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Galley Beach

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54 Jefferson Ave, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-9641
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Stamford, Connecticut
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Escargots in a savory broth. Scallops that melted immediately upon the tongue. Add a good bottle of wine and a breathtaking view and what else is better? Nothing!

Thank tropiclady27
Norwell, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

If you get to enjoy Nantucket you must take the time to walk or get a taxi and visit this beach for sunset. It will be busy so plan ahead and bring patience as everyone wants a drink and fast because you don't want to miss the sun setting. Be prepared to be asked to take a photo of a... More 

Thank S H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Great food perfected over the years of impeccable kitchen professionalism and creativity.Crab cakes are amount the best on the east coast.Great food, drinks and atmosphere at the outside lounge tables with gourgeous sunsets and ocean views, pricey but well worth it.traditional dinner at the dining room or light fare and drinks at the lounge.walk on the beach after dinner

Thank Bazhen L
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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Northern New Jersey
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62 reviews
47 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

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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: +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?