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50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
617-867-9955
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Ranked #531 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's got a decent dive bar vibe in there as it is way more casual and down-scale then most of the seafood places in town which appealed to us. However we went in at around 1:30 on a Friday and the place was completely empty. They had a big menu with lots of seafood specials. Everything was fairly cheap except... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We've been here after being recommended the place by a friend. It's warm and cosy, with a great atmosphere and a most helpful staff. At a normal cost for Boston, the loster was extremely tasty, fresh and simple, from the claws to the liver, and we stayed for some dessert (bananas with caramel and apple pie) which turned out to... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you go to Boston you must stop at the Summer Shack. Great place to relax and have some great seafood. I went 2x during my 5 day stay in Boston. The choices of Lobster are amazing! The mussels in white wine are to die for, along with the dipping bread. I also had the Clam chowder which was hot... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a great time and waiter was very good with the kids. Serving where large, and plenty to eat for more then one person. Crab legs where very good.

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Detroit, Michigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Sure you can get a nicer tablecloth, but good seafood, done like the locals like it, is the specialty here. I ate here twice, and both times the seafood-based soups were very good. The service also was good, but not real good. If you want a first-class dining experience, I would go to a fancier restaurant. However, if you want... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have stayed in Hotels near the Hynes/Prudential Center for years and always walked by this restaurant with no interest. Well, it was cold on 12/31 and we were staying next door at the Hilton. The menu looked great, so dispite the mixed reviews we gave it a try. We had great service and very good food. It is very... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The staff is friendly, atmosphere is fine, but the food is merely average. The crab cakes were full of fragment but lacked any real taste. A salad with broiled shrimp was large, but the shrimp was tough and tasteless. Desserts sounded promising but were merely average.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Don't know what is going on a Summer Shack or if this was a fluke since I've heard pretty good things... but our last visit to summer shack was train wreck. Servers could not figure out who was serving us so we sat for close to 10 min before server even greeted us. My food was over seasoned, my friend's... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

And they give you 5 off the parking garage right next door!! Affordable and hit the spot. We were able to have dinner and a coffee with ample time to get to the show.

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Lakewood, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

really good food, great atmosphere, large protions, nice bar area, walking distance from the Hilton Boston Back Bay

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Additional Information about Summer Shack

Address: 50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
Phone Number: 617-867-9955
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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