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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:
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.
$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
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.
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.
Food was good, but one order was wrong (no surf with the turf). Actually some of the food (the Bermuda chowder and the pan roasted lobster) was excellent. But the wait staff couldn't provide a decent description of some of the craft beers (had to google them), and just forgot to bring certain requests (like ketchup for fries). And the "market" prices for the lobster seem to reflect the stock market not the lobster market.
This was my second visit to the Summer Shack. I went out on a limb and got something totally different - a fabulous salad and possibly the best fried chicken I ever had in my life! We preceded this with a dozen oysters (Spear Point and Blue Point) which were also perfect...and we are picky because my husband has shucked oysters for a living.
Everyone in the family loved it! My college-aged daughter had the skewered shrimp and scallops...
I love this place because it feels like a party - and a good ole New England summer feast!
Glad we found this gem during our recent visit to Boston! Excellent food and service! Corn bread, oysters were excellent as starters. My son had lobster and husband swordfish, both were beyond delicious! I’m not a fish eater so I had a burger, it was okay. Not a lot of choices for those who don’t eat fish; however, I hear the fried chicken is delicious!
We were expecting a "local" type place and were slightly disappointed to see that it had more of a "chain" feel. That being said, the food was very good and came out fast. Our waitress was perfectly nice, but not the most outgoing. However, the host (I think he may have been the manager as well) was outstanding! He checked in with us several times, chatted with us about our travels, and allowed our kids to hold one of the live lobsters from the tanks. Overall it was a very nice experience.
Restaurant half empty, but service was slow. My order was not correct. When I returned it, it took forever to come back and still not right. In addition, the salmon was so over cooked, that it was barely edible. Others in the party ordered fish tacos that came with very little fish
Went with a few old business associates for early lunch. Located directly across from Sheraton Hotel and Haynes Convention Center, it’s convenient. Atmosphere is good once you get past the industrial-looking entrance. Food selection is good, lots of fresh seafood options, and pricing is reasonable for this Back-Bay neighborhood. Our server was courteous and helped make my meal selection even better value. I would return here when in the area.
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