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Topper's

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120 Wauwinet Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554-4213
Nantucket Town is nine miles from The Wauwinet. The inn provides complimentary jitney service 12 times daily from 9 AM to 11 PM. We pick up from the Information Bureau on Federal Street, we also pick up from the White Elephant Hotel from 6.00pm-8.00pm on the hour.
508-228-8768
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Okay food, Definitely worth the view

Having dinner there at sunset is an amazing experience. Absolutely beautiful breathtaking views. The food isn't anything to write home about. I've heard it's a better experience to take the boat to Topper's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Jennifer B
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New York City, New York
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Rehoboth Beach, DE
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The best part of our (group of 6) experience at Toppers was the boat ride from downtown to the restaurant. It is a 45 minute ride along the coast accompanied by champaign, wine, and beer offerings. The drinks are not complimentary and their cost is added to your bill at the restaurant. We arrived at the restaurant at 6:05 and... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We we're hosting dear friends visiting the island and thought Toppers would be perfect. I've eaten there over the years and it was great. This experience was not at all what you would expect a restaurant that has the accolades that Toppers has had. The setting is so lovely, nothing else on island compares. But the food was sub par.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Spectacular setting (get there for sunset) and still a very strong wine list but Toppers is not the elegant experience it used to be. Not to say it isn't still a very good restaurant, but it has fallen far from the days when it was the best on the island.

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Redding, Connecticut
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Topper's was so highly reviewed that my expectations were for a 5 star experience typical of a Relais & Chateau property. I reminded myself that this is not a Relais Gourmand, so the ratings may be more for the hotel and not the restaurant. Service was decent. The waiter was friendly, but a bit slow, as was the kitchen between... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were very disappointed with our dinner experience. Our meals took over an hour to be served and were lacking in both presentation and taste. We knew that it was an expensive restaurant, but I think you are paying for the "name" and views of which we had none because they said we could not be seated outside although there... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Having dinner there at sunset is an amazing experience. Absolutely beautiful breathtaking views. The food isn't anything to write home about. I've heard it's a better experience to take the boat to Topper's.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I stayed at the Wauwinet last week, and had a chance to sample each meal -- yup, I'm a lucky girl. I'm not much of a breakfast eater, but the coffee was excellent and the "smoothie of the day" was just what I needed to start my day. Lunch, on the other hand, is one of my favorite meals. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Best in the Island!!! Great food Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinner. This restaurant had the most beautiful sunset views. The entire staff is the best of the best!!!

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Arrival by boat for a dinner reservation is definitely the way to go for dinner at Topper's: they have an amazing water taxi which will take you from the dock at The White Elephant in town and then drop you off at The Wauwinet Dock to be greeted and brought up for dinner. What a way to arrive in style!... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Was really excited to visit this Relais et Chateau restaurant...Really disappointed. Appetizer portions were teeny and at $30 per serving I would have thought a little more substance was necessary. Okay in flavor, but not outstanding. Had the Halibut for my entree...bland! Didn't finish it. Dessert was inedible...it just didn't taste good. Dinner was well over $250 and not worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Wauwinet Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554-4213
  • Public Transportation: Nantucket Town is nine miles from The Wauwinet. The inn provides complimentary jitney service 12 times daily from 9 AM to 11 PM. We pick up from the Information Bureau on Federal Street, we also pick up from the White Elephant Hotel from 6.00pm-8.00pm on the hour.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-8768

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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