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Downyflake

18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3954
508-228-4533
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Ranked #17 of 115 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
  • French first
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English first
Minneapolis MN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is definitely a local spot, and out of the way of most of the tourists. The donuts were amazing and reminded me of my great grandmothers. I had breakfast and my friend had a burger. Both were very good. The service could be a bit friendlier, but wasn't bad by any means. Would totally stop again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

if you get breakfast on island this is the place to go. this is a hometown diner with great service like you are family. The selection of breakfast meals is fantastic. their hollandaise was real. that what I am talking about.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Downyflake has been an island institution for more years than I can count, and it's a good reason for it. The food is reliable, plentiful, and reasonably priced. Today however, I veered from my usual eggs or omelettes and ordered the hash. Big mistake. It had the texture of something that had been frozen, freezer burned, then thawed out... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Went for breakfast many times and every time it was delicious and filling. Prices are the best on the island. Locals frequent this spot so you know it's goood. Laid back atmosphere and super friendly staff. Bright, clean, and cheery.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Love this place. Always know what to expect, and they always deliver. Nothing fancy, but DELICIOUS! Pesto scramble is yum! Favorite doughnuts ever, small, crispy and amazing goodness. Don't be fooled, this is a great lunch spot too, and often the best deal in town. Standard cheeseburger and fries are always a good option, or go for some fresh fried... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We arrived in the early afternoon and so it wasn't really breakfast we wanted, but what we saw of the breakfast food was good looking and I wished I had gone for it after all. We all ordered the home cooked turkey dinner instead. It would have been superb, but the meat had started to get dry around the edges... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This place has been around for ever, great breakfast but don't forget to pick up some donuts on your way out.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The breakfast, the coffee, the staff, all deserve 5 stars. This is the place for a wonderful breakfast while on the island. The blueberry pancakes are authentic, delicious and hot hot hot. The waffles are perfect, the eggs are made exactly right, and the coffee is plentiful and flavorful. And the staff at Downyflake couldn't be nicer!! Don't miss this... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

If you want to go out for breakfast while you're on the Island, this is the place. Nothing fancy, just good, solid food and plenty of hot coffee. Parking can be a bit tight at times, but the supermarket is right across the street and you can always park there in a pinch. If you really want to stuff yourself,... More

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new york city
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Do not go into this great place if you are on a diet! The doughnuts are beyond delicious, they are beyond wonderful. Do not even think of having only one. And the coffee is superb. I understand that the regular breakfast is great but I have never gone beyond the doughnuts.

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