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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Highlight of our trip to Nantucket!

I normally don't review a restaurant after one visit but we had such an outstanding experience here on Nantucket Stroll weekend in December, I wanted to be sure to acknowledge it. Restaurants this weekend are jammed with reservations made months in advance and limited menus. When we arrived at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
PatCT202
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Granville, Massachusetts
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Granville, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I normally don't review a restaurant after one visit but we had such an outstanding experience here on Nantucket Stroll weekend in December, I wanted to be sure to acknowledge it. Restaurants this weekend are jammed with reservations made months in advance and limited menus. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were so charmed to see the entire staff... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We had dinner at 56 Union during Christmas Stroll weekend. The restaurant is a short walk down Union Street, located in a small, quaint building. When we walked into the restaurant, all the customers were wearing angel halos.....they were provided at each place setting. The wait staff were also all dressed for the holiday. The atmosphere was fun and inviting.... More 

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Thank Jack759
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We enjoyed our last dinner during a 4-day stay to Nantucket at this beautiful restaurant. We were there on a Tuesday evening and seated in the outdoor garden at sunset, which is lush with greenery and comfortably heated with lamps. The ambiance, service and food were exceptional. I had a delicious beet salad and perfectly prepared escargot, with a lovely... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The outside seating is eclectic as well as the menu. We were told the Chef has an Asian influence such as the black rice that was served. Fresh fluke was very good. Servers very friendly. I think the locals frequent this place ...as it off the beaten path from downtown. That is why the 3 star rating...

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Six of us had a delicious meal here in the garden on a beautiful early September evening. We were a little concerned it would be a bit cool but there were heaters on the patio and a blanket at each chair! What a great idea! We were perfectly comfortable and couldn't have asked for a more pleasant atmosphere. Our dinners... More 

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Thank D M
Guilford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My family of four enjoyed a delicious seafood dinner at Fifty-Six Union after a rigorous day of biking on Nantucket, this past weekend . The scallops were cooked to perfection. We were seated promptly and well taken care of by the wait staff.

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Katonah, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nantucket, for its size, boasts most impressive eateries. From breakfast on, one would guess nobody eats at home. In season, everyplace is hopping. How do you figure out among the myriad four star options? Since 1990, we have tried to figure out our "go to" restaurants. Some change hands as successful owners can readily sell. Some fade as owners retire.... More 

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1 Thank TomConnorKatonah
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Have been to 56 Union many times and have always had a great experience. Great family run fine dining experience. Restaurant is open all year long and cares very much about the local community

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2 Thank Barbara M
Manchester UK
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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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2 Thank sydney2002
Massachusetts
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?