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Seafood >Summer Shack
50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA | Directions 0211542.347068 -71.085658
Neighborhoods: Fenway, Fenway/Kenmore
SPRING SOUP=Amazing – you must try the split pea corn chowder soups...half of the bowl is filled with each soup...you can mix or have one at a time...anyway its inventive and it tastes amazing. i had it tonight and i am def going back.
Loved it!! – I love this place soooo much, I'm not really a seafood lover but after coming here, that changed. If your in Boston and looking for good, quality food, Summer Shack is the place to go!
horrible restaurant – i was recently vacationing in boston when we decided to get some oysters at the summer shack. being from texas i couldn't wait to get some amazing oysters...i did NOT find anything amazing here. I was starving when we arrived and i was Starving when we left. Yet, i still managed to spend 40 dollars. I shared a dozen oysters for 33 dollars and only ate 3. I consider myself an oyster lover and do not mind at all to pay for good food but i definitely had the hardest time paying for this awful dinner. I ordered the shrimp salad and could not even eat it, i had 4 of my friends taste it to see if maybe i was being picky. They thought it was just as disgusting. All in all definitely the worst food i have probably ever eaten.... or not eaten??? Stay away from this restaurant, it was obviously empty for a reason.
good food, good service! – we had a wonderful lunch at the summer shack this past sunday while taking an early drive. it was a great choice. service was on point... fast, friendly, and relaxed. the bermudian fish chowder, pan roasted lobster and crab club sandwich... all were excellent.... fish in the soup was fresh and abundant, the lobster in herbed butter sauce was succulent, and the crab in the sandwich was sweet & plentiful. even the bartender was on point..... the mango mohitos were really good! great simple seafood, relaxed atmosphere, all done well.
Horrible Service – After several favorable reviews on the Phantom Gourmet, we decided to take a walk to the Boston Summer Shack. It took us two hours to get our clams, lobster roll and burger. The bartender/waiter was disinterested, and complained of is woes on graduation weekend. The clams were ok. The burger was great! The lobster roll was the smallest I have ever had. There is no way it had the meat from a one pound lobster in it. We won't be running back.
Terrible food - over cooked and over priced – December 2007. We came as a party of over 20, and every aspect of the dinner was terrible. Cold soup, overcooked appetizers, incorrect meals. The main dishes were all overcooked. Most of the clams and mussels in my meal were empty, and those that were in their poor shell were cooked beyond recognition.. They were rubbery, and full of sand. The lobster was cooked normally, but for $36, this meal was pitiful. Five of us got this, and all were dried out the same. All of the fish plates were overcooked. Desserts were microwaved and burnt (peach crisp). Really, the only good thing here was the beer, bread and pudding dessert - all things not made by them. Service was via college kids, who didnt care, and rarely came by the tables. The cooking staff were throwing things in the kitchen. What a disappointment, I will never go there again. You can eat better at Legal's, and the prices are cheaper! Dont even go here for a drink, go next door to Bukowski's. This is possibly the worse restaurant I have ever been to, its actually comical how bad the food was. What a waste of good crustaceans.
Great Customer Service – After an VERY disapointing experince at Kings, my party of 25 was able to be quickly seated, and given free appetizers! Excellent food and drinks- The special Apple Spice Martini was great. The menu had something for everyone- even our non-fisheating friends! Our waitress was great. Everything at Summer Shack was a positive experince!
Will be returning there very soon!
NOT GOOD...AVOID !!! – Tourist Trap.. We went there for lunch one afternnon. The waiter actually was tucking in his shirt as we placed our order
Food was Dry and portions were small not to say over-over priced
ahnd did I say Over Priced.
Just NOT a GOOD PLACE
i can not have enough of the shack-o – i go to the shack-o almost every friday or saturday it is such a good place to go hang out and have drinks and some oyster...i love there work shirts and how friendly they are. especialy moy boy jordan...
whole belly clams yum! – a little on the expensive side, but their whole belly clams are to die for. it's a little fancy, at odds with the people with bibs and hammers and paper table cloths. A fun place to go to with friends though, and prompt service. their fish is okay, but their clams, lobster and crabs are way better!
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