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“Tavern at Harbor Square - still good, and dog friendly too!”
Review of Tavern

Tavern
Ranked #45 of 141 Restaurants in Nantucket
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
New York
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Tavern at Harbor Square - still good, and dog friendly too!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

I've been to The Tavern at Harbor Square many times over the years and it's still a great spot for a casual meal. It's not haute-cuisine certainly, but everything I've had has been good, the service is always attentive and friendly, and it's also a dog friendly place, if you're traveling with your pet (dogs are welcome to stay at the outer edge of tables outside; when we were there, just about all of these tables had a four-legged friend sleeping by their families' feet). This time we wanted a quick meal before boarding the ferry home and since it was a little chilly that day we both opted for the clam chowder. I ordered a cup, but wished it was a bowl - it was excellent. The fried oysters were also very yummy. Order a basket of rolls to go with it and you have a very satisfying meal. Filling, tasty and inexpensive too.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Went due to great location and low key menu items that were moderately priced for Nanctucket standards. Sat inside which has zero atmosphere. Ordered a Thai chicken salad which was not Thai, but a chicken breast on iceberg lettuce. Not horrible...but not Thai. Also have a problem paying $15 for a drink that gets served in a plastic cup.
Will not return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Bargain Nantucket Eatery”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

My wife and I usually eat at least once at the Tavern at Harbor Square on Nantucket. While not fancy, it is well located by the Boat Basin, and has very reasonable prices by Nantucket standards. I had a broiled seafood medley for only $24.95 which included salmon, haddock (white fish), shrimp, scallops, and 2 clams casino, plus a large side dish of rice and perfectly cooked vegetables. My wife had an excellent mussels appetizer which was large enough for an entree and a very fresh and generous sized side salad. A best bargain Nantucket eatery.

  • Visited August 2013
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Florida
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lobster rolls---yes!”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Great lobster rolls and close to everything! We ate here right after getting off the ferry so it was a nice introduction to Nantucket

Visited August 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot.”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Had lunch here. Good clam chowder, wrap sandwiches, and burgers. Very good and inexpensive cocktails (for Nantucket)! Service very good and friendly.

Visited August 2013
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