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Summer Shack

) #54 of 2,405 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
+1 617-867-9955
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (216 reviews)
“crab cakes” (50 reviews)
“clambake” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
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1 - 10 of 772 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went twice. First time was evening and lobster roll was stuffed full and chips done perfectly. Next afternoon went back and less lobster and chips over fried. Nice environment and small bar. Very huge menu of seafood and lobster dishes looked very nice. Worth a...More

Thank Leonard O
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant doesn't really draw you in from the outside, I almost walked past but I'm glad I didn't because there service is great and their food is even better!! We had the lobster and also the fish taco's and were very impressed, very fresh...More

Thank HOLIDAYoholic
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having grown up in the northeast along the coast I'm always in search of good seafood, but rarely find it. This place served me the best clambake I think I've ever eaten. Lobster, clams, mussels, corn, sausage, and potatoes steamed to perfection and served with...More

Thank ct2camom
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an excellent waiter who had exceptional understanding of celiac disease. We all loved our food. The halibut was the favorite of the night. The lobster and bluefish were good too. They have GF clam chowder that was worthy of a second visit.

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Commercial well designed, with significant space, Television, confortable. Food is nice, with different price alternatives.

Thank JaumeR0ig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to eat here while traveling on business. It was late and I wanted seafood that was not room service. I went here basically because it was the only restaurant open, and I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered oysters Rockefeller for an app. It...More

Thank blessedmomma
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to grab a late lunch/early dinner on our way to Fenway. Our concierge recommended it. The lobster was steamed to perfection, chowder was excellent as well as the crab-cakes. The complimentary cornbread was tasty and hit the spot before our food arrived....More

Thank thjenks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from the west coast, I have never had lobster this big and delicious. It was one of the best lobsters I have ever had. We went at 4, and it was not very busy, so I do not know why the service was kind...More

Thank H1673IFbrandonb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both of us had the pan roasted lobster which was really good. Split in 4 places so it took a little work but not the usual cracker nonsense. Mussel appetizers were average. Draft beer list was amazingly limited to 8-10 selections which, in this day...More

Thank RobR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous meal in this casual Back Bay area restaurant. The seafood was fresh and perfectly cooked, the beer selection was good and the service was attentive. It's a little pricey for such a casual place, but the food was totally worth it.

Thank 007_nic
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
My wife and I will be in Boston next week. Do we need to make reservations or can we just pop in and have a bite to eat?
16 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
USD 30 - USD 40
Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
Very good food for a quick lunch
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