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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Simple meal, fair price

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Bob C
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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New England
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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

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Coupeville, Washington
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is worth the line and traffic craziness to get a nice hot and warm doughnut. Iced coffee was delicious as well. Plan to get a dozen or two for the family, they go down quick!

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Heath, Ohio
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Chose to walk to Downyflake instead of riding the bus, which my family and I later realized that walking 1.7 miles one way not the best decision in the summer heat. We ended up continuing our walk since we were close to the restaurant but it was late morning so I called to make sure they would still have donuts... More 

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I've been here several times over the years and this place is like an old time diner that serves breakfast & lunch that is good but not anything amazing. The best experience is getting the donuts when they are still warm. And the service is also very good. I noticed that the waitresses knew their regular customers and had a... More 

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caldwell nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Love the donuts and the food, but the crowds make it difficult to get in without a wait, especially to park! They do make amazingly good donuts, especially the coconut variety!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Kitchen type atmosphere. Good food. Breakfast that your mother would make. Nice service, busy restaurant. A place to eat.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Make the trip out there! The fresh donuts are Best in Class! Great breakfast and then walk off all the calories afterwards!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Don't miss Downyflake's fresh donuts! They've been a family fav for generations! My fav are the coconuts. Yum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place is awesome for breakfast and/or brunch. We went there feeling hungry, so naturally, we wanted to order the whole menu. The pancakes were delicious, as was everything else. And let's not forget what makes this place great to begin with - the donuts. So fresh, so tasty, I felt like I could have eaten a dozen myself. They... More 

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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?