Jasper White Summer Shack Jasper White's Summer Shack

Jasper White's Summer Shack

149 Alewife Brook Pwky. (Cambridge Park Dr.)
Cambridge, MA 02140
Cuisine: Seafood
Original outpost of Jasper White's consistently good seafood shack set in a casual atmosphere near Alewife station.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Jasper White's Summer Shack, Cambridge, MA

Jasper White's Summer Shack Restaurant Review:

The fun, casual atmosphere, complete with a forty-foot statue depicting a fisherman standing guard at the front door, pays homage to New England seafood. Inside are communal picnic tables, booths in cotton candy-blue leather and a rollicking raw bar filled with clams, crab claws, oysters and jumbo shrimp. Seafood is the name of the game here and includes some nice surprises like fried buffalo shrimp, lobster wontons, Portuguese mussels and a crabmeat club sandwich. The must-order dinner specialty is Jasper White's pan-roasted lobster made with bourbon, chervil and chives. Other specialties include whole roasted local flounder with brown butter, a spiced-up fisherman's stew and fiery-hot jerked fish. Wood-grilled specials are listed on the blackboard, which changes daily. We like the summertime clambakes complete with lobster, mussels, clams, corn, potatoes, egg and chourico. Fried chicken, franks and beans, and marinated steak tips are also available. Finish off the meal with a soft-serve cone. Also located in the Back Bay.