Nantucket Restaurants

Nantucket Restaurants

Black-eyed Susan’s

Domestic & Foreign Cooking

A popular seasonal spot, this neighborhood diner is perfect for a casual countertop stool breakfast or candlelit BYOB dinner. Their morning menu features an array of options from classics like house-made corned beef hash or short stacks to spicy thai scrambles with vegan-friendly tofu. Dinner gets even more exotic with Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and Italian inspired apps, soups, full or half portion second courses, entrees and desserts. Cash only.

Fifty-Six Union

Global Cuisine

A popular wedding and event venue, this elegant eatery serves year-round dinner and house specialties featuring fresh, local ingredients and their own private label Pinot Noir. Holidays, island-wide events and the Nantucket Wine Festival all feature special menus and seatings. Three dining rooms and a patio, feature distinctly different atmospheres making this versatile venue a great option for romantic evenings and big get-togethers. Reservations required.

Galley Beach

Global Cuisine

The history of this Nantucket institution and popular event venue begins as a clam shack in 1958 and is studded with stars, from celebrities to Presidents. The coastal cuisine menus utilize Nantucket’s own farms and seafood for lunch, brunch, dinner and dessert. Diners will recognize the classic entrees, created with a level of perfection that’s hard to find anywhere else. Dine indoors, outdoors and in the sand at this elegant Nantucket tradition. Advanced reservations recommended.

The Nautilus

Unique & Inspired, Small Plates & Feasts

A rustic meets modern dining experience, this trio of chefs prides themselves on serving culinary adventures, from small plate tapas to table-wide feasts. Inspired by global tastes, street food, Asian fusion and coastal traditions, each menu relies on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients to please the crowds that line up outside in the Summer months to score a coveted reservation. More than 250 varieties of wine and sake are also available, personally selected by the house sommelier, with more than 25 also available by the glass. Hours and reservation policies change seasonally.

The Summer House Beachside Bistro

Mediterranean Bistro

Al fresco lunch and dinner dining at Nantucket’s only restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Soak in the views as you sip on specialty drinks and enjoy a selection of fresh sandwiches, salads, seafood and more at The Summer House’s casual dining option on the ocean.



Fun and sexy dining is the theme at this island hotspot. Year-round dinner and seasonal brunch that sample a unique blend of global cuisine, including sushi, Korean, American, Irish, Indian, seafood and more. Guests enjoy the laid-back vibe and family-friendly gourmet dining both indoors and outside. Grab a drink at multiple bars including the famed outdoor Tree Bar with low-lit romantic ambiance and heat lamps for cool Nantucket nights. Reservations recommended.