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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lobster is always good!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Lorie R
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Ipswich, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Can't go wrong with anything on this restaurant menu. The grandson even ate all his meals. We go there every time in Rockport for at least one meal!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed 2 nights in Boston and today move to Rockport. We almost have seafood every lunch and dinner. Tonight we had our best dinner in the fish shack restaurant. The boil lobster was so good. Fresh and sweet. The calm chowder and haddock chowder both awesome. The bake scallops also good. And price was reasonable. I will like to... More 

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133 reviews 133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Good choice of lobsters prepared in different styles and the clam chowder hits the spot! If you don't like fish there is a good selection of burgers and chicken. The view over Rockport harbour is breathless. A good restaurant after a stroll along the main street.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was visiting Rockport, Mass. with my family and my mom suggested Roy Moore's because she's been to the Shack location many times and has always had a great experience. However, this experience at the Restaurant location was much different. Four of us ordered the Lazy Lobster for $20.95 and were told it was the meat from a whole lobster... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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269 reviews 269 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Another great restaurant in Rockport ,MA. Had the best lobster roll. Really stuffed. it is a small place but they had a little spot in the back for outdoor seating. Nice view of the harbor too.

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Ipswich, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?