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Reviewed September 23, 2023

Got the special fish sandwich. There was nothing special about it. Couldn't believe 17$ and could find the fish on a hot dog bun! Also the fresh chips were in a lays potato bag! Left a bad taste in all 4 of our mouths.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 17, 2023 via mobile

Come early for a filling breakfast that is reasonably priced for Nantucket. We were seated right away, but the tables fill up quickly and late arrivers will have to wait, especially on a summer weekend. I enjoyed the veggie benedict, but would have wished for...a choice of hash browns or grits. Fresh food served with a smile and delicious coffee is always a great start to the day. My friend was disappointed by her takeout scone, and the choice of doughnuts is limited to a few classic varieties, but this place is an institution on the island for a reason, so don’t miss it.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 6, 2023

Absolutely the best blueberry scone I've ever had. Ate in one day, ended up coming back to get pastries for the trip home. Service and eggs for the eat-in visit were also very good.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

I love to stop by here for fresh coffee and doughnuts (sugar or strawberry). The lunch is my favorite though, turkey club or the reuben. It’s a must when on Nantucket. Cash only.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

Get there early, or you may get less choices. But, every donut is great! Yummy and fresh and hot - just the BEST! A required stop every year we visit!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2021 via mobile

We did takeout due to Covid, and the donut was good, though next time we would get the sugar covered instead of frosted. The donuts are kind of a crunchy exterior and a soft interior, which is unique. The breakfast egg sandwich I wouldn’t go...out of my way to get again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 13, 2021 via mobile

Underwhelmed each time I have done pastries on takeout. If the donuts are warm and fresh they are great. Otherwise the donuts and pastries were average, a couple notches above grocery stores in my book. Have heard eat in is great.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2020

Or rather, dine in was available in October. I assume this will change with the pandemic surges. We had heard about this place from an island resident as being a local favorite. The fare consists of basic usual breakfast items. Although donuts were supposed to...be kind of a specialty, I can't say that there was anything special about the donuts, and would definitely not recommend going just for those. On the day that we went, we could see the outdoor order window, pickup, and outdoor seating, and did not realize until after committing to it that indoor seating was available as well. They were gracious enough to allow us to change. The table condiments bear a sign that they get cleaned between seatings.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

A must on Nantucket!! I only got donuts to go (maple, coconut, and chocolate frosted) but all the other food looked amazing. There's a cute cafe area outside and also inside. Highly recommend, also it's cash only!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

Delicious blueberry muffins, eggs and coffee. Comfy place with a lot of locals eating. Convenient to Stop & Shop and other stores. Not touristy.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

Went for the DONUTS and they were AWESOME! And coffee and tea were hot. What more do you want?!! Can’t address pancakes or table service as we sat on benches out front and enjoyed the morning.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019

How can such a mediocre place be so popular? I fell for the hype and ordered blueberry pancakes—they were mushy, not cooked, the blueberries were hard (how can blueberries be hard?) and the so-called blueberry syrup was colored sugar water. I complained and wasn’t charged.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

This breakfast did definitely not live up to the hype! It was all just ok and our waitress was so rude! Was my first and last visit! Too many other great places!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

These donuts are the perfect size and they weren't too dry. They're cash only ($1) and come in cinnamon sugar, chocolate frosted, coconut, and plain. We got a chocolate and coconut and they were both amazing. 

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Our doughnuts were still warm! They were worth a trip. The rest of the food I would skip. It’s just basic dinner food.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Downyflake is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4