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Summer Shack

4.4
1371 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
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 and the famous Pan Roasted Lobster. 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday — 11:30am to 10pm
Tuesday — 11:30am to 10pm
Wednesday — 11:30am to 10pm
Thursday — 11:30am to 10pm
Friday — 11:30am to 11pm
Saturday — Brunch 10am to 3pm, full menu available 10am to 11pm
Sunday — Brunch 10am to 3pm, full menu available 10am to 10pm

Happy Hour at the bar only Monday thru Friday 4-6pm.
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Phone number
(617) 867-9955
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dell Leandro
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Catering
We have a full service catering division and will travel all over New England. Our mobile Clambake on Wheels trailer allows us to bring our famous New England clambake to you. We also offer a wide variety of other types of menus.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Boylston St
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Parking details
Validation of $5.00 off for the Pilgrim Parking/Auditorium Garage adjacent to the restaurant.
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Public transit
Hynes Convention Center on the Green Line / Prudential Center on the Green Line.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour at the bar ONLY 5:00-7:00pm Monday thru Friday and ALL DAY Sunday, featuring a $5.00 appetizer menu.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Summer Shack in Boston can accomodate up to 175 people. The entire dining room has seating for up to 140 people and the circular bar area can accomodate a reception of up to about 60 people. A lot of smaller groups request the back alcove area for more intimate seating.

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What 1371 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.1
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Loved our server! Such a hardworking guy and super friendly. Made our night one to remember!

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AnnA (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The fish dishes were fine but our guest ordered a lightly toasted grilled cheese sandwich which was partially burnt. Also, the wrong dessert was given to her --regular ice cream instead of the requested sorbet.

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vipNewEnglandTaster (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Weekend getaway, excellent seafood but wish we could have tried the red snapper ceviche

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AshleyT 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing both times we went. The service was crazy fast! They were very accommodating for my infant son (even when he spilt my Husband's beer, the manager cleaned it up and grabbed him a new beer). Will definitely visit again and recommend to others!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Very good! Lobster pot stickers were fabulous! Fried cornbread was good, didn’t taste the maple in the butter only the honey. Didn’t really need the fried cornbread because they brought rolls and cornbread to the table with the meal. Crab cakes were excellent, not too much breading, Mahi Mahi was very good as well, spicy! Smashing crabs were good. Came with 3, and 2 of them were a little over cooked and dry.

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K1Boston18 (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The staff did not cook meal the way asked, which I thought was not in keeping with good customer service. We returned the food, but it came out just the same--looking like the cooks just washed away the sauce we asked them to omit. They didn't take the time to easily prepare the item the way it was requested--without sauce.

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MaddyD (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, atmosphere, and service! I don’t think it’s overpriced at all. The oysters are awesome! I got the ones from Martha’s Vineyards. The fried chicken was also really good.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Quick and attentive service, good food, and overall an easy meal out!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Enjoyed a good brunch!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We are visiting our daughter who goes to school in Boston. Summer Shack had a great vibe, awesome service, and delicious food!

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MikeN (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

One of my favorite places for seafood in Boston. Pan Fried Lobster is awesome! Jonathan, our waiter, was simply terrific. However, the clam chowder and lobster bisque were too salty. Will definitely go back.

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Bayview (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Seated at a high top next to the bar. Bar patrons were very loud

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was not as good as the previous two times we have dined here but overall, a good experience. Appetizers were the best part of the meal. Waiter was great even though a little too friendly at times. Very expensive

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Server was attentive...choices of food were great...very Boston. Excellent choice for families.

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