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Downyflake

18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3954
508-228-4533
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Ranked #28 of 119 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
South Salem, New York, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Berea, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Egg scrambles are very good but I really wasn't impressed with their so called famous donuts. Smaller place so we carried out.

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NYC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Although stepmother still waxes nostalgic for donuts on the wharf, we've been coming for 15+ years. Stick to strengths -- the hottest trays of donuts coming out of the kitchen, warm biscuits, scrambles at breakfast; for lunch, the lobster roll.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Downyflake, famous for its doughnuts, has great breakfasts. It is consistently good, incredibly popular and always a happy experience. I have eaten there at least 100 times. My usual is the granola special: fruit, granola and yoghurt but my special occasion favorite is a short stack of blueberry and cranberry pancakes with real butter and real maple syrup and some... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Blueberry Pancakes are simply the best and the warm donuts ensure a line at the takeout window. Expect to wait but we think it is worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had brunch at this restaurant which was absolutely packed full of people. We had to wait to be seated, but it was a pleasant experience and the staff were very good. Service was excellent, food was good and price good too.

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Needham
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The legend far exceeded the reality. Got there early on a Sunday morning Waited in line. They ran out. They made more, but do they really only have one baking pan? Dougnuts we're hardly Soup-Nazi worthy There are plenty of alternatives. Most of which come in more than two options

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Slow and food a hair below average. If you still want to go, focus on getting a donut and a cup of Jo. And call it a day. Could use a few smiles too.

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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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American

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