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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ambiance

Nice trip to a quiet corner of the island. Book the water taxi from town to add to the experience! Make sure to call well in advance to reserve. However for one of the "top restaurants is Massachusetts", I've had much better food elsewhere on Island. The steak was fine, had a huge slab of garlic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
VahACK
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were saying at a sister property and decided to go here for dinner. We ordered the tasting menu and after the second course, realized what we were being served wasn't what was on the menu. The server confirmed this and said, oh yes, the menu HAD changed a few days before. Hmmmm, okay then what am I eating? If... More 

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Jennifer H, Manager at Topper's, responded to this review

Dear Liz W, I'm so sorry to hear that your experience with us was just sub par. Our $95 chef tasting menu is designed to really highlight some of our favorite dishes so it truly is disappointing to hear they did not hit home with your group. I wish we had known sooner of your disappointment. When dining it is... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Nice trip to a quiet corner of the island. Book the water taxi from town to add to the experience! Make sure to call well in advance to reserve. However for one of the "top restaurants is Massachusetts", I've had much better food elsewhere on Island. The steak was fine, had a huge slab of garlic butter on top which... More 

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Jennifer H, Manager at Topper's, responded to this review

Dear VahACK, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at TOPPER'S with Trip Advisor. We take all comments to heart and make certain to also share with our teams. This forum helps us to improve where we may need improvement and really hear what our guests have to say. I will make sure and share your feedback... More 

Mansfield, MA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We love Toppers, away from the hustle and bustle of town, it always provides a relaxing dining experience. We have dined on the deck three times, twice with our three children in tow. The staff is always very kind. We usually start with cocktails on the lawn before being seated on the deck. I look forward to the Boston Brown... More 

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Jennifer H, Manager at Topper's, responded to this review

Dear Preppy Sue, Thank you for your recent review of TOPPER'S on trip advisor! And thank you for returning several times to enjoy your time here out on the deck. Please let us know next time you are dining with us we'd be happy to pack up some brown bread for your trip home! Best, Jen and the TOPPER'S Team More 

Totowa, New Jersey
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Service. Atmosphere. Menu. All A+ The staff was friendly efficient and very welcoming. Genuinely nice people who made for a pleasant dining experience. The dining area has an understated elegance to it, complete with a fireplace. truly Nantucket at its finest The menu was great, sweet potato gnocchi and the endive salad a great start. Trimmings were very special and... More 

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Jennifer H, Manager at Topper's, responded to this review

Dear Vincent, Thank you so much for your flattering review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy that you were able to share such a special celebration with us at TOPPER'S. Again Happy anniversary and we hope we can celebrate with you again next year. Best, Jen and the TOPPER'S Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We were really looking forward to going to toppers after reading great reviews and having visited other Relais & Chateaux establishments. However, although the service and staff were great, the same sadly cannot be said for the food. It was restaurant week and therefore we had the $45 dollar menu - chicken burgers and small steaks were on offer -... More 

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Jennifer H, Manager at Topper's, responded to this review

Dear Shell W, Thank you for the feedback of your recent experience during restaurant week. We always appreciate guests sharing reviews for us to learn from. What a shame that you did not partake in our dinner menu as it seems that was what you were truly looking for. While we do still offer our Fine dining dinner menu as... More 

Haverford, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was not a standard visit as it was a 90th (surprise) birthday visit involving 10 family members, so we were in a semi private room off the main restaurant area. However, service was its usual excellence at Toppers. The food also conformed to its high standard especially the "short ribs" entree. Several of the diners found the duck portion... More 

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Jennifer H, Manager at Topper's, responded to this review

Dear HBarry, Thank you so much for sharing your special occasion with us and for following up here on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and will make certain to communicate your comments to our team. What a lovely family event you had in Topper's Sunroom, and such a blessing to be able to... More 

Canandaigua
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We found Toppers by accident, during a drive around Nantucket. Post-season, so only a few diners were on the patio, and we discovered quickly that it was on the upper end of the price scale. One of our party had the burger, the rest of us had clam chowder with a side. Asparagus was tasty and fresh, my 'frites' were... More 

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Jennifer H, Manager at Topper's, responded to this review

Dear Keerasel, Thank you so much for sharing your experience hear on Trip Advisor. How glad we are you happened to find TOPPER'S By accident. We hope you will knowingly return for a special occasion on another visit. We are fortunate to have two styles of dining at TOPPER'S from our casual deck dining which we offer all day to... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I booked a table for my husband and I in Aug 2014. We took the boat shuttle form the White Elephant, which was nice and ate the Prix Fix Meal. I upgraded to the Tuna which was oily and just overall made me gag. The gnocchi was daily tasteless and the spinach was grainy. The desert was okay. My husband... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Did the chefs tasting menu. Everything was inventive, beautifully presented and delicious. We were not disappointed. The blueberry soufflé desert was memorable. Service was first rate.

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Jennifer H, Manager at Topper's, responded to this review

Dear NeedhamCrowe, Thank you for sharing a wonderful experience with us! I am so glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at TOPPER'S. From food to service it seems like we were able to create a wonderful memory for you. We will hope to see you back again soon. Best, Jen and the TOPPER'S Team More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Sadly the restaurant and service is past it's prime. Very disappointing service and no longer top notch food. I brought my family for dinner and had to struggle for service.

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Jennifer H, Manager at Topper's, responded to this review

Dear JourneyforTwo, How disappointing to hear you feel we are past our prime. I can assure you our company invests a great deal of time and money to improve and better our property and maintain our standards to uphold our wonderful Zagat, 4 star Forbes and 4 diamond standards. I will be certain to share your disappointing service with our... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?