Where to Eat on Nantucket
Collected by Alison Abbott, AFAR Local Expert
The best Nantucket dining focuses on seasonal local ingredients. Talented chefs interpret the freshest of seafood in new and unique ways, you can eat oceanside with your toes in the sand or load up on goodies for a day-trip picnic, and even a humble hot dog tastes great when accompanied by the salt air.
3502, 17 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
The hotel might get most of the buzz, but a reservation for the restaurant at Greydon House should be at the top of your to do list. Enjoy a cocktail while perusing the offerings from executive chef Marcus Ware, who takes full advantage of all the...
10 India St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Black-Eyed Susan's is considered one of the best-value restaurants in town, and is renowned for breakfast items like delicious huevos rancheros and French toast with orange Jack Daniels butter. Dinner options frequently change but are based around...
3 Harbor Square, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Provisions serves superb sandwiches and a selection of fresh scones, pastries, and muffins baked in-house. Grab a seat on one of the many benches overlooking the scenic harbor and chow down on the Turkey Terrific. You’ll be immediately transported...
1 Main St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
This island institution will surprise the old guard, as new owners have redesigned the menu and freshened up the environment. The new food offerings are made for sharing with friends and family, with a local take on tapas that includes warm...
33 Bartlett Farm Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
The island’s largest and oldest family-owned farm is the go-to spot for locally sourced food, with picnic ingredients, freshly baked pies, and even dinner entrées available. They have a section of fresh seafood and a wide variety of groceries and...
18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Locals and visitors alike find plenty to love about breakfast and lunch at the Downyflake. Serving hungry patrons for over 80 years, this family-friendly spot is well-known for its warm sugar donuts (and its chocolate-dipped ones). A typical...
10 Main St, Siasconset, MA 02564, USA
Cyclists who make the 9-mile ride out to ‘Sconset will be thrilled when they get to Claudette’s in the center of the village: The sandwiches here are satisfying and made to order. The house sauce is flavorful and julienne carrots add a nice...
9 India St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
One of the first restaurants on Nantucket to introduce the shared plates concept, The Proprietors Bar & Table is a great spot to visit with a group. Their moniker, "a culinary ode to the well-traveled palate," perfectly describes the offerings....
63 Surfside Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Yummy is a newly opened takeout café. Breakfast options include wraps, sandwiches, and acai bowls topped with berries, bananas, granola, and coconut flakes. The burger is slathered in a finger-licking cheddar Mornay. Vegetarian and vegan options...
2234, 4 Bathing Beach Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554, United States
Looking for a raw bar in a casual beach setting? It’s hard to beat the location of the Sandbar at Jetties Beach. The moderately priced menu and insanely genius frozé (yes that would be frozen rosé) are a winning combination for summer...
3549, 12 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Don’t be discouraged by the long line, it moves quickly and is worth the wait. A longstanding institution, located neat Steamship Wharf, the popular Juice Bar serves homemade ice cream and handmade waffle cones. Inventive flavors such as the...
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