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Fish Shack Restaurant

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21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
+1 978-546-6667
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fargo, North Dakota
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ladies wanted to browse Rockport, guys went along for the ride. Cool, raw day. Stopped for lunch here and warm up. Service was attentive, helpful and excellent. Food was hot, tasty, and the order turned around quickly. Side salad were a little plain but the salad with lobster huge. Haddock chowder was tasty (no gluten for those of you who... More 

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Edenvale, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the queue we hardly had to wait to be shown to our table overlooking the Harbour. The calm chowder was tasty and the helping generous as was the calamari basket. Didn't try the lobster but those around us that did have it great reviews. Enjoyable and good value. We would go back if we were in the area again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about this restaurant. Great views, cozy confines. Most of all, GREAT food. The prices are not bad at all considering how fresh everything is. Can't find this caliber of seafood at home. Would recommend all aspects of this great restaurant.

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Cleveland, OH
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a four day weekend in the area, at which we ate lobster for every single meal, Fish Shack was the best meal we had. The restaurant has a very casual, relaxed atmosphere, and our waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was unbeatable! The chowder was thick and delicious, loaded with clams. The steamed lobsters were unbelievable -- so... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the Fish Shack, which came highly recommended to us. Food was great and the service was even better. They even opened a closed off area for us which had a better view overlooking the harbor. This was our first stop @ Rockport and our server provided us with lots of information on places to visit and eat. We... More 

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London, England
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79 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This was the only place open when we arrive. If you want a posh restaurant it's not that but it has clean tables and good staff and lovely views. It's mainly seafood as you would guess and we really enjoyed our meals on both nights we ate there.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

No wonder this place gets good reviews. It delivers excellent classic New England food at good prices served by waitstaff that actually deliver more than the automatic happy sentences without true friendliness behind them that marks so many places these days. They even take the time to gab a little as if you were a local. The decor is nothing... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice during our trip to Rockport. The food was generally good and the chowder was outstanding. Portions were generous and service was excellent. We were lucky enough to get a window table overlooking the water both times.

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Thank ILoveTexas
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Came recommended but lacked atmosphere. Whole place a bit scruffy particularly entrance area lit by neon lights with many failed tubes. Staff very untidy looking. Had crab cakes and scallops both of which were overcooked and pretty tasteless. All in all one to miss.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Visited for lunch and decided to share a lobster salad. The quality of the dish was excellent.Glad we did share as the portion was large. This was probably the nicest meal we had in the area. Service was good and the price for what we had was very reasonable. Would recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-6667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?