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.

Yuki, June 18, 2019

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

Eric, June 16, 2019

Tasty and fun.

Leann, June 5, 2019


Joel, June 3, 2019

It was a smooth transaction.

Lisa, June 1, 2019

Terrific service and seafood.

Lisa, June 1, 2019

Loved it!

Samantha, May 31, 2019

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.

Fiona, May 31, 2019

Only concern is waitress did not pass on that I was gluten free and my salad came with croutons.

Susan, May 31, 2019

Food was fresh, service was fast and the environment was fun! The atmosphere was exotic, the live lobsters were a fun touch!

Elizabeth, May 30, 2019

Good food and friendly service.

Kathryn, May 28, 2019

good food!

Hao, May 27, 2019

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!

Lauri, May 27, 2019

Fish and-great dish! Crisp outside, moist fish inside! Tasty cole slaw and fries!

Roberta, May 27, 2019

While a little above our regular price point, we really enjoyed the fried clams!

Jane, May 26, 2019

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.

Roberta, May 26, 2019

Great food and service!

Gretchen, May 24, 2019

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.

Karen, May 24, 2019

I like seafood, and Nift save me some money on my experience with Summer Shack. The food there is pretty good.

Jie, May 23, 2019

Good food, good service. A bit pricey.

MaryEllen, May 21, 2019

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!

Dygo, May 18, 2019

Thanks for introducing us to a local restaurant we had yet to try!

Karli, May 16, 2019


Carolyn, May 16, 2019

Good location and nice food

Hui, May 14, 2019

I enjoyed my food and time at Summer Shack. But before we left, we saw a couple of spiders around the restaurant.

Shirley, May 7, 2019

The waiter had great hospitality. The sea food was also very nice!

Aine, May 3, 2019

It was pretty good. Didn't love the chowder and the creme brulee was a bit burnt.

Karen, May 2, 2019

Tasted great!

Jingwen, April 22, 2019

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

Lidwine, April 18, 2019

the food is great. atmosphere fun, staff is awesome,

Jin, April 10, 2019

Great Indian pudding!

Eric, April 9, 2019

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.

Mona, April 6, 2019

Delicious! I’m only sorry I hadn’t tried it before!

Elizabeth, April 6, 2019

The salad was great!! Will try it for dinner soon!!

Linda, March 29, 2019

The food was great and our server - Ken - was awesome!

Leah, March 24, 2019

Summer Shack was a fun atmosphere. Lots of options. Need dipping sauces for the fried chicken.

Lauren, March 22, 2019

Beer selection was okay. Chips were great.

Nick, February 27, 2019

Great service. Loved the homemade potato chips. Lobsters looked yummy but settled for fish tacos. My husband loved the fried chicken.

Joanne, February 27, 2019

Everything was great! Ambiance, food, service.

Elisa, February 23, 2019

Thanks. I hate that they had barely any vegetarian items. but what ever basic I orderd was sure up to the taste

Shraddha, February 19, 2019

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

Lily, February 13, 2019

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.

Linda, February 11, 2019

Tasty food and friendly place, thanks!

Lauren, February 10, 2019

Great place! Would never have tried it without the Nift!

Catherine, February 10, 2019

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.

Tracy, February 7, 2019

One of my favorite restaurants; good food in a casual, well-lit setting.

Joe, February 6, 2019

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.

Susan, February 1, 2019

Excellent seafood and great screens for watching sports.

Lynn, January 29, 2019

Tasty food, friendly waitress.

Pam, January 22, 2019

Great food, great service!

Katlyn, January 17, 2019

It was a great experience. Food was good and the service was awesome!

Scott, January 15, 2019

Fantastic food and a laid back atmosphere. Tiki drinks seal the deal.

Christopher, January 14, 2019

Our waiter Ken was the best! So entertaining and knowledgeable of the food/ menu!

Deborah, January 9, 2019

Great meal, nice server.

Leba, January 8, 2019

Good fried chicken and clean restaurant. I would go there again.

Ann, January 6, 2019

Great service, friendly staff, good food

Dominique, January 5, 2019


Nancy, January 2, 2019

Food and service were excellent.

Mike, January 1, 2019

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.

R, December 29, 2018

First time at Summer Shack. Terrific food and very friendly service! Best crab cakes!

Jonathan, December 29, 2018

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.

Ted, December 28, 2018

The Tuna entree was delicious.

Mark, December 16, 2018

awesome friendly staff

Eliana, December 8, 2018
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