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Summer Shack

50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
+1 617-867-9955
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (245 reviews)
“crab cakes” (57 reviews)
“cornbread” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
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1 - 10 of 851 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I shared a group dinner of 25 here. They let us order with separate checks, and everyone enjoyed the food. We were able to hear our companions, too.

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Initially I was unimpressed with the name of the restaurant, but the food changed my opinion. The setting is informal (and loud), but the meal was delicious. A cup of clam chowder, pan-seared Lobster, and sautéed scallops were all superb. Not a quiet, romantic spot,...More

Thank eimimathetes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a recent trip to Boston, my friends and I were staying a block from the Summer Shack. After seeing the reviews, we tried the restaurant, and were so taken with it, we went their twice. The lobster, grilled with a terrific sauce, was one...More

Thank MarkCharney
Sierra U, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experiences with us! Thank you for sharing this review & we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We (the family) were in Boston for an international powerlifting meet. Arrived on Friday night; lifted Saturday and Sunday. Sunday after lifting, we head downtown for a car tour guided by my younger son. He even found us a restaurant -- Summer Shack -- downtown...More

Thank William D
Sierra U, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Across from the Sheraton hotel this restaurant seems off the Beaton busy Boylston path and is worth finding. Excellent food. Fun atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Maggymuffin
Sierra U, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there 2 days while in Boston. Quick friendly service. Food need fine tuning. Corn bread very stale on first visit. On both visits had food that was served hot but had significant cold spots on it. One was chowder, one was fries. Also kale...More

Thank Yvonne P
Sierra U, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We always want to ensure our guests leave full and happy, and it's clear we did not achieve that. If you would kindly email our General Manager, Sam, at salberts@shackfoods.com he would be glad to personally set up a reservation...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with three other people. We all liked our food, but nobody really said it was great. Service was good. The bill was reasonable, but high for a "shack". It was clean and I loved the mostly folk-rock music. We think a solid place.

Thank MaumelleJim
Sierra U, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for dinner with my partner. We are both big seafood fans and we were not disappointed! We had fresh oysters and clams to start which were amazing. I ordered the lobster roll for my main which I highly recommend, it was so...More

Thank littlel606
Sierra U, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for seafood near the hotel and were told to go check this place out. It's a rather eclectic place - lots of seafood memorabilia, but also a huge bar and lots of TVs tuned to football. We were seated promptly, and service...More

Thank PinkFloydActuary
Sierra U, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We always want to ensure our guests leave full and happy, and it's clear we did not achieve that. If you would kindly email our General Manager, Sam, at salberts@shackfoods.com he would be glad to personally set up a reservation...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Boston and wanted a delicious lobster. After reviewing several menus at different restaurants we decided on casual dining at the Summer Shack. It was a Tuesday night so didn't think we needed reservations. We showed up at about 7pm...More

Thank staceyrab
Sierra U, Public Relations Manager at Summer Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again!

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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 Kelly C | 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, 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 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
11:30 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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