Summer Shack Cambridge
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday : 5:00pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 11:30am- 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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.View Private Dining Details
A delicious brunch!
The place was massive, but we still had to wait over 20min to be seated despite having a reservation. They wait staff got our order wrong and there was a lot of time between my meal coming out and everyone else's meals. The service is very bad if its a peak time. Don't expect to even get a drink order in if they are packed!
I had a 3-course menu for $25. The shrimp tacos had 3 small shrimp and some greens. Not terrible, but not great either. My mistake! This place is known for its lobster, so I really should have had that. I can recommend the sweet potato fries though.
Great shack atompshete thought was in the carolinas not cambridge
Service was excellent
food was delightful
Good selection of oysters
Our waiter was very imforative
The lobster pot stickers and haddock were very good here!
Always dependable, and food is well prepared. Service is quick.
food delivery was slow, portions small. friendly waitress. no prices on drinks menu
Good place for lobster. Lol
Went for Dine out Boston and enjoyed the late lunch. Service was friendly, waiter was professional and among our favorites at Summer Shack. Had the lobster raviolis which were fine and the carb cake which was also very good. My husband had the calamari and the fish tacos which were also very good.
The waiter was someone who had served us several times before and was very nice and professional.
I ordered off the restaurant week menu. Great value! The lobster potstickers and steamed lobster were terrific! The fruit crisp was fair - too little fruit and too much crisp. It was noisy from the full bar area at 6:15, but quieted down as the meal time went by.
First timers. Three adults on an early Thursday evening to celebrate a birthday. Noisy bar scene, nice table, great service (BiBi and his helpers were outstanding). One of us ordered a cup of clam chowder which was "good", another had the wine-garlic muscles which were outstanding. Two of us ordered the CT lobster roll was below average compared to what we experience over New England...just not much lobster, and most of the meat seemed too finely chopped...no recognizable parts (claw or tail meat). The other had the baked haddock which was 'good.' Might come back in the future. FYI: GPS would have us make an illegal U turn. You have to map the approach to this place carefully, it's not easy to get to from the east!
Convenient location for people coming from Boston, Northshore, and West of Boston to meet for a birthday celebration with great food!
Went to restaurant on Dine Out Boston offer. We couldn’t have had a better seafood meal! The grilled shrimp and scallop entree was superb, as was our perennial favorite, the R.I. calamari appetizer. Great value!
Terribly noisy. Otherwise fine and I love having plenty of parking. Also, good variety of fish in the menu. But the vegetarian friend who joined us could order only sides.
Greasy fried food. MSG was definitely in the food as both my wife and I could feel it for hours afterward.
it was Boston week my friends got grand reasonable food I got an overdone stringy lobster
The food did NOT disappoint. Excellent lobster, amazing cornbread, solid dessert. Fun, slightly kitschy, drinks. The only shortcomings were the slightly disappointing service, which was just a bit... weird, and the high cost. Our server definitely pushed me to get more expensive things, like the $45 lobster that I would not have been able to eat vs. the $20 lobster I could eat (and did end up ordering).
Our server was fun, the vibe of the restaurant was fun, we had a great time and good food.
Broad menu options.
Excellent, fresh seafood, particularly the Lobster.
A bit expensive for the Lobster dishes, but worth it.
Nice setting for a large party. Very good service for large party. Food was good. No specific recommendations.
Excellent as always. Food was very good and our waitress (it was her first day) was fantastic.
Not up to the (high) standards that I have come to associate with the Alewife Summer Shack
Still one of our favorite restaurants! Food delicious...best place around to get a variety of seafood choices and the menu does change daily...but staples like lobster, clams and shrimp always available. Chocolate pie was DELICOUS! Ask for Sal as your server. He is the best.
Food and service were outstanding. We chose The Summer Shack to celebrate our best friend’s 65th birthday and it couldn’t have been better! Our waiter, Sal, was excellent as always, as was the wait-staff. Kudos to the reservation desk, too, as I had to add people to our table at the last moment.
Great meal, great waiter. We always enjoy Sunday brunch
Great fun ambiance to enjoy fresh seafood. Not pretentious - just fun.
Truly the best and freshest oysters we have ever had anywhere.
We were a 3 person party, one had Salmon, said it was fabulous. One had fried clam, said the best she ever had, and one had steak and shrimp, was good but better in Boston.
Love Summer Shack. It’s the best of good food in a casual setting. Tonight we bumped into friends and the wait staff were so great to help out us together. Plus the kids love the Sundae bar. The lobster rolls keep us coming back.
The food is consistently excellent. The scene is casual and comfortable.
So many option to choose from, delicious! The drinks were great too!
Lexi was a great server. The food was very tasty and we were given a large booth when requested for our party of two.
Very nice time and I look forward to my next visit.
We eat here more often than any other restaurant. The only thing I wish is that the dishes I like the most wouldn't disappear! We started coming here when our sons were children and now come with our grandchildren who love Sunday with the "balloon man." I will find any excuse to go to this Summer Shack with or without children!
We actually had a group of 4 and were looking for a lobster place while vacationing in Boston. This place was great. Food was very good and the wait staff and general ambiance (very casual) was also welcoming. Highly recommend.
Very casual spot, but solid food. Fresh lobsters, excellent oysters, and very friendly and helpful service. The restaurant is very big and not well-lit.
4th of July dinner- Food and service were excellent even though the rest was full.
It is quite loud in there when busy. food was wonderful- lobster, tomato basil mozarella salad and blueberry pie.
We had a very nice lunch on the Fourth of July. Delicious, fresh ingredients. Healthy meals along with fried fish options. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer, bent over backwards to resolve an error with one of our dishes and then removed it from our bill. people really seemed to be enjoying themselves - several large family parties noted.
Jaspers pan fried lobster is the best!!
Always pleased to dine at Summer Shack. The food is always fresh and sensitively prepared.
Always friendly service.
Food is always well-prepared. Always like the menu offerings and specials.
They usually know how to cook fish just right.
Oysters, Lobster, Clams, Blue Fish, etc.
Downside: Noise is a bit off the hook, for my taste. Rock music in background with loud voices carrying in an open space.