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Summer Shanty

140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, Dennis, MA 02670-2212
+1 508-394-0400
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (24 reviews)
“clams” (14 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, Dennis, MA 02670-2212
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very limited menu, everything fried and most of the tables outside. No vegs, no rice, potatos, just fried foods.

Thank vlcnyc21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great lunch with a great friend on my first visits to the Summer Shanty in West Dennis on Cape Cod on the last Saturday in July. We sat on the deck looking out over the tables on the lawn and onto the docks,...More

Thank Robert J S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is fabulous, a Cape Cod marina as your backdrop how can you go wrong. Well the wait was way to long even for the summer, and the food was not anything to write home about. The Chowda was the most expensive I paid...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, reasonably priced and casual relaxing setting by the wharf on a beautiful summer evening... what more can you ask for?

Thank Togamom62
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here and the food was great. Tons of seafood to pick from. You have a great view of docks and lots of boats!

Thank bethmitchell414
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Family friendly and the food here is really good, we had lobster roll, clam strip dinner, shrimp plate, and clam chowder, and some local beers. Nice ambience too with the view of the water on the marina and live music playing in the background. Reasonably...More

Thank Rubyburke123
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This location is absolutely beautiful overlooking the marina. We had an appetizer and drinks. I will say the drinks are very weak, but the onion pedals app is very good.

1  Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We started out at Skipper’s Chowder House but it was way crowded so we ended up here searching for places on the water. The Adirondeck chairs in the front looked nice to sit and have a drink & watch the sunset, but we ate on...More

Thank jennyseinert
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Great place with Adirondack chairs on the lawn overlooking the Bass River Marina for drinks while watching the sunset. Food was pretty good too with a burger medium that actually came out medium, tasty chicken fingers for the kids, of course other seafood options.

Thank Sharon816
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Great summer spot! Big groups can easily sit outside. Always jamming on a nice day but worth the wait. Sunsets are amazing at the marina. Good food and drinks. We had a party of 10 and sat outback at a big picnic type table. Good...More

Thank ScituateGurl
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Kay S
24 August 2017|
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Response from Ed J | Reviewed this property |
No reservations, but the wait is not long. Like everywhere, if you walk in at 6:30-7 with a large party, it may be a short wait, but they seat pretty quickly. lots of tables on the deck and they also have wait service down... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, Dennis, MA 02670-2212
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis  >  West Dennis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-394-0400
  • E-mail
Casual waterfront dining servicing local seafood, black angus burgers, clam chowder and other light fare. Full liquor license with GREAT frozen drinks. Winner 2009 & 2013 "Best Waterfront Dining" by New England Cable Network. Winner "Certificate of Excellence" by Trip Advisor. Cape Cod's best sunsets EVERY day!
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