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Lobster Shanty

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2905 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642
508-255-9394
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal...great service...great atmosphere

There are a ton of places to have lobster on Cape Cod. We tried this one first and had no regrets. The prices were decent, the good was great and a nice down home atmosphere

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
tedhull
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Winnipeg, Canada
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

So they didn't have beer? They have a lobster special posted outside on their sign that there is no mention of on their menu, and includes only lobster, no sides, so you end up getting the more expensive option from the menu, which is listed at market price. It's not unless you ask that they clarify the sign versus the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

It is the end of the season so it is not unusual that some menu items were unavailable, but they did not have any tea and after one cup of coffee I was told they were out. They did not offer to brew another pot - I find this to be unacceptable. Their lobster rolls were acceptable, but their prices... More 

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126 reviews 126 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

From the outside, it looked great. Lighting inside was too dark. No liquor. Place needed to be cleaner. It was cold inside. Onion rings had a thick paste of almost cooked batter. Lobster roll needed more mayo... Chowder was below average.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

There are a ton of places to have lobster on Cape Cod. We tried this one first and had no regrets. The prices were decent, the good was great and a nice down home atmosphere

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Having visited the nearby visitor centre, we went across route 6 to the apparently uninspiring eatery. As this was a low season lunch time, the place was empty and we were rather dubious about eating there. We selected the lobster roll, and were not disappointed. The quality was excellent, and the value was exceptional. As we departed, more diners began... More 

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New York State
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a charming looking (from the road) restaurant that after several years of passing we decided to try on our last visit to the Cape. Our first clue should have been the empty parking lot - but we were traveling offseason and decided it was "just early". The property seemed to be under Jamaican ownership and there was a... More 

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Lebanon, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

As a local It will a pleasure to see this place go away!! Food is a loose term here and the service is as rude as it gets!!! The only reason to stop near this place is because of the traffic light at the intersection!! Was just ok a couple years ago thought I'd try for a quick bite coming... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Reading through previous reviews I can see how their complaints could be valid. We arrived just as the doors were opened. We were told that there was no indoor dining because there was only one waitress and she was handling the outdoor seating area. We were happy to accommodate and sat outside. Since we were the first there our order... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stay away from this place. No liquor license. They took over a half hr to deliver a sub par lobster roll on a none busy day. Just avoid

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We also went here because I was starving and the line at Arnold's was crazy (this was our first night in Eastham). The menu was lacking in options and the ambiance was strange - I almost felt depressed eating there. They have a boat full of lobsters in the middle which could be cool except that they are just floating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2905 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Eastham
  • Phone Number: 508-255-9394

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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