Slack’s Oyster House & Grill

4.2
295 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.
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DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

have dined at slacks several times
have always found the service excellent and the food very good

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MB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Steak was incredible. Service was a bit slow but they were training so we will cut them some slack. Good drinks too.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent Food was delicious Portions were large.

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RM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were excellent and our server was very experienced. We did not want for anything. I had the seafood pie and my husband had the scallops
It was a nice relaxing meal inside the busy casino. We can't wait to return.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waited way too long to get out meals.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mary was awesome !! Food was perfect ! Ty for having my wine mosacsto dasti A lot of places don’t have it !

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From beginning to end the food,service and attention was amazing. This is definitely a place for another visit. Great food,great service and a great value.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Wasn’t worth the money. Food is so so.
The prime rib was more like a sirloin steak.
Vegetables were mushy.

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j
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was awful....bread had a chemical smell, the dipping oil was cheap and doctored up with garlic, the Caesar salad was luke warm, leaves wilted and croutons far less than crunchy. It was as if it were prepared hours before. Then came the meal. Steak was raw. Lamb chops were all different sizes and undercooked. Beans were like mush. The arugula was wilted and get this...the chef decided to drizzle balsamic vinegar over everything on my plate including so called Colorado rack of Lamb. What high end restaurant chef does such a thing? Then, because things didn't go well, they comped me a piece of carrot cake....maybe the worst I've eaten...or actually didn't eat. It was so sickening sweet I spit it out. Server was a nice lady who had too many tables so everything came out slowly, even though it was not busy at all. Never again.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Place was empty but we waited for everything a little too long for my liking. 2nd time we have been there and most likely will not return. Food is good but an empty restaurant should take more time tending to the 3 tables that have people.

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JT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress Mary was great and provided us with excellent service. The grass fed burger was delicious! Our guests also enjoyed the beet salad, mussels and sliders. All food was served in a timely fashion. The manager Babacar came to visit the table to make sure we were enjoying our meals. Definitely will be returning soon!

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BV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Our waitress was SO nice & very accommodating..thank u we will be back !!!

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was not a good night for my wife and me at Slack’s. The staff and waiter were attentive and pleasant, the food not so good. My wife ordered shrimp cocktail and the shrimp was translucent and limp. I ordered the center cut filet but had to settle for the ny strip. The waiter advised that they didn’t have any filets. This evening the food was a disappointment and the value was not there.

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JA
New England
37 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food at Slack’s is always excellent.
Great Filet and Salmon Oscar entrees!
Never skimpy with the crabmeat.
Unique Tequila Shrimp with FRESH pineapple.
Very good NE Clambake.
Cheryl, who has been there since the doors opened is a very professional, attentive Server.
A restaurant with top notch food deserves a more formal atmosphere, no high tops and some warmer lighting.
But this place is definitely a hidden jewel.!

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D
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a 7:30 reservation, it wasn't very busy and we did not receive our meals until 8:45. We had to remind the waitress to bring our drinks and she messed up the initial drink order which usually would not bother me but waiting for food and drinks, is quite frustrating.

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B
New England
49 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Dinner on Saturday evening. Food is consistently above par, unfortunately this time the service was unprofessional, chaotic and thus disappointing. Because of the food, we'll give it another try.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for a night out. The food was delicious.

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R
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Your description Great venue
You should have said a diner could pay for the meal winning the slots.

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PA
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Made reserv for anniversary, seated promptly. Was told we’d get a free piece of cake because our anniv
Waitress brought water said she’d b back
Ordered drinks & dinner came back w/1 drink and bread-butter & dipping oil
Came back much later with food and said sorry other drink was sitting at bar she’d b right back
We ate & drank and sat again for a lenghth of time when another person came by to collect our dishes & leave our bill
It started out beautifully when we first arrived then went down hill but I have to say the food was delicious
Not impressed with service or wait time

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RA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Slacks does a great job with their meat entrees. Unfortunately, it is often hit or miss for their seafood and pasta entrees. Today was no exception. For this meal, the "hits" were:

* Calamari Appetizer. not too greasy and the peppers added a nice kick
* Baked cod. a thick cod steak that was cooked throughout and tasty
* Fried Clams. As with the calemari, they were nicely done. last time they were WAY to GREASY.

The "miss's were"
* Scallop Parmesan. First time we have tried this dish. The entrée is actually more of a Scallop Casserole, with the scallops being served in a creamy white cheese sauce with a breadcrumb topping. that's fine, I would enjoy either (parmesan or caserole). The issue was that the entrée was served so hot, that the scallops were overcooked and rubbery by the time it was served.

* Creme Brulee. the custard was just too thick. We think that there was a missing ingredient - or overworked during the preparation. this has happened

Service was (and is always) great! thank you for making our meal more enjoyable.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great place!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I ordered the NY Strip, was cooked to perfection and the cognac peppercorn sauce is my favorite. Great food and service, will definitely be back again!

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WW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server Jay was exceptional. He was courteous and efficient.

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SA
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden gem at Plainridge Park Casino! Excellent food, comfortable environment - place to go!

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JL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The chairs at the lower table are very uncomfortable. I ended up taking one from the oyster bar and using it

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The crab cakes, onion soup and pumpkin martini were all amazing! The service was great, however the halibut was so over cooked it would not separate and the shrimp scampi was drowning in garlic and butter.

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R
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Slack's is a reliable place to go. Service is always great and the servers are very warm and friendly. The menu is getting a bit tired and the specials are not always interesting enough to try.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Therese was our server, she was fantastic! The food was excellent and we can’t wait to come back! This is our favorite restaurant. Thank you for always taking good care of us.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and nice service everything is amazing, I recommend

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JT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a busy Saturday night and the Host Paul and Server Ashley were both friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the Lobster deviled eggs, Steak special, Filet, Moule Frites and Lobster risotto. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the lobster risotto was delicious. Food arrived in a timely fashion, and my family and I had a wonderful dinner. We will definitely be returning soon!

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LG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and Jane our waitress was great! Food was great!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foods do service was excellent.

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SB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner. Prime rib was outstanding. Service was good.

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A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here so many times and never, i mean never ever a miss or a disappointment! This place is great. High quality meat grade is served here. Yum!

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LJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good meal great service! Filet was tender, bread and oil was addictive!

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MG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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N
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 29, 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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