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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Can't get much closer to the ocean

Great beach location (and good spot for people watching) - wine prices are a bit outrageous, but the atmosphere is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Steven4971
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We walked in without a reservation at 6:30 and were seated right away. The food and service were impeccable. Everything stopped at sunset as all the patrons went to the sand to take photos. We moved to the bar for dessert. Don't miss the brownie.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery and beautiful food to match! Galley Beach is truly a gem of the island. If you want a sofa/ cabana to enjoy cocktails on the beach call ahead!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great beach location (and good spot for people watching) - wine prices are a bit outrageous, but the atmosphere is excellent.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Galley Beach has the unique situation of being located on the beach. In good weather, the restaurant is open air but for inclement or cooler temps, clear side curtains are lowered. It is comfortable, very beachy with white wicker, blue cushions strategically placed and a soaring ceiling in the dining area. There is outside seating, a bar both in and... More 

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Chicago
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Eating on the beach, watching the sunset was awesome. The people watching was also pretty good. It is a huge scene. The food was good, not great, and very expensive. Very. There is a bar menu and you can sit at a table with a fire pit. That is probably the way to go.

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

In Nantucket, every dining experience is superior. Most of the chefs have graduated from a culinary school and even your sandwich you pick up from the local deli will be the best you've ever had. So to say this will be your best dining experience in Nantucket is not to be taken lightly. It's so much more than the food,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There's a reason galley beach has the reviews it does. If you go, then go early for the view and the ambiance which is AMAZING. If you share some appetizers and get a couple glasses of wine you'll be getting the best of what the restaurant has to offer. The food isn't bad, it's just not worth what they're charging.... More 

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Boston
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This should be the best restaurant on the island and it's not...by far.....what it is , is the best setting....dinner menu is limited, weak selection of entrées, weaker assortment of side dishes....staff tries to act like their running a 5 star facility , but in the end , your in an out in an hour if you don't slow the... More 

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Taormina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The absolute must in Nantucket, dinner at sunset , on the beach. Beautiful setting, wonderful service, fine food.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Galley Beach is the restaurant and bar at the Cliffside Beach Club. The restaurant looks great but we were there for drinks - actually we had decided on one drink each - no food and then home for dinner. We actually ended up having three drinks each! and a bar appetizer. I would suggest that you pass on any of... More 

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Additional Information about Galley Beach

Address: 54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-9641
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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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