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Summer Shack

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50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129 (Boylston St)
Hynes Convention Center on the Green Line/Prudential Center on the Green Line.
617-867-9955
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Very good food for a quick lunch

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  • 155
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  • 189
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 25
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  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great seafood, great beer.

This place has some awesome seafood. I had the sea bass and it was delicious. Also tried a few bites of the lobster and I was impressed. What's nice is they have a good beer selection. I wasn't impressed with the clam chowder though. It was more like a potato soup. Still a great place to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
croth14
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Grand Prairie, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place has some awesome seafood. I had the sea bass and it was delicious. Also tried a few bites of the lobster and I was impressed. What's nice is they have a good beer selection. I wasn't impressed with the clam chowder though. It was more like a potato soup. Still a great place to eat.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food was ok, had the lobster dinner, it was hot and good everything else was just ok, not sure I have ever seen clams that big being steamed, very chewy. Had to wait for a beer although the place was empty. Not sure I would go back or recommend.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had the shrimp surf and turf. Food was amazing along with a great selection of beer. Highly recommend!

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I liked the clam chowder (a must eat in Boston) as well as their sea-bass plate which was excellent. Fish was really fresh and waitress was really helpful and gave us an excellent service

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Glenside
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Was staying at the Hilton Back Bay and did not want to go far so walked up the street to try this place. Am I glad I did. Not fancy, no white tablecloths, but very clean and great seafood. Had oysters to start, just bluepoints just as described, very meaty, probably largest oysters I've ever had and delicious. Sea Bass... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I really enjoyed my dinner here. While the raw oysters are highly over-priced I will admit the ones I sampled were delicious. I selected the lower cal dinner of Blue fish. There were a few items on the dish that I could not eat so they made substitutions. I would return

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Crabcake BLT, best sandwich I've ever eaten! oh my goodness! and the french fries were good. I had fun writing on the brown paper bag table covers.

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I didn't want to go to this restaurant at all. I really don't care for seafood and there are only one or two items on the menu that aren't from the sea. In the end, I'm glad we went. We ended up thoroughly enjoying the meal. The seafood dishes were good (I'm told) and my 5 year old loved her... More 

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London, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge of the Westin from which it is walking distance. It isn't a formal restaurant but very casual with a good vibe. From the outside we would never have selected this restaurant but exactly what we were looking for: it is the (sea) food that counts! Excellent choice of oysters, a good bisque and... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place had better food than the old union oyster house. This food was fresher. The lighting is relaxing. Not too bright or dark. Casual atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
    (Boylston St)
  • Public Transportation: Hynes Convention Center on the Green Line/Prudential Center on the Green Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-867-9955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Very good food for a quick lunch
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?