Slack’s Oyster House & Grill

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281 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined on February 10, 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
47 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 27, 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 27, 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 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great place!

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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 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 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
14 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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 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 25, 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
3 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
2 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 14, 2018
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
10 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
19 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
3 reviews
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
92 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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B
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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N
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
47 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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