Nantucket Restaurants

Nantucket Restaurants

167 Nantucket

fish market and specialty store

This roving raw bar can be seen at catered events all over the island and most notably, Cisco Brewery. As the food truck extension of the 167 Nantucket Fish Market, their four-wheeled seafood selection of shrimp, clams, oysters and crab legs is one of the freshest around.

Breeze Restaurant

New England Coastal Cuisine

Contemporary international cuisine is made with local farm-to-table ingredients on this restaurant’s seasonal menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday and holiday brunch. Go for classic Americana or the exoti, with nightly offerings of rotating international cuisine options and Classic New England clambakes, featuring family style seating with live music on Monday nights all summer long. Enjoy indoor dining, lounge seating or kick back by the indoor/outdoor terrace’s firepits, and be sure to check their website for their most current dining schedule before you go. Reservations accepted.


New England Cuisine, Oyster Bar

Voted one of the best bars in Nantucket, this seasonal, waterside restaurant is known for its raw bar, signature cocktails and New England specialities (with a twist). This trendy island hotspot serves brunch, lunch and dinner featuring oysters, lobster and the other seafood staples Nantucket is known for. On an island full of fresh, creative cuisine, Cru still stands out, from the unbeatable ambiance and exclusive local brews to the drinks made with fresh-picked garnishes and 17,000+ oysters cracked by their master shucker every week. Reservations recommended.

Met on Main

American, Eclectic Island Fare

This creative bar and restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with a menu that includes American classics and eclectic island fare such as hand-cut biscuits, parmesan popcorn, burgers, pasta and lobster rolls. Breakfast, served on Saturdays and Sundays, feature a craft-your-own bloody mary menu. Check for fun specials and theme nights. Sit indoors, at the bar or on the heated outdoor patio. Reservations accepted.

Sayle’s Seafood


Take out some of the freshest fish and seafood on the island. This Nantucket fish market serves up hot, fresh and fried seafood entrees, raw oysters and sandwiches to go, for both lunch and dinner. Grab a picnic table on the covered porch outside or take your meal to the shore for dinner and a view.

Slip 14

Casual New England and fusion seafood plates, good bar, patio seating

New American cuisine and fresh seafood is served dockside, with views of the ocean from both the indoor and patio dining areas. Sushi-grade fish accompanies fun summer cocktails and cold beer for a more casual way to enjoy island cuisine from a scenic water locale. Reservations accepted.

Straight Wharf


Seasonal fine dining establishment offering lunch, dinner, bar grill food and weekend brunch made with locally-sourced ingredients for more than 40 years. This restaurant’s many foodie fans come for the intimate ambiance, on-the-water view, open-air deck and popular bar scene as well as their creative starters, entrees and desserts. Events, weddings, proposals and large groups are frequent and welcome. Reservations recommended.

Straight Wharf Fish Store

Fish market and lunch take away, famous lobser rolls

Fresh and simple is the name of the game at this fish market where you scarf down a half-pound lobster roll, without much waiting, at a picnic table outside. Order takeout soups, seafood, sandwiches and lobsters cooked to order, straight from the Nantucket docks.

The Nantucket Lobster Trap

a Nantucket classic, traditional New England Seafood and patio bar

Have fun with your food. The menu, decor and bibs of this casual seafood restaurant and food truck focuses on Nantucket’s favorite crustacean, pitchers of cocktails, fried seafood combos and picnic-style sides. Eat outdoors or in, tie a bib around your neck and drink summer cocktail favorites from plastic cups at this lively lunch and dinner spot. Reservations accepted.

The Pearl

Modern Coastal Cuisine

This award-winning seasonal restaurant holds multiple titles, including Best Seafood Restaurant in New England and Nantucket’s Best Lobster Dish for their signature entree, Salt and Pepper Wok Fried Lobster. Coastal, Asian-inspired cuisine focuses on seasonal seafood, island produce and heritage meats in large plates, small plates and a raw bar. Three dining spaces and a chef’s table offer multiple dining experiences while larger parties and private events are served specially curated menus. Due to the intimate fine dining atmosphere, the recommended dining age is 10+. Reservations recommended.

The Seagrille

Creative Coastal & Traditional New England

Award-winning lunch and dinner has been served at this mid-island institution for nearly 30 years, year-round. Their creative coastal menu focuses on local seafood, classic American cuisine, a raw bar, fresh-made pasta, local cheeses and bread baked daily. Midday diners have their pick of lunch-portion seafood favorites, salads and gourmet sandwiches with an international flair. Beer, wine, cocktails and a select menu is available at their two full bars.

The Tavern

American classics, outdoor seating, gazeebo bar

The downtown Harvard Square location is a popular, casual spot for classic New England cuisine, including salads, sandwiches, burgers, raw bar, fried seafood and lobster. This restaurant and open-air Gazebo Bar is family (and dog) friendly for seasonal lunch, dinner and cocktails.