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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 17
    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
Perfect spot on the beach

Perfect beach dinner and drinks spot. Lots of fun and very relaxing. Perfect place to watch the sunset , great for date night and party with friends .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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New York City, New York, USA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Perfect beach dinner and drinks spot. Lots of fun and very relaxing. Perfect place to watch the sunset , great for date night and party with friends .

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We really enjoyed lunch at this beautiful spot. We went to the bar to wait for our table (we were a party of 9 without a reservation) and the bartender was extremely pleasant and friendly. After a short wait we were seated and our server was also extremely pleasant, friendly and helpful with questions. We all enjoyed our food. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As usual, the restaurant is in the most beautiful setting. I don't believe it's as good as in past years. The food was mediocre and one meal wasn't good at all. We were there for lunch and it was not too crowded and still very noisy. The service was just ok. The table got very wet due to the humidity... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We arrived for our reservation and were seated promptly. The inside dining area is extremely close and equally loud! No need for the piped in music it only added to the noise level. There were 5 of us and all were pleased with their meals.The caesar salad was mediocre as were the crab cakes.The escargot, fluke, and haddock were exceptional.... More 

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troy, michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

loved everything this was one of the most beautiful restaurants on the island when it comes to view, service and the meal. my son is getting married here in 4 weeks.

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Locust Valley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I went to the Galley for dinner the other night and it was great. because i went early the sun was right in my face, but sunglasses fix that. my food was delicious and the cooks i had for desert were warm. this beach dinner was great and i will go again soon.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had a group of people in the cabana areas during sunset. It is by far, one of our best memories from the trip. The food, drinks and atmosphere can't be replicated anywhere else!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is one of our favorite dinner spots in the world. Great food, great setting, great service. Unbeatable view of Nantucket Sound.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The setting was spectacular, the food ok, yes it was good but not fabulous, I found the truffle lobster just a bit overpowering to the lobster taste. The service was ok but not great, it was very busy and did not have that intimate feel of some of the other restaurants in Nantucket. Not worth a 20% tip that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Right on the beach. The most beautiful sunset at dinner you can find. There is a huge bar scene also. Can get loud at night. Professional service is not overbearing. The food is excellent.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?