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Galley Beach

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54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-9641
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great wedding venue

Great waitstaff and cuisine, The appetizers were good but so much exotic shellfish/seafood,only.. would've preferred more, even vegetarian choices as well, (cheaper on the bride and groom's budget, too). Very nice filet and halibut entrees. Great ambience on the beach!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
TXgirl124
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Houston
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Houston
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great waitstaff and cuisine, The appetizers were good but so much exotic shellfish/seafood,only.. would've preferred more, even vegetarian choices as well, (cheaper on the bride and groom's budget, too). Very nice filet and halibut entrees. Great ambience on the beach!

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Started with a spectacular sunset, with an amazing vantage point… Food, wine, service, everything was equally as perfect. Wine Director recommended a fabulous wine that I did not know and to top it off treated us an amazing desert wine to go with our cake (which was insanely great)… Overall, I could not rank this restaurant any higher. A must... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We celebrated the end of our summer vacation on Nantucket with a family dinner at Galley Beach. We go to Nantucket every year and have been to almost every restaurant on the island, but had never made it to Galley Beach. My son had wanted to go for years, but we wanted to make sure we were there on a... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Love the location, smack dab on the beach, killer ocean views, great drinks and outstanding food (mussels were amazing). Sit outside if you can, or in one of the comfy loungers on the sand.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The beach is very nice and quiet. Late lunch is the best here - you can get your prime seats, eat a delicious albiet expensive meal, catch some sun, and stay for sunset. This place packs up in the evening.

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We reserved a couch area for our party of 12. It was a beautiful spot right on the beach and the fire pit in the center was nice. The couch cushions were filthy, and very flat they looked like they have seen quite a few summers. The service and cocktails were great and we had a great time. The appetizers... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Galley Beach has always been a special "go to" during our visits to Nantucket for the past 10 years. We have been for drinks & appetizers for sunset & other times for dinner as we love the atmosphere. However, for the past few years Galley Beach has seemed to fall short. When we arrived this year for dinner, we were... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and I ate here July 2013 (not Oct, but this was no longer an option at time of review). The service and ambience were excellent. The food was good but not that memorable. We ate outside and saw several families with children 9we had left ours at home, but FYI--they are allowed). The bar area looked amazing and... More 

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Norwell, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Get there early (one hour before sunset) if you want a table. The prices are typical Nantucket (expensive) and the menu is mostly based on seafood options. We only went there for a sunset cocktail so I can't comment on the food.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We received a gift certificate and after reading some of the previous reviews we were wishing it had been for someplace else. Our apprehension was with the service in general and the attitude of the wait staff in particular but that was quickly forgotten as our server, James, was delightful, attentive, and very helpful. Despite being an island, Nantucket has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-9641

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?