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Summer Shack

) #51 of 2,437 Restaurants in Boston €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
+1 617-867-9955
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I took a family member who was visiting Boston here during Dine Out week so we had a very well priced set menu. We booked a table in advance and were sat right in front of the live lobster tank. This would...More

Thank Lyndsey B
Reviewed 5 days ago

For the quality of the food, I don't know that you'd find a better value. Chowder was good, but not the best I've had in Boston...but this is Boston, so you really have to bring it to be the best. Other than that, oysters were...More

Thank KellMac1003
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a late Sunday dinner. The restaurant was packed, I liked the waiting list system there: they put me on a waiting list, sent sms to confirm I will be waiting and then sent sms to come back to the restaurant. I went for...More

Thank Anna68ca
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by the Hilton hotel staff. It is right by the Back Bay hotel. When we ate there there was a short wait. An interesting place, it is above a bowling alley. One local we talked with after we had eaten there...More

Thank ilobbyms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice meal. A little on the high side and the service was sketchy. Waitress spilled water all over the table and my husband and barely aside anything. The oysters and lobsters were nice. Pan seared and grilled lobsters were a little rubbery in the body....More

Thank Charmed1994
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Summer Shack until our recent visit. Fried calamari and fried fish were average quality at best. My daughter wanted swordfish taco's but they were out of swordfish. I asked if they can substitute the swordfish for tuna. The waiter came back and said...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent food and reasonable service. If you want great seafood in a non-Gump's atmosphere in Boston, go elsewhere (eg, Legal).

Thank denverista
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jasper White is the Dean of New England Seafood....we've loved his culinary trip from the original classic Jasper's on Atlantic Avenue thru the Summer Shacks in Cambridge, Mohegan Sun, and on Dalton Street. We have his cookbooks, and know his dedication to New England cuisine...More

Thank Conseiller99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived less than 2 miles from this place since it opened back around 2000. Needless to say I was quite pleased with our meal and the service. I can't even think of a reason why I wouldn't go back!

Thank tommytross
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family here for dinner one night, and all 5 of us loved the food! Reasonable prices and super-fresh seafood really made our night. Would dine here again any time!

Thank Chad H
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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11 August 2017|
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Response from Charmed1994 | Reviewed this property |
The grilled and pan seared items along with the gazpacho. The bananas foster is also gluten free. You will not be able to have anything fried including the potatoes due to cross contamination. Legal seafood has a friendlier... More
15 June 2016|
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Response from Kelly C | Reviewed this property |
I just walked in - no reservation needed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
    (Boylston St)
  • Public Transportation: Hynes Convention Center on the Green Line/Prudential Center on the Green Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-867-9955
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Very good food for a quick lunch
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