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Fish Shack Restaurant

21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
+1 978-546-6667
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (52 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
“baked haddock” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

I ate here in December primarily because it is one of the few seafood spots open year-round. My fried haddock sandwich was good - better than average but the rest of my parties' food was sub-par. Staff were friendly and attentive. The view is nice...More

Thank TheBeardedGentleman
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Bar is a nice addition to this family oriented restaurant. Mostly all on the menu is good. Generous portion of steamers for the price. Recommended by locals.

Thank silvamine
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Local restaurant had transformed wasted open space to a fun casual bar with food. Lots of local support for a friendly warm place. Bartender is attentive, food good and nice place to watch a game or visit at the bar

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This place is exactly what you should expect for a "fish shack." The food was good, but not fancy. Our server was great. We were there during off season but saw that it was well-patronized by the local crowd. Definitely a place we would go...More

Thank Julie32159
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Rockport used to be a dry town so there are not a lot of bars. This one is a winner-nothing fancy, just good, fresh, honest food and a friendly local vibe. Glasses of wine are reasonably priced (under $6). We had shrimp cocktail which was...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The Fish Shack is a comfortable bar and restaurant with a view of Old Harbor. Food is tasty and fresh, drinks could be a bit more generous, but prices reflect that. Love the local feel and running into Rockport people here.

Thank Seaway17
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The fish shack is a no frills restaurant But come for the boiled fresh lobster and look our at the ocean and you will be happy

Thank Lynnesadams
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We had a good time here. The waitress was very nice and the food was good, as well as reasonably priced. Casual dining. Very simple but a very nice place. Matt B.

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The staff was wonderful and friendly. The food was delicious and fast. We will definitely be back next time we are in town.

Thank Whererwe2day
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Recommended to us by the receptionist - this is a great place for seafood - had the clams - they were very fresh and not too sandy. then got the baked lobster and haddock and bot of them were very good. Tried the French Chardonnay,...More

Thank Yves-Alexandre_YAL
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21 June 2016|
Response from SherandPat | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure. If you can eat steamed lobster or ask for the haddock prepared plain with some lemon juice. They always have a fresh vegetable and you can order salad as a second vegetable. I would think you could find... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-546-6667
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