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Summer Shack

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(66 Reviews)

149 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02140

(617) 520-9500

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Today: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
19
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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General Info
Summer Shack is a casual-style seafood restaurant that serves a variety of food items for lunch and dinner. It serves a selection of appetizers, entrees, desserts, seafood and operates a raw bar. The restaurant hosts a variety of events, including corporate gatherings, birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners and graduation celebrations. Its raw bar features a display case that holds more than 4,000 pieces of shellfish. The restaurant also has a sports bar that features a big-screen television set and serves Buffalo wings, french fries, cheeseburgers, clam chowder and shrimp cocktail. Summer Shack offers off-site catering services for corporate and social events. Additionally, it sells gift cards and cookbooks. The restaurant has locations in Boston and Cambridge, Mass., and Uncasville, Conn.
BBB Rating
A+
BBB Rating and Accreditation information may be delayed up to a week.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Fri:
Sat:
Sun:
Extra Phones

Phone: (617) 520-9501

Payment method
visa, master card, amex, discover, debit
Price Range
$$
Neighborhood
North Cambridge
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Categories
American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Drive Through: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, American, Seafood

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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briaa517
Edited: 02/13/2017
Overall

The raw bar is great and I especially like the condiments for the oysters, not just the usual gloppy ketchup and horseradish. My husband and I split a few appetizers (the daily specials are usually great) and some oysters and find it's plenty of food and the check is not bad at all. The wine list is exceptional for a place like this; the service is not.

odiego553
Edited: 02/09/2017
Overall

Amazing bar service the ambience was good the food even better. I really enjoyed coming here and will continue to come this is my weekend starter.

Lillian N.
Edited: 02/05/2017
Overall

The food and the service in the Summer Shack are always fantastic and Cindy always makes great drinks! The staff always makes me feel like I’m part of the Shack family.

Eleslie T.

10/07/2014

Overall

Our server, Mike, was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu items and he was very helpful with recommendations. He was prompt, friendly, and served with a smile.

Overall

Yay! The ladies room re-do is much appreciated! I am looking forward to seeing the new bar. More small bites on the menu would be great, and Joe is right to add some seafood pasta or risotto dishes. That would be excellent!

Madeline E.

09/10/2014

Overall

Don’t start serving pasta; you might double your business. Summer Shack’s seafood is amazing. I love their menu choices. I cannot wait to come back.

Isaac C.

08/20/2014

Overall

The waiter I had, Sal, was very wonderful. He was kind, informative, and very attentive. He really made the experience great! Thank you.

John N.

08/12/2014

Overall

The staff is so knowledgeable of their food. In my opinion, they really know how to work together to deliver excellent dining services. Thank you for the amazing customer service.

Caleb B.

07/22/2014

Overall

We had a very nice waitress and the food was also very good. I will be coming back for more food next time.

frankk602

11/25/2013

Overall

Good service and good food except the kids menu. Great service. It's nice here. Great waitress! Impeccable service. Personable and impressive. Thanks for a great night. Michelle rocks.

ronn588

11/12/2013

Overall

Some of the best food I've eaten in my 70 years on this planet. Big John was a great server! Mark was a terrific lad and divine! We love this place! Mark was a great server. Helpful. Knowledgable, and nice.