Slack’s Oyster House & Grill

4.4
239 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Casual
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Located in the Plainridge Park Casino
What 239 People Are Saying
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4.4
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OT
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great waitress

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EP
New England
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

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
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

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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DS
New England
3.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

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
1.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Bad waited over an hour for food and just left

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j
New England
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

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

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SD
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

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

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London
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

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
3.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

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

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MS
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

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

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OT
New England
2.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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M
New England
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

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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TB
1.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

The overall service was horrendous. The waitress took a half hour for our drinks. After we ordered our dinner we waited about a 45 minutes for a waitress to tell us A co-worker gave our meal to another table. So the manager came out and told us we were going to get our meals shortly. When the manager came up with our meals they were both incorrect not even close to what we ordered. At that point we decided to take the incorrect meals because we were just so hungry. We start eating our meals and my wife notices a mysterious white fish in her lemon Caper risotto. The manager came over once again it was dumbfounded about the white fish in her risotto. So in the end our dining experience took 2 hours we ate meals that we did not order and had mystery contents in one of them. The waitress did not simply say sorry for any of it.

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OT
5.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

My Mom and I went for Mother’s Day. We both got the fried clams and they were excellent. Donna was our waitress and she was very pleasant and attentive. We enjoyed our dining experience very much.

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AR
1.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

We had reservations for our anniversary and they had our table ready when we got there. Waitress was overwhelmed and stretched thin between all her tables. We ordered appetizers that took to long, then went to another table and it was cold (chowder and calamari). We waited another hour for our food and our order went to another table. The couple had our plates for at least a few minutes (it was the table behind us), the woman had a cold and was coughing over the plates and when another waitress came over to discover they had our food they took the plates back in to the kitchen, then the manager brought us the plates... when we brought this up to him, he was just going to RE-PLATE the dishes.... "absolutely not" we said and we asked for the check and left without having dinner... unprofessional

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R
New England
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

It was the night of the Kentucky Derby so they were very busy which made everything a little slower pace than usual for dinner service. We didn't gtet any bread. The dinner selections were petit filet, halibut, lamb chops, salmon, oysters, salad. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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O
New England
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was great and the atmosphere was lots of fun - floor to ceiling glass walls for people-watching out in the casino. Authentic local seafood expertly prepared.

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KP
2.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Service was awful. It took two hours to order an appetizer and main meal. The waitress took my empty drink glass without offering another. Very slow!

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CH
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Donna was our waitress. She was great. Food was excellent. All staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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AL
New England
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Service was exceptional. Our server Donna couldn’t have been nicer. Food was delicious and a great value.

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DS
New England
4.0
Dined on April 27, 2018

My wife and I came here for our wedding anniversary. We were promptly seated and provided with the specials and recommendations from the Maitre D. The restaurant provides good isolation from the noise of the gambling area and provided plenty of margin for having a conversation. We tried some of the featured cocktails and the slider appetizer which was very good. Both of us got the sirloin and found it tender with a good sear on the outside. I finished off the meal with a Naughty Monk coffee before heading out to the slots.

The only negatives were slow initial drink deliveries, a lack of a surf & turf choice, and nothing said about our wedding anniversary even through I had included the information in our reservation.

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N
Columbus
5.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Our whole experience was five stars, from being greeted by security entering the casino to the host welcoming us to Slacks. The server was so attentive and the food was so delicious. I recommend the risotto with any meal.

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JB
5.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

The atmspopher was great, service was excellent pricing was excellent. We will try to be there more often. Thank You for a great time.

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CG
New England
4.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, great service consistently good. Staff friendly

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M
5.0
Dined on April 6, 2018

The Oysters were to die for!!! the selection was great and the crab cakes were delish, not a lot of filler.

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M
New England
2.0
Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was awful! Took 20 minutes for server to come
To table... only three or four tables had patrons at them. Food was ok... nothing special. Water wasn’t refilled even after asking twice and server left empty water bottle on table. The manager or host came over and told us he needed our extra chair which had three coats and bags in it while We were eating ... not a service oriented establishment! Once we paid bill we sat for additional hour ( place was pretty empty and it was a Friday night ) no one ever came offer to check in and see if we needed or wanted anything. First and last time here. We won’t be back!

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OT
New England
5.0
Dined on April 6, 2018

Slacks was great, as always. From the moment you walk in the door, you are treated with deference and courtesy. Food top shelf, wait staff well informed and attentive. Highly recommended

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

It’s always delicious, no matter what you order.,

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J
2.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Dined at Slacks two weeks ago and wanted to go back because it was so good then.Our waiter tried,but I believe he had too many tables and our steaks were either pre seared or the waiter fired wrong.Disappointing for $140.00. Not waiters fault,(unless he fired wrong) . I was in the business for 35 + years.I should of spoken to management .Also,when I filled out the requests for seating on line ,as I'm disabled ,it seems they just put you any where and don't read the requests.

Also,no one around to say thank you when you leave. Also, I noticed for the other diners experience the raw bar person was pulled for some reason and tickets for raw bar menu items were wrapped around the printer.

Waiter was also kirt to the table next to us as the gentlemen asked how much salt was in the prime rib.The look on the waiters face was to die for.

First time outstanding...Second time fair

Don't know if we'll go back?

James and Jolane Roy 603-275-0508

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LM
New England
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

The salmon could not have been cooked more perfectly -- nice char outside and tender-moist inside; and the Lemon-Caper Risotto is pure silken heaven!

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B
5.0
Dined on March 31, 2018

Great steak, done just right. No real wait, and our server was polite and took care of our requests. Very enjoyable evening from a local patron.

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