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The Nautilus

12 Cambridge St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3585
+1 508-228-0301
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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12 Cambridge St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3585
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Reviewed 1 week ago

our large group got the big table just to the left as you walk in. We all enjoyed a fantastic array of cocktails and delicious food - the perfect place to spend a cozy afternoon during the stroll. Excellent friendly and efficient service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tracy F
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We did not know how our day would unfold as tourists so this mitigates the ability to pick a time, nevertheless, we got in and enjoyed the pork buns. We also ordered the noodle dish but it was too al dente but good flavor. Overall,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We called 3 weeks ahead of time for reservations and snagged the last remaining time - 6pm. For a Saturday night at an early hour, the place was buzzing. While it is a busy place and tables are close together, we had no trouble carrying...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kelly G
Reviewed September 21, 2018

dropped in to this buzzing restaurant for a cocktail! Fabulous staff and a delicious Pisco sour. We didn't have time to stay for dinner but next time would definitely book in here

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank whardy54
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Packed small room. We were six people...It’s stressful to score the right table at 8. The puzzle of two&four tops makes it tough for the front team to make everyone happy. Duck is very good. Buns are too thick, but still a nice treat for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ask2416
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon Nautilus while browsing side streets in Nantucket. Aromas drew is in. Bartenders on spot. Excellent offerings of cocktails, wine, and beer. Dan dan Szechuan noodle fantastic!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Randall M
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Always a good time and always get the Peking Duck. Delicious and a fun dish for the family,. The drinks are fun and fantastic too a must place to eat

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank eshop2018
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We have dined here two other times over the years and were looking forward to a good dining experience.we were very disappointed. Yes, this is Nantucket,but please lose the attitude. The hostess ( not sure what country she is from) had a mega attitude from...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bil S
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Yes we stood in line for 45 minutes at 1115 am to get a reservation for that Sunday evening. But it was TOTALLY worth it. The staff here took us on a culinary adventure round the world. I'd mentioned it was my birthday when I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GrnMtnGirl79
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nautilus is an outstanding restaurant in Nantucket. We loved all of the dishes especially the shishito peppers, calamari, and the famous peking duck. Yet, the reservation policy puts a damper on the experience. Any party less than 8 needs to make a same day reservations....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jcarson21
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Donald D
August 25, 2017|
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Response from The Nautilus N | Property representative |
No, it is not. We use peanuts and peanut oil.
June 5, 2017|
Response from albatros63 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but I would be surprised if they did. It is a popular higher end restaurant that is usually pretty packed...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Cambridge St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3585
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-0301
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket just steps off of Main Street, The Nautilus is owned & operated by a local trio of culinary entrepreneurs, Executive Chef Liam Mackey, Mixologist Clinton Terry & Sommelier Stephen Bowler - all formerly of island favorites the Pearl and Boarding House - are thrilled to bring our vision to your plate. The Nautilus is a truly special dining destination focused on the interplay between food, cocktails & wine, & our feeling that these are best enjoyed shared. Open-kitchen dining featuring a chef's bar, a lively drink bar, communal & banquette seating - perfect for both intimate encounters & large group liaisons. The menu is focused on vibrant small plates & multi-person "feasts" using local/seasonal ingredients. Globally styled dishes with strong Asian and Latin roots are a perfect complement to our culinary-inspired cocktails or a great glass of wine. Come early, and stay late, the energy is infectious and the experience is unlike any you will have anywhere else on the island. The Nautilus is open year round and is happy to book your next private party or special event Come get a taste.
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