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“Confortable and Friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mac's Shack

Mac's Shack
Ranked #4 of 46 Restaurants in Wellfleet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $39
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Mac's Shack is all about the pure goodness of the season's local harvest. Your taste buds will shout "hello summer!" Ice cold Wellfleet Oysters, tender lobster dripping with butter, mouthwatering sushi, and the freshest seafood served on the Cape - made exactly how you like it. This is the kind of food that makes you happy.
Cleveland, Ohio
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Confortable and Friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Fun spot, good food, and attentive service - they hit the basics. The menu has good variety. I had the flounder sandwich tasty all around. The thing that is really special here is the great cocktails. Sitting at the bar watched the bartender mix up all kinds of tasty concoctions with fresh fruit and herbs.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Oysters!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stopped here for a quick snack on our way to Provincetown, at the Shack. Ordered 1/2 dozen Wellfleet Oysters and ate by the beach.. The oysters were very fresh, but can't help to notice bits of cracked shells in almost every oyster. Wish they scrubbed the oysters before opening them up!

None the less, the scenery by the beach was very calming and inviting. Great place to stop and take in some fresh ocean breeze.

There was no one in line, I didn't really have any wait at all. It was probably 4pm during the weekday.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank babielo
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salm01@optonline.net
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“Worth an Hour Wait?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Mac's a few times and they are always crowded. Avoid the crowds and go for lunch. If you dare to brave the wait be prepared to stand shoulder to shoulder with a crowd and consume overpriced drinks for the alloted time. If they say an hour; count on an hour plus. Once seated you can choose between overpriced sushi or a good mix of broiled and fried dishes. The fish is fresh and well prepared but choose wisely. An appetizer of mussels consisted of 12 mollusks prepared in a broth. For the same price, one can have a dozen fresh oysters or clams anywhere else

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Trevi_Sal
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mac Attack!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Love this place! Perfect vibe for lazy Sunday in Wellfleet! Sat outside, regge music...great cocktails but also Provence Rose pour moi! Sushi is awesome (try wave roll) as is grilled offerings and Bermuda Chowder.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank donna2go
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“A Fish Taco for the Record Books”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

Before a concert in Truro, we stopped by Mac's for dinner & drinks. What a crowd! Huge numbers of people, with every parking spot taken. We were fortunate to get a table in the bar area right away. Split a fish taco, house salad and cup of fish chowder: all delicious. Unlike other fish tacos in the area, this was the real deal, with all the fixings -- chunks of broiled fish, guacamole, onion, and a great sauce -- on a plate and a pile of empty tacos shells. We had a great meal and plenty of people watching. My caipirinha was exceptional: not too sweet, and with some heat to it and powerful drink. A great meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank jaseaton
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