With an extensive menu and dozens of specials each day, be prepared to experience traditional, modern and ethnic variations of the freshest seafood in town. We also have great fried chicken, burgers, steaks and kid friendly dishes. Come enjoy a meal with us!
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The food was great. I would love to see a takeout menu online so I can preorder and go pick it up instead of going in person and wait 15 min for takeout.
It was my first time having seafood in awhile, very busy, we had to wait a little bit, but the staff was friendly and we had no complaints
Tasty and fun.
It was a smooth transaction.
Terrific service and seafood.
The service and ambience is great! Location seems convenient with the train station as well and plenty of parking. The food was alright though. It was good but Boston has a lot of other competitive seafood restaurants around.
Only concern is waitress did not pass on that I was gluten free and my salad came with croutons.
Food was fresh, service was fast and the environment was fun! The atmosphere was exotic, the live lobsters were a fun touch!
Good food and friendly service.
I would ask for a bowl of water to wash the muscles and clams. They were gritty (and a little chewy). The 1.5 lb. lobster was too much for me with all the other things in the clambake. Could've saved $20, but at least now I have leftovers! The waiter was helpful and had info. on why the prices were so drastically different from one lobster to another. Still, a good time for $15 off!
Fish and-great dish! Crisp outside, moist fish inside! Tasty cole slaw and fries!
While a little above our regular price point, we really enjoyed the fried clams!
We really enjoyed our visit. Our server was excellent - very pleasant and attentive without being pushy or making us feel rushed. Fish (Mahi Mahi and Salmon) was delicious, perfectly cooked, and side dishes also flavorful - veggies the right mix of crisp and tender without being soggy. We will definitely be back.
Great food and service!
We really enjoyed the Summer Shack. The food was great and we had excellent service (waiter’s name was David). My Husband had the fried whole local red fish and I had the mahi-mahi. Everything was delicious.
I like seafood, and Nift save me some money on my experience with Summer Shack. The food there is pretty good.
Good food, good service. A bit pricey.
Server was very friendly and just the right amount of attentive. Food was very good, but chips a bit too salty. Will be back again!
Thanks for introducing us to a local restaurant we had yet to try!
Good location and nice food
I enjoyed my food and time at Summer Shack. But before we left, we saw a couple of spiders around the restaurant.
The waiter had great hospitality. The sea food was also very nice!
It was pretty good. Didn't love the chowder and the creme brulee was a bit burnt.
It was good. I enjoyed my meal and I was excited to go to restaurants of my choosing. My server was so nice and very helpful
the food is great. atmosphere fun, staff is awesome,
Great Indian pudding!
I went with some friends. We all agreed it was a really good meal. Out waiter was helpful, the service was excellent and our meals were all delicious. I would definitely return.
Delicious! I’m only sorry I hadn’t tried it before!
The salad was great!! Will try it for dinner soon!!
The food was great and our server - Ken - was awesome!
Summer Shack was a fun atmosphere. Lots of options. Need dipping sauces for the fried chicken.
Beer selection was okay. Chips were great.
Great service. Loved the homemade potato chips. Lobsters looked yummy but settled for fish tacos. My husband loved the fried chicken.
Everything was great! Ambiance, food, service.
Thanks. I hate that they had barely any vegetarian items. but what ever basic I orderd was sure up to the taste
It was great to check out some of the bigger name restaurants. Always wanted to try them and this allowed me to do that. Thanks
I liked Summer Shack. I had a nice, efficient waiter and the food was fine. It seems to be a popular place for families. The music wasn't to my taste and was too loud to be relaxing, but everyone around me was having a good time.
Tasty food and friendly place, thanks!
Great place! Would never have tried it without the Nift!
I really appreciated the Nift chance to try out the restaurant, but the lunch I had was pretty disappointing. Cornbread was dry. My fish tacos entree were so spicy I had trouble eating them--and there'd been no flag on the menu or by the waiter that they had an intense kick. And the fish in the taco was actually small fish nuggets. Again, the menu didn't point that out. Last thing I wanted was more fried stuff.
One of my favorite restaurants; good food in a casual, well-lit setting.
The Summer Shack is a great place for food and cocktails. Very good selection of fresh oysters which we enjoyed. The grilled salmon was fantastic, and the portions were very good. Definitely will go back again.
Excellent seafood and great screens for watching sports.
Tasty food, friendly waitress.
Great food, great service!
It was a great experience. Food was good and the service was awesome!
Fantastic food and a laid back atmosphere. Tiki drinks seal the deal.
Our waiter Ken was the best! So entertaining and knowledgeable of the food/ menu!
Great meal, nice server.
Good fried chicken and clean restaurant. I would go there again.
Great service, friendly staff, good food
Food and service were excellent.
I haven't been to the Summer Shack in years, it was a good trip with friends down memory lane. Food is good but not great.
First time at Summer Shack. Terrific food and very friendly service! Best crab cakes!
Thanks Nift! It'd been a long time since our last meal at Summer Shack and we will definitely be back again soon. Food was solid, service was awesome.
The Tuna entree was delicious.
awesome friendly staff
149 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02140