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Fifty-Six Union

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56 Union Street, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA
508-228-6135
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Taste sensation !!!

Devine, stunning, tasty. Even our teenager said so. Its a lovely restaurant, real nice interior, lot bigger than it looks. Service is impeccable, and the food matches it. Just order and enjoy, its simply devine. If your visiting Nantucket, you must give this place a go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Manchester UK
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Manchester UK
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Devine, stunning, tasty. Even our teenager said so. Its a lovely restaurant, real nice interior, lot bigger than it looks. Service is impeccable, and the food matches it. Just order and enjoy, its simply devine. If your visiting Nantucket, you must give this place a go.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We've dined at Fifty-Six Union many times over the past six years, it's always a hit and I love that they welcome even the youngest patrons. We typically eat on the back patio with our children in the summer, but don't miss the cozy interior at this year-round restaurant. On our most recent visit we ordered the chowder, clams casino,... More 

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vero beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We just had a wonderful dinner. Imaginative menu...everything first rate. We had the seared Tuna and Vegetarian Ravioli and they were both delicious. Very friendly service. Good size portions and fairly priced. Good selection of reasonably priced wine by the glass. Strongly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went twice during our one-week anniversary, including the night of our anniversary! They treated us like family. Super friendly, super nice. The waitress even comped me a glass of wine which pretty much won me over (and made me want to return). And then there was the food--yum! Tried the curried mussels, the fluke, the salmon, and the fried... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We sat in the back room away from the louder crowd near the bar. Servers were friendly and attentive. The fish and seafood dishes were outstanding.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

56 Union is one of the few restaurants on Nantucket that is open in February. But if that wasn't enough to make me like it, their three courses for $20 is great value. As with most fixed menus one has a feeling that the chef is cooking the food he/she likes and it shows. We had a very good meal.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had a private party with a fixed menu, but the food was great and the service was delightful. Loved the back room. The bar is a lot of fun.

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Bronxville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to 56 Union for quite a few years and although it is a bit out from downtown is worth anything it takes to get there. Fresh seafood is prepared perfectly (the clams are super) and the seared tuna was beyond expectations. In addition, the lamb chops were sheer perfection, done exactly as requested. Beautiful bar area... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The food was excellent! The place is very nice. Perfect, quite location away from the center of town. I often dine alone so sitting at the bar is always my preference. In my case, the bartender can make the experience a pleasurable one or horrible one. I am happy to say that I will definitely be back to dine with... More 

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Golden, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The spicy fried rice on the menu intrigued me, so we walked over to the restaurant from town. It only took about 10 minutes. We got there faster than we thought, so we were early for our reservation, but they graciously seated us immediately. I had the spicy fried rice and my wife had the veggie fettucine. They were both... More 

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Additional Information about Fifty-Six Union

Address: 56 Union Street, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508-228-6135
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 to 30
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Union Street, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-6135

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 to 30
  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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