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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 18
    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
Fire pits rained out, but great wine list kept us happy indoors!

Indoor lunch on rainy day...good place to settle in. Our plans for lunch then walk on the beach were rained out so we had a longer lunch than usual....after all, this was vacation. The atmosphere was trendy, both old and young were patrons. Food was fine, but not fantastic. The wine list was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
CharlotteWalker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Indoor lunch on rainy day...good place to settle in. Our plans for lunch then walk on the beach were rained out so we had a longer lunch than usual....after all, this was vacation. The atmosphere was trendy, both old and young were patrons. Food was fine, but not fantastic. The wine list was a highlight...which then led to dessert! I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

What? I have been to the finest restaurants in the country and have never been taken aback by a menu the way I was here. Went fore drinks the day before we were to have dinner and luckily had time to cancel my dinner plans.

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Thank onthemoveMaryland
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Restaurant week, only 40% of the menu has a significant up charge. Big surprise, a vodka martini is $20.50. Dinner for 4 = $265.00. The beverage portion with 3 drinks and 1 beer was $68.00. This is far more than wonderful restaurants in New York City. Waiter was not so friendly when he learned we were ordering the standard fare... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is the place to see and be seen on Nantucket. Right on the beach - our table was literally on the beach. Gorgeous view. Packed with the rich and wanting to be famous (foreign and domestic) throwing their money around..The table for ten next to us went through over two thousand dollars in champagne in the 90 minutes we... More 

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East Kingston, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

It was a sunny and warm day. What a beautiful setting for a restaurant right on the beach. Food pricey, but exceptional.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Great views, spectacular location. Food was excellent. My wife loved the lobster role. My halibut tostada was also quite good. Wonderful views right by the ocean.

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Groton, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We returned after a couple of years and ordered the exact same lunch. Talk about a high bar of expectations! They did it! As good or better and the view is always fabulous. It is not cheap but it is Nantucket.

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Thank Peter P
Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We went for brunch in late August with two other couples and arrived before the big brunch rush. In spite of this, brunch took over two hours, mostly due to very slow service and a few of our orders being wrong. The food was not memorable and the portions are tiny. One expects any meal in Nantucket to be pricey,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

if you want to be seen with the beautiful people massaging their blackberries or texting their friends at the next table this is your place. under a beautiful nantucket sky you can drink twenty dollar martinis and pretend for a moment that your christmas bonus will be in the seven figures but after all this is nantucket so bring your... More 

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Thank harrygonzo
Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My husband and I went to Galley Beach for dinner on our anniversary. The beachside dining is lovely and the views are (of course) beautiful. However, I was disappointed in the food. My husband enjoyed his meal fine enough, but my meal was only ok. I recommend going for a drink at sunset and then going elsewhere for dinner.

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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, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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