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Summer Shack

50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
617-867-9955
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Ranked #272 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Boylston St
Transit: Hynes Convention Center on the Green Line/Prudential Center on the Green Line.
Description: Very good food for a quick lunch
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East Lansing, MI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Not much else to say! Friendly, fast service, great native clams. Went there with 3 people who'd never had NE seafood and they loved it. Unfancy atmosphere without feeling cheap.

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Kemnay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

You cannot go to Boston and not have lobster... Well - we didn't but we had some great seafood there and it is right across from the Sheraton and next to the Hilton in Back Bay. Would recommend!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food and service is amazing! Chowder was really good too.

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Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Summer Shack had great ambience, great customer service and wait staff, and a wonderful crew who personally showed us live lobsters from the tank. That's the end of the great. The clam chowder was watery and bland. The spicy crab soup was saltier than the Atlantic. The bun that came with the lobster role was the best part of that... More

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El Portal, Ca.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

First time was with coworkers next night I brought my wife who will only eat fish and chips If you are in the back bay this us a once in a lifetime place don't miss out

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Food is just okay and seemed overpriced for the quality. Food did not arrive hot and second time not much better. If I went back it would only be to sit at the bar and watch a sporting event.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had a very nice late lunch here. Lobster rolls were great, chowder may be my daughter's new favorite (better than SFO!). Staff was also right on top of things and the restaurant itself was a suprise inside compared to the outside.

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Left of Center
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Friendly waitstaff. Good food. Within walking distance of Sheraton and other shopping. The shrimp were fresh and oysters were super!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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188 reviews 188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We were expecting much less. We got much more. The nightly specials were truly special especially the scallop and risotto. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The entire meal for 2 was $60 including tip, which was an unbelievably good price for an unbelievably good meal.

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

My group and I had just finished seeing a Red Sox game and was in the mood for something to eat. We all agreed we didn't want a fast food chain and they were in the mood for seafood. We yelped some restaurants in the area and this place popped up. Once we reached we were seated immediately and the... More

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