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56 Union Street, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA
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Ranked #19 of 122 Restaurants in Nantucket
Price range: $18 - $30
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bronxville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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313 reviews 313 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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effort pa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The food and desert were very good I have no complaints there. The prices seem average for Nantucket island. The service was very good. The building is on the edge of town parking wasn't too bad. Inside is nice its not a large restaurant and the noise can be somewhat loud. Especially when you have a group that doesn't have... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We only stayed on the island for a day, but were very surprised by 56 Union. The owner Peter came out and personally greeted us. The staff was very nice and checked on us regularly. We ordered the curried mussels and dim sum for appetizers. Both were done perfectly. For dinner I had the salmon pad Thai. Very generous portion... 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 - 30
Cuisine: Contemporary

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