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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Friendly service, great cocktails and a nice variety of quality seafood!
Very generous, freshly-made and tasty meal- we'll soon go back again.
Friendly service and tasty food
Good food and service
The food is great! Location is good as long as it's not during rush hour. p parking is available and plentiful, and the ambience is nice without being pretentious
Great place for group dining. Easy to find parking and accessible by train.
I hadn’t been in a while, great food and will be back
Nice food and wonderful service!
Loved having the Nift card to purchase some appetizers at Summer Shack.
Very nice food and service!
Always good food and service
Yes, nice service and ambiance. Corn bread is great. Liked that I could swap chips for corn on cob. Enjoyed my lunch a lot and posted pictures to FB!
Great lobster roll.
Great food, great service, would come back for sure!
Summer Shack is great with kids and great food.
Fun, casual environment and the seafood and soups were great.
The tacos were delicious and filling.
Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere of Jasper White’s Summer Shack. Hadn’t been in years and was happy to see it offered as an option.
Fun vibe. Great access to Red Line from Alewife.
Good food! Great service!
It’s really good. Friendly, they know we are first time visit, they even give a little free appetizer.
Thanks! Good food
Enjoyed our lunch. Fish was cooked perfectly. Bit low on fish quantity and high on fries quantity. Bit expensive.
Great service and great food, the only little critique I had was the bun on my salmon burger got a little soggy due to the oils but nothing to complain about in my opinion. It was still delicious
I had the great crabmeat sandwich with homemade chips to go. Easy to order and pretty fast and really good food. thanks again 1
Great food! Good customer service! Manager came over just to thank us for coming and tell us that he appreciated the nift program. Was a really great experience and will have us return to summer shack!!
Was glad I stopped in here for lunch and will be back!
From the beet salad (not overly dressed, but the perfect amount and I always order dressing on the sode, but forgot) to the steamed lobster, to the desert it was all super tasty!
The food was very good and the waitress was accommodating! I would go back.
deep fried. families everywhere. wish seating we're outdoors it's just near a main road.
Hadn't been there in several years, really enjoyed it .
Service and food were good.
Great seafood, pleasant atmosphere.
We have been to Summer Shack, and the food there is very good. They had changed the menu, but we still found something we enjoyed. We were celebrating just having bought a new car with lunch.
Good food, went on a slow service night but the staff is very friendly
Solid food overall. Little pricey
Great atmosphere, attentive staff
The food was great and the waiter very friendly. What a nice was to spend a Saturday night with my young adult children!
Great going back to the Summer Shack, hadn't been there in a while.
Food is fresh, service impeccable and great atmosphere
Fast service and great menu selection
Fresh tasting oysters, large selection of food, fun atmosphere
Awesome seafood and great servers ( Vanessa, Petra, Jasmine)
Love Summer Shack !
loved the lobster roll!!
Whole belly fried clams, french fries, and a crisp dill pickle. What could be better?
The food was yummy, drinks were too. Server was spot on. Ambiance was delightful.
We had a very nice meal, good service, nice atmosphere.
Both service and food were excellent!
Great time, delicious food.
Our bartender, Maureen, was exceptional! I will definitely be returning to the Summer Shack.
I've been on a mission to find a great lobster roll this summer and Summer Shack's was the best I've had! Glad I went and would recommend
Steamers were fabulous
Thanks. A surprise to get this.
Very fresh food
Great place, kid friendly, delicious food. Worth the splurge every once in a while.
Tasty food, friendly staff, fun layout and atmosphere of the restaurant, and super convenient location just outside Alewife station! I hadn’t been back in several years having moved away and then back to Boston, but I will definitely return again soon!
Service was really slow at first. Then the salad came out WITH the entree! We were really hungry and didn't realize they weren't going to serve bread. And it wasn't busy at all.
Good service. Fresh crab!
Loved the Summer Shack! Would go back.
Had not been to Summer Shack in years. It was delicious (fish tacos and lobster roll). Service was great too. Will definitely return soon.
Delicious food, good chill vibe even though the dishes were fairly fance, and really great service!
Yum! Great service!
Great, friendly service and excellent meal
Food was great and the server was amazing!
Fast service and great quality food. The oysters are excellent
Very good crab cake, coleslaw, sweet potato fries and cornbread.
One of the better local seafood restaurants. Really enjoyed the food and service. I happily give The Summer Shack a 5
Excellent good and service.
Delicious fresh seafood. Excellent service. Fun atmosphere.
Delicious food, friendly prompt service, large welcoming space. My first experience at the famed Jasper White’s restaurant. One suggestion— first-timers would love signage for front door! It’s not obvious from the street
This was my first time visiting Summer Shack. It's quite pricy (especially for lobster!) but the food I did order (a cup of chowder and grilled shrimp) was delicious, especially the chowder. Very different and tastier than many others I've tried. My server wasn't very attentive at all, so had to wait a while to get water and my check. The atmosphere is DARK which isn't my style but the music was great! (Oldies playing) Glad I had a $15 gift certificate to use!
It was great. Great food. Decent price!
Very good oysters
Service is somewhat lacking. Hostess said she texted us that our table was ready but we never received it. We were ten feet away at the bar. Sat there for another 20 mins. Noisy and not very clean - but, hey, it is a summer shack. Food is good. Fish and chips could use more fish, less chips.
Great selection and atmosphere. The food was fantastic!
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