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Galley Beach

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54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-2272
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was definitely delicious and the view and setting is perfect. I even appreciated the crashing waves sounds in the restrooms. Service was very nice. But as you can immediately deduce from the reviews, this place is really expensive.

1 Thank Mike R
Warwick, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect evening; gorgeous sunset. Food and service impeccable as always. A favorite every year.Would highly recommend.

Thank KathyCC185
Doha, Qatar
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only restaurant my parents insisted we visit on our first trip to Nantucket and since my mom's birthday was nearby, I planned in advance. I made the reservation about a month ahead and the only options were 6 or 9. Since they wanted to see sunset I did the earlier time. I was discouraged from reserving a... More 

Thank Laura H
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll want to go if: -It's a special occasion -You are aware of the sticker shock of the menu -You appreciate a gorgeous room, the most amazing sunset on the island, professional service, and delicious food. Order: A cocktail to have on the beach Splurge: On the incredible lobster cooked in truffle butter sauce. This is lobster on culinary steroids... More 

Thank Teachct
Nashua, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a summer resident on Nantucket. Clearly everyone agrees that the location is lovely, on the beach w/ beautiful sunsets.The menu is limited but represents most food categories. I myself have never been disappointed although I do know of some who have not been as pleased with their meal. And yes, it is expensive, Nantucket expensive. But when comparing... More 

Thank skimama160
Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice location for an romantic evening at the beach. Have a drink first at the beach looking at the sunset. Quality of food is excellent, casual seating

Thank CS_888
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arrogant NY crowd aside, this is as good as it gets on ACK. Ambiance and food are perfect. Get a table outside {resv 30 days in advance} and enjoy!

Thank Bill J
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to watch sunset but Jettys offers same view with and you don't have to deal with the pretentious employees. First off, I have worked in restaurants before and I know how difficult people can be. I typically don't write reviews but the fact that our server asked us to leave so another table could sit down was completely... More 

Thank Katie P
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place. Jeezzz. $700 for 5 people... barely edible Wagyu steak - mostly fat and grizzle. (Should mention that night's special was a $600 20 ounce steak! We didn't get that one.) Others got $45 halibut perched atop a smattering of Uncle Ben's white rice. Just not worth it. We all left angry and feeling ripped off. I've been going... More 

Thank Jennymac711
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Host was arrogant, servers were ignoring us, the people were cocky. My god, what a awful experience. Most reviews speak of getting pushed out, we were dying to leave once the sun set but couldn't get our check because our server was tending to the fat cat big wig behind us. This place is very poorly managed, too bad.

Thank Lauren M

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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 02554-2272
  • 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?