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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3954
508-228-4533
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Ranked #30 of 122 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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
  • Any
English first
Greenwich, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Additional Information about Downyflake

Address: 18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3954
Phone Number: 508-228-4533
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American

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