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Fish Shack Restaurant

Chowder, Seafood
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21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
978-546-6667
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 83
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 21
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  • 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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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VT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

everyone ordered lobster and enjoyed every bite; lobster scampi, lobster mac n'cheese, lobster roll and lobster casserole wereall delicious.

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Orlanda fl
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32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Water view, in center of town, priced to local market. Seafood dishes highly recommended. Nice server.

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Not fancy but fresh fresh fresh seafood. This little place has been here for years. I remember visiting it the first time I went to Rockport some 35 yrs ago. The staff is out of this world. Can't think of friendlier people. Sitting outside on the deck in the morning having our chowder we saw the lobster man pull into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Rockport is beautiful in itself. But the food is to die for! Seafood caught right out the window! And great prices too!

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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Italy
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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
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3 helpful votes 3 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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65 helpful votes 65 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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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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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

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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