Slack’s Oyster House & Grill

4.4
258 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
As you wander past our glass enclosed wine display, take a seat at the bar serving freshly shucked oysters, or choose from one of our pan roasts. Slacks Seafood & Oyster House features an all-American menu in a casual atmosphere. We are located in the new Plainridge Park Casino.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 5pm to 10pm
Thursday - 5pm to 10pm
Friday - 5pm to 11pm
Saturday - 4pm to 11pm
Sunday - 2pm to 8pm
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Phone number
(508) 576-4456
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Located in the Plainridge Park Casino
What 258 People Are Saying
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MG
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wait staff and maitre de.
Very good quality good. Clean. Nice ambience

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted by Paul who always does a great job making us feel welcome! Karen was our server; She was very attentive. Started with a salad and some oysters. We both had the Filet, which was cooked to perfection! Great job to Chef and his staff!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Table was available when we arrived. Service was exceptional. Took a little longer for drinks. Unsure if the bar was busy or not. Appetizers arrived a little slower than expected. Good experience over all.

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RA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Slacks is improving. Recomend you give it another try

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was not great. Service was just okay. For the price of the meals, I would expect much better. Not worth it.

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D
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 4

Food coming out of the kitchen was extremely slow. When our meals did arrive I had soggy cold fries and like warm scallops. ugh my husbands dish was perfect. We think mine was made and sat at the pass till the other meal was ready. I sent it back. Second time out fries were hot but soggy unappetizing for sure. Scallops were cooked perfectly

We eat here a lot and are beginning to see the quality coming out of the kitchen slipping which is too bad they have had FABULOUS food - servers are great

Someone needs to pull that kitchen together AND the expediter needs to check QUALITY before sending it to a table

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RW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome . Food was above and beyond the best..

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Not impressed at all doesn’t have a restroom inside of the restaurant and the lobsters were over cooked!!!!

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E
New England
90 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed a very nice meal at Slack's Oyster House. My wife opted for the fried clams and I had the poached lobster on brioche. We started with Oysters Rockefeller. All of the food was quite good and the service was excellent. It was just a tad noisy but it was a Saturday night so we were not surprised.

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Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were looking forward to a date night. We chose Slacks for the special occasion. This was our first visit to the restaurant and the casino so we didn’t know what to expect. The food was amazing.... oyster Rockefeller and the raw oysters were my favorite. For our main courses we had salmon Oscar and lamb chops. Both were cooked as ordered and presentation was amazing. Drinks were ok. I am positive the second round was watered down but whatever. Overall it was a great experience. Oh yeah.... our server was great!

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BF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff at Slack's does not slack off at all! We had fantastic service. They couldn't do enough to make us comfortable. The calamari was the best we've ever had (& we've all had plenty!) The salads were absolutely mouth-watering & huge! (You can easily split them to feed two people.) Three of us had the burgers. They had to be 1/2 pound each--cooked to perfection! Our fourth dish was Shrimp Scampi, something I order just about anywhere I can. It certainly was good. It came with 5 or 6 shrimp & the linguini was delicious. We had gone there because we thought we would enjoy an evening of (a nice) dinner & (a little) dancing. Admittedly, we ordered the least expensive dishes on the menu. We are seniors on fixed incomes. There is no actual dance floor where the band is (which would have been fine) but we found the music to be offensively LOUD! To us, the music was a disappointment but our tummies were very happy. If high prices had been in the cards for us that night, I'm sure we would be giving them 5 stars.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food but service was slow. Waitress did not get my order correctly but food was good anyhow. Will definitely go back again

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 'go to' place when we are at the casino. Food is very good; oysters are super. Excellent service. We totally enjoy this restaurant. Low top and high top tables; you can eat at the bar....just appetizers and oysters if you want. TVs for watching Red Sox, Pats etc.

Recommend reservation on the weekend.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My business partner enjoyed a baked Atlantic Cod deliciously breaded with buttery bread crumbs, mashed, and spinach. I enjoyed a Filet Minion with a warm pink center and risotto on the side. For dessert, the Chef brought out homemade strawberry shortcake.

The service and atmosphere were five stars. I definitely will be back with family, friends and business partners.

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M
New England
44 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time here and I was pleasantly surprised. Staff was great and attentive. Had the moules frites - delicious. Oysters were awesome!

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I must say the Waitress was so nice and helpful. Her name was Donna. She is a great asset to the restaurant!

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JB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service by Cheryl. The food was fresh, cooked perfectly and presented well. Will definitely be back!

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BW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband and I wanted to go out to dinner to a quiet place and the restaurant was very decorated very nicely. The menu tended to be comfort food mostly: fish and chips-nothing too extraordinary. The waitress was patient and respectful and answered all our questions. However, when we got our food, my oysters rockefeller were cold and the risotto and broccolini were cold. The bill was somewhat pricey as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great waitress

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EP
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden Gem - Tucked away inside the Plainridge Park Casino Slack's totally exceeded my expectations. The service is exceptional and the food was just as terrific. Great value, definitely recommend reservations.

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TB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I had the grilled swordfish special. It was very good but the portion of fish was VERY small. My husband enjoyed the ME oysters and his entree.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience, I can’t wait to go back! Everyone is so friendly from Valet, Security, Slot Attendants to the Beverage servers.

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DS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We chose Slack's for our anniversary dinner on July 1st after a wonderful dinner there in March. We were really a little disappointed. Our waitress was non-attentive - choosing to pay attention to a table of people ordering lots of drinks. We sat and waited forever for our meal and she walked around and never even bothered to come and remove my salad plate or keep us updated on any problems there might have been with our order. Finally the manager came over and explained there had been a "problem" with our order but we would get our food shortly. He offered us a free soup but we declined. The cook himself brought out our dishes about 20 minutes after that and said to apologize he was "treating" us to dessert. They disappeared and we never saw them again. When the waitress finally came over to us - at least 30 minutes after bringing us our original drinks - she was really just dismissive, not looking to see how we were doing or if we needed anything. She left us the bill and my husband gave his credit card. When she returned with the receipt she said "my manager just told me you should have dessert - can I bring you something" I had completely lost my appetite for the place, so we declined. I told her that it really was unacceptable that she didn't know what was going on at her own tables and that it's not ok to just forget about your customers. In a restaurant like that I shouldn't have to chase down my waitress for more water, another drink, to have my finished plates removed, etc. And while I'm mentioning my salad plate - their idea of a "salad" is a little chopped up romaine with exactly two cherry tomatoes cut in half and one slice of cucumber. Worst salad ever. But the prime rib and the shrimp scampi were scrumptious and we really did appreciate the cook bringing our our dinner. Oh, and we purposely made early reservations (4:30 p.m.) to avoid any rush, etc., so that is not the reason for the sub-par service.

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PC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Bad waited over an hour for food and just left

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j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

3 people quickly seated very nice server Mary Lou. French Onion soup very good as was NY strip steak med rare just what I ordered. Will be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed s nice dinner with my wife. We ordered the oysters and onion soup for starters. We order the fisherman’s platter for our entree. Everything was fresh and delicious. Donna was our waitress she was very attentive and nice.

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PW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner while visiting for The Belmont Stakes. Really nice restaurant. Welcoming staff. Delicious food selections. Definitely will go back.

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SD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WORTH EVERY PENNY! I can’t wait to go back!!!! Worth the 30+ min drive.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a colleague for dinner. The host was very friendly and welcoming. Our server did an excellent job taking care of us. The food looked very nice and tasted great. Would recommend to try and see what Slacks has to offer. OYSTERS are super fresh!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I got the captains basket which was good. The fried fish was gross. My girlfriends pasta was bland and not good. They took the pasta off the check so I was happy.

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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love getting a window table & watching the lights flashing & people in the casino, really interesting.
The menu has a great raw bar, seafood & steaks all good value.

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d
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

the meals needed a little extra taste added by the chef. The scallops had no taste, the fries needed a boost. The shrimp scampi needed a little more flavor, would it hurt to remove the tails before serving?

The oysters were excellent. A great taste. Will be back for them.

The service was excellent. Our waitress was friendly and was there when she needed to be.

We will be back to try a different meal!!

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was ok. Prime Rib was a bit dry and chewy. Potato was definitely dry. Ok not great experience.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, friendly hostess, waitress and the manager took the time to ask us how our meals were. We will going back for sure, great place!

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Worth the trip. Traveled from the North Shore and was very pleased. Salmon is outstanding!

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r
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Worst dining experience ever!!! The restaurant was freezing and told manager 3Times& nothing was done! When arrived asked if we could have a larger table, was told they were reserved for 4 people not for 2!, so settled for a Hightop table! 2 Other parties of 2 came in after we sat, & were seated at the tables for 4! No problem for them, but refused us???????Will not return to dine there again! No respect for good customers like us!!

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D
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is ALWAYS consistent. Variety of seafood and meats. Salads are delicious and FRESH! Each month a different “drinks of the month” menu. Dessert sizes are generous and after dinner coffees wonderful.

We eat here three/four times a month.

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HS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Mother’s Day, so me and the wife had a delicious meal at Slack’s. The waitress was Jen who has waited on us in the past. She was as excellent as eve . They have a large variety of oysters and I had 6 prince island which tasted like they were just harvested. For a main course we both had the prime rib,

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p
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent and the seafood fresh. The cocktails were also very good.

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M
New England
120 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. Food is very good and service (always eat at the bar) is top notch. Cool atmosphere just off to the side of the casino with nice views of the action. Been here many times and will surely return.

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