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“Bad lobster dish”
Review of Summer Shack

Summer Shack
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Ranked #64 of 3,227 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Cross street: Boylston St
Transit: Hynes Convention Center on the Green Line/Prudential Center on the Green Line.
Description: Very good food for a quick lunch
Somerville, MA
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Bad lobster dish”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Went a few times and was OK but last time I got a very bad lobster. instead of the green stuff you see inside was black and tasted terrible. Food also tends to be very greasy and fattening. Won't go back.

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Florence, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great traditional fish options, finally”
Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Been disappointed with Boston trad fish options. SS doesn't disappoint w lobster, fried clams, chowder, amazing oysters. Can get this stuff down in Plymouth for half the price, but this is a good option on the city. Other places have gone to pot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always a delight - nice going Jasper White!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Summer Shack has fresh, simple seafood that is wonderfully prepared. The classic New England seafood menu is consistently delicious. The staff are also very reliable when dealing with diners who have food allergies.

Visited September 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Had lunch here twice not a lot of people in the restaurant so was not expecting much.
wrong the food was of a very high standard and the service from the staff excellent very friendly and helpful, again large portions but quality

Visited December 2012
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Eastern USA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent fish, could be considered noisy/busy”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We had two excellent special fish entrees. The fish was obviously fresh and well-prepared. Our waiter was excellent. We ate early before the crowds. Our past experience is that it gets very busy and loud. Last night the music was a bit loud but it was otherwise peaceful.

Visited December 2012
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