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“So, So Much Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Shack

The Shack
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in East Lyme
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Norwalk, Connecticut
Level Contributor
75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“So, So Much Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stopped by for a quick breakfast and it was a fantastic decision.

We each tried one of their breakfast platters (The Shanty, French Scramble) and there was so much food. Each platter was served with a huge serving of eggs (with cheese and sausage/ham mixed in) and hash browns. The Shanty had 3 huge pancakes and French Scramble had 6-half slices of french toast.

The servers were great and friendly. They were extremely attentive and happy to refill your coffee.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
CT
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always a pleaser”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Took some out of town friends here for a late breakfast/early lunch. This restaurant is always a great meal for a great price. We are never disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JKBCt
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Beautiful Jersey shore
Level Contributor
142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great family breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Visited this restaurant with 6 family members on a Sunday morning. Blackboard specials all sounded interesting, but we stuck with the regular menu on our first visit. The menu includes all the standard breakfast fare with a couple of interesting surprises, including The Mess, which is everything you could order for breakfast all mashed together! That was too much for us, so we ordered Eggs Benedict and The Shanty, a scrambled egg dish with crumbled sausage and cheese that comes with pancakes. The Shanty was way too much food for one. Eggs Benedict were tasty and their "homey" potatoes are home-good, but the dish was served on a tiny plate that made it hard to eat. That's the worst thing I can say about our experience there - it really was a great meal at a decent price. We will be back to try some of those specials.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank NJBirder
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Mystic, Connecticut
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120 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Just Okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

I came here with a craving for a rueben sandwich,,,,, you know, toasty crunchy rye, salty corned beef, gooey cheese, sauerkraut and savory russian dressing to pull it all together. Unfortunately, the sandwich was a soggy mess and didn't live up to my expectations. The fries were good and the service was friendly but they need to rework the delivery.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank erinontheroad
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Elkton, Maryland
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just what I needed.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We never would have found this place by ourselves. A lady at our hotel in Mystic recommended it and I am so glad she did. It was crowded - there was a line waiting to get in, usually a sign the food is good - and it was. Well worth the wait.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank dixie333
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