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“Best Lobster Roll & Chowder!”
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: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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!
Moncton, NB
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Lobster Roll & Chowder!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We went to many nice restaurants during our stay at Cape Cod, but the B&B we were staying at recommended the Summer Shanty as a quick casual dinner. It was the best lobster roll and chowder we encountered in our entire stay! It is not fancy, but it has awesome food and quick service. We ate on the deck, but there are also chairs on the grass near the marina. Great views, awesome food, no complaints! (Not a place I'd recommend for a romantic dinner, etc.)

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank HW7000
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Dan K, Owner at Summer Shanty, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for visiting the Summer Shanty and your kind words. Hope to see you in the 2013 season!
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Cortland, New York
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice views, great lunch.”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Right on the little harbor on Swan River. Provide a very nice lunch, good Lobster roll. Very outdoors, very nice spot. Bring sunglasses.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank bwdailey
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Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fried Scallops!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great and quick service. Delicious and succulent fried scallops! It was to die for, ate there twice during our short stay in Cape Cod.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Rochelle A
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Dan K, Owner at Summer Shanty, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for visiting The Summer Shanty and your positive comments. I'll thrilled to read you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us in 2013!
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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, great views, a little pricey.”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

My husband and I shared a plate of fried whole belly clams and fried scallops and piña coladas. It was huge and delicious, especially the scallops. The view of the docks and boats was lovely, though we were there just before sunset, a little too early. The only problem for me was that it was a bit pricey compared to other fried seafood "shacks" in the area. Everything is served on paper plates and with plastic, which is fine, but I just didn't think it should be quite so expensive. I guess you pay for the view.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank LAKatz
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dkeefe, Owner at Summer Shanty, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Good Morning. I happy to hear you enjoyed our good food & great views. Due to the potential of breakage in the boating and marina atmosphere the use of glass and china is not utilized. Additionally, our close proximity to the water does not allow for expansion of the Shanty's waste disposal system, limiting us to single service cups, cutlery and plateware. Thank you for visiting the Summer Shanty and please visit next time you are on the Cape.
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weymouth,ma
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“Nice place and good food”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Basic cape Cod fried food but was very ggod. Had the fried clams which where abundant and cooked very well. Not a very large menu but something for everyone.
Sat on the deck over looking Bass River. Great Cape Cod feel for the entire family.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank dlars25533
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