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“Tremendous food and very good service”
Review of Summer Shack

Summer Shack
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Ranked #64 of 3,319 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: Late Night, Dinner, 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
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was in Boston for the first time last November for a pathology conference. The Summer Shack was very near my hotel so the first night my husband and I decided to give it a try. They recommended a sampler of oysters on the half shell that were tremendous! This despite that I had pretty much given up on good oysters after several bad experiences in different states. The lobster was also delectable as were the fish and chips. Needless to say, we returned twice in the course of our stay. Every time, we had consistently good service and great food. Jorge, the manager and Pete one of our waiters in particular were attentive and provided excellent customer service even with a busy restaurant. My husband and I are planning a quick trip back to Boston, just to visit this place!

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Food really good, across the meal. Liked the motown music the first two times through the loop, got a little tired of it by the end. Thankfully, we had a secluded booth off the main path, so we could at least hear each other at dinner. Otherwise, it was LOUD. The music in the restrooms was especially (overwhelmingly) loud. It was Valentine's Day, so that might explain the uneven service .We were walkins, and they accommodated us and provided a great dinner, just with strange gaps in the service here and there. Pleasant staff, just a little stretched. Bartender didn't know wine menu very well, and was also pleasant about it and helpful. Not a fancy evening, but really good food.We tried everything on the special prix-fixe menu and it was all quite good.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We don't understand all the commotion about this place. It has a tremendous reputation but, in all candor, the food is not that good, the service is even worse, and the prices are inordinate with the quality provided. There are much better seafood experiences to be had in the area and we encourage their consideration alternatively.

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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.

Thank Agouti
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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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