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Sayle's Seafood

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99 Washington St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3866
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tavernier, Florida
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is really a take out / fish market. The have a display case with all kinds of fresh fish and big lobster tanks. They were doing a brisk take out business. They're a few tables on the deck. It"s plastics wear and food served in a aluminum pan. You order at the counter and they call your name. Food... More 

Thank WinnieTavernier
Acton, Massachusetts
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231 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Sayles for years, more than 20. They have all kinds of fresh seafood and lobster, and a take out counter which offers a few dozen offerings to go or to eat on their small deck or patio. Their clam chowder is the best on the Island, as is their oysters, and almost everything else. (But... More 

Thank Jerry R
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We did the same thing last year, 3-2 pound lobsters and a. Dozen little neck and a dozen steamers. The steamers we're inedible but the little necks were great, so we order 3 dozen little necks this year. We prepared stuffing for clams casino and clams oreganata and she we brought the order home discovered the gave us steamers. We... More 

Thank joedee72
Atlanta, Georgia
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144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Fish is really fresh. I buy all my fish there. Lobster meat was $40 a pound this year as compared to Glidden's which was $52. Fun place for lunch or dinner or take out. Fish is all fried!!! Great lobster dinners too.

Thank NWS2012
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Wow. Over the years, Sayle's has deteriorated a lot, but still was convenient for fresh fish when in town. But, no longer. We bought sea scallops at another fish store two days earlier and they were great. Bought some at Sayles yesterday and they were horrible. And way too expensive. Just googled to discover that the extra weight and terrible... More 

Thank Doug_R_8
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

As you walk in, there are live lobsters on the right, separated by their weight. There is also all kinds of fresh seafood made to order. You can bring it home and cook it yourself, or they will cook it for you. I ordered the lobster clam bake. The New England clam chowder was delicious. It was about 7 pm,... More 

Thank USYankee
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We ordered take out for a family of 15 while on vacation. The only thing we ordered that we liked was the lobster and corn on the cob. The crab cake was very bland and the clam chowder was tasteless. Fried shrimp was ok, scallops were average and we never received the swordfish. Overall it was not a good eating... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Came across Sayle's after a quick "best fish n chips in Nantucket?" google - and was so glad that we did. A 10-15 minute walk from the center of town, this is a simple fish market come restaurant with functional interior and exterior decor, and a sprinkling of tables both inside and out (we sat on the porch on a... More 

1 Thank PabloEagle
Springfield, IL
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

We walked to Sayle's from Straight Wharf which is about a fifteen minute walk. Our plan was to order lobster dinners and get a cab back to our loft. When we asked to have a cab called the owner asked where we were headed and offered to drive us back personally!! The food was marvelous and a real bargain for... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

So, you are tired of booking tables. You want something not soooo expensive??? But you still want to eat Lobster?? Or a simple Fish and Chips?? Go to Sayle's.... it is kind of fish market, but serves it too. Simple place (!). It was the best lobster I eat. Not fancy, just a straight lobster with sweet corn. So, if... More 

1 Thank Akio A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Washington St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3866
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-4599

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