great food, very good service.great food, very good service. Only negative was it was very very loud. Had to really talk very loud to have a conversation at dinner.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFlexible when things go wrongI had reservation for 6 for 5:30 on Saturday that i made on Open table. It turns out another person wanted to join, I called up and changed it to 7 no problem. Then that night myself and 3 others in my party were locked in traffic from people getting out of the Red Sox game (we didn't work that one into our calculations). I was concerned we were going to loose our reservation, also I had to be somewhere by 7! They were very easygoing they let the three people there sit down and order for me before they placed the rest of the orders.When we finally arrived around 6:00, we sat right down, my food, and appetizers. The server was great, so was the food.
Love this place, Food is love!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood Gem in Convention AreaThe Summer Shack is a seafood gem tucked just behind the Hynes Convention Center. The exterior is entirely unassuming, and the inside meets the description of a polished 'shack' with open wooden tables and a half-circle bar. The looks belie the quality of the food. A group of six met for lunch and we found the food excellent. My dish was steelhead trout, and it was one of the best I have had anywhere. It was the quality I expected from a trip to Boston. The following day I returned for fried whole-belly clams. They were delightfully prepared with a light batter and not too deeply fried, so that the flavor came through without distraction The ambience is naturally noisy. The service was attentive enough. The prices were reasonable.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the Summer Shack!I tend to frequent the Cambridge location, but we had out of town guests who wanted to do a duck boat tour, too. The restaurant was very accomodating to their 1 year old - easy place away for the stroller and kid-friendly menu options. My friends were blown away by the oysters, too. All around lovely lunch experience.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyVery good food! It was well worth the trip to Boston. I personally loved the messy Pan cooked Lobster. Good thing we had bibs. If you can't get reservs for the time you want, the bar seating was relatively open for those walking in off the street.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMStumbleUponI found Summer Shack while walking around Boylston one day and decided to check it out. Th atmosphere is awesome, the menu had plenty of options, and it's on a cute little side street. The food was pretty good and our server was very friendly. Would recommend!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent sea food: superbExcellent sea food: superb sword fish.
Casual atmosphere, noisy. Service OK.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI was in Boston to tour NortheasterI was in Boston to tour Northeastern and was looking for a place for seafood.someone suggested Summer Shack so we went. Very happy that I listened to this suggestion. The food was great as well as the service. I would certainly go back again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Night - Super ServiceWe met an old friend for dinner and wanted a casual place with good food to talk and catch up. The service was impeccable. Our server was attentive without being pushy and made sure we had a great night. The food was fresh and delicious. Great time.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceSecond time here. Great food at great prices, especially for Boston. Very friendly atmosphere. Had both lobster and crab cakes-- delicious!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe left disappointed.We went during Restaurant Week. The service was attentive. However, the food, only so-so. One of us got the surf and turf and found the shrimp overcooked, and the steak a bit hard to cut and even harder to chew. The boston cream pie dessert was cold and just out of the fridge. My dinner was better, I had the BGTY Bluefish and oysters which were all quite tasty.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM