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Fish Shack Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
+1 978-546-6667
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Jacksonville, Fl
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Rockport on a Monday evening early in October and discovered most places were closed. The Fish Shack was open, welcoming and had great chowder and lobster dinner. Do yourself a favor.... even if everything is open try the Fish Shack.

Thank DLeeJacksonville_Fl
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Went in for a quick lunch, service was good and lobster was yummy. Recommend it especially if you want to try fresh lobster without all the fuss.

Thank Bev T
Franklin, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We have been twice while visiting Rockport and each time the lobster roll is full of huge chunks of meat. They serve the mayo on the side and offer fries or coleslaw. We tried the clam chowder this time and the bowl was huge and creamy. We shared one bowl before we ate our sandwiches.

Thank SBJW2012
Middletown, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Residents told us about this place and the fried shrimp and belly clams were fresh, but the breading was a little bland. Yet, the lobster mac and cheese with Ritz cracker topping was the best we have ever tasted. The wait staff was very friendly and professional. All in all a very good time was had by us

Thank Howard S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We spent a day meandering about Rockport and since it was later in Sept, food options were somewhat limited. The reuben was ok and the lazy lobster was a bit overcooked but the beans and winter squash were a welcome change from cole slaw. Meal seemed overpriced for the offering and waitress was not particularly friendly/outgoing.

Thank Sunny405
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Fresh fish, so delicious. Reasonably priced for the quality of freshness. Great for families because the portions are big, you can share meals and still get enough to eat. Air conditioned, nice view, clean and accessi ble to everything in the center.

Thank Susanne B
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

We ate at Fish Shack on the recommendation of the bnb we were staying in, and it was also open later than some of the other places in the area and we were looking for a late dinner. Even though the view was restricted by the dark, if you are in the area, Fish Shack is a must stop if... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We intended to eat at Roy Moore's Lobster Shack but did not realize it closed at 6 pm. We were pleased that this restaurant is connected to Roy Moore's--in fact it is actually run by his wife! We ordered our first of many steamed lobsters on our nine day trip to Maine, and we were not disappointed. Delicious!

Thank Judith M
Willoughby, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Ate here 2 years ago and it was a very bad experience. The server was bad, the table was bad, they stuck us in the crappy little room off to the right, the server was bad....oh, I said that already. It just really sucked. AND it seemed like they were rushing us out of there. This time was MUCH better.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We needed a place to fit 15 of us, and they were quick to accommodate our wishes. I love the fact that they had lots of options since some of us wanted seafood and others wanted vegetatrian dishes. (e.g., vege burger) I also liked the variety of options they had for kids. My recommendation is that if you have kids... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?