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All 15 West Dennis Restaurants

Summer Shanty

140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670
1-508- 394-0400
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Ranked #5 of 15 Restaurants in West Dennis
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Fish & Chips, Chowder
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Casual waterfront dining servicing local seafood, black angus burgers, clam chowder and other light fare. Full liquor license with GREAT frozen drinks. Winner 2009 & 2013 "Best Waterfront Dining" by New England Cable Network. Winner "Certificate of Excellence" by Trip Advisor. Cape Cod's best sunsets EVERY day!
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English first
South Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great place to boat into. Nice little table ou in the open. Good, reasonable food, and service is great

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Louisville
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have had lots of clam chowder in my life but this was the best ever. Thick and creamy and lots of clams. $7.50 for what they call a bowl, I would say a big cup. But, worth every penny. Right by water. TIP: really hard to find. It is right on main road but behind a Marina. So look... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took 6 kids all under 11 and three adults. We sat on the back deck and listened to the live music while the sun set over the river. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and the food was great....... Would absolutely go back there again

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The view at sunset is excellent and the food just as good. Lobster Indulgence (Lobsta roll and clam chowda) is a recommended. Very casual, busy place, get there early for that sunset!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Been coming here for years whenever we vacation here and this place is consistently great. Some of the best clam chowder on the Cape and the Lobster Indulgence is excellent as well.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Friendly service, fantastic lobster rolls, and wonderful oysters. The location is beautiful too, with patio seating overlooking the water. Drinks were a little pricey for their specialty cocktails, but the food and view were outstanding. Definitely a place to look up!

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Culver City, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This unplanned stop turned out perfect. We sat outside overlooking the pier area, for lunch. The owner, Dan found us a great spot near some locals who said"get the clam chowder". They were right, it was thick and the clams plentiful. We also had the haddock sandwich which was nice, flakey and moist.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had lunch here with a friend on a lovely day on Thursday in August. We opted to sit outside for the view and were seated immediately. We both ordered the haddock sandwich which had a great batter, lettuce and tomato and was a large piece of fish. For the price the roll should have been toasted and my friend's cheese... More

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Walpole, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great Cape atmosphere, outdoor seating overlooking the marina, dinner was great and service excellent. Our Server, Kristy B. was friendly, engaging and helpful with our drink & dinner selections. Great start to a Cape vacation week.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

As the Summer Shanty waitress said to us, the customers, : "it's not about you." Terrible service, greasy food.

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Dan K, Owner at Summer Shanty, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. First I wish to apologize for the extended wait time that you endured waiting for a table. As you know we are a very small casual waterfront restaurant. We do our very best, in good faith, estimating how long before a table is available for your party. Larger parties similar to your party the... More

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