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Fish Shack Restaurant

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21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
978-546-6667
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner date

My husband and I came up from Boston in the afternoon to Rockport and found that pretty much everything was closed by 5pm. This was the only restaurant we found open for dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised by the food and service. Brenda was our waitress, and was very good at answering our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
JessKlingerman
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Try the lobster casserole! You won't be disappointed!!! Traveled through the NE and this was one of the best places we visited. Still thinking about it months later so I had to write a review.

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Thank TXSouthernBelle
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came up from Boston in the afternoon to Rockport and found that pretty much everything was closed by 5pm. This was the only restaurant we found open for dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised by the food and service. Brenda was our waitress, and was very good at answering our questions about the menu. She was... More 

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Thank JessKlingerman
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

How is it that a restaurant situated just steps from the sea serves such lousy fish? My husband and I started with a cup of clam chowder - tasty, but a pet peeve of mine is chowder thickened to death with cornstarch. Which this was. Our meals came to the table within minutes of ordering - not a good sign.... More 

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Thank Paige925
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My husband and I were traveling from Boston, MA to Kennebunkport, ME to Portland, ME on a scenic route and decided to stop for lunch at Roy Moore's Fish Shack. We both ordered the Steamed Lobster and it was delicious. On our way back from Portland, we scheduled a return trip so that we could have lunch again at the... More 

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Thank rmj4gvn
Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My husband and I recently visited Rockport for the day. A number of restaurants were already closed for the season, but after checking the menus of two spots we chose the Fish Shack. We were seated right away and had a nice view. We had to wait a bit for our server to come over but that gave us time... More 

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Thank Susan N
Roswell
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your time or money here. And what a profit they are making. A small lobster and choice of fries or cold slaw, that's it. Overrated and Irritable waitress to boot. Go to Gloucester to eat.

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Thank Jan L
Elizabethville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My family and I visited Rockport for a day and stopped at fish shack for lunch. My dad had the clam chowder and it was by far the BEST I have ever tasted. Next time we're in town we will definitely be back.

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Thank HeatherRummy
Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We were greeted right away and the service was excellent!! My fish was super fresh and delicious. The view of the ocean was calming and beautiful. Great location near the theatre and dock square and, super quick. Thank you!

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Thank Sue B
Budapest
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

A whole boiled lobster with veg / salad &/or fries - what more could you want?! And service with more than a smile. No point going elsewhere - but beware queues, and 8pm closing!

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Thank Rachel-Budapest
Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Small restaurant in Rockport right on the harbor. Reasonable prices and great clam chowder. Lobster dishes are about $20--very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: 978-546-6667

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?