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Summer Shack

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 09/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Very good food for a quick lunch
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 29, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic seafood! Especially lobster. We have been here a few times. A good place for a family celebration

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

Hidden gem on dalton st right next to our hotel near back bay. Will return as soon as we're back here!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 14, 2020

This Gem, hidden side street, Deliciously BEST Lunch while in Boston! Try the Lobster Mac and Cheese!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

I’ve been a huge seafood fan for awhile now, and was craving some raw bar. My fiancé told me about this place and we made reservations for his birthday. They accommodated us being almost 30 mins early and we ordered (my favorite) 8 Wellfleets and...4 Dennis oysters and let me tell you, I’ve never had such GOOD FRESH oysters in my life!!!! THEY WERE TO DIE FOR. I also got the fresh fish tacos as well and although they only came with two, I could only finish one. This place is a must to dine at if you love seafood. Everything was spectacularMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 8, 2020

It was our last night in Boston! We had a great dinner! The drinks were yummy and the food was excellent! Clam Chowder was so good! I had never had a full lobster before! Mine was yummy!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2020

We visited the Summer shack simply because it was convenient from our hotel. Doesn't look like much form the outside but don't let that fool you. The food is amazing and they have a wide variety of adult beverages. The service was excellent!

Date of visit: August 2020
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vincentl383, Owner at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2020

Thank you for the kind words in your review. We do like to think of ourselves as a great hidden gem. Glad to hear our servers took care of you.

Reviewed July 11, 2020

I am the seafood lover in my marriage so I had to try this place after seeing the menu and it was in walking distance from my hotel. Can I just say......The absolute best lobster I have ever had in my entire life! I had...to throw manners out the door when it came to eating this lobster. Thank goodness for the bib or I would have ruined my shirt. This is a must if you are in the area and love seafood. My husband is not a big seafood fan. He found the friend shrimp and chicken dinner which more food than he could even eat. There is something available for everyone.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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vincentl383, Owner at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2020

Aww shucks, thanks Wendy. That was really nice of you. Glad you husband found something to enjoy too!

Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Plenty of yummie vegan choices and friendly staff. Lots of meat substitutes, so these dishes are suitable for non-vegans also :)

Date of visit: March 2020
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aleylewis, Owner at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Thank you so much for the positive review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 9, 2020

Everything was so good except the sangria, Don't get sangria!! The food and service was awesome only thing was it needed bread for dipping, The waiter said only in summertime, That's too bad.

Date of visit: March 2020
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aleylewis, Owner at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! We take all our reviews into consideration and will make sure we look into our sangria for next time. Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

While in Boston for a business our team went here for a team dinner. They were able to accommodate our large group of about 25 well with a semi private seating option. We shared a bunch of appetizers. The cauliflower and fried clams were yummy....Our grouped didn’t love the cornbread or the mussels. I had a CT style lobster roll. It was pretty good. Not the best roll I ever had but pretty good. The lobster was yummy soaked a little too much for my liking in butter. The bun was very good toast perfectly and very fresh. The truffle fries that the roll came with were disappointing. No flavor of truffle and weren’t crispy.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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aleylewis, Owner at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Thank you for the review and feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Can't go wrong with a lobstah roll!

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647SherryC
June 28, 2019|
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Response from VermontStargazer | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Jeans are fine
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February 4, 2018|
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Response from MarkCharney | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure either, but man, the lobster is amazing.
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travelwiseMiss
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Charmed1994 | Reviewed this property |
The grilled and pan seared items along with the gazpacho. The bananas foster is also gluten free. You will not be able to have anything fried including the potatoes due to cross contamination. Legal seafood has a friendlier... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Shack

  • Yes, Summer Shack offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Summer Shack offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Summer Shack is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Summer Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5