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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“donuts” (75 reviews)
“blueberries” (3 reviews)
“finger food” (2 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for donuts on our way to the airport. I had no clue there was a diner too! Would have enjoyed a hearty meal before a full day of flight delays. The donuts are delicious! CASH ONLY

Thank MauiBoulder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is the place to go for a classic old schools type meal. Besides being known for their delicious donuts, Downyflake has a classic diner menu that lets you get everything you want for a complete meal.

Thank Jess D
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

They grilled the blueberry muffin! Add the egg white scramble with veggies and a single pancake with blueberries and you have the fixings of a perfect breakfast. Don’t forget to get a donut. They have daily donut specials.

Thank Vacationer2Maine
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 7am Sunday as the door was being unlocked and there was already a line forming. By the time we finished the restaurant was full and so was the parking lot. Two of us had the raisin French toast. One had eggs with...More

Thank Shelli M
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Honestly, even if you are a donut expert, you will have to try these babies and weigh in! My absolute favorite was coconut! They are fresh, warm and quite a bargain too! The other food is great here too - pancakes, eggs, etc. Nice relaxed...More

Thank Elebeads
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Great place for breakfast with a varied menu, even some gluten free offerings. Lots of interesting daily specials also. Some breakfasts come with a bread choice...get the donut! They are simple, but homemade, fresh, and amazing! I keep thinking about them and will have to...More

Thank Hotelsnobb
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

The Downyflake is a must stop on every trip to Nantucket - at least once for a sit down breakfast of our favorite scramble, Eggs Benedict, or pancakes, and another drive by for a takeout box of hot cinnamon donuts. If it’s your birthday, you...More

Thank lynnr552014
Reviewed October 6, 2017

The atmosphere of the restaurant was great! The setting and the things that you will need for the meals are all in your table. The food was good but nothing fancy or to an extent that would make it unforgettable.

Thank AnnMES
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The perfect stop to jump off your diet for a while. Hard to describe what is best because everything I've tried is great....pancakes, donuts....

Thank John M
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited twice for excellent breakfasts. Much more than a donut shop. Hard to pass up their freshly baked biscuits and donuts to supplement whatever you order. Atmosphere is like a diner with super friendly staff.

Thank woodie2012
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June 11, 2017|
Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know about gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4533
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