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Summer Shack can be a little overpriced at times, but you can count on great food, great service, and a wonderful atmosphere whenever you come here. A sure bet for a great meal!
I only had the oysters and wine so my review is limited but what I had was great. The oysters were exceptionally fresh and expertly shucked, hardly a shell shard in them. The wine list was surprising for the location, there were a lot of excellent white seafood friendly wines to choose from. My oyster experience was better than Legal and almost as good as B&G.
It is kitschy, relatively inexpensive, and in a good location for locals and tourists. It is fun, not fancy, but they do starch their napkins, which is a nice juxtaposition to the decor. I do enjoy the clam chowder here, as it is more soupy than creamy with nice chunks of potatoes. I came here really only to have king crab leg and they were delicious; A tiny-tad over cooked but still tasty.
This was my last real meal in New England, and it was definitely a good way to say goodbye to Boston. An ample helping of seafood choices...all delicious, all fresh. I had the "be good to yourself" plate (includes a chef's selection of healthy fish over brown rice) which allowed me to pick of my family's dinners guilt free. We struggled to crack the 2lb lobster (my mom still has the scars on her hands), but it was all in good fun.
I'm giving Summer Shack four stars for the AWESOME bartenders that really contributed to a great time here. For food I had a green salad with blue cheese. Now, the salad was totally fine, but, because, I love cheese, I was looking forward to some nice big chunks of blue cheese.
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