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Summer Shack

#55 of 2,392 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
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50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129 (Boylston St)
+1 617-867-9955
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Eugene, Oregon
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since I discovered Summer Shack in 2012 it has had a good lobster. Fun if just arriving. Bit noisy but no problem. Walk over from Sheraton or Marriott. Good service.

Thank NottageCottageHawaii
Columbus, Indiana
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154 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good seafood but not great. Nothing special. The service was very good. Atmosphere was ok very crowded.

Thank Pvh16
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From the outside Summer Shack doesn't look very promising. Once you're inside things are very good though. This place specializes in seafood with a menu which changes daily. The quality was excellent with dishes including seasonal vegetables with well seasoned fish. The place was busy when I visited, but service was quick and polite. Despite being busy the noise level... More 

Thank Will R
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177 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Welcoming staff and a great place to eat. Excellent choices on the menu.My scallops and shrimps were amazing and the clam chowder is wonderful. Be aware that they change the menu every day so make sure you have the right menu for the day of your visit or you won't get what you want. Unbeknown to me I had the... More 

San Mateo, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual and fun, this is a Cambridge institute. Good wine list,and excellent "CT" style, fresh lobster-butter-bread. Yummy

Thank OutofSM
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My pan roasted haddock was to die for. DELICIOUS!!! 6 people in my party-4 were enormously pleased-haddock, scallops, and shrimp dishes. The other two both had fish and chips; they were a little disappointed-thought the fish was mushy. Our waiter was very attentive and very friendly. We were there early evening on a Tuesday so the place was not exrtremely... More 

Thank disappointed02152015
keller, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

highly recommend this place, casual, and in a good location, very fresh and authentic to the area, the fish, oysters, and chowder is excellent and not too expensive.

Thank jeff m
New Orleans
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group to the Summer Shack last week. The vast dining room was packed, so conversation was difficult, at best. I ordered the halibut, a fish that we never see in southern Louisiana. It was greasy and overcooked and laid over a clump of greasy mashed potatoes. I should have sent it back. My wife had the... More 

Thank valuer
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early dinner here shortly after arriving in Boston. Across the street from the Sheraton Boston so very convenient to the hotel. Had raw oyster appetizer that were the best oysters I've ever had, very fresh.The lobster roll was also excellent. Service was also prompt and very friendly however it was about 4:30 so the dinner crowd had not... More 

Thank Steve M
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181 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here very much. Food was good, we had shrimp skewers, and a lobster clam bake meal with all sorts of stuff. Decor and atmosphere were very good. Would return.

Thank plz2meatu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
Very good food for a quick lunch

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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