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All 122 Nantucket Restaurants

Boarding House

12 Federal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-9622
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Ranked #37 of 122 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: India
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English first
Greenwich, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This place wasn't really on my short list of places to go but after searching unsuccessfully for a place open for a late Sunday lunch, we ended up here and it surpassed our expectations. We were seated downstairs which was a cozy atmosphere. Food was good and great service as well. Would return.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Been so many times... what made this time different? Staff, personable, fresh, flannel, and then there was that puff pop pastry, with all those unimaginable things inside that was delicious. Good luck to our server in Aspen! DJ

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Jupiter, Fl
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had a lovely dinner here on our first evening in ACK. The pumpkin spiced bourbon cocktails were delicious! The cornbread with maple butter was delish and we all enjoyed our meals! Great cozy little place right in town!

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I had an unforgettable meal at the Boarding House last weekend. A friend who goes to Nantucket every summer recommended it and now I know why it is her favorite spot in Nantucket! Our server was friendly and accommodating - he offered us helpful hints as my husband and I agonized over what to order. We wanted... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went for brunch on Sept. 28, 2014. Very friendly wait staff. Get a Bloody Mary you will not be disappointed. Bacon infused vodka, sounds wired but oh wow! Comes with a beautiful slice of bacon in the glass. They have a smoker out back I was told and they really enjoy doing things with the pig. Had the Eggs Benedict,... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The location is fantastic. The service is extremely disappointing. Have tried before and we had a bad experience but, we thought we would give it another shot. Sadly, Staffing needs an overhaul.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A delicious meal in a very cool lower level dining room. Food and the service was excellent. Not too noisy when we were there, but I could see it getting a bit loud if there was a full house

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I can't review the food because we left after we were seated for over 15 minutes and no server ever came over.The menu looked fine - the usual $35-40 entrees on Nantucket - but other restaurants actually provide good service. There are so many other amazing restaurants on Nantucket - from Stubby's for quick fish tacos to Oran Mor for... More 

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Milton, Vermont, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We at dinner at the Boarding House one night during our stay on Nantucket with long-time friends. The restaurant came highly recommended. While we did have a reservation, the table before us wasn't very quick to leave and so we didn't sit down for at least 45 minutes past our reservation time and had to speak to reception a few... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped for after drinks so we couldn't rate the food. Service at the bar was excellent - very friendly staff!!this has a great atmosphere would definitely recommend.

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Additional Information about Boarding House

Address: 12 Federal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: (508) 228-9622
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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