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Summer Shack

50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
+1 617-867-9955
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (229 reviews)
“crab cakes” (54 reviews)
“clambake” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Dalton St, Ste 2, Boston, MA 02115-3129
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rather expensive for what you get. Lobster roll was average and at $28 a bit of a ripoff. The fried corn bread was delicious but nothing else stood out. Service was soso. Pass on this one.

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tried the waiter's recommendation of the 2 chix lobster....sweet & tasty. Hubby tried the lobster bouillabaisse. ..also excellent. Staff very friendly and attentive. A great place to visit in Beantown.

Thank Robbin48
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the place for a family celebration, the environment was nice, families and regular local customers. The food very good. Oysters of different kinds and provenance and the typical Lobster cooked in different ways. Desserts ok, we expected more and perhaps wines were a...More

Thank Eduardo O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lobster roll and two beers was $50 with tip. They also had a terrible two man band playing that was quite annoying. Lobster roll was good, not great. Been here a couple years ago and thought I would give it another chance. It will probably...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to both locations several times, but I've never veered off my seafood course to try anything else but seafood. But last night, I was in a mood for a little change. I started off with the steamers, which are always good. Next, I...More

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual atmosphere with great fresh seafood and lots of choices. Oysters, fried clams, lobster roll, crab cobb salad, and the "be good to yourself" bluefish are favorites. A terrific bar area for meals or drinks. Friendly bartender offers helpful recommendations. Check this place out if...More

1  Thank 1diningcouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a 2lb. Lobster , it was excellent. Price was high , $64. My hubby had a lobster roll, $24, hardly any meat and the roll was hard as rock. Not what I read in review. The meat lay on top of the bun....More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went for dinner. I ordered a $70. Pan roaster for myself and asked the waiter to give me any vegetable instead of corn because I am allergic to corn. The waiter agreed. My dinner came with the corn. I asked for...More

1  Thank karen_ralph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I was an oyster fan as their selection looked great. I had scallops with an amazing-to-die-for ratatouille. The flavors and temperatures and selections were layered in such an interesting way that I couldn't stop eating. The scallops were also fantastic and large portions....More

Thank KimberlyMaynard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can ALWAYS count on Jasper White's Summer Shack to serve great seafood! The lobsters are fabulous, the oysters succulent, and the fish is fresh and tasty.

Thank Stephen L
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Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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