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Fish Shack Restaurant

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21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We like the food very much. The lobster is very fresh. We had the large lobster special and it was a great value. The lobster mac and cheese is superb. The view is spectacular. Ask for a table by the window. The service is a bit slow but the food comes out pretty quickly. It gets busy; go early. If... More 

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New York
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Came for lunch our first day in Rockport and dinner our last night. Our lobster roll was so sweet and prepared with decent sized chunks with mayo on the side, just as we like it. Of course, it's only 4 oz. unlike Red's in Maine that gives you almost a pound in a roll but it was really excellent. We... More 

Thank Bgcglaze
Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is the Roy Moore Lobster Company's restaurant, so you know the food is going to be good. The staff is always friendly and I've never had a bad meal here. Conveniently located in Dock Square, it's easy to get to. I highly recommend the Fish Shack Restaurant.

Thank Marilyn2424
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Best haddock dinner in Rockport. Beautiful view from table. Family friendly and reasonably priced. Definitely will be back and would highly recommend.

Thank Mary S
Covington, KY
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455 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is Roy Moore Lobster Company's upscale restaurant. When we went to Roy's for dinner they were already closed, had a rope across the door & yelled out to us to go to the Fish Shack. We were seated almost immediately at a window table in an alcove overlooking the water. Our waiter was very professional for being so young... More 

Thank CovingtonCat
New England
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

OK, not exceptional. My husband’s salmon was cooked perfectly and my swordfish was also cooked to perfection, although the swordfish steak was so thin, I probably could have looked through it. Our waitress was great and remembered all of our little changes to meal.

Thank CallalilyNewEngland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I arrived in Rockport on a Monday evening and by the time we got settled into our B&B it was a little after 8. It seemed that in most of Rockport this means restaurants are closed. The Fish Shack was open, so we thought we'd give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised to have a great... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is sort of like a large waterfront diner. Great view of Rockport Harbor, although sun in evening brings the shades down for a while. Plain, somewhat dated ambiance with paper place mats. Varied seafood menu, including such out of the routine items like fish cakes and crab cakes. No reservations, but our group of eight stopped earlier in the... More 

Thank 84larry
North Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

took a stroll downtown last night and found this great little place for a meal. My naked seafood casserole was very filling with sides of corn on the cob and delicious green beans. Kathy loved the baked haddock and Livi devoured her hamburger. Saw some friends from Reading, Bob and Terri, sitting at another table who said they loved their... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Hubby and I went twice for dinner while we were staying in town. We both had lobster scampi and it was amazing...came back the next night for more! Lots of lobster, very flavorful, pasta done right, fresh green beans and very filling. Lots of fried offerings on the menu and it all looked good. Beautiful view of the ocean from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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: 978-546-6667

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