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Fish Shack Restaurant

21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
+1 978-546-6667
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (48 reviews)
“fries” (49 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We went to Rockport for a day trip, found this restaurant based on the rates and reviews. We had chicken and fisherman plate. It was very good food at a good place.

Thank Amon182
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Ladies wanted to browse Rockport, guys went along for the ride. Cool, raw day. Stopped for lunch here and warm up. Service was attentive, helpful and excellent. Food was hot, tasty, and the order turned around quickly. Side salad were a little plain but the...More

Thank rburdmd
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Despite the queue we hardly had to wait to be shown to our table overlooking the Harbour. The calm chowder was tasty and the helping generous as was the calamari basket. Didn't try the lobster but those around us that did have it great reviews....More

1  Thank Danda1610
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Loved everything about this restaurant. Great views, cozy confines. Most of all, GREAT food. The prices are not bad at all considering how fresh everything is. Can't find this caliber of seafood at home. Would recommend all aspects of this great restaurant.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 5 November 2016

In a four day weekend in the area, at which we ate lobster for every single meal, Fish Shack was the best meal we had. The restaurant has a very casual, relaxed atmosphere, and our waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was unbeatable! The...More

Thank meezer
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We loved the Fish Shack, which came highly recommended to us. Food was great and the service was even better. They even opened a closed off area for us which had a better view overlooking the harbor. This was our first stop @ Rockport and...More

Thank jimmyjohn3
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was the only place open when we arrive. If you want a posh restaurant it's not that but it has clean tables and good staff and lovely views. It's mainly seafood as you would guess and we really enjoyed our meals on both nights...More

Thank whugirl
Reviewed 23 October 2016

No wonder this place gets good reviews. It delivers excellent classic New England food at good prices served by waitstaff that actually deliver more than the automatic happy sentences without true friendliness behind them that marks so many places these days. They even take the...More

Thank DonaldLeB
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice during our trip to Rockport. The food was generally good and the chowder was outstanding. Portions were generous and service was excellent. We were lucky enough to get a window table overlooking the water both times.

Thank ILoveTexas
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Came recommended but lacked atmosphere. Whole place a bit scruffy particularly entrance area lit by neon lights with many failed tubes. Staff very untidy looking. Had crab cakes and scallops both of which were overcooked and pretty tasteless. All in all one to miss.

Thank IanBone007
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21 June 2016|
Response from SherandPat | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure. If you can eat steamed lobster or ask for the haddock prepared plain with some lemon juice. They always have a fresh vegetable and you can order salad as a second vegetable. I would think you could find... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-6667
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