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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 good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster roll” (22 reviews)
“clams” (15 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, Dennis, MA 02670-2212
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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
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a fantastic location at the unpretentious marina. We ate good old fish and chips on the deck but it's great just to sit with a drink and watch the unrivalled sunsets. Friendly staff and lovely, mixed clientele. No one rushing you away or...More

Thank Theodore2015
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived too late to have a dinner the first time..the second time we where there at the sunset!fantastic view,good food(lobster indulgence it's fantastic) fast&polite service! Don't miss if you're in the nearby

Thank andrealupii9
Reviewed 27 August 2017

If you are looking for a view at lunch, try Summer Shanty. Food is decent. The view of boats up close and water from their outside deck and yard is superb. There are tables as well as adirondack chairs to choose for your seating. This...More

Thank drregina
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

You would never know this is here but we decided to try it because I saw the reviews on Trip advisor. It was delicious and such a surprise. The clams were phemomenal and the shrimp was delicious. Even the cole slaw was awesome. There is...More

Thank buhdoo
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The view is great, food is good and drinks are served in plastic cups and cans of beers. Outdoor waterside chairs and drink tables in the grass make for a nice place to relax. They have a slip to tie a boat up to if...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Enjoy coming back to the Summer Shanty each summer for the beautiful harbor views and the great sea food. Service is always good and when the weather is nice it's a beautiful place to have a few drinks and dine.

1  Thank JTX77
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Loved the vibe, the view and the seaside location. Great food, great live band performance, good staff and just a perfect summer restaurant with perfect sunset!

Thank AnnaTygelsj_
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Very nice staff, not a complicated menu but good food, good beer selection. But sitting on the back porch seeing the sun set over the marina was magnificent and definitely worth the visit.

Thank Mikaelwa
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We ventured to the Summer Shanty for lunch. I ordered a fried scallop roll which was AMAZING! This is a great little spot for a summer lunch and drinks by the water.

Thank Julie M
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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, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
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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