Where to Dine
The bar and restaurant shine in Station 21's newly renovated space right in the hub of the island. Service and decor are on point, and the imaginative drinks and dishes won't disappoint.
Sayle's is our go-to stop when looking for all sorts of fresh seafood on the island. Offering everything from lobster dinners, to fresh fish from the market, steamers, or a bowl of their homemade chowder, you're sure to find what you're looking for.
Imaginative and delectable small plates are great for sharing and are always original and fresh.
The Juice Bar
While yes, The Juice Bar does offer freshly squeezed juices, it's known for it's list of homemade ice cream. Try their cake batter ice cream or a milkshake made with fresh orange juice, squeezed to order, and vanilla ice cream.
This stellar new Nantucket restaurant premiered in 2014 and steadily made its way to the top of the list for locals and visitors alike. Inspired small plates culled from various culinary traditions and countries translate into mouth-watering dishes to share. Don't miss the best calamari you will ever taste, and, if there are 4 or more in your party, try the Peking Duck. Marvelous!
On an island chock full of seafood, Ventuno stands out for its refined approach to Italian cooking - with a Nantucket vibe, of course.
This foodie favorite offers panoramic views of Nantucket Bay and spectacular seafood to match. We're especially partial to the locally harvested Retsyo Oysters on the half shell, cultivated just 300 yards away. Closed during the winter.
The perfect pit stop in Madaket. Sit down for a California baja-style menu, with a focus on fresh, local seafood and produce, or swing by the take-out window for picnic provisions. Closed during the winter.
Here, you'll find a selection of old world wines paired with a curated and constantly changing selection of goat, sheep, cow and blue cheeses—not to mention pate, olives, nuts, sausage and chocolate.
Brotherhood of Thieves
Flowing taps, big juicy burgers, and killer fish and chips lead the list at this 1840’s whaling bar. As Nantucket restaurants go, everybody knows (and goes) to “the brotherhood.”
Black Eyed Susan's
Intimate and unpretentious, this seasonal, tiny island favorite’s fare is truly inspired and gloriously fresh. One thing to note is that it's cash only – but we think that's offset by their BYOB policy.
Pop your collar and throw on your Nantucket Reds — the locals are out and playing at Dune. Great bar scene and solid menu featuring day-caught seafood. Try the Hot & Dirty — Thai chili-infused vodka with a splash of olive juice.
Opened as a clam shack on Cliffside in 1958, Galleys has evolved into quite the hot spot. You'll not only enjoy dishes from a fresh seafood-focused menu, but you'll want to photograph the spectacular scenery in this casually elegant beachside setting.
Best burger on the island, hands down. Stick with a classic or try one of their specialty varieties, and then wash it down with one of more than two dozen craft brews on the beer menu. Closed during the winter.
Galley Beach Restaurant
See and be scene at this open-air restaurant and bar situated right on Cliffside Beach. Inspired by its island surroundings, the elevated menu focuses on seafood and locally grown organic produce. Closed during the winter.
It’s about the food. Imaginative “haute humble” cuisine features what’s seasonal, local and lush. Exceptional American wine list. Consistently the most buzzed about Nantucket restaurant. Hands down.