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Summer Shanty

) #6 of 14 Restaurants in West Dennis €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670-2212
+1 508-394-0400
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (22 reviews)
“steamers” (9 reviews)
“clams” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670-2212
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The view is great, food is good and drinks are served in plastic cups and cans of beers. Outdoor waterside chairs and drink tables in the grass make for a nice place to relax. They have a slip to tie a boat up to if...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy coming back to the Summer Shanty each summer for the beautiful harbor views and the great sea food. Service is always good and when the weather is nice it's a beautiful place to have a few drinks and dine.

1  Thank JTX77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the vibe, the view and the seaside location. Great food, great live band performance, good staff and just a perfect summer restaurant with perfect sunset!

Thank AnnaTygelsj_
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice staff, not a complicated menu but good food, good beer selection. But sitting on the back porch seeing the sun set over the marina was magnificent and definitely worth the visit.

Thank Mikaelwa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ventured to the Summer Shanty for lunch. I ordered a fried scallop roll which was AMAZING! This is a great little spot for a summer lunch and drinks by the water.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is in the Marina and you can expect to pay more. The food is good but nothing to write home about. Portions are fair but not huge for the price. Interesting to watch the boats lowered and taken out of the water.

Thank steven d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent clams, haddock, fries, we had a great waitress, beautiful view overlooking bass, river. The day was sunny and perfect! Good drinks.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great place to eat on the river. you can sit on the covered deck or there are adirondack chairs in groups all over the lawn. What a wonderful place to have a drink. Food was great. And great for gluten free as well!

Thank BoJoZa
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great view and nice staff but unfortunately I got food poising on Monday July 10th. I had claim chowder and fish n chips. Could gave been bad tarter sauce or claims not sure. But cost me two days out of work.

Thank robirch8
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We were a party of nine that showed up late for dinner -- the hostess (manager?) was very accommodating not only with meeting our request for outdoor seating but for assisting with menu items that met the special dietary restrictions of one of the children...More

Thank suzanne91
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Main St, Route 28, West Dennis, MA 02670-2212
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  West Dennis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-394-0400
  • E-mail
Casual waterfront dining servicing local seafood, black angus burgers, clam chowder and other light fare. Full liquor license with GREAT frozen drinks. Winner 2009 & 2013 "Best Waterfront Dining" by New England Cable Network. Winner "Certificate of Excellence" by Trip Advisor. Cape Cod's best sunsets EVERY day!
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