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About Summer Shack
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.
Boston, MA 02115
Seafood, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday thru Friday 11:30pm-4:00pm
Dinner Monday thru Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday Dinner is served 4:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday Dinner is served all day 11:30am-11:00pm, Sunday Dinner is all day 11:30am-10:00pm
Happy Hour at the bar only Monday thru Friday 4:00-6:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Validation of $5.00 off for the Pilgrim Parking/Auditorium Garage adjacent to the restaurant.
Hynes Convention Center on the Green Line / Prudential Center on the Green Line.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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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.
Summer Shack Ratings and Reviews
Great meal...food was delicious!!!
Service was friendly but slow and not very spot on, we waited a long time to be greeted and unfortunately had to keep flagging her down every time we needed something ( aka another drink, bread for the mussels, more water or a spoon for my main course).
maybe we will try it again when is not restaurant week!
Just so happened to stumble across this place at the end of my trip to Boston and during restaurant week, double positive! My friend and I were trying to eat quick before heading to Fenway for the game and the staff expedited our service and bill so we made the game just in time. I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, I only wish we hadn't been sat so close to the prep kitchen as our privacy was a little thwarted. But all in all a great place to lunch and I would go back to try dinner and spend a little more time enjoying the Summer Shack.
The atmosphere was casual; the music ever present (but not too loud; the service was excellent without being overbearing; there was PBR on tap and finally the crab cakes were, as advertised, mostly crab and very tasty. We enjoyed the experience and the food.
You could get better fried seafood at the beach, but this was pretty good. The fried onion strings are good. A special of sesame-crusted tuna wasn't noticeably sesame-crusted, but it was still tender and flavorful. Drinks were uneven but some were worth getting again. Boston is a high-priced city, so I won't dwell on the prices.
Decent food and potential for a fun atmosphere. The price was high for the very small amount of calamari in the appetizer. However, my husband loved the cioppino (fish stew). The waiter was a little neglectful and the hostess acted like she really didn't want to be there. Not sure I'd go back.
Took family to the Summer Shack for the first time after a long day in the city. We got to the Shack around 8:00p and it wasn't busy at all. The server arrived pretty quickly, but after we placed our original orders, he was tough to find the rest of the experience. When the food has been finished, the the kids are starting to meltdown, waiting 10 minutes for another visit is not so good.
On the flipside, the food was solid and reasonably priced. I felt my clam roll was loaded, and my wife enjoyed her fish tacos. Lots of good choices for the kids, although they opted for the hot dog (c'mon kids!) I also had a Oyster Shooter which was pretty spectacular.
Just all overshadowed a bit by not being able to close up shop fast enough for u
I had chosen this place because it was described as kid-friendly, and we had children with us. It was way too dark and dingy and loud for children. It's certainly casual, so I guess that's why people say they'd bring their kids here, but I wouldn't. The decor was kind of unpleasant and dingy (not in a good dive-y kind of way, but just in a dirty and dated kind of way) and I was a little regretful that I had chosen the place, but once the food came, the choice was redeemed a bit. The food was much better than expected for such an ugly place. The fish was fresh and well-prepared. The service was also very friendly and competent. Overall, not bad, but there are much better choices.
I know, and love, lobster rolls. Summer Shack's version is a slam dunk. Lots of sweet lobster, dressed 'just right', and served on an exemplary new england style roll. I could eat this every day- and will while I'm in town! Big pile of warm chips on the side is satisfying.
Oh, really good fried clams too, but spend your $$ on the LR...
I absolutely loved this restaurant! The food was reasonably priced. I checked in on Foursquare and got a free clam chowder which is excellent. The service was amazing and we were just there for lunch! I could have stayed all day. Doesn't look that appealing from the outside but adorable on the inside. Would visit again and again. The oysters and crab legs were to die for! :)
A bit pricey, but fresh, decent portions, and well-presented. Efficient check-in and very friendly waitress. Cobb Salad was good size and presented perfectly. All ingredients chopped nicely and put in their own special place. Fish tacos were tasty and done great as well. Oldest got the Fish Sandwich, which was basic, but came with enough "chips" to satisfy. We both started with Crab Cake ($9.50 each) and it was delicious and presentation was perfect. Drink prices are reasonable, especially compared to restaurants around Fenway. Good selection of beers and wines. Not very busy which is too bad because this place deserves to be packed, especially after a game. Talk a little longer walk to Summer Shack and enjoy some real food!
One of the worst dining experiences I've had in years. First and foremost on one of the hottest days of the year Thursday June 21, 2012, the A/C was not working. It was so hot, all most everyone on staff was sweating. Its not very professional for a waiter to take an order wiping sweat off of his face. I love seafood but will elect to visit another restaurant.
summer shack does not belong at the Pru in Boston, it belongs on the waterfront at some beach, it is not a Boston Pru restaurant. It is much toooooooo casual for that area. I am a native and would rather see it on the beach in Wallaston or Nantasket not at the Pru.
I had a good meal. The oysters were excellent and there was wide choice, considerably more than at some of so called 'oyster houses'. The crab legs were great and a good lobster roll. I did see some reviews say the place is noisy, well it isn't quiet but ts the diners who are a bit noisy not the restaurant, it's part of the ambiance in a crab house type environment. I will go again.
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