Best of the North Shore (BONS) issue! Opus boasts a cocktail list of original creations unlike anything else you’ll find on Boston’s North Shore. The restaurant also features contemporary dishes and creative sushi for a truly delicious dining experience. And if you’re looking to keep the night going, Opus Underground is home to live music across multiple genres (from punk to hip hop to classic rock) earning the restaurant Best nods for Singles’ Night and Girls’ Night Out– for a grand total of six BONS this year.

Opus has a great hip, creative vibe – and live music downstairs!Carolyn

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Oregano Pizza & Ristorante

16 Pleasant St, Newburyport, MA

Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante is located in the heart of historic downtown Newburyport. We take pride in our homemade tomato marinara sauce which is prepared with crushed San Marzano Italian tomatoes and our quality cheeses. Each pizza dough is hand stretched and topped with the freshest locally grown ingredients then finished in our signature brick oven imported from Genoa, Italy. Al dente pasta and Italian entrées, fresh salads, and house-made desserts are sure to entice you! All of our menu items are available gluten free! Enjoy a variety of local brew beers, unique cocktails, or one of our 30 wines from the premier regions of Italy. Come visit our cozy dining room or order takeout to bring home.

You won’t find a more authentic pizza this side of Venice.Dana

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The Peddler’s Daughter

45 Wingate St, Haverhill, MA

The Peddler’s Daughter, with locations in Haverhill & Nashua, offers an authentic taste of Ireland all year-round. The Peddler’s Daughter is not only a great place to get a refreshing pint, a bite to eat, it’s also a place where friends are made and good times are enjoyed, so stop by for some good Irish hospitality and make yourself at home. Slainte.

When it’s time to celebrate, there’s nothing better than the authentic Irish hospitality you’ll find at the Peddler’s Daughter.AJ