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Summer Shack Cambridge

4.3
1440 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for Groups (10)
  • Local Ingredients (9)
The Summer Shack is a fun, casual, restaurant. Specializing in New England Style Seafood. We offer 8 to 10 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday : 5:00pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 11:30am- 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 520-9500
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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
Ian Brine
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Catering
In addition to seating for up to 350 people at the restaurant, we have a full-service catering division specializing in LOBSTER CLAMBAKES. We also offer a wide variety of other types of menus perfect for your special event from rehearsal dinners, corporate outings, holiday parties and other celebrations.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cambridgepark Drive
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Parking details
Free parking.
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Public transit
We are across the street from Alewife T station on the Red Line.
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Special events & promotions
Now serving a deliciously crafted brunch menu every Sunday 11-3
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Summer Shack in Cambridge is perfect for all types of celebrations and gatherings. The entire restaurant accommodates up to 375 people. The Upper Deck is a private room which seats 90 people and can accommodate 100+ people for a reception.

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What 1440 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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beverly (Richmond)
3.0
Dined 7 days ago

Had not been here in years. Went primarily as I was in Cambridge and I knew parking was easy. Fish stew way too spicy for my taste and lobster roll had great lobster but for me too much bread and not a fan of celery in the roll Accompanying chips were very hard. Overall somewhat disappointed and feel not as good as years ago

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vipDJ84 (New England)
3.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Oysters and fried clams were very good. Breading on fish and chips was so thick that it didn’t cook all the way through. Service, as always, was excellent, but overall food quality seems to have dropped off at Summer Shack over the past year

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Diner8 (New England)
2.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Eaten at Summer Shack quite a few times; however, the server for this meal had a personality that was friendly yet bordered on the overbearing. It diminished the dining experience for the three of us at Summer Shack. The consensus was that we wouldn't be back soon.

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MJDw 
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Went for my mom’s birthday dinner and everything was delicious! Definitely would recommend it to anyone who loves lobster or shellfish. And it was great with our three kids, too.

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Hawkeye55 (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful. I like the interior improvements in the restaurant. It looks nicer and has a warmer and quieter feel.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Usually a really good restaurant but they were out of a bunch of food including crab legs and some of the deserts. Which was super disappointing.

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vipChocoholic (New England)
2.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Some of us enjoyed the meal better than others. Stick to what they do best--lobster and fish dishes. I had a Vietnamese salad, which lacked taste and the shrimp were very tiny ones that were overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Great experience

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vipVEEE (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

.Very lively vibe

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Extremely yummy. I had the Smoked Salmon Hash, which was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Brunch is new for them and I think they knocked it out of the park.

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