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All 48 Rockport Restaurants

Fish Shack Restaurant

21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
978-546-6667
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Ranked #13 of 48 Restaurants in Rockport
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Ipswich, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

On our two night visit to Rockport/Cape Ann in September, we had dinner at the Fish Shack on both nights. As it was out of season, we didn't have a lot of choice for restaurants but we thoroughly enjoyed our meals on both occasions. Between three of us, we had a mix of meals from the lobster casserole to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This place is ok, we loved the decor and the beer and wine were reasonable. We ordered two lobsters with fries. We asked if one basket of fries would be enough for two and were told yes, but it is probably about 1 and a half portions...ultimately, as exciting as lobsters are, you don't get a huge amount of meat... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Enjoyed tasty lobster rolls and clam chowder. Kids loved foods here. I will definitely come back here next spring.

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Camillus, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. It's located on the water and offers a good view of the ocean. The waitress was efficient and friendly. I was able to have a whole lobster for $15 for lunch! The clam chowder was very good.

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Moorpark, California
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409 reviews 409 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

In our opinion The Causeway serves much better lobster and fish dishes for less. If you were to look at all my reviews, you'd see I'm not overly picky, but we were disappointed in our meal and with the waitress. We wouldn't return to this restaurant. Was it just an off night? Perhaps. Nice view! The Hot Lava Cake was... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Nothing bad to say...it was OK. The place is like a diner not a formal restaurant. We arrived shortly before they closed but they were welcoming and quick to seat and serve us. We had chowder (very good), lobster linguini and fish & chips (both good.)

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

While we love Roy Moore's Lobster shack the best, this place is our second most favorite place to eat while in Rockport. Great service, food and prices.

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Cape Ann, MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The service was fine. The view was delightful. My wife had fried haddock sandwich and I had the fried scallops plate.m the food tasted delicious, but we both experienced major digestive problems as soon as we got home. Maybe it's just us. Who knows?

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Rockport is a really quaint town. Not a foodie destination but good solid seafood. Apparently because it was a dry town for so long a restaurant culture has never really emerged. After a long day of touring we sought out a casual dinner within walking distance of our B&B. The Fish Shack certainly fit the bill. Sat right at the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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279 reviews 279 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Although this place can easily be seen as a tourist trap, the food is decent. During the summer this place is packed, but does provide a great view of the old Rockport Harbor. Additionally, this palce has a very casual dress code which is great for people coming off the beaches.

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Additional Information about Fish Shack Restaurant

Address: 21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
Phone Number: 978-546-6667
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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