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Fog Island Cafe

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7 S Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3552
+1 508-228-1818
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Ft. Lauderdale
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very popular with locals. Very disappointing diner food. The Menu could be from anywhere in Michigan or West Virginia; not at all reflective of New England. Zero Value for diners here. Expensive for what it is, mediocre quality.

1 Thank Westerner55
Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Scrambled eggs cooked soft to our request with spinach. Grilled not fried home fries. Black Beans with a dollop of sour cream and scallion. Great fresh fruit bowl including a nice banana and mango. Excellent service. Not rushed. Relaxing. One of the few in-town spots for a table service breakfast.

1 Thank restaurantgirl2015
Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice, cozy warm little local restaurant. The soups are awesome, sandwiches good too! Great place for breakfast. One of the top three favorites of mine for breakfast on Nantucket.

1 Thank staceyfinn
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great menu with just about everything you could want. The staff is efficient and friendly and knows they are trying to get people in and out. Plenty of coffee refills too. I had the veggie scrambled eggs with has browns and very good Portuguese toast.

1 Thank Cheryl G
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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213 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just another townie place doing what they do and just not caring anymore. Waitstaff was disinterested and inattentive on a non busy am. Food was average, potatoes and toast burnt. Sad that they would serve that. Do they get that we are on vacation and would love a great meal served by happy people? Grab a coffee at The Bean!

1 Thank stephanie m
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fog Island Cafe is a great place to go for breakfast, brunch or lunch. It is family friendly, and my boys (9 and 11 years old) love both the breakfast and lunch menus. The food is good and fresh and the service friendly and accommodating. Some of the lunch menu items we had were hamburgers ( some of the... More 

2 Thank gail239
Holliston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, we found this place by just walking by it and glancing at the menu and definitely found a little treasure in Nantucket. Lots of tables, immaculate place, has a small counter with stools but lots of tables and booths to accommodate a variety of party sizes. Menu is incredibly diverse, for a small place. They do not serve liquor,... More 

1 Thank PammyBret7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit Nantucket, we head to Fog Island for at least one breakfast or lunch. Casual, warm atmosphere. Great coffee. Love the sandwiches, particularly the Farmers melt and the turkey Reuben. Healthy sides like brown rice and black beans mix it up a bit. We always feel at home here!

1 Thank suzct2015
Etna. NH
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on Fog Island not knowing it was highly rated. What a nice surprise -- superb soups, salads and sandwiches with prompt and cheerful service. We came back a second time. A bit pricey, but what in Nantucket isn't?

1 Thank Rovingtheworld
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent and very filling breakfast. When in Nantucket, you must eat here. Conveniently located in the heart of Nantucket.

1 Thank foxieCalifornia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 S Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3552
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-1818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?