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54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Ranked #47 of 122 Restaurants in Nantucket
Price range: $20 - $50
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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110 reviews 110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a friend of mine so we decided to check it out. First, the location is excellent and affords you a great view of the beach and ocean from nearly every table. The menu offered a number of dishes that you might not expect to see on an island setting, such as duck breast, duck egg,... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We were guests at the White Elephant, rented bikes and peddled over here for lunch Absolutely perfect location for families- had we had our children with us , this would be our top pick- hands down- you will not regret it Far enough from the overcrowded downtown agree yet close enough to bike to it I'm still thinking about this... 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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