Award-winning chefs and inventive cuisine, as well as coastal classics, abound in Nantucket, Massachusetts. In this Nantucket dining guide, you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from where to pick up your morning juice to the best raw bar in town. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

Lola 41 (15 S Beach Street Extended). Specializing in dishes from countries along the 41st parallel, guests flock to this vibrant hot spot for small and large plates, a full sushi bar, inventive cocktails, and an extensive wine and sake selection. Don’t forget to take a peek at the embedded coin collection on the bar that represents the countries of the 41st parallel.

CRU (1 Straight Wharf). When oysters and Champagne are called for, this is the place to be. Open for lunch and dinner, in addition to oysters, enjoy a menu stacked with Nantucket faves.  

Breeze (77 Easton Street) Specializing in contemporary New England Coastal and International cuisine, breeze brings playful moments in touch with stylish attitudes for something unique and delicious in Brant Point. Serving breakfast, Sunday brunch with signature popovers, lunch and dinner. 

Island Kitchen (One Chin’s Way). Led by chef Patrick Ridge, Island Kitchen has a passion for people and great food. An approachable menu and relaxed atmosphere it’s the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch! Be sure to check out the ice cream counter!

Nantucket Bake Shop (17 ½ Old South Road). An island tradition, Nantucket Bake Shop offers the perfect most delicious gift or if you want to indulge in fresh baked island treats, they’ve got you covered! All goods are preservative free and hand-batched on Nantucket; most of the cookies and granola are gluten free. Don’t forget to pick up a loaf of their famous Portuguese bread!

Bar Yoshi (21 Old South Wharf). Located on the Nantucket waterfront at the historic old south wharf, Bar Yoshi offers innovative Japanese cuisine including sushi, noodles, and dumplings, as well as raw bar offerings, poke, ceviche, and larger plates. 

Cisco Brewers (5 Bartlett Farm Road). A handful of years ago, a writer visited Nantucket and called Cisco ‘the happiest place on earth’ and we couldn’t agree more! The brewery is a place where time slows and conversation flows. Where tourists become locals and smiles are served by the pint. Since 1995 they’ve bottled up that “happiest place on earth” energy into every beer we’ve served and instilled it at every brewpub they’ve opened across New England. 

Lemon Press (41 Main Street).  Start your day here with organic, cold-pressed juices and other healthy, wholesome breakfast options and wind down with small plates and craft cocktails. 

The Nautilus (12 Cambridge Street). This lively dinner destination serves up  coastal favorites with inspired Asian, Latin American, Mediterranean and Spanish spins.  

Ventuno  (21 Federal Street) Located in the Nantucket Downtown Historic District. Ventuno serves fresh Italian cuisine. This Greek building establishment is the ideal place to host a meet up with a group of friends. 

Proprietor’s (9 India Street). As an ode to Nantucket’s rich history of sailors coming home with their bounty from travels abroad, the Proprietor delivers international-inspired flavors, showcasing global cuisine. 

The Gazebo at the Tavern (4 Harbor Square). The ideal spot for lunch dates and dinner parties, The Gazebo offers everything from burgers to fresh salads. 

Straight Wharf (6 Harbor Square). A mainstay for six decades on Nantucket’s harbor, the cozy atmosphere and great hospitality of Straight Wharf keeps guests coming back for the seasonal and local-focused ever-changing menu.    

Bartlett’s Farm (33 Bartlett Farm Road). Known as the oldest and largest family-owned farm in the area, in addition to craveable fresh produce and an extensive grocery store, the market serves a variety of prepared foods perfect for a beach picnic, from breakfast pastries to legendary sandwiches.    

The Juice Bar (12 Broad Street). While they do carry fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies, the real draw here are the most addictive, handcrafted ice cream flavors—here’s looking at you amaretto chip—on the island.   

Corner Table (22 Federal Street). This year-round cafe serves healthy comfort food, specializing in customizable boards and platters perfect for  a duo or large crowd. 

The Hub (31 Main Street). The perfect hideaway to escape the hustle and bustle of daily activities,  The Hub is a relaxing spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, read the local newspaper, and shop a selection of Nantucket souvenirs. 

Afterhouse (18 Broad Street). Housed in a historic building built in the 1840s during Nantucket’s whaling heyday, during the height of the whaling industry, this seafood-forward bistro showcases an extensive raw bar and eclectic wine list. 

Club Car (1 Main Street). Located on a train from the original Nantucket Railroad, guests enjoy a carefree, beach-chic vibe while noshing on delicious eats and sipping fine wine and tempting cocktails, all while enjoying incredible live piano music. 

Sister Ship (29 Centre Street).  A restaurant, cafe, and relaxed cocktail club, Sister Ship offers elevated cocktails alongside seafood-forward, Mediterranean dishes, made using New England seafood and local ingredients.

Le Languedoc (24 Broad Street).  Truly an institution on Nantucket, Le Languedoc was established in 1976. Enjoy some of the Island’s best food and wine drawn from the freshest, most exquisite ingredients from Nantucket, New England, and around the world. Alongside their ever-changing menu of innovative new dishes, a few treasured favorites always remain: soft shell crabs and shad roe in the spring, Bartlett Farm tomatoes and corn in the summer, Nantucket bay scallops and black truffles in the winter. Owners Alan and Ann Cunha, Neil Grennan and Eddie Grennan have been at the helm for almost 40 years!

Businesses in bold indicate they are The Scout Guide Nantucket members.

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