10 Excellent Restaurants In Nantucket, Massachusetts

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Nantucket, Massachusetts is a beautiful and popular summer destination, a small and quiet island off the coast of Cape Cod with great beaches and breathtaking views. There is much to do in Nantucket, besides visiting the many beaches, such as visiting the multitude of lighthouses along the shores of the island. There are also a few history museums as well as nature reserves to visit during your trip. During the busy days on the beach, or walking around exploring the island, you’re sure going to need to fuel up for the day ahead. There is a multitude of different restaurants for you to visit during your stay. Check out ten amazing restaurants in Nantucket, Massachusetts!

1. Le Languedoc Bistro

Warm Confit of Duck Salad, Chicory, Beets, Walnuts, Endive and Shallots

Posted by Languedoc Bistro on Friday, 24 April 2015

Le Languedoc Bistro is a more upscale restaurant, serving up classic French cuisine, using French techniques, as well as the best ingredients from Nantucket, New England and around the world. They have new innovative dishes every season, so you can never get tired of eating at this beautiful restaurant. However, they do keep the favourites, like soft shell crabs, Bartlett Farm tomatoes, and Nantucket Bay scallops. All the dishes pair perfectly with a glass of good wine, for the perfect meal. During the summer, get a chance to sit at the beautiful terrace seating outside and enjoy the weather.

Le Languedoc Bistro

Address: 24 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Hours: [Tues-Sat] 5.30pm to close [Sun] 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm to close

Telephone: +1 508-228-2552

Website: Le Languedoc Bistro

Price range for two: 62 USD - 120 USD

2. Ventuno Restaurant

borse di zucchini | little beggars purses of Bartlett zucchini & mascarpone, brown butter & almonds. Please sir may I have some more?

Posted by Ventuno on Saturday, 21 July 2018

Ventuno is one of the best Italian places on the island. Whether it’s a romantic dinner with your significant other, or an intimate get-together with friends and family, Ventuno is the place to be. The restaurant serves up the favourite traditional Italian dishes, as well as dishes with a contemporary twist on it. You can always have something new at Ventuno, you’ll never get bored. Don’t forget to try the pasta, it’s all homemade! The waiters are very knowledgeable and the best people to give you a good wine recommendation to pair perfectly with your meal.

Ventuno Restaurant

Address: 21 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Hours: 5.30pm-1am [closed until May 2019]

Telephone: +1 508-228-4242

Website: Ventuno Restaurant

Price range for two: 62 USD - 120 USD

3. Centre Street Bistro

Grilled Shrimp and avocado with chickpeas and greens

Posted by Centre Street Bistro on Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Centre Street Bistro is a great place for brunch, a cosy restaurant serving up classic American dishes with some twists. The chefs and owners, Ruth and Tim, believe in the creativity of food, so expect the unexpected here at Centre Street. What is truly special about the bistro is the personality and character of the place. It gives off a homely and welcoming feel, with the seating on the inside and outside just as pleasant of an experience.

Centre Street Bistro

Address: 29 N Centre St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Hours: [Breakfast] 8am-1pm [Lunch] 11.30am-2pm [Dinner] 5.30pm to close (Vary across seasons)

Telephone: +1 508-228-8470

Website: Centre Street Bistro

Price range for two: 22 USD - 60 USD

4. Keepers Restaurant

Grilled Swordfish. This comes with a spring vegetable succotash, and carrot brown butter sauce.

Posted by Keepers Restaurant on Thursday, 10 May 2018

Keepers is a more affordable neighbourhood restaurant, run by locals, Sabrina and Gavin. It is a popular place to eat amongst locals, as it is open year-round instead of just during peak tourists seasons like most restaurants. It serves up classic American cuisine, such as flat iron steaks, fish tacos, wings and salads. The special thing about Keepers is the “Pair and Share” philosophy, where guests can pair menu selections together and order family sharing sizes for the entrees.

Keepers Restaurant

Address: 5 Amelia Dr, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Hours: 5pm-9pm [closed Tues and Weds]

Telephone: +1 508-228-0009

Website: Keepers Restaurant

Price range for two: 22 USD - 60 USD

5. The Proprietors Bar & Table

Posted by The Proprietors Bar & Table on Sunday, 1 April 2018

Proprietors brings a distinct flavour and culture to the local food scene in Nantucket, something that you can rarely find elsewhere on the island. Respecting its history as a whaling hub, the restaurant takes a spin on the local food with international inspired flavours and techniques. This is reminiscent of the past when sailors would return home with their treasures from abroad. The dishes at Proprietors are all so unique, such as their famed Fried Broccoli and Kimchee Pancake. Their famed cocktails are also a definite must-try to finish off your meal!

The Proprietors Bar & Table

Address: 9 India St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Hours: 62 USD - 120 USD

Telephone: +1 508-228-7477

Website: The Proprietors Bar & Table

Price range for two: 62 USD - 120 USD

6. Millie's Restaurant

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Posted by Millie's Restaurant Nantucket on Thursday, 11 August 2016

Millie’s restaurant is a Mexican joint away from the restaurant street of Nantucket, right by to Manduket Beach. The dishes are classic Mexican done great and with variety too. You can have quesadillas, tacos, poke bowls, and salads. There are a bountiful of vegetarian options too so you won’t miss out. The cold drinks are also amazing and hit the spot, whether it be a classic margarita or another cocktail, or an iced tea. They’re served in a mason jar and perfect for that Instagram shot! There’s definitely something for everyone. It has such a laid-back and relaxing vibe and coupled with the beautiful sunsets and amazing food.

Millie's Restaurant

Address: 326 Madaket Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Hours: 11am-9.30pm [open seasonally from May to Sept]

Telephone: +1 508-228-8435

Website: Millie’s Restaurant

Price range for two: 22 USD - 60 USD

7. The Nautilus

Posted by The Nautilus Nantucket on Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Nautilus focuses on more global cuisine, centred around locally-sourced seafood from the island. The dishes are unlike you’ve ever seen before, seafood with Asian and Latin-American twists. Any dish that you get is sure to blow your mind and your taste buds! Try some of their biggest hits, such as the Peking Duck and the oyster tacos. Besides the food, the cocktail bar at The Nautilus is renowned as well, so you can get a handcrafted cocktail to go with your amazing meal. Having been featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, it can get very crowded, especially during the summer. Make sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment, you can’t leave Nantucket without trying The Nautilus.

The Nautilus

Address: 12 Cambridge St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Hours: 5.30pm to close [Wed-Thurs] 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm to close [Fri-Sat] 11.30am-2.30pm [Sun]

Telephone: +1 508-228-0301

Website: The Nautilus

Price range for two: 62 USD - 120 USD

8. Sea Grille

Posted by Seagrille Restaurant on Monday, 4 May 2009

Sea Grille is another unique seafood restaurant, popular amongst locals as well as seasonal visitors. Sea Grille is good for both lunch and dinner, with the creative dishes made from locally and regionally sourced seafood. Some of their most popular dishes include their award-winning Chowder, Lobster Bisque, and Parmesan Crusted Swordfish! They also have a raw bar to get raw oysters, clams and shrimp, as well as two full bars to get a drink to go with your meal. The dishes are beautifully and creatively crafted, and sure to make it one of your best meals in Nantucket.

Sea Grille

Address: 45 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Hours: 11.30am-2pm, 5pm to close [Mon-Sat] 5pm to close [Sun]

Telephone: +1 508-325-5700

Website: Sea Grille

Price range for two: 62 USD - 120 USD

9. Straight Wharf Restaurant

It’s not what you want, it’s what you need on nantucket during stroll. Nantucket bay scallop aguachile with citrus water, avocado, and caviar.

Posted by straight wharf restaurant on Friday, 30 November 2018

What sets Straight Wharf Restaurant apart from other seafood restaurants on the island is definitely the location, it’s located right by the wharf, overlooking the shops along the pier. It truly gives you a classy and authentically nautical feeling. As with the majority of the popular seafood joints in Nantucket, the seafood from Straight Wharf Restaurant is locally and regionally sourced. The food is truly tremedously good and exceptional. Some inventive dishes that many visitors taken a liking to include the watermelon gazpacho, lobster/clam bake, and the salmon crudo.

Straight Wharf Restaurant

Address: 6 Harbor Square, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Hours: 5.30pm-10pm [daily] 11.30am-2pm [in season]

Telephone: +1 508-228-4499

Website: Straight Wharf Restaurant

Price range for two: 62 USD - 120 USD

10. American Seasons

Lobster Salad from our new Summer menu!

Posted by American Seasons on Saturday, 27 June 2015

American Seasons is a Nantucket island favourite, serving up contemporary American favourites from local and seasonal ingredients. Chef and owner Neil Ferguson has 25 years of experience and it is evident in the careful preparation and amazing taste of each dish. Each dish is cooked to perfection and will surely never fail to please. The rustic and candlelit decor of the restaurant contributes to the lovely atmosphere, making American Seasons a definite must-visit!

American Seasons

Address: 80 Centre St, Nantucket, MA 02584, USA

Hours: 5.30pm-9.30pm [Mon, Thurs-Sun]

Telephone: +1 508-228-7111

Website: American Seasons

Price range for two: 62 USD - 120 USD

Bon Appetit!

Brant Point Lighthouse, Nantucket, MA
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Experience food in Nantucket one delicious bite at a time. Each and every one of these restaurants is sure to leave a lasting impression on your trip to Nantucket this summer!

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