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Downyflake

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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Fresh and sometimes warm donuts - the chocolate and maple frosted (think honey dipped with a slight maple flavor) are very tasty. Also, they have daily breakfast and lunch specials. If you want to order the biscuits and gravy (so yummy) you have to get there and order by 11:00 a.m. I believe Sunday is breakfast only. There's usually a... More 

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Thank bostravel122
Greenwich
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Just enjoyed the Flake special with a gluten free blueberry muffin. My husband loves the coconut doughnut. He exercised great restraint and just ordered one with his egg white omelet. This was our first time making it without a long line in front. But it's worth the wait.

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Germantown, Maryland
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Overall, we had a great time and wonderful food while at the Downyflake. It was our first time on the island and we kept hearing that this was the place to go from the locals. The doughnuts were great and the service was also good! Go early on the weekends when it gets busy quick!

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Thank Emily V
Boston, MA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Best place for breakfast or brunch on the island. Donuts are the best.......ask for warm ones. Great value and worth the wait

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Brookline, MA
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Warm donuts,pancakes,linguica, eggs. Must have breakfast there when in Nantucket! A bit of a wait in season, but woth it!

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Thank denbro
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Downyflake was our first return to Nantucket food. Their donuts are unlike anyone's. Best ever!!! We were surprised that they weren't served warm and fresh as they used to be!! Bring that back! There's not a bad choice here for a wonderful breakfast!

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

I had breakfast here one day and lunch the other. For breakfast I had the Blueberry Pancakes with bacon. And for lunch I had bacon cheese burger. This place has the best food and the best prices on Nantucket. My friends and I wish they were opened for dinner.

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Thank Johno1972
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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202 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We walked 1 mile to have breakfast. My husband had blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup which he enjoyed. I had one egg but chose a chocolate donut as my toast. Good choice!

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Thank Andrea K
Leesburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

There is no question that Downyflake is one of my favorite breakfast places anywhere. While the menu is pretty basic and straightforward, the blueberry pancakes are not to be missed. Make sure you have cash since credit cards are not accepted.

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Thank Leonard F
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Great donuts here - not a huge selection but you don;t really need it with their offerings. We loved the chocolate, sugar and coconut.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?