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Fog Island Cafe

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American, Contemporary
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7 S Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3552
508-228-1818
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8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast spot

There aren't many places in town offering breakfast and this is one of the better ones. The selection is varied and the service top notch. Food is well prepared but pricey. I know complaining about prices on Nantucket is an oxymoron but it still makes me cringe a bit paying $30 for a breakfast... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Vermont
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vermont
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

There aren't many places in town offering breakfast and this is one of the better ones. The selection is varied and the service top notch. Food is well prepared but pricey. I know complaining about prices on Nantucket is an oxymoron but it still makes me cringe a bit paying $30 for a breakfast. Prices aside , this place is... More 

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North Salem, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We ate lunch during the Christmas Stroll weekend at Fog Island Cafe. All the food was fresh and cooked to order. All 5 at our table had something different yet all agreed that it was the best food we had eaten all weekend! The shrimp tacos were excellent and best of all, gluten free! We returned for breakfast and again,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We ate breakfast at Fog Island three days in a row...that's how good it was. The service was outstanding...our server remembered our beverage selections after the first day!! Fog Island is a must when travelling to Nantucket.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have summered in Nantucket forever and have celebrated on island off-season. We consistently lunch here during Stroll weekend or breakfast here with the family in season. The food is always excellent with Mark and staff dependably polite and efficient even during the busiest of times. You can't go wrong, especially with their homemade soups. Lynn P

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Just had an amazing breakfast at the Fog! Had the huevos rancheros which was delicious! Service was friendly, quick and attentive. Will definitely be back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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479 helpful votes 479 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the kind of local place you always want to find in a town away from home. In the off-season (December), it is not crowded, and is convenient for passengers just coming off the ferry from Hyannis. The food is just right for breakfast. The service is casual and friendly. The price is right. Clearly a local favorite, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place had it all, very good food on great location on Nantucket, friendly staff and a menu that appeals to just about anyone.

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AckMom
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

He always has GREAT soups and plenty of them- all home made from scratch. His dressings are good, lots of variety on the menu. You cannot go wrong. The breakfast is out of this world. Lots of salads on the lunch menu. We live on the island and we frequent this place often!

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Wonderful, really friendly service and a creative menu, Fog Island Cafe is my favorite place to eat breakfast or brunch in Nantucket. From the pancakes to the unique egg benedict specials and the gigantic omelets, everything is delicious. In a place where restaurants can be intimidatingly overpriced and fussy, I love the casual atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Mashpe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Given that we did not want to have to rush to the ferry we found the Fog Island close to the terminal...and were delighted with the service, food, and prices. It is obviously also a place where locals come for lunch...and maybe for breakfast too. Very friendly atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 S Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3552
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-1818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?