Slack’s Oyster House & Grill

4.3
310 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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DT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great , food was very good. Enjoyed it.

M
New England
150 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. The 2 women bartenders are always so pleasant and efficient with service. Had the fried scallops, lump crab appetizer and a few other things. Great wine selection by the glass

JT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The oyster selection was great! The server's knowledge of the menu was very helpful.

G
New England
55 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Surprisingly fair prices...dessert were above average size at a good price...

Down fall...lack of knowledge of gluten free..by server.
Beware of your allergies..ask questions..be diligent.

l
New England
65 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was fantastic and the food out of this world. Go hungry its large portions

s
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I would recommend if you had lots of time to kill. We waited 15 min for server to offer us drinks. Waited another 20 for the drinks. We put order in for apps and dinner. Apps came in 20 minutes, dinner 15 min later. Waited for check, another 10 min-- then there was a mistake on the bill!! Another wait, LOL. Would come back, but only to sit at the bar for appetizers!

KL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent! I would highly recommend the oysters from Cape Cod and the scallops wrapped in bacon.

KS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My filet was undercooked. I sent it back and it was still undercooked. I was not happy and unable to eat it. It was a 50.00 steak so very disappointed. The I feel like something should have been done. It was clear I was not happy. It’s a great atmosphere and everything else was good. Puts a damper on the night when it is your boyfriends birthday and can’t enjoy dinner. I go to plainridge a couple times a month. I’m hoping to have a better experience if I decide to go back.
Thanks

HS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had baked stuff lobster one of the best I ever eaten.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Seeing as though this is the only fine dining restaurant I would suggest adding more food selections for people who do not eat fish

JG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall both the food and the value were great. Neat setup...semi casual but semi upscale with fantastic food!

SC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time I had dinner at Slack's and it was absolutely delicious. Karen, our waitress was very formative, attentive and friendly. I am definitely going back to have another delicious dinner.

One suggestion - is advertising. I don't think alot of people realize that you can access Slack's directly and not go through the casino. It would be helpful to do outside advertising and then also have signs when you are entering Plainridge that parking for Slack's is straight ahead or something to that effect. Just a thought.

Thanks again for a wonderful dining experience. And we both won money that night! Yahoo!

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Lobster was terribly over cooked. Almost sent it back. Oysters were good, fresh and cold. Service was average even though it wasn’t busy.

m
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were pleasantly surprised. We weren't aware that this restaurant even existed. But we're so glad we found it !!! Everything about it was great... we made our reservation with ease on line, we were greeted by a welcoming host and shown to a table of our choice right away, the server brought us beverages immediately and the waitress arrived at our table after that. She explained some things on the menu and we ordered. Mary Lou was wonderful - pleasant, knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. She is an excellent waitress !!! The food was delicious - I had the salmon and my friend had the lamb.
We'll be back very soon !!!!

DW
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

MB
New England
6 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.

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

Our waitress was excellent Food was delicious Portions were large.

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.

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

Waited way too long to get out meals.

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 !

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 !!!

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.

JA
New England
44 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.!

MA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and fun atmosphere.

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.

B
New England
55 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.

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

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

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.

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

RA
New England
10 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.

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

Awesome! Great place!

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

Outstanding experience.

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

Great food, service and atmosphere.

SB
New England
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!

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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