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Downyflake

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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
    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 place for breakfast.

I think we were the only tourists in this place on a Sunday morning. It is small but the food is good and the tables turn over quickly. We got a very good breakfast very quickly and at a reasonable price. Will be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
herzoke
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Lexington, Massachusetts
via mobile
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I think we were the only tourists in this place on a Sunday morning. It is small but the food is good and the tables turn over quickly. We got a very good breakfast very quickly and at a reasonable price. Will be back!

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Thank herzoke
Stratford, Connecticut
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Downeyflake has a take out section with doughnuts or eat in any type of breakfast, omlets, pancakes, scrambled-eggs, muffins, etc. All breakfast items looked good. One Note: They only take cash.

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Thank Bob-1812
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This breakfast/luncheonette turns out one of the best breakfasts with the best prices on the Island. You can sit at the dozen or so tables or sidle up to a stool at the counter. Their famous doughnuts are a draw in themselves, but stay for breakfast and you'll be glad you did. Generous omelettes, great corned beef hash and legendary... More 

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Thank Joseph M
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

eating here is fine but the donuts are great-take them home! They only make 3 kinds, plain, sugar & chocolate covered. buy a dozen and share them with the family-u will b a hit!

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Thank keven35jeep
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast here. The food was very good the service was good But you have to get there early or else you'll going to have to wait for a bit. The donuts looked very good and they are made fresh every day. There was a long wait so we didn't wait. Next time we go to... More 

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Thank Juan P
Westport, MA
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had breakfast here on Sunday morning during Labor Day weekend. We had to wait about a half hour but, it was well worth it. I enjoyed my greasy $5 breakfast very much so. They have an assortment of breakfast entrees and all the typical fixing to go with it. Food, service, and value were superb and we all left... More 

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Thank jfar88
new york
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great food and donuts at most affordable prices on the island. Get there early during summer and especially on weekends. Worth the trip.

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Thank kewb1
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

In any tourist resort there's one place that is known as the place where the locals eat and this is it for Nantucket. Great doughnuts, blueberry pancakes and other breakfast food. Parking is tough so walk or ride a bike if you can.

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Thank Gary H
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great Local's breakfast and lunch place. Nothing fancy but simple food and reasonable (for Nantucket) prices. They are most famous for their donuts and if you want them, you better get there early.

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Thank Bob C
New England
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good old Downyflake - Great Donuts and Blueberry Coffee Cake Eat Breakfast there or Grab a Box for the Boat

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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?