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Centre Street Bistro

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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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29 Centre St, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-8470
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8:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good dinner with creative options

Four of us visited this tiny restaurant in early December. Two things to remember: they take reservations only a week in advance, and BYOB. Corkage fee is $2.50 per bottle per wine drinker. It’s a cozy place, with good service. For appetizers two enjoyed the flavorful cream of mushroom soup. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
RobertK676
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Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Four of us visited this tiny restaurant in early December. Two things to remember: they take reservations only a week in advance, and BYOB. Corkage fee is $2.50 per bottle per wine drinker. It’s a cozy place, with good service. For appetizers two enjoyed the flavorful cream of mushroom soup. I ordered “shrimp cassoulet” and asked about this dish, since... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

After walking around downtown Nantucket all morning, we were looking for a “not overly fancy, just a regular nice place” for lunch. I popped into one of the shops on Main Street and asked the person behind the counter where they would go for a really good lunch. Without hesitation, I was told the Centre Street Bistro, which was right... More 

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Thank NancyG-818
New Jersey
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great meal in this tiny, hard to find restaurant. Only about 10 tables in a building shared with other retail businesses. Salad and shrimp dish were both excellent. Reasonable prices, especially for Nantucket. BYOB with small corkage fee. Service could have been a little friendlier. Highly recommend.

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Thank CASM59
Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

So we went here 25 years ago on the day of our wedding for breakfast (and met Jill Clayburgh, who was lovely). The room is tiny, the food fantastic and filling and the service fantastic (one person covering the whole room). What a great little gem. So much better than the overrated Black eyed Susan's.

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Thank afbear
Ohio
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Found this by checking reviews on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. The food was well prepared and a good portion. Service was very good

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Thank ArmyDoc80
Nantucket
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a great and busy lunch spot. They do take out which is good because the dining area is small. Soups are excellent. Bistro Salad is great. The also do BYO dinner which is very good.

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Thank GregAck
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My cousin lives in Nantucket and she took me there - it is BYOB - which seems to be the pattern for the really great food there. I would rate this as the best meal that I had during the Spring-Summer of 2014 - I spent a lot of time on island and was pretty shocked by some of the... More 

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Thank Matollygirl
Key West, Fl.
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Was referred by a local business and was worth looking for, very small but the food was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank pedidik
Mystic, Connecticut
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The setting and decor enhance the feeling that they are cooking and serving just to you. The service was perfect – always there when you wanted it. The food was delicious. We liked the BYOB aspect because it enables a more expensive wine to be consumed more economically.

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Thank Ted K
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

After reading a few reviews about this restaurant, we decided to give it a try. What a terrific explosion of flavors! I had the most delicious mushroom soup with white truffle oil and my husband started with shrimp tacos. Fabulous! Our entrees were also very tasty. The shrimp pad thai was good [spicy] and the beef tenderloin was cooked to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Centre St, Nantucket, MA 02554
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-8470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?