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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: Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great 3 for $20 deal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
MacinACK
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I reviewed this restaurant last year gave it 4 stars because of the menu selection. However I returned and they put back on the menu one of my favorites it's a spicy fried rice with chicken and shrimp man was the as good as I remember. Menu selection is much better, the price is reasonable for the island, As I... More 

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Boston, MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The restaurant is about 10-15 minutes walk out of the center of town, and the walk is a nice way to end an evening at 56 Union. We eight had a lovely meal there last week, from start to finish. Great coffee martinis! Loved the mussel appetizer (plenty for an entree with a starter) Quietly elegant place.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Food was reasonably good, and berry shortcake was delicious. A little pricey, but not surprisingly so for Nantucket.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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321 reviews 321 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's always good to return to scene of good memories and find that it's still good. The staff, the food, were as good as I remembered. The fluke is very good, a mild fish with a nutty covering and the tuna was to die for. The outdoor area is very nice...if the weather is nice, request that area. They have... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nantucket has lots of great restaurants but most are in town. On a busy weekend 56 union is a better choice. Same great food but out of town and parking.

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Restaurant Details

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 - 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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