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“Good Lobster-Bad Everything Else”
Review of Lobster Shanty

Lobster Shanty
Ranked #18 of 28 Restaurants in Eastham
Cuisines: Seafood
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good Lobster-Bad Everything Else”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Lobster Shanty at 2905 State Hwy, Eastham, MA is a mystery. Bad and Good at the same time. We started our visit with a warning from the hostess that there would be a twenty minute wait. We decided to stay. They decided to take an hour. Their so called "Award Winning" Clam Chowder arrived forty minutes before the main course and it was awful. It really should have been called "Overly Creamy Potato Chowder"—although, to be fair, they may have had a clam somewhere in the room when they prepared it. We were pleasantly surprised when the Lobster Salad and Lobster Rolls turned out to be quite good. The service was friendly and awful. Ambiance is a word they once heard at this place, but have yet to look up its meaning. The wobbly paper towel in the men's room was nearly falling off the wall. Everything about the Lobster Shanty was pretty lame—except for the lobster, which was delicious.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Alexander M
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English first
Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Placed under a leaky ceiling and had to move ourselves. No apologies. Had an extended wait to place order despite restaurant being almost empty (should have heeded this warning sign). When ordering the haddock platter we were asked to spell 'haddock'! Food took over one hour to arrive and arrived over a 15 minute period. During server the server did not visit the table despite temperature being 90+ degrees. Food mediocre, kids fish dry and overcooked. Crab cakes were burnt. Spend your holiday dollars in a place that will appreciate you.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Boston_Diner_13
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A little TOO in the rough!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Needs guidance in the customer service department! Food was fair, but the wait staff needs training and supervision!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank candice c
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Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Complete dump and tourist trap. Avoid at all costs!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in after a day on the beach. Entered front door, asked hostess for seat outside. (Wasn't crowded). She said she wasn't sure if we could sit outside but would check. Came back and said it was ok. Went to bathroom to wash, and it was a complete dirty pit.

Found family outside, say and waited 10 mins., no staff attended to us, though many standing around.

Got up and left, drove 10 mins north to Moby Dicks and had a great meal!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Js3591
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“ABout the worst place you can eat on the Cape. AVOID IT!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Horrible fried food, rude and unhappy service, Expensive. Gross! Do not go here, it is a true tourist trap!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Nora_S57
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