Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Summer Shack-Dedham

  • Online Reservations

Summer Shack-Dedham
Summer Shack-Dedham

Summer Shack-Dedham Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.summershackrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (781) 407-9955
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Mike Madden
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please contact the restaurant at 781-407-9955 or email vlombardi@shackfoods.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: See our website at www.summershackrestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking behind the restaurant. To access parking use Enterprise Drive and turn to McNeial Way. Adjacent to Legacy Place
A word from Summer Shack-Dedham
The Summer Shack is a fun, casual, restaurant. Specializing in New England Style Seafood. We offer 10 to 12 different types of oysters daily. Lobsters in varying sizes and styles including our signature clambake. Wonderful local grilled fish and crispy fried seafood. We do offer several non-seafood items as well. Steaks, burgers and award winning fried chicken. We are a children friendly restaurant and we can accommodate larger groups upon request. Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "We came here for Paintnite.com which was an absolute blast! We got there early to have dinner and the food was awesome...especially the claim chowder. And the wait staff were so attentive and quick for such a big crowd. Definitely going back to try more of their menu!!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I've eaten there multiple times and introduced many new people to the restaurant . The experience has always been great with consistently excellent food, service and appropriately changing menu. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have gone to summer shack many times, but we had a great family night this past Sunday. They had a man making balloon animals, eh uh was great for my 3 year old and had a fantastic server Kevin. Lots of families and great little sundae bar for the kids"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We felt that the portion sizes in relation to the prices was ridiculously inadequate."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I hadn't been to a Summer Shack in awhile. I was pleasantly surprised with this location. The service was excellent. Our server made great recommendations for oysters and our main dishes. The yellow fin tuna with ginger and soy glaze was so delish!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The restaurant has the feeling of a typical New England "Fish Shack", serving fresh caught fish. The service was extremely good based on personality, knowledge of the food and preparation style, and general info. We had lobster and the choices were many and yet we all decided on the baked stuffed lobster and no one was disappointed. We started with multiple appetizers and shared for sampling purposes. All was great and will go back when we can."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "(7:30 dinner) The supervisor and staff were knowledgeable and very attentive. The food was cooked specific to my request. We will be back again."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "the food was mediocre at best - great calamari appetizer, everything else was bland"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had an ok experience. Food was good a little pricey but that is to be expected for a seafood restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our waiter was great and very accomodating. The food was fresh and cooked well"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had an awesome customer service experience. The food was delicious with good portion size."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "dinner was very good and very reasonably priced. Service was very friendly and helpful, we will return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great variety on the menu. The calamari, tuna and steamers we shared as appetizers were succulent and delicious. The plank salmon tender and cooked to perfection. Liam, our waiter, was attentive and responsive and friendly in the best way. We had a terrific birthday celebration."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Despite a very busy dinner time, we were seated immediately at the time of our reservation. The wait staff were great and I had one of the very best swordfish meals ever."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "First time there, and everything was great! Great staff really acknowledged the mothers on Mother's Day! I felt special!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "For some reason reservation or not you are always seated at the bar. When you don't have a reservation and you are seated at the bar you are told you need a reservation to sit in the other section of the restaurant. When you make a reservation you are still seated in the bar section at those high tables. Since when Summer Shack became a reservation only restaurant. This time we had a reservation and we got seated at the same high table and bar section when we did not. AMAZING!!!!!! the only positive part of being seated in the bar section is the waiter. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was very disappointed that brunch was not offered on Mother's Day. We were told " the kitchen couldn't handle that on Mother's Day". It should have been posted online or on opentable. My party of five was disappointed since we had planned on breakfast food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had not been to SS for some time. Brought friend visiting from Europe for dinner. Not as good as it use to be. Had fried clams and a fish and chip dinner. Food was dark. (old oil I think) Also had a beef dish that was "ok" and bluefish was "good". Over all not as we remembered. Then again it has been the Camb location we have been to in the past."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The steamers were definitely the best I ever had, but the lobster roll was not worth the $24.00; I've better/ less expensive at Papa Gino's. The service wa not that great. After we got our meal, the waiter never came back to our table, except to bring us the overpriced bill."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Very expensive. Fair food. Good service regardless of bad meal. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I have become a regular here, not only because the food is outstanding, but the service is unsurpassed! This staff is on top of everything! They are experts on the menu, and if you need a suggestion they are prepared! You won't be disappointed dining here, trust me!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "While the food was pretty good, it did not stand out from other seafood places, although, the prices would imply differently. The seafood portions were respectable but I found their prices a little high. he beef tips were small and a little pricey for the amount, too. Jasper's chicken was the highlight of the meal. With a sizeable meal for a price that was only a little high for what you got. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Good seafood and nice staff. But if you want local fare and amazing seafood try something else. If you're familiar with Joe's or Red Lobster this is on the same level"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I truly enjoy going! Me and husband can't wait to go again. Waiter and Manager were great. See you again."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "In from out of state, hotel lady recommended this place. Glad she did!! Best seafood of anywhere we ate during our week long Visit. Highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Delicious smelts, outstanding spring soup, perfectly cooked fish! If you haven't yet, EAT HERE! Ask to sit in Emanuel's section; he is an outstanding server with an easy smile and attention to diner's needs."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "With the winter we had, it feels good to select from a menu that reminds one of summer...lobsters, fried clams, fresh fish. Food is always good and service staff can't do enough....."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have enjoyed the Cambridge Summer Shack restaurant for years. The décor, spirit, service and food were very good. There was always a bit of the beach feel - dining in the rough, great seafood, lots of fun. Unfortunately, the Dedham Summer Shack has little of this. The décor is like upscale Denny's. There is no dining-in-the-rough feeling ala Woodman's (Essex). The fisherman's platter was a bit skimpy. The fried clams were not crispy, the fried shrimp too dry and the fish tasteless. The fries were soggy, the chowder thin. The calamari was tender but the coating too soggy. On the bright side, the wait staff were energetic, efficient and pleasant, the oysters were fabulous, and the sound level comfortable. Eat at the Cambridge Summer Shack."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Always have liked Summer Shack, but it seems like they are not paying so much attention. Food was OK, but underwhelming. Worst part was the music - it was like someone's bad workout music - AC/DC, Eye of the Tiger, all played much too loud."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Summer Shack is a wonderful place to get great seafood, the appetizers are fantastic, the lobster is delicious and the variety of the menu is perfect for everyone young and old. This is a great find. Go and Enjoy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was tasteless and expensive. I think the lobster haddock pie may have been previously frozen. The price was an absolute disgrace!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband grew up eating seafood and wanted to go here for his birthday. I obliged, though I don't eat seafood and found few dishes on the menu for me. He ordered a spicy seafood soup which he loved! He also ordered another seafood and rice dish- though this was bland . I ordered the wings which were not crispy and had a very strong sauce on them. Next came a burger that tasted like nothing! The beer selection was good, the waiter attentive and the manager gave a free sample while we waited! However, for the price and taste- we walked away wishing we just made the trek to Federal Hill in Providence where we would have spent the same but had wonderful food ! Next time that is what we will do- we won't be back to the Summer Shack!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "They do not offer commonly found fish like swordfish, salmon, cod, or even tuna on their daily menu. They had mahi mahi, blue fish, and red snapper and given the prices, not something you want to try for the first time. Most of their seafood is pre-seasoned so if you can't consume spices, like me, they'll offer you haddock, that's it. Check the menu before you go. The haddock I did get was excellent as was the coconut rice and the near-perfect corn, which is out of season. In my reservation I asked if they had a small yellow (or white) birthday cake. I never brought it up to the server but after dinner he brought over a slice of chocolate flourless cake."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "While the food was excellent, the restaurant was somewhat on the noisey side from the piped-in music. And, I felt the server should've been more forth-coming with information about drink prices."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great fresh seafood, either grilled or fried. Great local place to take out of town guests to get their "fix" of lobster & fried clams, and the kids can draw on the tables with crayons & get chicken fingers or a burger."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "it was a good value. the food was ezcellent recommend the bbq ribs and the monk fish."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Second time here at the Dedham location, and such a disappointment. Ordered the Jasper lobster 2lb, served to my husband undercooked. Had a soft mushy texture. Lost his appetite right away. Oysters, I'm not sure if they were actually serving us what we ordered. Wellfleets are my favorite, and I'm almost sure they weren't as deep or tasted as such. The manager was great. He offered us another lobster on the house and desert as well. Still, it just ruined the whole dining night."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Always a terrific meal. We even had a Jasper sighting!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food at Summer Shack is always good. Best fried chicken around and the staff are friendly, attentive, and witty. We started at the bar and stayed in the bar area, and the bar tended was terrific."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to re-visit Summer Shack, a local seafood restaurant in Dedham this past Monday night. We found the place quiet with only a few diners. We both ordered fish (mussels, flounder). Both dishes were generous and well-prepared. The waitress was friendly and very attentive to our needs. We look forward to going again soon."
    Dined on 1/27/2014