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Fish Shack Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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21 Dock Sq, Rockport, MA 01966-1536
+1 978-546-6667
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Fargo, North Dakota
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Ladies wanted to browse Rockport, guys went along for the ride. Cool, raw day. Stopped for lunch here and warm up. Service was attentive, helpful and excellent. Food was hot, tasty, and the order turned around quickly. Side salad were a little plain but the salad with lobster huge. Haddock chowder was tasty (no gluten for those of you who... More 

Thank rburdmd
Edenvale, South Africa
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Despite the queue we hardly had to wait to be shown to our table overlooking the Harbour. The calm chowder was tasty and the helping generous as was the calamari basket. Didn't try the lobster but those around us that did have it great reviews. Enjoyable and good value. We would go back if we were in the area again

1 Thank Danda1610
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Loved everything about this restaurant. Great views, cozy confines. Most of all, GREAT food. The prices are not bad at all considering how fresh everything is. Can't find this caliber of seafood at home. Would recommend all aspects of this great restaurant.

1 Thank John W
Cleveland, OH
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

In a four day weekend in the area, at which we ate lobster for every single meal, Fish Shack was the best meal we had. The restaurant has a very casual, relaxed atmosphere, and our waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was unbeatable! The chowder was thick and delicious, loaded with clams. The steamed lobsters were unbelievable -- so... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We loved the Fish Shack, which came highly recommended to us. Food was great and the service was even better. They even opened a closed off area for us which had a better view overlooking the harbor. This was our first stop @ Rockport and our server provided us with lots of information on places to visit and eat. We... More 

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London, England
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82 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was the only place open when we arrive. If you want a posh restaurant it's not that but it has clean tables and good staff and lovely views. It's mainly seafood as you would guess and we really enjoyed our meals on both nights we ate there.

Thank whugirl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

No wonder this place gets good reviews. It delivers excellent classic New England food at good prices served by waitstaff that actually deliver more than the automatic happy sentences without true friendliness behind them that marks so many places these days. They even take the time to gab a little as if you were a local. The decor is nothing... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice during our trip to Rockport. The food was generally good and the chowder was outstanding. Portions were generous and service was excellent. We were lucky enough to get a window table overlooking the water both times.

Thank ILoveTexas
St Albans, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Came recommended but lacked atmosphere. Whole place a bit scruffy particularly entrance area lit by neon lights with many failed tubes. Staff very untidy looking. Had crab cakes and scallops both of which were overcooked and pretty tasteless. All in all one to miss.

Thank IanBone007
Bedford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Visited for lunch and decided to share a lobster salad. The quality of the dish was excellent.Glad we did share as the portion was large. This was probably the nicest meal we had in the area. Service was good and the price for what we had was very reasonable. Would recommend

Thank Venusbeachreturners

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?