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“Excellent atmosphere”
Review of Summer Shanty

Summer Shanty
Ranked #5 of 19 Restaurants in West Dennis
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Casual waterfront dining servicing local seafood, black angus burgers, clam chowder and other light fare. Full liquor license with GREAT frozen drinks. Winner 2009 & 2013 "Best Waterfront Dining" by New England Cable Network. Winner "Certificate of Excellence" by Trip Advisor. Cape Cod's best sunsets EVERY day!
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We loved the outdoor dining, with a glorious view of Bass River. However, if you don't want fried fish, the entree choice was rather limited.

Visited July 2012
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English first
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed and Overpriced”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

We tried this place based on very positive tripadvisor reviews. We had a 15 minute wait for a table outside. We were turned off almost instantly by the female bartender who we experienced as cold and unfriendly. "What beer do you have on draft?" "no draft beer,.. in cans up there" We felt like an inconvenience to her. Then the dinner served on paper plates, including soup in a paper cup with plastic utensils! Not expecting this. We had the whole clam plate for $20.99. They were a bit over cooked but edible. The new England clam chowder was good. We timed dinner for the sunset which was nice but it alone could not salvage the evening. Sorry we wanted to like this place. I doubt we'd go back.

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Thank Teckelmom
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Dan K, Owner at Summer Shanty, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Thank you for visiting the Summer Shanty. I apologize for my staff's response to your draft beer inquiry. Do to limited space we can do not offer draft beer. I happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your Shanty experience and our beautiful sunsets. Please visit the Shanty again and ask for me when you arrive.
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Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dining by the marina and great food!”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Great food, lots of people, good prices! Fried clams and fish and chips were excellent.

Visited July 2012
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Location, location”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great lobster rolls with a beautiful view of the Bass River with an amazing sunset. Reasonable prices with a supportive staff. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Cheryl S
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Diamond in the rough!!!”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

We just happened to be down on the Cape to check on our rental house and missed dinner. We found an ad in a local paper for the Summer Shanty and decided to give it a try. We were there on a Wednesday evening and had no trouble getting a table on the deck. What a find!! The food was served hot and delicious, the service person was polite and attentive and the sunset was absolutely stunning. We would definitely come back here again!!!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank justtravelingthru9
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