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Summer Shack

50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
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Ranked #239 of 2,814 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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72% Recommend
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Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were so excited to finally eat here, but the food just didn't do it for us. The chowder was watery with chewy clams, and the rest of the food was not to our liking.

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Spartanburg, SC
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice on our trip. Staff were quite accommodating. Food was very good. Informal atmosphere. ONe night we came in late and they were great about serving us. On a Saturday night, they were slammed, but we took a table in the bar area and did not have to wait for long.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend this dish but be prepared to get messy. Highly worth it. Don't worry everyone is enjoying it also though you may want to wear loose clothing. Husband and I split the two pound portion and was plenty for us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

So I have to provide a disclaimer *I work next door and this is the usual hang out for most of the employees" so it is beloved by many at my work, but I have never really gone out with them so this was one of my first experiences. A few of us went over for lunch to grab a... More

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Love this place! It is so unassuming in its urban industrial design that I was surprised at the exceptional quality of both the service and the food. I love really good, fresh-out-of-the-ocean oysters but rarely order them without a knowledgeable person coaching me and Summer Shack has just such a person. The oysters were quite possibly the best I have... More

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went last night. The waitress we got was a complete weirdo. One of these passive-aggressive types, who seemed very unhappy with her job. We ordered drinks, while she barely paid attention. When the drinks came, two out of three were wrong. I told her, "I ordered a Coke, not a Sprite and my wife ordered a sparkling water." More... More

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London, United Kingdom
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391 reviews 391 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The entrance and facade is a little unassuming, but behind the doorway is a restaurant in which we had an exceptionally good lunch. Everything about Summer Shack was so good - the atmosphere, the food and the service. The decor is like an industrial warehouse, the music was upbeat and the kitchen areas were open so you can see the... More

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Summer Shack cultivates its informal pseudo-run-down atmosphere, but the food and service are first class. A friend and I shared our meal. Excellent chowder was followed by a generous bowl of mussels, followed in turn by perhaps the best fried oysters I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Our table shared a number of sinful desserts, all of which were... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are downtown and in the mood for local seafood, this is the place. It looks a bit hokey from the outside. Once inside you realise that it was setting the stage for a relaxed and a bit campy vibe. The wait staff is all about making sure you have a good time. We started with the sampler app,... More

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west mifflin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

my wife & I dined at the shack...both ordered 2 lb lobster...hers was great...I could not chew mine...the manager came to our table after I complained to the waitress...he took my lobster off of our bill...the place reminds me of a high school cafeteria layout including all the noise.

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