Great food (as always) and
Great food (as always) and excellent service--attentive, prompt, and courteous.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The seafood was very fresh
The seafood was very fresh and expertly prepared. With multiple cocktails and a decidedly carefree approach to ordering the bill came to $350 for two of us -- not inexpensive. About $70 each for a 2 lb. lobster -- their menu blamed the prices on a harsh winter affecting the catch.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
sea food fresh and nice prep
sea food fresh and nice prep well seasoned entree.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Surprisingly quiet for a Thursday
Surprisingly quiet for a Thursday night. Went specifically for Jasper's pan roasted lobster and was not disappointed- it is amazingly good. The sauce totally makes the dish.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food! Great Place!
Food and service were the very best! We got to meet Jasper White! This place is great for famly dining, a romantic dinner for two, or just a great lunch!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really delicious and very fresh seafood! I had grilled swordfish and my husband had the tuna. Not nuts about the roasted potatoes which were very dry. Very nice waitstaff. corn bread was amazing. Key Lime cheesecake yummy too!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, and the
Food was excellent, and the service even better. We'd only been there once before, but the waitstaff remembered us and treated us like old friends.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT FOOD! JASPER WHITE IS A DELIGHT TO MEET! AND OUR SERVER, SHEMUS, WAS FANTASTIC!!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasantly surprised with
Pleasantly surprised with the interior. Great food and drink. will definitely return
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Muscles and fish were perfect.
Fried chicken outstanding.
Looking forward to going back
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good food and great service
When my wife and I can't decide where to go, we go to the Summer Shack. The food is consistently very good. The wait staff is always great. Attentive and entertaining.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Summer shack, food really is love!
Dark enough for romance yet light enough to peruse the menu. This is the kind of place where the food and service are impeccable, It's easy to make and even change a reservation. The atmosphere is casual and loud enough to to let you know that you are dining without any pretenses. It is enjoyable enough and the food presentation is interesting enough to inspire conversations with fellow diners with whom you can enjoy the experience with like old friends even though you just met while admiring what is on each others plates. Everything is fresh, and as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eyes. Capped off with great cocktails and fresh homemade desserts with no "sticker shock" at the end. Summer shack lives up to it's motto "Food is love!"
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dinner out with three kids!
We hit Summer Shack in Dedham after a movie at Legacy Place on Sunday afternoon. Apparently, it has an AMAZING balloon artist making the rounds to tables with children. He mesmerized our kids with Darth Vader and Yoga balloon masks. Summer Shack also had free ice cream for kids on Sunday evenings.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great bar and great seafood!
Great bar and great seafood! Loved the oyster selection!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very interesting and varied menu. Spectacular fish stew with dark rum. Excellent cornbread.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had great food and our grandson had a great experience wih the Free Sundae and the Balloon Man! Did not get the server we requested, (He was not working that day.) but the newbie tried to do his best.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
In need for BBQ
I saw this on Phatom Gourmet, I was craving ribs you more than filled my need, also try the Fried Chicken, I will be going back you can count on that.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good, fresh
The food was very good, fresh and well prepared. The service was friendly. It was a little noisy. Although we had a 6:15 reservation we had to wait 25 minutes to be seated but staff was apologetic and thanked us for being patient. They ran out of 1 1/2 lb lobsters but offered 2lb for 1 lb price, $20! A great and generous price! My son took advantage of it and had the pan roasted lobster which he said was great.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Summer Shack!
Love this place-- great food, great atmosphere, terrific servers. I go there for a family dinner (Sunday nights are GREAT-- fabulous balloon man, sundae bar) or with a friend for a great meal in a fun place. Often times, you'll be greeted by Chef White himself, who I feel now knows us after two chats with him. That kind of place. I especially recommend the pan roasted lobster (amazing) and always changing menu of oysters. Had a great time there on Mardi Gras too-- they put together a great menu that made this foodie (and frequent New Orleans visitor) feel like I was in the bayou. Always fun, always delicious, and you don't have to drive downtown.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We all had the Fishermans Platter! The seafood had a delicious light batter. It was very good.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the ambiance of summer
I love the ambiance of summer shack. the comfortable dress code was nice. my kids welcome the relaxed feel. The food was great!! the tuna was done to perfection!.. Our waiter was excellent as was all the other staff. We were even given a sample dish which was excellent. Our suggested Starters were great the kids surprisingly enjoyed and are all asking when they can return to try more dishes.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
just what i wanted
I was looking for a relaxed dinner with great food and that was what I got! I had the lobster roll which was wonderful, and the service was great. Definitely going again soon!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good. A bit pricey. But ya know. There was a lot of it and it was very good. I was satisfied and that's all that counts.
Yes, I would go back there again. It was a good experience for me.
Everybody was so professional and courteous. Our service provider stopped by our table several times to see how we were doing and if we needed anything.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Each time I go to the restaurant to eat, the services get better and better.I would recommend Summer Shack to anyone, for any occasion.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
You could find absolutely anything on their large menu. Food was delicious. Loved the informal deor.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love being here on a hot summer night with the sole intention of eating lobster. 2 of us ordered the wood grilled lobster, perfectly cooked. 2 others had a host of seafood appetizers, clam chowder, and fish and chips. "The best fish and chips" he ever had. Service was fabulous and we reaquainted ourselves with Lamont, our previous Server. It was a reunion of sorts and Jasper White graciously appeared at our table, introduced himself and was satisfied that we were well sated.
We all enjoyed the complimentary mussels appetizer, absolutely not necessary, but thoroughly enjoyed.
We'll be back again before summer is over for another lobsterfest!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crab cakes and the Mahi Mahi were really good. The server was attentive and very nice.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decided to try Summer Shack
Decided to try Summer Shack for Birthday dinner, as I had always wanted to go there. Dedham location was convenient, family was interested in seafood.
Previous family member had gone for lunch and was not impressed with food or pricing, however, we decided to give it a second chance.
Our server Pete was very pleasurable, dinner was delicious, and who can't enjoy Carafe's of margaritas...
All in all it was a good dinning experience.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back!
The lobsters were sweet and tender, and the homemade desserts were wonderful. Priced well except the drinks were a bit higher than other restaurants of this type. Overall we had a great meal and great service.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
my pan roasted lobster
overall food was good. my pan roasted lobster did not meet my expectations of previous visits-somewhat dry and overcooked.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great! Delicious and fresh selections. Knowledgeable and helpful waitstaff. Fun atmosphere. Reasonable prices. We'll be back!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
fantastic, as usual
This trip, I tried a couple of new things. The oyster sashimi was a really great combo of two things I like: a raw oyster plus tuna sashimi, trimmed out with pickled seaweed. Delectable! I followed that with paella, which was a generous portion of shellfish and some chicken in the saffron rice. Yum! Sorbet was a nice, sweet, light close to a sumptuous meal presented by a friendly, efficient team.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
After seeing this restaurant highlighted on the Phantom Gourmet and knowing we were heading to the Boston area for a quick getaway we decided this was a must see!
Many times you will see these restaurants on TV and when you get there it is nothing like you saw but Summer Shack lived up to these expectations and we look forward to visiting the area again and of course, Summer Shack.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful birthday celebration!
We had a hard time finding a restaurant to accommodate a party of 7 on a Friday night last week and booked The Summer Shack almost as an afterthought. Next time we'll try them first! The service was outstanding. The bar manager had us taste the wine before he poured and restaurant manager brought us birthday desserts on the house. Everyone had a delicious meal and our waiter was excellent. We'll definitely be back!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great get together with friends
everything was booked until late and summer shack gave us 7:30 so we jumped at it. What a lucky find. The food was fabulous, top of the mountain. Loved the salmon with roasted squash and salad greens!! Every dish was inventive!! loved it.
Oysters were outstanding.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did not disappoint!
The seafood dishes, service, and price point met AND exceeded expectations. We were a party of 11-with folks from out of town that wanted seafood. Waiter and kitchen did not hesitate (or miss a beat) with "When Harry met Sally" ordering styles. Highlights included bluefish, scrod, mahi mahi, fried clam bellies, crab cakes, and sweet potato fries, chowder...
BTW the Malbec on the wine list was really good.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM