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Sayle's Seafood

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99 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-4599
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
So good, but get some good help, please!

The lobster take-out dinners are unbeatable on the island. Order ahead, but you will wait in a hot small room to get it. And the staff has no tact, is in no hurry, and not helpful. Been that way for years. Food is good enough to overcome it, though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Bill J
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

...but it's no supposed to be. Good quantity and quality at reasonable prices especially for Nantucket. Worth the walk or ride. Call ahead for sure. Take out or eat in on a small outside porch or on the side of the building...still worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

As you leave Sayle's, there is a sign that reads "If we don't take care of the customer someone else will." It has always made me laugh since the counter staff has always been far from friendly, cheerful or helpful in any way. After my most recent visit, I have become one of those customers who will be taken care... More 

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

The lobster take-out dinners are unbeatable on the island. Order ahead, but you will wait in a hot small room to get it. And the staff has no tact, is in no hurry, and not helpful. Been that way for years. Food is good enough to overcome it, though.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Sayles is a Seafood Store that sells raw and cooked lobsters as well as a variety of fresh fish. It Is not fancy. By here are tables on the porch and a few others beside the building. There is not a great view. The service is good and the help are friendly. The lobster roll is made on a hamburger... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Excellent fresh seafood, best prices on this island. Small tables On the side and no service, but that's what you expect at this type of location. Food was great! I'll be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My family of 22+ people vacation every summer on the Island & each year we turn to Sayles to prepare a clambake for us. Each person ordered a different meal, full clambake, lobster dinner, just lobster, salmon, ribs and calamari. The food comes packaged very carefully in order to maintain the heat and to prevent spillage. The chowder is some... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

interesting experience. go to the counter, give them your order and you watch them select the freshest fillets to bread and fry. a bit crowded in season and before dinnertime, as many people are ordering a large dinner for their family and guests.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place is close to the warf, a joint, not fancy. . .but these are our favorite places. We rode bikes there the first time and came back the next day. We had lobster, steam mussels, and fried clams! Delicious!

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Balitmore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sayles is a take out type of place with a few tables and chairs on their front porch. We were told that they have fresh seafood at good prices. We ordered the fried seafood platter. We basically haven't had any fried food in ages--- this was a real treat. Everything on the platter was terrific, especially the fried clams. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We got $36 lobster boiled dinner. Lobster was just ok- not particularly sweet meat, could do the same at Stop & Shop for much less. The lobster roll $17 is really lobster salad -- dousing lobster in mayo us a sin in my book.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-4599

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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