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Galley Beach

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54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Why do I say it's my favorite restaurant? The Galley has the perfect combination of ambience - think Nikki Beach Club meets New England. Beautiful sunsets right on the beach with lounge sofas and candles. The food is superb and of course the freshest fish. Excellent wine list. This is an expensive establishment but worth every penny for the total... More 

Thank GlobetrottingGurl
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted a romantic spot to go for dinner for our 30th wedding anniversary so when I saw the location and photos of Galley Beach I knew we had found the perfect spot. We arrived early to have a drink on the beach and it was such a cool spot we felt like we were on a tropical island. Once... More 

Thank Stillcrazy86
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous dinner for two, I had the halibut and my husband had scallops and both dishes were great! Not to mention the soup appetizers were great as well. You can't beat the view. Make your reservations a few days in advance.

Thank Kimberly D
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a diner with a spectacular view. They want you in and out and you can feel their arrogance about their location at every moment. The $19 cocktail (made with local spirits) let's you know you're paying rent for your seat, as do the $50+ entrees. When we tried to order a couple apps to start, we were told... More 

Thank smhopps31
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They forced us to leave our table even when we wanted continue consuming. The food is above average, and prices high but what expected.

Thank Andres H
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of dinning at the Galley last night. Our entire evening was fabulous. We were greeted kindly, with friendly and knowledgeable service. Our service staff was very professional, kind, and informative. The food was amazing! We had the jumbo lump crab cake, vegetable tasting (local farm vegetables served in different forms, and the special appetizer of the... More 

Thank Sean R
Medfield, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there for drinks and dinner! It is such a beautiful spot! We had great service and wonderful food! The lobster was amazing. I cannot wait to go back, even just for sunset drinks!!

Thank Monomoymom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year we go once, and vow never to come back. A great location, but the food is terrible, service is arrogant at best. The menu is short but food is definitely NOT fresh, greasy and generally of poor quality. Service is non-existence. Hope next year is better.

Thank baerpro
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is fantastic. Great views across the beach and of the sunset. Great beach furniture to match the setting. That alone is worth a visit. However if it's the cuisine you're after then you will probably be disappointed. The Caesar salad did not taste like the real article but rather a simple leaf salad vinaigrette and the lobster was... More 

Thank Winslow96B
North Andover, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome experience!! We ate on the beach with our tootsies in the sand. The drinks were delicious. Dinner was awesome and the waitstaff was excellent. A great place to linger and watch the sunset. Really a great night!

Thank mptrvlr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-9641

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?