Best Places to Eat and Drink on Nantucket

Best Places to Eat

Who's Hungry? With all the kiteboarding, efoiling, biking, and exploring of the island, you are bound to work up an appetite! And that's a good thing because the food and drink on Nantucket is just as world-class as its beaches. We thought we'd see if we can whet your appetite with a few options!



Claudette's  sconset

Delicious breakfast sandwiches and a nice walk from the lighthouse.  

Island Kitchen  rotary

Upscale diner-feel with incredible food. Serve all day and offer catering too.

The Downyflake  rotary

Nantucket staple. A classic diner with unreal donuts.

Black Eyed Susan's  town

One of the best breakfast spots on the island. Be sure you don't miss the Pennsylvania Dutch cakes!



Provisions  town

Home of the famous Turkey Terrific.

Fresh  town

We love the Caprese.

Sayle's Seafood  town

Fried Clams and a Lobster Roll = Perfection.

Cisco Brewery  south shore

Food trucks, beer, spirits, music -- what more could you ask for?

Something Natural  cliff road

Bakery and sandwich shop, known for its breads, huge sandwiches, and cookie dough to cook later.

The Corner Table   town

Sometimes also referred to as our de facto office. Strong coffee, strong internet, delicious food to go or stay, and cool people.



Oran Mor  town

Romantic dinner spot. Fantastic food and cocktails. 

Lola Burger  rotary

Family friendly with good burgers and prices. Its sister restaurant Lola 41 is in town and a little more formal.

Black Eyed Susan's  town

We also love this for dinner! BYOB

Ventuno  town

Delicious Italian food with a strong wine selection. If you miss dinner, they are also known for a good party late night.

Sandbar at Jetties  jetties

Family friendly, casual beach dining. It's a great place to watch the sunset with daily buck-a-shuck happy hour specials.

Nautilus  town

Creative small plates and cocktails you won’t forget. Get your reservation early in the day.

Millie's  madaket

Unbeatable tacos, quesadillas, and sunsets. Try the Madaket Mystery. Plus, Mr. Rogers hung out here and you should too.

Pi Pizza  rotary

Very. Good. Pizza.


Dessert & Something Sweet

The Juice Bar  town

Best ice cream + smoothies + juices.

Wicked Island Bakery  near the rotary

Morning buns. That's all we have to say.


Late Night

Brotherhood of Thieves  town

While open for lunch and dinner, Brotherhood’s kitchen is the one of the last to close on Nantucket at 10PM. Great American cuisine and the oldest bar on Nantucket.

Stubby's  town

'Cause who doesn’t like onion rings and a cheesesteak at 1AM.



Start the night with one of your many delicious dinner options. Then, you might wander over to Gazebo for one of their incredible mudslides post dinner. Slip 14 and The Boarding House also offer great drinks and friendly bartenders. As your night continues, you may find yourself at one of the following places. Nantucket closes at 1am so go close it down! Plus, nothing cures a hangover like a bit of kiting the next morning...

Straight Wharf town

DJ, music, dancing, and rowdy times. It also has a very good dinner menu earlier in the evening.

The Chicken Box near rotary

Live music, dancing, and even rowdier times. Look out for upcoming concerts and visiting bands, but watch out for long lines on busy nights.

Club Car town

The infamous piano singalong spot. You'll find strong spirits both in the drinks and people!

Gaslight town

New in 2019, Gaslight offers itself as an aswesome new destination for live music, craft cocktails, and complementary food. It became a favorite quickly, and you'll want to watch out for lines.

Ventuno Back Bar town

A Nantucket classic and more traditional bar scene.
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