The Best Nantucket Restaurants
This is just a taste to get you started! Check your local listings for new Nantucket restaurant and café openings, and the ever changing specials which are sure to delight every palate!
29 Fair Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-7800
Located a short stroll from Main Street is Nantucket's 'newest' but 'oldest' restaurant, the acclaimed 29 Fair, a Nantucket Bistro. The cuisine is innovative yet with traditional French savoir faire at the same time, offering a creative blend of the freshest ingredients to enhance the natural flavors of the dishes. In addition to dinner, breakfast at 29 Fair has been a Nantucket tradition for many years from the time the restaurant was known as the Woodbox. A champagne brunch has been added on Saturdays and Sundays.
16 Macy's Lane, Nantucket
Phone: (508) 228-3135
A.K. Diamond's is the best place to get the food you crave! Our award winning salad bar and awards for "Best of Nantucket" Family Dining and Inexpensive Restaurant set us apart from the rest. Our home made chowder won first place at this year's Chowder Contest. Our motto, "If you leave here hungry, it's your own fault!" rings true. Your favorites are served up hot, tasty, and in large portions.
80 Centre Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-7111
American Seasons is adored by island residents for its deliciously imaginative preparations using American ingredients, and it is sought out by visitors who have heard of its wide-spread reputation for consistently serving unique dishes flawlessly prepared and beautifully presented. Featuring an all American wine list that is annually recognized with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Also offering a full bar.
Arno's at 41 Main Street
41 Main Street Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-7001
Located in the historic district of Nantucket Island right on Main Street, Arno's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. New owner, Chris Morris, brings a renewed energy to the Main Street tradition. He will continue to bring friendly, attentive service, fresh made menu items, and an eclectic energetic atmosphere.
15 South Water Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-0570
Atlantic Cafe is the place for good food and good fun. The decor often features local artisans and maintains a nautical theme. Friendly service is stressed year-round, and everyone from age 2 to 92 is made welcome. Young people find it a good place to meet and eat and hang out; single diners are treated with uncommon hospitality, and families find the surroundings and food excellent fare all year round.
Brant Point Grill
50 Easton Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 325-1320
Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant, Nantucket's premier lobster, steak and seafood restaurant. The native lobster arrives fresh every day, the prime dry-aged steaks are highly marbled and grilled to perfection, the award winning wine cellar bulges with chilled champagne to enjoy with just shucked Wellfleet oysters or bold Cabernets to savor with a grilled filet mignon.
77 Easton Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-4730
A wonderful atmosphere for brunch or lunch. The summer garden (located on the front porch) has local music throughout the summer.
Brotherhood Of Thieves
23 Broad Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-2551
This Island favorite offers an 1840's Whaling Bar, located downstairs and featuring rustic brick, wooden beams, two fireplaces and low ceilings. Upstairs there are five separate dining areas. In addition, there is an outdoor patio and bar which open mid-May through mid-October.
Centre Street Bistro
29 Centre Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-8470
Featuring creative cuisine on Nantucket, with an intimate dining room and in-season patio dining. Open year-round for dinner; lunch and dinner available on weekends. Take out also available.
Company Of The Cauldron
5 India Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-4016
Located in the heart of Nantucket's Historic District, the abundant charm of this small red building with ivy-covered windows invites you to enter. Inside the doorway massed flowers greet you on the antique bakers rack. Just beyond, tables set with old silverware and classic floral linens glow softly, lit only by candles. Romantic ambience abounds.
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-9278
If you're a lover of raw bar this is a must stop. There is plenty sight seeing to be had. The yachts and power boats are lined up and down the wharf.
9 India Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-1836
DeMarco Restaurant is located in a refurbished 19th century sea captain's home in the heart of historic downtown Nantucket. DeMarco is open for dinner from mid-May through mid-October. The restaurant serves northern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting with an emphasis on simply and artfully prepared dishes that reflect the seasons and spotlight local produce and seafood. The kitchen staff produces everything on the menu from scratch, including all breads, pastas, and desserts.
20 Broad Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-5550
Dune made its debut back in 2009 but in Nantucket terms this restaurant is considered "new." Enjoy the ever-changing menu and sophisticated elegance of this gem that was voeted the best restaurant in Nantucket by Cape Code Life.
Fog Island Cafe
7 South Water Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-1818
For Mark and Anne Dawson, the Fog Island Cafe is a dream they have brought to fruition. Their family is committed to healthy alternatives and island sustainability. The couple designed the cafe's interior themselves, aiming for a casual and inviting atmosphere. And they rank hospitality as important as the high quality of the food they serve. Fog Island serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch year-round and dinner as well, in season.
Le Languedoc Inn & Bistro
24 Broad Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-2552
A Nantucket Island favorite for over 25 years, this French bistro is always delicious, charming and fun! Le Langudoc offers two distinct dining atmospheres. Downstairs, the cafe and the outdoor Terrace (which opens July 4th) is a friendly, fun, laid-back place. The upstairs dining rooms have a different, more intimate quality - the candlelit tables are romantic and refined. Le Languedoc's menus are seasonal, and everything is made on-premises daily. Le Languedoc has been awarded Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" every year since 1990.
12 Cambridge Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-0301
Inspired by the flavors and concepts of Spanish and Japanese cuisine, this Asian-fusion restaurant adds a twist to New England favorites. Enjoy their tapas or order one of their multi-person "feast" selections.
2 South Beach Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-8655
Oran Mor is a restaurant to indulge all your senses: from the sound of the music to the comfort of your seat, from the sight of a still life to the flavor of a sauce. Our goal is to transcend fads and flamboyance and achieve a clarity of expression, execution, and taste that will please you with simplicity and haunt you with a memory. Take a stroll up the copper stairs and enter this historic Nantucket home. With three dining rooms and an intimate bar this restaurant can't disappoint.
Siasconset Village Center, Siasconset
Phone: (508) 257-4008
The 'Sconset Cafe has been serving Nantucket Island since 1983. The cafe's atmosphere is casual and relaxing and offers a magical mix of candlelight dinners and a cuisine that is inspired from the freshest of ingredients.
130 Pleasant Street, Nantucket
Phone: (508) 325-4500
Established in 2000, Sfoglia has come to define the meaning of trattoria. The porcelain-topped tables are set with squat glasses and mismatched place settings. The centerpieces: Mason jars, wire baskets and wooden troughs, are filled with dry legumes, in-season vegetables and fruit - that focus on the food you are about to eat. The Renaissance-influenced menu changes bi-monthly and is designed to encourage people to dine in the European-style.
13 Fair Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-0040
Enjoy this timeless and historic restaurant. The dining space is cozy and inviting, the staff is warm and attentive, and the food is top notch! The Ships Inn Restaurant offers one of Nantucket's finest dining experiences. Located in an historic whaling captain's mansion built in 1831, the dining room and lounge are below street level and have an updated colonial atmosphere. This restaurant is a very good choice for an evening out with friends, and there are cozy, intimate alcoves for more romantic encounters.
Straight Wharf Restaurant
6 Harbor Square, Straight Wharf, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-4499
Straight Wharf is a hub of summertime activity, as well as being the namesake of one of Nantucket's finest restaurants. Straight Wharf's diners enjoy the waterfront setting, a menu that is a beautiful blend of native seafoods and an extensive wine list, winner of the Wine Spectator "Best of Excellence Award". Reservations are requested for the dining room and the restaurant is closed on Mondays. The prime water view matches the perfectly prepared meals and drinks. Depending on where you choose to sit you can have a casual meal at the bar or a fancier meal in the dining room.
Sushi By Yoshi
2 East Chestnut Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-1801
Sushi By Yoshi is Nantucket's only authentic Japanese Restaurant. Tokyo-born owner and chef, Yoshi, and partner Donald Noyes have been operating sushi restaurants for more than 25 years. BYOB.
The Club Car
1 Main Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-1101
A classic Nantucket dining establishment, featuring regional favorites and traditional classics prepared and served with a creative flair. Extensive wine list. Open mid-May through October, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas Stroll weekend. Call for reservations.
12 Federal Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-2121
Nantucket has a lustrous gem in the center of its dining scene. New England favorites meet Asian cuisine! If you’re looking for a twist this is certainly your spot. Proprietors Angela Raynor and her husband, Excutive-Chef Seth Carter Raynor teamed with noted New York Designer Chris Smith (Buddakan, Lobster Club, Nobu), and the result is 'The Pearl' . A stunning restaurant from the owners of the award-winning Boarding House, The Pearl has been featured in Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure and on Chronicle since opening July of 1999.
The Proprietors Bar & Table
9 India Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-3519
Enjoy the quiet and unique atmosphere. You can stop in and grab a cocktail or enjoy a lcoally-sourced full-course meal. Endorsing the island's original role as a whaling hub this restaurant serves internationally inspired flavors and techniques when it comes to the celebratory ritual of family style dining.
The Sea Grille
45 Sparks Avenue, Nantucket
Phone: (508) 325-5700
A favorite with locals and seasonal residents, The SeaGrille serves lunch, dinner and a bar menu year-round. The spacious, comfortable dining room is large enough to accommodate large parties and is perfect for functions. Outdoor seating is available seasonally. Enjoy the true Nantucket dishes: quahog chowder, delicious lobster bisque, bouillabaisse, day boat cod and more.
The Summer House Restaurant
17 Ocean Avenue, Siasconset
Phone: (508) 257-9976
This award-winning restaurant is graced with a quintessential Nantucket summer setting in Siasconset. Offering lunch and dinner featuring eclectic fare with fresh regional ingredients and selections from the sea. The bistro’s bar is Sconset’s answer to Galley Beach. Enjoy this adorable beachfront bar on Nantucket's northern shore.
The Tavern At Harbor Square
Main Street & Straight Wharf, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-1266
The Tavern At Harbor Square features indoor and outdoor dining for lunch and dinner from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. The menu includes a variety of regional favorites including: chowder, salads, burgers, seafood, chicken, and more. The Tavern is casual and kid-friendly, and we offer good value and prices that will please you. We are located right on the dock, and our waterviews are gorgeous.
120 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket
Phone: (508) 228-8768
The Wauwinet celebrates Nantucket's bountiful harvests from the sea and shore with its internationally acclaimed restaurant, TOPPER'S. Using fresh local ingredients, Executive Chef Christopher Freeman's signature cooking style is one of inspired simplicity. His innovative dishes celebrate the distinct, natural flavors of seasonal foods.
21 Federal Street, Nantucket Town
Phone: (508) 228-4242
Where classic Italian favorites meet a modern twist! Just a short walk to the wharf will not be disappointed with the atmosphere or innovative menu. The relaxed back patio behind Ventunos is covered in a trellis of vines - Perfect for a relaxing night!