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The Summer House Restaurant

17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
+1 508-257-9976
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

When we went to the summer house I was looking forward to a great meal. The chicken I ordered was very good, however, it took a very long time to come out. I understand it must have been a busy night, but I wish there...More

Thank Alaster J
Reviewed August 21, 2016

We had a nice dinner- best clam chowder on the island, but the service was very slow. Very disorganized and the service was confusing. Too many people and they just don't have it together, and should considering that it is the middle of August and...More

Thank Beluga4162
Reviewed August 9, 2016

I just returned from the Summer House Beach bar. It was 3:30 pm on a very lovely Friday afternoon and my wife and I thought it would be great to go here for an early cocktail. We have been " summering" in Sconset for years...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Lunch and drinks before boarding an island hopper back to the mainland us a must. The ocean breezes and the fabulous (but pricey) food make for a great memory. Lobster salad, burgers and hummus platter are great shared snacks. And the ambience is unparalleled.

Thank plimoth59
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Lady bartender totally inattentive and self-absorbed. Screwed up 2 of 3 drinks, out to lunch. Waiter was all energy and would make a fabulous used car salesman. Ambiance was great as usual, food was poor. Wife's scallop and shrimp dish over risotto had a total...More

Thank Bill J
Reviewed August 3, 2016

I love this restaurant and the property itself! I have been coming here over the years and recently met friends here for dinner. We all had a wonderful meal. The food was delicious, and the presentation was great. The Summer House is truly a special...More

Thank LuvLuvLuv2Travel
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal at the Bistro. Can't believe I am raving about the blt, but it was amazing. My husband had the lobster roll that was huge and filled with delicious lobster. One of our best meals on Nantucket!! We definitely will be back!

Thank Susan S
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I just returned home to Thailand after a few days in Nantucket with friends. I had the pleasure of dining at the Summer House on a few occasions during my visit - luckily I was staying close by. Dinners on the porch and inside were...More

Thank bourbonslinger
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner on the patio with the family. The Fluke and Sea Bass were our favorites. The piano in the background, the oven views and watching the bunnies on the front lawn made for a wonderful evening.

Thank SDG67
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Experienced great meal, great service, great entertainment, great ambiance, happy crowd all around...the menu presented great options...and the bar after dinner is fun as well. Next night went to the summer house pool for dinner and that was great also. PS...overheard that some people were...More

Thank pvignone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
    (Ocean near Magnolia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket  >  Siasconset
  • Phone Number: +1 508-257-9976
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On a bluff overlooking the Atlantic in Siasconset, the Summer House Restaurant is known not only for its picturesque Siasconset location but also for its imaginative contemporary cuisine and outstanding wine list. Dinner each evening is an event - subdued lighting, flickering candles, fresh flowers and the music from the Piano Bar combine to create an atmosphere of days gone by and the true romance that is Nantucket. Enjoy dinner on the porch, overlooking the ocean and the starry night sky is a true taste of Nantucket summer. Before or after dinner, drinks and celebrations are enjoyed at the delightful Piano Bar.The Summer House Restaurant is a member of the Summer House Boutique Collection of Restaurants on Nantucket, offering delightful dining options for visitors and residents alike. Our family of restaurants also includes 29 Fair and The Beachside Bistro. Nantucket Town inn guests enjoy priority seating and complimentary door to door jitney service from several of the inns.
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