We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Summer Shanty

140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, Dennis, MA 02670-2212
+1 508-394-0400
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • 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
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, Dennis, MA 02670-2212
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (165)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 165 reviews

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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 hotels
Travelodge by Wyndham Cape Cod Area
230 reviews
.28 km away
GuestLodge
24 reviews
.29 km away
Cape Cod Ocean Resorts
1 review
.79 km away
Ambassador Inn & Suites
308 reviews
.98 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Good Friend's Cafe
193 reviews
.68 km away
Cape Cod Creamery
643 reviews
1.46 km away
O'Shea's Olde Inne
168 reviews
.65 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bass River Kayaks, Cruises and Paddleboards
74 reviews
.17 km away
Bass River Beach
120 reviews
.79 km away
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
65 reviews
.82 km away
Starfish Bass River Cruises
41 reviews
.24 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kay S
24 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Cuisine
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
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
Description
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing