Back Bay Summer Shack has become the place where Red Sox fans, visiting fans and Boston Symphony patrons rub elbows. It’s within walking distance to both Fenway Park and Symphony Hall, and it’s only three blocks from the finish line of the Boston Marathon. We love the raw bar case Jasper designed which holds 2,000 pieces of shellfish kept fresh in an ideal atmospheric condition. Our shucker, Eladio is a legend around the city of Boston, where he has won almost every shucking competition in town. Our menu features traditional, creative and ethnic versions of the freshest fish and shellfish in town. This is definitely the place to come eat lobsters when you visit Boston! In addition to seafood, the shack has plenty of kid-friendly dishes and meat options – like Fried Chicken, Burgers and Steak.
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Here's what people say after redeeming their Nift gift.
loved it! griddled cornbread👍🏼
Great atmosphere and delicious lobster mac & cheese. A little on the pricy side for a more casual location.
loved the atmosphere of the place and is very close to our house. without Nift we would have never go there. good place to bring friends visiting boston. 👏💯
Went to the restaurant for a typical fish and chip dinner and was not disappointed. For those looking to find a new seafood place to try put Summer Shack at the top of the list!
Food was good!
Nice staff and delicious food!
Cozy atmosphere and excellent food
Will be going back with friends next week!
Great food and service!
Excellent food and service!
Summer Shack is great! Would love to go again.
Great brunch menu!!
Good food but so expensive
Fun servers and good food
I did a pickup for a hot lobster roll because I was too tired to eat in-store and paid for it when I got there. The service was awesome! It took a bit to get home but when I finally got around to eating my lobster roll, it was still butter and the bread had a nice crunch texture. The chips were crispy and thick. I’m bringing friend for lobster rolls here next time!
Went on a weekday, so everything went smoothly. Waiter could have been a little more attentive, but overall good experience.
The place was clean, waiters were attentive. The cook was amazing, he modified our order to a healthier version. The clam chowder was tasty, crab cakes were crispy on the outside, soft in the inside. I would definitely come back.
Great place for a quick lunch or a nice dinner
Thank you so much for referring me to Summer Shack. I enjoyed their clam chowder and fish and chips. I will come back. ❤
Very strong drinks, amazing salad (beet and kale), fine seafood
Great fish sandwich!
Very good lobster roll and atmosphere.
Very helpful staff and delicious food
Great food, wonderful service
great atmosphere and food! first time and I would go back!
Two words: molasses butter
It was great!
Great place to kick back and relax with delicious seafood. Get the stuffed clams!
Excellent food and seafood in particular. Great service!
The server offered me free bread. Helped me decide what burger to get (was stuck between 2 options). Food was delicious (Tuna burger with fries)
Nice people and vibe
Great food great service too. The waiter gave really good recommendations
so great, took my gf there she loved it
They were totally cool with my using my Nift Gift to go — wholeheartedly appreciated! Nift definitely provided the impetus to try out a restaurant I would have otherwise never tried! Very friendly service.
I had the mussels. They were fabulous. Our waiter Trevor was super nice! Thank you Summer Shack!
The food was great, price was fair, I'll be back for sure
Pricey but yummy!
Burger is great! Service is great! Thank you. First time here and loved it
Good food and good host. Their dessert is amazing
that was great, the staff were extremely polite!
Great service and very good food. Really delicious.
Wonderful service and delicious steamed fish!
Delicious calamari and beer!
Fish tacos were great. So were the potato chips.
Lunch was Great....Grilled Shrimp....my waitress was Brazilian (I unfortunately didn’t get her name) but she was Great too....M
They stuffed up my order and my clams leaked in the take out box, but the food was great! Wish they were better prepped for takeout
The place was really nice, and the service is great. Our waitress knew that the kitchen was busy, checked up on us and provided us a complementary bowl of clam chowder while we waited. I would go back again. Though my food was great, I had the Brazilian Seafood Stew while my girl friend had the Scampi (that wasn't as good, very bland and they cook off the wine). But the Corn bread was AMAZING. Highly recommend it.
Good food, big portions. Yelp checkin gets free dessert.
That was very delicious with the respectful stuff, the food was so fresh and looks coming from sea!
I sat at the bar to watch the Pat’s game. The vine was chill and the bartender was a cool dude. Service was great though the food took longer than expected to come out. I had the lobster omelet from the brunch menu and it was amazing. The omelet was LOADED with lobster and the sauce was perfect. Definitely recommend. Give this place a shot for brunch or come in any time for a solid seafood selection at a very fair price.
Love love love....cannot wait to go back
Food and service were great.
Super friendly service and delicious food, plus an unpretentious atmosphere
Fabulous selection of food, and I was astonished at how fast the order came out, like 6 minutes.
The quality of the food was great and service was pretty prompt. The location was a tad odd to me and a bit hard to find since I had never noticed Summer Shack, but when my lobster roll arrived, it made up for it :)
I really enjoyed the sesame encrusted tuna, the portion size was generous and filling.
Oysters tasted very fresh. Friendly bar service. Food came out very quickly. Portions were plentiful.
Very well seasoned food.
Good food. Location is away from everywhere else but other than that the seafood seems like good quality and atmosphere is nice and quieter than the other spots in copley.
Good Monkfish, relaxed enviornment
Really good dessert. Loved the key lime pie and peach cobbler
Server is friendly, discussed why NIFT is good for business. Food is fabulous,healthy.Like Summer shack very much.
I loved the ceviche! So fresh tasting
Friendly bartender. Good food. Nice bloody.
Quick service, nice staff
Delicious lobster roll, great service
Good food and reasonable prices. I wish the menu had more options though.
All American Brunch was great, my friend raved about the Crab Cake Benedict.
Food was great, sever was friendly
A great seafood meal. Thanks for the deal!
I was sitting around for a while before the guy working the bar got around to taking my order, but the food was tasty! I don't think Summer Shack hits the right price vs. quality & quantity point for me to actually go out and spend money or recommend it, but I was glad to have gone with a subsidy.
Enjoyed the calamari although portion was small
Great good. Would like to see the service be better tho.
I'm vegan.....& even vegans can eat well here. I had the roasted kale beat salad, it was not only delicious it was so artfully presented. Well done. 😋
Good food and great service! The oysters especially were fresh and delicious.
Good! Surprised by how much I enjoyed the breakfast!
Surprisingly good! Easily visitable on a budget, which is great, would highly recommend the clam chowder and the corn bread (with molasses butter!!)
Chris at the bar was great and very helpful. Enjoyed my food and martini as well
Amazing seafood, very fresh
The service was quick, their veggie options were good, and the overall ambience was enjoyable.
The seafood was really good. Good portion sizes and variety!
It was great and the food was delicious
It was a wonderful experience loved the place
Outstanding fish & chips. 2nd only to Sail Loft in Padanaram.
The service and food was wonderful!!
My girlfriend and I split a meal because they offer so much food! Good prices and fresh fish.
It was great! Delicious food and wonderful service!
The food was good, portions generous, service fine. The actual restaurant looked, to me, in need of a little updating.
It was so yummy. Apple crisp is fabulous and worth trip back to have again.
The food was great. The seafood was really fresh.
I had oysters, mussels, and a lobster roll with asparagus as a side. I would have gotten the whole menu if I could afford it. Oyster options are plentiful!! Everything was just what I wanted
The location was convenient. The steak I had tasted very good.
Very average seafood. Looks like a fun vibe though and pretty spacious!
It was hard to decide what I wanted but when I did everything was delicious.
Summer Shack was great. I took my girlfriend as a 4th of July date and we had a great time. The food and drinks were delicious and left us perfectly satisfied.
Great fried chicken and fish and chips!
It’s good but expensive so the gift certificate was perfect!
I never would have gone without the giftcard and I am so happy I went! Great change of scenery, staff was excellent and the food was awesome too! Will definitely go back
My friends and I enjoyed the time at Summer Shack Back Bay. Great environment!
Varied, extensive menu but includes all the classics ; high quality, fresh seafood; good service; fun, casual atmosphere (though sometimes gets loud) = my go-to seafood place in Boston.
The chicken, Mac and cheese and customer service along with the location was amazy
Very good food, friendly staff.
It was a delicious meal and it was great service.
Very good food and service. We are looking forward to eating there again.
great service and food. reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is that they don't have their menu online.
Food was great and service too!
a little pricey, but delicious food, and big plate
Excellent customer service! Was checked in easily, the Nift gift card wasn't a problem, and servers frequently kept me updated on the status of my food. I especially appreciated having recyclable take-out containers. Good food and experience! Would go back.
Great food and great service!
Best crab cake I have ever eaten! Service was wonderful!
The food was great, and I'm really glad that I could try this new place for me. I'll come back again.
Great service, delicious seafood, good prices
The food was good. A waitress was very friendly.
Bartender was funny and kind. The menu has something for everyone. We had a great time. The seafood is very fresh.
Great dining experience - good food and service!
Loved the mussels, oysters and the calamari. Great apps!
Great service! Food came out fast and staff was really friendly and accommodating!
It was good
The food and service were excellent. The fish was so fresh. It was wonderful.
Good food, great service!
Great seafood! Relaxed atmosphere.
The fish tacos were great. My friend didn’t realize his food would be a bit spicy and the waiter was great in offering to help fix it.
The food was great. The restaurant is bustling and definitely one of the popular spots to get seafood in the area.
got wings, they were ok. service was good though.
Good salad! Kind of overpriced for the quality and size.
Food was over salted. Service was a little slow but the atmosphere was good. I will go back for seafood over fried chicken
Great service!Host seated us in a cozy spot on a busy Saturday night. Fish and chips eeredelicious, along with french fries and coleslaw.Can't wait to return!
Such a nice environment. The food is really fresh and tasty
Loved the palce!
We enjoyed going there, but the food was a little greasy for our tastes
Excellent sandwich and friendly service. Thanks!
Friendly service, nice ambiance, good food.
Really enjoyed it! I’m vegetarian so had a low bar and the kale salad was actually so delicious. And the cornbread too. Yum!
Prompt take-out service. The Hostess who took my order was very friendly & felt bad that she initially charged me for the wrong amount, & in turn, gave me a free clam chowder & cornbread for the inconvenience & error.
Great food and service!
The dinner was great. Tuna was very fresh and tasty. Beet said salad was one of the best I have had.
Warmly welcomed me and valued me as a customer. Comfortable, fun atmosphere and great selection of fresh seafood!
Had the tuna burger which was awesome! Great service too
The crab cakes were delicious! you can get it in a crab cake BLT sandwich and I ate the cake and BLT separately because it was so good!!
Went for brunch. Got the crab cake benedict. The actual crab cake was really good but it was only a small part of the dish. The eggs were cooked well, but placed over a poorly toasted bagel, which was still very chewy. I think it would've been much better over a biscuit or something more traditional for eggs benedict. Also got a banana waffle which I liked, but it had a lot of liquidy sauce which meant the waffle was no longer crunchy by the time it got to us. Sauce on the side would've been ni
Friendly staff, big TVs showing the games, enjoyed it!
The food and service was great! Without the Nift, it would have been a little pricey. Otherwise, awesome!
Great atmosphere. The food was tasty and the staff was welcoming and attentive. Their homemade chips were amazing!
My server was really nice and the food was good. The crab cake benedict comes with one cake and 2 poached eggs. As i was leaving, I noticed lots of children, and the menu for them looks stellar!
Had a really great lunch.
Burger was good. Chips were soso
Great service and food. Next time I'll have to bring someone who likes seafood! :)
The waiter was very friendly and the food was great. I loved the variety of oysters they had on the menu and the decor was very warm and welcoming and gave off the vibe of a classic seafood shack.
It was delicious!
Nice to revisit an old favorite...consistently great!
Very good restaurant, the drinks were amazing.
Food was wonderful! Our server was super friendly and the atmosphere was great. Went with a friend and we both agreed to come back soon!
Love the large plate appetizers and the bread and butter
Great service great food!
The crabcake BLT had some of the best bacon I've ever had! A gluten-free bun would be great for those with an allergy
Great service and nice food for a reasonable price for that area.
Very nice decorated great seafood selection! Geood for family dine out! Yhey have special for brunch time sat and sun from 10 to 3pm
Great seafood, good music. Some of the better crabcakes I've had in the area.Liked it so much we went back twice in 2 days.
The tuna burger was yummy and the service was excellent! Will definitely go again!
Excellent meal, fresh fish and well prepared vegetables.
The food was excellent, and so is the service! Our waiter was so sweet, we had such a great time here!
Great food and service.
The fried chicken was excellent and the bermuda fish & crab chowed was really tasty.
Phone wasn't connecting to cell service so they had to manually enter in the code, which worked! It would be great if there was a way to use the Nift without cellular data. Portions were generous, food was pretty good but nothing spectacular.
50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115