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Ships Inn Restaurant

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Mon, 4/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews souffle halibut dover sole pistachio ice cream cauliflower soup striped bass bread basket short ribs potatoes chicken ship's inn grand marnier fair street there is no air conditioning service was impeccable fine food delicious meal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem, Ships Inn never disappoints. It is awkwardly located in a cramped basement, but it you can get over the space, the service and food will keep you coming back. Attentive severs are seasoned professionals who know the food and can explain and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed February 3, 2019

We live on the Island and are constantly being asked: "What's your favorite restaurant?" Ship's Inn is our answer. You walk down a few steps to a cozy dining room. Through a set of double doors is a small bar and another dining area. Food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TheKey18
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I make a point of going to the Ship's Inn for dinner several times a season, because of the menu, the ambiance and the relatively good prices (for Nantucket). On my latest visit two weeks ago, I was disappointed for the first time. While the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank John N
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

My siblings and I brought our Mom here for her 80th birthday. It was an amazing meal with exceptional service. All our meals were perfectly prepared and fantastic. I had the salmon, other meals our group ordered included halibut and tenderloin. We had soufflés for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank lorij562
Reviewed October 16, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary here. We had a 8:30 reservation, and even though we were a bit early, we were seated right away. The restaurant is in the basement of the inn, which gave it a cozy feel. Our waiter...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank elizabetha122
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We always make it a point when we want great food, extra special service and a very cool atmosphere to go here. From the warm welcome at the door to the super attentive service, (right there with water,bread and wine refills without "hovering"), we always...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JSMMillis
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The restaurant is located in the lower level of the Inn - very cozy and romantic. The food was delicious and creative. Will keep this one on the list.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BuddyCh
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

The hubs and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner at the Ships' Inn . The staff was very attentive, the food was fabulous ( oysters on the half shell, short ribs, stellar souffle' etc.) The restaurant is above and beyond without a hint of stuffiness!❤

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CarolynR273
Reviewed September 24, 2018

First thing's first since I didn't see this discussed in many of the reviews I read--there is no air conditioning in this restaurant. The restaurant is located in the cellar of the inn. There are plenty of windows on most walls. We went in September...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank IRide32
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The food and service were awesome, but it was so hot and humid you really couldn’t enjoy anything. There were some fans on, but no air conditioning. It was miserable and we couldn’t wait to leave.

Date of visit: September 2018
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August 22, 2017|
Response from Naadeen | Reviewed this property |
No Dress code for men or women But a few men wore sports coats For the most part there was a mixture of sports coats polo shirts & shorts ladies wore a blouse with shorts or sun dress.
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Matha J | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend this place for children- it is upscale and has a quiet ambience. I don't think your child would enjoy it.
September 23, 2015|
Response from nancy m |
Will the restaurant be open for Saturday, Thanksgiving weekend? Thank you.
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