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Fish Shack Restaurant

Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice local place

This is a nice, local restaurant with good food. We went there for dinner our first night in Rockport and several large groups came in about 10 minutes after we arrived. Subsequently our service was on the slow side but that was okay with us. The view was beautiful, the dinner rolls were warm and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Mare D
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were told to check this place out and excited to know they are a sister company to Roy Moore's. We had fish tacos which we thought were tough to mess up, fish was not seasoned effectively; and the BLT was average. The sauce that starts with a P was appreciated by my wife, but other than the view and... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a nice, local restaurant with good food. We went there for dinner our first night in Rockport and several large groups came in about 10 minutes after we arrived. Subsequently our service was on the slow side but that was okay with us. The view was beautiful, the dinner rolls were warm and the shrimp platter was delicious.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our food was fine tasting . Our view of harbor was nice. The service was slow but friendly. A very very typical tourist spot for seafood. Parking on street if you find it. Not a good location for disabled customers- a long walk to dining room and tight spaces between tables.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had lobster scampi. The lobster was as tough as shoe leather, and tasted vaguely like leather. There was virtually no flavor to the pasta sauce...and if there was any garlic in this dish, I was unable to find or taste it. I would rather eat at Dunkin Donuts than waste my money on this place. Tourist trap. Not worth it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Kid friendly restaurant with descent prices. I thought maybe I could have gotten more meat on my lobster for the price I paid. It was tasty though. Our mozzerla sticks were very good but my wife's chicken and broccoli Alfredo was not. Prices were descent and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Not to bad of a view either.... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The lobster roll here was delicious. It came with a side of fries. I also had the clam chowder which I highly reccomend. Everyone in my group was happy with their meals. Parking in the area is by meters. I was there on a Sunday afternoon and we had a very difficult time finding a parking spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My niece recommended the Fish Shack in Rockport, MA, so on our first night in town, we decided to give this place a try. In some of the Trip Advisor reviews, we read that the decor of the restaurant is a little lacking, and those reviews were right. The large lobby that you enter seems to be a a large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lobster was amazing! You can tell it is very fresh. Tasted amazing. Lobster scampi to die for, fresh garlic and tomatos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This restaurant was very good. We tried the steamed lobster, a lobster roll with fries, and salmon with steamed veggies. All the food was great and fresh. The service was good; they seated us immediately and our food did not take long at all.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Fish Shack is open during "the Season" in Rockport. Tourist flock to it for its good seafood at reasonable prices. Very little wait time and a place to dine after touring the local shops. One drawback could be that the Tour Buses stop here for their passengers for lunch during the 12 - 2 hour. Make your plans according.

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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: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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