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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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North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the district pleasure of enjoying an unbelievable dinner at the Galley Beach this week. This is restaurant week so we had the opportunity to enjoy a prefix menu with several over the top options to choose from. The staff and owner were delightfully pleasant and helpful and the wine pairings were superb. The view, the food, the wine... More 

Thank Bob B
Bay Area, CA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very limited menu and very expensive. The scallops that we ordered had no flavor at all. You're paying for the location & decor, so best bet is to just go to the outside bar area & get an expensive cocktail or two & watch the beautiful sunsets from there.

Thank HRSBayArea_CA
Farmington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes it is the only fine dining on the beach on the whole island but there are hundreds of other beautiful spots to watch the sunset on the island and have a nice meal. I'm not sure why we went back again recently for dinner after taking a couple of years off but it will probably be our last visit.... More 

Thank StellaV23
Northern New Jersey
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the nicest and loveliest weddings I have been to... the food, the drink, the service was amazing.. I have been here before for dinner in the restaurant and it was excellent at that time as well.. we had filet mignon that melted in your mouth.. the haddock was superb, the caesar salad excellent.. I could go... More 

Thank chocolattez
Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has beach chic atmosphere. We went for drinks only. We had a great time sitting on their beach patio and watching the sunset. If we ever get back to nantucket we will be back here. Don't miss it.

Thank Phillip C
Austin, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I found the experience in general curt and rude--starting with the person i dealt with in making the reservation. I had the same experience when arriving with the guy greeting at the door. The bar is incredibly overpriced ($23 Beefeater martini!!!--plus an automatic 20% tip applied!!).

Thank dwf919
Luck, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for a sunny, afternoon lunch. A bit on the pricey side, but it's Nantucket! Bloody Mary was $19. Nothing special about it at all - not even an olive garnish, but was tasty! Service was excellent!

Thank jkseck
Alabama USA
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This restaurant is expensive but worth it. Some in our party had the lobster roll and I had the omelet. Wine list is extensive and there is a good selection by the glass. Very pleasant time was had by all.

Thank Clovernookwilly
Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Sunset dinners at the Galley in Nantucket are a great tradition. Book ahead and pray for good weather that will allow a dramatic sunset. Food and wine are among the best on the island. So is the service and atmosphere. Galley always delivers memorable evenings. It's not a trip to the Island without a night at Galley!

Thank bourbonslinger
Edina, Minnesota
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This was recommended by a local and we almost went back a second night but did not have a reservation. The outdoor bar fills-up for sunset and is a great place to chill, but very pricey. Our table was on the sand and we had a first class view to the sunset. Everything we ate was terrific. I had the... More 

Thank CSB_Edina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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?