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Summer Shack

50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
+1 617-867-9955
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (286 reviews)
“crab cakes” (68 reviews)
“cornbread” (53 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My bf and I just went all around Boston and were starving. We arrived a little after 6pm and we managed to grab a table without reservation on a Saturday night. We were def lucky. We ordered the crab cakes and they were by far...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank nychearts10
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Pan roasted lobster was our favorite dish. Chowders were the best in town. We visited them 3 times in 1 week and we were pleasantly surprised every time. Servings were good size. We often shared each dish.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wibarra77
Sierra U, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed the seafood during your recent visits — three times in one week is impressive! We hope to welcome you back in again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were dying for some clams with bellies and clam chowder. We got it at Summer Shack, got a lot of french fries that is and not so many fried clams on their overpriced menu. The clam chowder was watery and not very flavorful. Sorry,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BSpencer413
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great lobster roll and chowder. We got it to go after hopping off the train, and wanted to sit at the bar instead because they had the Celtics on. great atmosphere and great food. cant go wrong.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MLB0714
SierraU5, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed the Lobster Roll and Chowder during your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Seven “old” friends celebrated a Pre Christmas Pops dinner in a new location. It was not new to any of us individually but it was fantastic for our group

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank William Joseph S
SierraU5, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review, William! We are so glad you and your friends celebrated with us before heading to the show. We hope to welcome you back in again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A dark restaurant across from the Sheraton, it has a large menu of the expected NE seafood and fish specialties. Lobster, clams and oysters (both raw and cooked), clam chowder, as well as fish like cod, scrod, and the like. Generous portions were delivered by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jafb1055
SierraU5, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and the Oysters, Fried Clams, and Chowder during your recent visit. We hope to welcome you back in again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun place to eat. It just felt like an old-style New England seafood place. I ordered the griddled cornbread with maple butter, yummy. I enjoyed their crab cakes, with remoulade, cole slaw, and sweet potato fries. Casual, simple food, done well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KSL1224
SierraU5, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed the Griddled Cornbread and Crab Cakes during your recent visit We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice while in Boston for a conference, since it was right by our hotel. Each time the food was fresh and very flavorful. I got chowder the first time (I highly recommend the Bermuda Fish and Crab chowder, it's amazing), and a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amy S
SierraU5, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, Amy! We are so glad you enjoyed the Chowder and Salad during your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon during your next trip to Boston!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of variety here and a very good setting. Very popular and about the $100 mark for a couple having 2 main meals and a couple of drinks.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ken2234
SierraU5, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, Ken! We are so glad you enjoyed the overall dining experience during your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As always great. Wonderful food. Oesters super. Had twins lobster soft Shell.waitress very helpful. Wat does somebody reeds more.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank frans655
SierraU5, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, Frans! We are so glad you enjoyed the Oysters and Twin Lobsters during your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon!

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julias460
5 February 2018|
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Response from MarkCharney | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure either, but man, the lobster is amazing.
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travelwiseMiss
12 August 2017|
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Response from Charmed1994 | Reviewed this property |
The grilled and pan seared items along with the gazpacho. The bananas foster is also gluten free. You will not be able to have anything fried including the potatoes due to cross contamination. Legal seafood has a friendlier... More
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Willy1617
16 June 2016|
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Response from KellyC965 | Reviewed this property |
I just walked in - no reservation needed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
    (Boylston St)
  • Public Transportation: Hynes Convention Center on the Green Line/Prudential Center on the Green Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-867-9955
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Description
Very good food for a quick lunch
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