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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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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  • 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
My favorite diner.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Eric H
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant 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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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?