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Restaurants in Nantucket

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Nantucket restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Nantucket restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Nantucket to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Nantucket restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Nantucket.

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  • 21 Federal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    If you want to see what Nantucket was like before the new glam crowds started pouring in, head to this 1847 former guesthouse. The pink-pants-and-d... More
  • American Seasons

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    It’s hard to think of a better name for this homey, welcoming restaurant, where the seasonally changing cuisine draws from distinctly American culi... More
  • Bartlett's Farm

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Just a 15-minute walk from the shoreline, this seventh-generation family farm is the oldest and largest on Nantucket Island. Established in the 180... More
  • Black-Eyed Susan's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Appearances are deceiving at this downtown spot; the wood walls, square tables, and cramped dining area look more like interior of a diner than a c... More
  • Cinco

  • Even Keel Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Juice Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    In the warmer months, the smell of baking cones wafts from this ice cream shop near Steamship Wharf and often encourages a hearty line out the fron... More
  • Lo La 41°

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Southampton-style chic officially arrived in Nantucket when this 60-seat hot spot opened in 2006. The concept behind Lo La 41° (devised by David Si... More
  • Nantucket Lobster Trap

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The heart of New England cuisine is seafood, and this restaurant keeps the lobsters alive in their multiple hundred-gallon tanks until they’re orde... More
  • Sconset Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Stop here for a bowl of house-made quahog chowder before exploring the village's rose-covered fisherman's cottages. More
  • Sfoglia, Nantucket

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Working the same mojo that’s put them on speed-dial for New York City celebrities (the regulars at Sfoglia’s Manhattan location include Tom Cruise ... More
  • Something Natural

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Pick up fixings for a beach picnic at this unassuming joint, where East Coast luminaries (think John Kerry in swim trunks) come for oversize sprout... More
  • Straight Wharf Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Straight Wharf is Nantucket's answer to Chez Panisse. Amanda Lydon and Gabriel Frasca prepare playful takes on summer staples, such as a "deconstru... More
  • Summer House Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Try the halibut with creamed artichokes at this restaurant, in Siasconset, the island's easternmost point. More
  • Take-out Sandwich Shops

    Heading to the beach or out for a day of fishing? Fill up your cooler or picnic basket at one of Nantucket’s top sandwich shops first. Provisions, ... More

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