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Galley Beach

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54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-2272
+1 508-228-9641
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such a lovely place for sunset and dinner. The food was simple yet elegant. The view amazing and service superb. I highly recommend giving this place a visit. The host/manager personally came over to check on my experience at the end of my meal.

Thank Island_Paradis
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First sip a cocktail out back by the beach and watch the sunset, the inside for dinner.Cant go wrong with the ,not a very large selection but all are good choices .

Thank jdg00
North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 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 September 27, 2016

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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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 

1 Thank StellaV23
Northern New Jersey
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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 September 18, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!!).

1 Thank dwf919
Luck, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 63 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

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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, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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: +1 508-228-9641

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