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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
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Diner Reviews
  • "First time visit and the food, service and atmosphere were great. I was sorry he closed his restaurant on the waterfront in Boston but happy to find the same quality in his Summer Shack. We think you should open one in Rhode Island. Loved the lobster potstickers."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The appetizers were yummy!!! fresh and interesting and totally satisfying! The entrees were cooked perfectly and good size portions. The service was outstanding - friendly and attentive but not too hovering. Manager Vince Lombardi makes the experience a thorough delight!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The service was excellent. Chelsea is the best! The food was fabulous - and not just the lobster. They were very accommodating when we added an extra person. If you enjoy good food, don't want to be rushed this is the place!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Food always taste fresh and delicious, but the service really brings the overall dining experience top notch!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Been there 1-2 times per year, never fancy but always good quality. Still not fancy, no longer good quality, not going back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I have been long-time fans of Summer Shack. The food is excellent, as is the service (we had a particularly good server for our most recent dining). The wine list is somewhat limited but you are provided a reasonable list for the food offering. In addition, the prices are reasonable. At times in the past the background music has been on the loud side, but not this time."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I celebrated my aunts 86 birthday, just the best chice on Agust 14 she had a fun lovely time. A special thank you to Shavon our fun, and wonderful waitress."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food was great! However, lobster roll was a little light on lobster."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great food. Friendly service. We always enjoy eating here."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had dinner with two other friends and the food and the service was great. We were glad because our first experience with the Alewife location. we had with worst service. We told the manager, Vinnie, we loved the food and he brought over Jasper White! Nice touch."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I have a love hate relationship with the Summer Shack.. It's just ok! drinks, seafood, food just ok! I don't think it's worth the high prices been a few times but wouldn't be my first choice."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was awesome. The menu was pricey, but for a seafood spot that is to be expected. I will def go back and recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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