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Compass Rose Summer Shack- avoid at all costs

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Looking for a place to have a quiet lunch on the water with out of town friends, we went to the Summer Shack (now actually the Summer Shanty due to backing down from threatened lawsuit by Jasper White) in Dennis. Absolutely, the WORST service I have ever had in a restaurant on the Cape. There were 4 tables seated out on the deck at 2 pm on Sunday afternoon. The waitress took at least 10 minutes to bring us menus....another 10 for our sodas....another probably 30 minutes for appetizers....apologizing because the restaurant was being "slammed".... with 4 tables seated???!!!! If it weren't for the nice weather, good view of the marina and enjoyable company I would not have stayed past the apps...but we did, and were rewarded with a 15 minute wait for the check and then our waitress completely disappearing, never to return to collect the $$. I have heard that the Summer Shack owner has purchased the old Spark Fish on 6A in Brewster and is opening an Italian place......I hope he gets his act together with better staff before that venture gets underway.

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  1. We had a lobster roll there last Oct. It was 24.00 or so and they promised identical to Raw Bar's size..no way...pretty setting but not worth it..IMHO