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“Summer Shanty has lots of the best of Cape Cod”
Review of Summer Shanty

Summer Shanty
Ranked #7 of 20 Restaurants in West Dennis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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!
Conifer, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Summer Shanty has lots of the best of Cape Cod”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Wonderful harbor views, very friendly staff, good food - all in a casual atmosphere. This is a low key place. If you go with those expectations, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

fantastic location beautiful sunset we went in a group of 20 they were not very acommodating did not want to be bothere with a group. Food was good and our waitress was very good. had to wait about an hour for our food and she was very attentive and kept coming over to keep us informed. gentleman who was either owner or manager was very rude and unaccomodating and the hostess or waitress, not sure what she was, was also very rude. did not want to deal with the group. But if you just want to go to a great location to see a great sunset that is a great spot. Beware though if you are just having drinks you cannot have a table we were told. the tables are reserved for high paying food eaters you have to sit in the adirondeck chairs,. good luck

  • Visited August 2013
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Harwich, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great View & Good Food”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after a tour of the Bass River aboard The Starfish. Pleasant view and great waitress"Shelly". Cute name for a waitress in a seafood restaurant, but I digress. We had scallop plate, fish and chips, tuna sandwich and a burger. All were great and the service was prompt and courteous. Nice place to visit if you want to enjoy a great view and reasonable food.

Visited August 2013
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NH
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were referred here from one of the locals and they were right. Just after Sundancers on Rt 28 at the Bass River bridge. Parking is difficult since the Shanty is on the water with a marina but it is well worth the search. Park by the street and walk down to a great meal and a beautiful sunset. If you get there early you can sit on the chairs by the water and watch the boats or inside with air conditioning and a live band. Food is very reasonable try the grilled chicken with chipotle aioli, the second time (or maybe third) we visited I had the aioli on the angus burger a great combination.

They even give away cozy covers for your beer!

  • Visited July 2013
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“River view dinner”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Went there for the first time tonight with my husband and two children. We sat outside with a wonderful view of the marina eating dinner while sun was setting. Food was very good. Portions where not huge but the quality was very good. My favorite was the fried shrimp which was very fresh . my husbands favorite was the fish cakes. Will definitely eat here again. The clam chowder was very good too.
The staff was also very attentive and friendly.

  • Visited July 2013
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