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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3954
508-228-4533
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Doughnuts and Breakfast Foods

It's all about breakfast here. If you go any later than 7 a.m., you're going to need to go someplace else. It's a small place with limited parking on a very busy street. If you do manage to get in to park and sit at a table, you'll enjoy anything you order for breakfast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Sue Z
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We only got donuts, and they were just so-so. It was Sunday and many places weren't open yet, so we had little to choose from as bicycle vacationers. Small donuts that were not the freshest, were more expensive than necessary. I'm guessing the name, and maybe convenience, keeps people coming back. We'll look elsewhere next time.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's all about breakfast here. If you go any later than 7 a.m., you're going to need to go someplace else. It's a small place with limited parking on a very busy street. If you do manage to get in to park and sit at a table, you'll enjoy anything you order for breakfast.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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155 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A MUST at least one morning for breakfast if you are on island. The place is famous for good reason. Prices are reasonable, food & service are wonderful. Go for it!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

OK, I live here year around so I'm prejudiced. I love the Downyflake because it's mostly locals and food is great. Good for breakfast and lunches. You don't go for the decor, you go for simple good food.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

we love this place. Casual tasty food and friendly service. My egg scramble was excellent and Kathys over easy were perfectly cooked.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Oh man, the donuts.. We didn't stay for a full sit-down breakfast but somehow ended up here 3 or 4 times just for more donuts (make sure to try them all). Friendly service. Make sure to check the hours before you head over.

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New York City, New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Yum! This is really the only breakfast spot we go to on the island. The food is worth the wait (just get there early). And don't forget to get some donuts!!

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South Salem, New York, United States
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Sunday morning breakfast before we headed off the Island - where to go??? Answer Downyflake! Where else can you go for a real Nantucket native experience? We waited about 5 minutes - no big deal and were then promply seated and even more promptly offered coffee and freshly squeezed OJ - both delicious. Our breakfasts (Downy omelet for me and... More 

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New Hartford, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Crowded early in the AM.....lines waiting to get in for breakfast. Once seated, the waitstaff is quick and friendly. The portions are large, and delicious. Eggbeaters are an option. Even no sugar pancake syrup is available. The doughnuts are delicious, but definitely over the top for cardiac health!! Lunch.....huge variety of entrees and sandwiches. You owe it to yourself to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Downyflake is the best on Nantucket for your morning start. The food is great and the prices are too. Never a disappointment there.

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Additional Information about Downyflake

Address: 18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3954
Phone Number: 508-228-4533
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3954
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-4533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?