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Nantucket's Reef


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been jonesing for fried belly clams and a lobster roll for 2 1/2 years since I moved down here from Boston and we have a sister restaurant to Nantucket Reef in Frederick so I thought I'd try it. Don't expect cheap here. The lobster...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mmutsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the crab cake. Husband had lobster roll. Our waitress seemed to be in a huge hurry to get our orders but it took about 40 min to get the food. She came out a bit later asking if we wanted dessert as kitchen was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Stacey B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner and were not disappointed. We both got the crab cakes which were delicious!!! Hardly any fillers...just crab meat. Word of warning...if you get the double, they are big!!! We had trouble finishing them. Would definitely return here.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank teddy6617
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

The food is good, but the restaurant was so cold I probably will get sick! Service tries hard but isn’t trained.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Jwvv
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Seems to be popular, but that can mean slower service. Mostly seafood menu with good selection of options. Reef baskets are lower end of menu at around $16 for seafood, fries and slaw. Desserts are tasty and copious. Some nice tables outside in good weather....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank chuckatbigsky
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Went for brunch. Food was delicious and service was great!! Seafood was fresh and seasoned well. Banana Foster French toast...Perfection!!! Fried Calamari..fried perfectly! All the food was good!!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SunnyDays4eva
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

My family has been here several times for dinner and lunch and brunch. Service tends to be spotty. Sometimes attentive other times your looking for your server to appear. The fried seafood items tend to be consistent in their cooking and not bad. Very few...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DMVFoodie
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

We went to the restaurant in hopes of having food very similar to our experience in Maine last October. We were pleasantly surprised by the lobster roll and clam chowder. Even the baked cod was pretty tasty. Our only disappointing part of the meal was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank audra112018
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Four of us were punctual for a 7pm reservation. We were seated immediately and a buoyant Francisco introduced himself as our server. Opening drinks included favorite Dark and Stormies and a craft beer. We sped past appetizers to the main event, which might have been...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ann S
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant has that northeastern seafood feel. Not just the decor but also in the food. My wife and i shared a fried combo basket with Shrimp, scallops, oysters and fish. We do not eat friend foods often but this dish was fantastic, not greasy...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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December 12, 2017|
Response from MrOcho | Reviewed this property |
Location to find it is the first step ... it is listed under either Potomac or North Potomac
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