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“Great spot for quick, no nonsense breakfast.”
Review of Downyflake

Downyflake
Ranked #22 of 143 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

They must turn tables like nobody's business. Waitresses are pros and kitchen turned out our meal in record time. We got there at 8AM on June 30th and despite full parking lot and crowds at the door got a table for two immediately.

This place provides a relief from the pretentiousness of the majority of Nantucket restaurants. Seemed to be a lot of Nantucketites there - lots of nice, unfancy folk greeting each other.

Nothing gourmet about this place. Just good, honest food served quickly. Nice spot for families - kids' menu offers chocolate chip pancakes!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

If you need to be convinced to eat at Downyflake just drive past the parking lot during breakfast - there is not a parking space to be had! Great service & great food!

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Visited twice during my Nantucket stay. The blueberry pancakes paired with the blueberry syrup are spectacular. If you've never had blueberries from the Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard area then it's a must. Not sure why the blueberries are so much better than other areas in the country but they're a smaller version and much sweeter so perfect for Nantucket pancakes. Budget friendly "diner style" restaurant. You may have to wait for a table. It's worth it.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

So the donuts don't look tempting like Krispy Kreme, and I was in the mood to indulge, but was able to say no to the frosted cake donuts in the case. Instead, I ordered the cinnamon bun French toast. Good, but not remarkable. You kind of need to try it since it is a classic, but don't set your expectations too high.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I had the cheesesteak at the Downey flake and it was phenomenal ! I certainly recommend it. The last time I went I had grilled cheese which was also very good! If you go to Nantucket I say that this is a very good restaurant !

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