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“Good food, fun, watch the floor”
Review of Summer Shack

Summer Shack
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Ranked #63 of 3,245 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
DC
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good food, fun, watch the floor”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

The restaurant had average food and good fried fish. But, be wary of the greasy floor. The fish and chips were good and the shrimp po'boy average.

Visited September 2013
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Battle Creek, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
314 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Right down the middle.”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Not great. Not bad. Right down the middle. Very good service. Decent food, but nothing spectacular. Good ambience. Enjoyed the crab cakes, but have had better for sure. Probably a decent place to visit when coming to the area for a Fenway game, as there seems to be parking nearby. Just wish I could say something was special about this place, but I could not find it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a Mess!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Went in for lunch. Sat at the bar. Bartender couldn't be bothered to tell us what was on tap. Had to ask several times. Ordered fried shrimp dinner. Food was ok, but nothing to write home about. Portions small and pricey. Bartender never refilled our drinks during the entire meal and even after while we sat waiting for her to come by just to get our bill. Felt like we could walk out of the restaurant and she wouldn't even notice. We did not of course. A male bartender finally came by and asked how we were doing. When we told him our drinks had been empty for 30 minutes he apologized and asked if we would like another. At that point we were so fed up we said no, just want our check. We paid our bill and left. Will not go back. Had heard so much about it....were very disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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Rapid City
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Went here during restaurant week and got a four course meal including a one and a half pound lobster for only forty dollars . Was a good meal and a unique little place.

  • Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
323 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Lobster Dinner”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

They have a large selection of fresh lobster and they prepare it in many ways. I tried the grilled whole lobster. It was very good and relatively easier to eat the way it was prepared.

Visited August 2013
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