Beach Bites: Nantucket's Best Sandwich Shops

There’s nothing like a satisfying sandwich, especially when you can enjoy it as you relax on a Nantucket beach. Luckily, the island is full of top-notch sandwich options for you to enjoy in town or on the beach. Here’s a look at the best spots to grab a sandwich on Nantucket.

45 Surfside

45 Surfside Road

With indoor and outdoor seating, 45 Surfside’s a baker/cafe that offers diners a delicious array of sandwiches for breakfast or lunch. Keep it lighter with a roasted turkey, havarti, herb aioli, and greens on wheat, or go for the gusto with a traditional meatball sub.

B-ACK Yard BBQ

20 Straight Wharf

This shop is known for its BBQ brisket sandwich, which pairs perfectly with creamy homemade mac and cheese. The atmosphere is laid back and feels like you just stepped off the beach.

Bartlett’s Farm

33 Bartlett Farm Road

Bartlett’s Farm offers produce, cool treats, and picnics, plus a variety of sandwiches. Try The Pilgrim sandwich, which comes with turkey, cranberry sauce, and other holiday toppings, and add a bag of Cape Cod chips and you’re good to go.  

Brotherhood of Thieves

23 Broad Street

The lobster BLT is a highlight at Brotherhood of Thieves. It’s just the right mix of crunchy and creamy - a truly satisfying Nantucket sandwich. Plus, the whole place has a cozy pub vibe.

Easy Street Cantina

2 Broad Street

With a fun, funky atmosphere, the Easy Street Cantina is an easy place to enjoy a sandwich. Try the fish and chips, or go for breakfast and order the Grand Slamwich, with bacon, sausage, ham, egg, and cheese, on a maple-flavored bun.

Fresh

5 Salem Street

Inside an unassuming building on Salem Street, you’ll find a satisfying sandwich to fill your belly before a fishing trip. Order a hearty tuna or lobster roll, or build your own custom-stacked sandwich.  Fresh is also a fully licensed liquor store, an easy one stop shop for filling up the cooler before you hit the beach or boat.

The Green

5 West Creek Road

With dine-in and carry-out options, this local favorite offers an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, but their sandwiches (which are available on wraps or bagels) are a definite highlight. Better yet, you can pair your sandwich with a delicious smoothie made on site.

Henry Sandwiches Jr.

129 Orange Street

Henry’s Jr. is a Nantucket institution, located mid-Island right next to Hatch’s Package Store, this little shop is famous for its decadent and fluffy sub rolls.  Henry’s Jr. is take out only, but big on flavor. Try old submarine sandwich favorites, make your own, or try their famous cheese special!

Lemon Press

41 Main Street

This quaint shop, which recently moved to a new location, is a great option for breakfast sandwiches and organic fare.  Enjoy a fresh cold-pressed Juice, vegan snacks, and organic Acai Bowls. Vegans will love the Brekky Breakfast Bagel Sandwich.

Lola Burger

1 Sparks Avenue

When a burger is the only sandwich you desire, head to Lola Burger. Their name sake menu item, The Lola Burger, is an island classic, don’t forget to add the famous truffle fries!  Not into the red meat? They offer several options including a delicious Tuna Burger, Falafel, and of course, a Lobster Roll.

Nantucket Pharmacy Lunch Counter

45 Main Street

Located at the center of Main Street, take a step back in time to enjoy the experience of ordering from an old-style lunch counter. “The Pharmacy” serves simple, paper plated sandwich classics. Our favorites are the grilled cheese, or a toasted blueberry muffin. The Pharmacy is well known for its old style frappe’s, a blend of rich malt, milk, and your choice of ice cream.

Provisions

3 Harbor Square

Despite its humble name, Provisions makes world-class sandwiches. Try the perennially popular chicken curry sandwich or the Turkey Terrific, one of the best-known sandwiches on Nantucket.

Something Natural

50 Cliff Road

This place delivers on the promise of something natural. Its sandwiches are fresh, oversized, and reasonably-priced. Try the prime roast beef sandwich on the shop’s famous Portuguese bread.

Straight Wharf Fish Store

4 Harbor Square

Part fish store, part sandwich shop, this is a great place to get a seafood sandwich that’s as fresh as possible. Try the meaty, satisfying lobster roll for a Nantucket classic.  The market carries soft shell crab when in season, which they make into an amazing sandwich, but you have to ask for it!

Stubby’s

8 Broad Street

This is a great place to grab a quick sandwich, including Jamaican specialties. Try the Cuban sandwich, a unique find on Nantucket.

The Charlie Noble

15 South Water Street

Known for elevated comfort food, The Charlie Noble offers an array of next-level sandwiches. Try the Surf and Turf, a lobster-topped burger that was featured on the TV show The Phantom Gourmet.


The Tavern

4 Harbor Square

Well-located with ample outdoor seating, The Tavern is a great place to grab a sandwich. The fish and chips and lobster roll are both solid choices here.

Walter’s Deli

10 Broad Street

If you’re grabbing a sandwich on the way to the boat, stop at Walter’s Deli. Eat a seaside lobster roll - the true old-fashioned kind, packed with lobster and light on the mayo.

Yummy

63 Surfside Road

Yummy features an extensive menu, especially for a little shop just off the bike path to Surfside beach. With delicious sandwich options ranging from the lobster roll to their falafel sandwich, you’re sure to find something to please everyone in your group.

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