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Boarding House

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12 Federal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 (India)
15082289622
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Today
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 67
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food and Service

This was our first time at the Boarding House, and we were pleasantly surprised. I had the soft shell crab, and it was delicious. I was able to get the appetizer size only which was one crab and definitely enough. Our server was friendly but still very professional. The crowd was a mix of all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
VATriplover
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Mechanicsville, VA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Chose the Boarding House for our last night out since it had been around for awhile, had never been (off/on visitor to the island since the 70s), got relatively good reviews and there was outside seating with great views and people watching. That part didn't disappoint... However, the waiters/waitress/hostess seemed to have attitude. Not sure why. But overall, the service... More 

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Boarding House! We are happy to have the patio open for the season with new patio heaters, it is a great spot to be immersed in the historic architecture of Nantucket. The Codfish Dish is new to the menu and I will relay your thoughts to our team in the kitchen.Our team is... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had dinner on the outside terrace at the Boarding House in June. My friend had the Steak Frites - which are like steak tips. They were perfectly prepared and delicious. My dish, the Cod, was dry and rather tasteless. Of the four dinners out in Nantucket, this was my least favorite.

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Boarding House! We are happy to have the patio open for the season with new patio heaters, it is a great spot to be immersed in the historic architecture of Nantucket. The Steak Frites is a very popular dish, we are so happy you enjoyed it. The Codfish Dish is new to the... More 

Pelham, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We haven't been here in a couple of years. The service was delightful and the food was delicious. I'm not a big fan of caloric appetizers but the hush puppies and the cornbread are both worth the splurge - just get them both. They are delicious! The menu is the perfect size and has a great selection for everyone.

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Boarding House! The Hushpuppies and Cornbread represent recipes we are very proud of and we are so happy you enjoyed it. Our Menu this season, reflects are commitment to supporting the expanding Farming movement and Sustainability on Nantucket. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope you will... More 

Mechanicsville, VA
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was our first time at the Boarding House, and we were pleasantly surprised. I had the soft shell crab, and it was delicious. I was able to get the appetizer size only which was one crab and definitely enough. Our server was friendly but still very professional. The crowd was a mix of all ages, and everyone seemed to... More 

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Boarding House! The Soft Shell Crab is a new preparation the season, we are so happy you enjoyed it. We appreciate your time in sharing the your meal with us and we hope you will join us again in the future.Our team is always striving to meet and exceed our guests expectations. Many... More 

Westford, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A perfect late lunch during our recent visit to Nantucket included a perfect little lobster roll and a glass of crisp Provence rose. I'm eager to go back and try more of their delightful menu items.

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Boarding House! The Lobster Roll is a recipe we are very proud of and we are so happy you enjoyed it. Paired with a glass of rosé and life is good! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope you will join us again in the future. Our... More 

Skaneateles, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great food and good drinks; inside and outside seating...you won't be disappointed. Must try the cornbread!

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Boarding House! The cornbread is baked from scratch daily and we change the butter with the seasons. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope you will join us again in the future. Our team is always striving to meet and exceed our guests expectations. Many thanks, Angela More 

Brooklyn, New York
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

sitting downstairs at the Boarding House takes you away from the streets of Nantucket and you feel as if you are in the galley of a ship. Dark and cool it is a great escape. Nice menu. Simple and wide ranging. The bar upstairs can get a bit noisy but conversations flow easily over well served and well prepared food.

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at The Boarding House! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening and hope you will join us again in the future. Our team is always striving to meet and exceed our guests expectations. Many thanks, Angela More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The food and service were excellent. I recommend this restaurant!! Two of us had the fried chicken dinner and the other two had the shrimp. All were great!!

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you! We love when guests take the time to share their experiences. 'The food and service were excellent. I recommend this restaurant!! Two of us had the fried chicken dinner and the other two had the shrimp. All were great!!' I will share your accolades with our hard working team. ( I love both the Fried Chicken & The... More 

Assonet, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Always a favorite spot of mine for brunch on the island. Great outdoor seating and inventive food. Not your typical brunch menu but twists on the classics. Chicken and waffles and sausage and biscuits were great.

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Brunch experience. ' Always a favorite spot of mine for brunch on the island. Great outdoor seating and inventive food. Not your typical brunch menu but twists on the classics. Chicken and waffles and sausage and biscuits were great.' We are big fans of comfort food and scratch cooking with a... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nantucket is cool in the evenings in May and so I was pleased to dine in a place where the food is simply delicious. Nothing pretentious, just solid good cooking. My skillet cornbread with molasses butter and chowder took the chill off. Only downside was chowder had more broth than anything else, but the broth was hearty and very tasty.... More 

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Angela R, Owner at Boarding House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at The Boarding House. Our goal is to cook from scratch and keep the focus on great ingredients. We love making cornbread in our cast iron skillets, we have been tweaking the fishermen's chowder recipe to ensure it has more pieces of fish and potato. We hope to see you again at The BoHo!... More 

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Additional Information about Boarding House

Address: 12 Federal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 15082289622
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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Federal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    (India)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 15082289622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?