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Summer Shack

#53 of 2,357 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
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50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129 (Boylston St)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was Greeted and made to feel right at home Ashley, wa Uber Ausome, the coconut cream pie was to die!!

Thank Bob R
Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious and fresh and always full... (maybe that's why it is so fresh). Less than a 15 min walk from Fenway, very close to Copley Place. It's super casual, noisy and fun, full of locals. Anything on the chalkboard is delicious. Or better, lobstah. It ain't cheap 'cause it's prime seafood, but its worth it, and the anticipation and the... More 

Thank Kayuga
Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Their clam chowder was delicious and beautifully presented. We also had the lobster corn fritters which were pretty good, especially when you got a good sized piece of lobster. The staff seemed a little overwhelmed.

Thank Skary94
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Referred here by Sheraton concierge for casual seafood dinner closeby on a Sunday night. Skeptical at first because concierge referring EVERYONE here, but food was very good albeit pricy for "casual" and service good as well. Waitress gave excellent suggestions on sampling fresh oysters. Ambiance is a limitation - no windows so very dark - and entrance is a dark... More 

Thank joanne195441
Whitesboro, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat! Excellent food and service! Cannot say enough good things about this place! We dined here several times during our visit to Boston! The lobster is to die for!

Thank traveler140140
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time my wife had the pan fried lobster. It was different and very tasty although a little chewy. I had the lobster roll. Although it was good I wasn't expecting cucumber in the dressing. Not a fan of cucumber! I ate it anyway and it was good. But beware cucumber haters! I went by myself the next night... More 

Thank Chris B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved how big the portions were! Food was delicious and service was amazing and great. Staff were friendly and recommended alot of choices and spent lots of time explaining and recommending for us. I am planning to visit again this week.

Thank messyk
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a bit pricey at the market price of $24 for a sandwich! It did come with good homemade chips. I had a watermelon margarita which was a special and was pretty good bit with a price tag of $12. All in all it was a good first stop for lunch upon arriving in Boston however $85 for two... More 

Thank Kim B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right across the street from our Hotel, and the first recommendation by the Concierge was the Summer Shack. A fun, inviting casual environment.

Thank WayneSouthDakota
Farnham, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clam bake w Lobster was phenomenal! Husband had the oysters and was impressed. Eastern Halibut was a little dry but still good. Wait staff was awesome a most visit where the locals go without a stuff shirt atmosphere.

Thank Sunshinejoanne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-867-9955
Very good food for a quick lunch

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

Neighborhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.