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Rose & Crown Pub

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23 S Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3556
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average at best

No one ever did seat us; we just found a table and sat. About 10-15 minutes later the waitress came around. Place was not crowded - lots of empty tables. My burger was good but heck, it's a burger, how much can go wrong with that?

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lexington, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No one ever did seat us; we just found a table and sat. About 10-15 minutes later the waitress came around. Place was not crowded - lots of empty tables. My burger was good but heck, it's a burger, how much can go wrong with that?

Thank herzoke
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the downtown area near the Whaling Museum, this restaurant is very convenient to all attractions in Nantucket town. It is very expensive and although I would have rated the food at a four, I cannot rate the restaurant higher because of mediocre service. The management should find some help that is a little more interested in their work.

Thank ArmyDoc80
Mount Airy, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

25 years ago, my wife and I and another couple had eaten in this restaurant and our experience was good. Time has not been good to this place. My wife and I stopped in for lunch week before last, while visiting Nantucket for the day. There were only two other tables occupied. There was quite a bit of time between... More 

Thank Bill H
Marietta, georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My husband had the best hamburger he has even had here. I had an appetizer of pear crostini that was DELICIOUS?

Thank Julia H
Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This downtown restaurant had a somewhat limited restaurant, but the food we ordered was well prepared. It's certainly a viable option if you're downtown, but it's not going to be the most memorable dining experience you have on Nantucket.

Thank Ron B
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Decent meal at a decent price- which is amazing considering its perfect location! Never had a bad meal here and they never seem to rush you out. Great for large groups as they have large tables and it's a louder type atmosphere. Lots of tv screens with all the current sports games on. Live music in the evenings. Simply can't... More 

Thank ACKluv
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687 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is somewhat downmarket establishment which I would think likely caters to a pretty raucous crowd at night. We dropped by for a quick lunch and were not expecting too much. What a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent and the service good. I had fish and chips that were well prepared with a good portion of flaky cod. They... More 

Thank worldwatcher
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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187 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The lobster roll was excellent, perhaps best lobster roll we've had, lightly dressed and nicely done. Fish and chips, well how can you mess up fish and chips and the chips were generously portioned and excellent. The blue fish pate was tasty and enough to share. The lobster salad was light and flavorful. Would eat there again.

Thank Sunny405
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Great Place to enjoy a few drinks and watch a game or meet friends. The Buffalo Wings are the best on island (its like a creamy buffalo sauce). I recommend the R&C far more than Nix's

Thank Robert W
Redding, Connecticut, USA
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314 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Went here with a large group (7). The service was very poor. The waitress didn't seem familiar with the menu or the beer selections. The food was also just average. The oyster poor boy was probably the best thing we tasted. Good selection of interesting beers. Also the place did not feel very clean, especially the rest room.

Thank yecats59

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 S Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3556
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-2595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?