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Summer Shack Cambridge

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1846 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
The Summer Shack is a fun, casual, restaurant. Specializing in New England Style Seafood. We offer 8 to 10 different types of oysters daily. Lobsters in varying sizes and styles including our signature clambake. Wonderful local grilled fish and crispy fried seafood. We do offer several non-seafood items as well. Steaks, burgers and award winning fried chicken. We are a children friendly restaurant and we can accommodate larger groups upon request.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Sat in outdoor seating, the staff was very nice and efficient. Good was pretty good, steak was well done and ordered medium but didn't want to bother staff with everything going on. Could have used some music outdoors to drown out the hustle and bustle of the lot

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vipAstindc
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did dinner outdoor and I was impressed with their adherence to COVID precautions. Tables were under tent and well spaced. Food and service were typically excellent.

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vipHbigguy
New England
38 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time back with new rules, same great food. Went for lunch, and though a sparse late lunch crowd staff was ready and attentive. Food was great as always.

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LPKNT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back here - staff and management very aware of all regulations.

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vipJack
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

With the new social distancing they are really doing things right. They have been doing a lot of take out so nothing awkward-everyone well trained. Almost full menu, a few delays with a lot of competing take out orders.
Great meal and felt very safe.

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BethC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Father’s Day Dinner. Staff did a great job with our new normal!!!

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MichelleS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the outdoor seating. Set up well for social distancing. Food and service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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Rockliv
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

summer shack has always been one of my favorite restaurants and I’m so glad that they have opened back up. The outdoor seating was awesome! Right in the parking lot with pretty lights and soft music playing. Felt safe the entire time. will definitely be dining again :)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and amazing. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Will absolutely be going back soon

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Steve
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Currently outdoor seating only was great! Good just a delicious as ever including the new sushi options!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

clam chowder: very watery
"Shack Style" Seafood Paella: mussels, lobster and clams are all bad(not fresh, all dead and have to spit out)
ToKo salad: taste like regular marinated baby octopus that u get from Costco.
Tower of power: cevichi is the part I gave it 5 star. Very refreshing and robust flavor. Oysters are really fresh, but the littleneck is a little bit off.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. Had the paella and was the best I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter promptly attended our table. The dinner was delicious! We always enjoy out time at the Shack! A favorite when we are in town!

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KellieG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The bartender was also the raw bar attendant. The fish was not properly prepares and we sent it back. The portion for calamari plate was sub par and overpriced. We will NEVER waste our valuable time to go back to this location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Over all just ok. I was expecting better service . Food was fresh but could have been prepared to better degree

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vipFoodie87
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointing- didn’t meet expectations- Calamari greasy, tacos bland , desserts over sweet and low quality ice cream . Won’t be back .

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AnitaS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Dine Out Boston and their selections were all tempting. Everything was delicious.

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LoveToEatOut
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, as always. Fish so fresh and ample portions. Nice menu options--hard to choose! We did miss the free cornbread, which we were told is now a charged item. Also, for the 2nd visit in a row, I was disappointed to hear the South Bay Blonde oysters were unavailable. We will definitely return soon, though!

MJ
MJOD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best clams ever! The food was awesome and the service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Mieke
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Seafood that we ordered were not fresh and overcooked.

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Monica
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good was excellent. They ran out of crab claws and substituted one shrimp in our Tower of Power. The waitress noticed that the substitution was not fair so she asked the manager to give us a discount. She also brought he is extra shrimps. Very nice of her.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance at this place. The server was nice and helpful and The food was Very fresh and delicious. I would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed enough.

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Johnny44
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

No corn bread? Clam chowder was extremely salty with very few claim....shrimp liguingi seemed to have a hot sausage added and portion of swordfish was small and partially cook on one piece

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Foodie22
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great option for meeting family and friends. Great food and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food & staff esp our server Jeffery. Keep up the great work guys, will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Highly recommend for seafood lovers!

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vipSabrinaC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Business Dinner: we were a group of 24 people and the service and food were great. Thank you

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vipRancocas220
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there late, but everyone was friendly and cheerful after 10 pm. Soup was hot and good. Lobster roll and the salmon was cooked perfect. Looking forward to next time to try the whole lobster.

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Debbie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my daughter’s birthday. Everything was great! Had a nice table, wonderful waiter, and the food was excellent! Prices very reasonable. We will definitely be back!

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CambridgeMom
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for groups and great for families with young children.

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vipMayme
New England
49 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood paella was fabulous and the oysters were great as always

WC
vipWestCambridgeLady
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This is not a favorite of mine. It's styled as an 'in the rough' type seafood restaurant but with high end prices. We found the service slow, after waiting a long time with nothing but bread, the appetizer salads came with the meal. We ordered the special, very expensive, pan fried lobster which came in the shell. Dripping with excessive amounts of sauce, it was a mess to eat. We were given one napkin each and no towelettes until we asked. No picks were available and I was unable to access a large part of the lobster meat. The space is caverns and loud and simply doesn't gel with the high prices and poor service.

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vipAndrewH
Cleveland
31 reviews