The charming island town of Nantucket is 30 miles from Cape Cod and truly is a summer paradise with endless miles of beaches, a quaint downtown with cobblestone streets, and some amazing restaurants. This makes Nantucket a great destination for vacation, complete with dining out, or maybe you are planning a special event that calls for an island adventure. We’ve put together a few of our favorites and why you need to consider these restaurants next time you are on the island.
This downtown favorite sits within a 19th-century sea captain’s home filled with old-world charm. It’s graphic wallpapered walls and warm wood beams create a super homey feeling for a unique and special dining experience. Just make sure you get reservations or book your event ahead of time.
Proprietors Bar & Table was named for Nantucket’s historic past as a whaling hub and its sailors’ bounty. You’ll find their menu is an incredible showcase of fresh and seasonally-driven ingredients. Enjoy both small and large plates of items such as seared scallops with hot and sour vin, caramelized shiitakes, with endives and turnips, or fried broccoli with peanuts and Sambal, an Indonesian chili sauce. They have wonderful wine pairings, and their bar serves some of the best cocktails in town.
Next on our list of amazing ACK island restaurants is the Restaurant at Miacomet Golf Course. This beautiful hidden gem is driveable from downtown Nantucket and is the island’s only public 18-hole golf course. The restaurant was built recently, and its dining room features high vaulted ceilings and wooden beams. Elegant long draperies frame lots of windows that let in lots of natural daylight and stellar views of the course.
The Restaurant at Miacomet’s menu is for both lunch and dinner, and its offerings are classic and family-friendly. We recommend one of their featured burgers or one of their freshly made salads like their Knocked Down Wedge Salad. Pair your meal with one of their beverages; you’ll feel tee-riffic! We recommend making reservations at this great venue when you are visiting the island. The Restaurant at Miacomet also offers event bookings for special occasions, so be sure to check it out.
This premier oyster bar is such an iconic Nantucket dining experience. Located on the waterfront in Nantucket harbor with amazing views, you will love relaxing on their oversized armchairs situated within an elegantly nautical-themed dining space.
CRU’s Oyster Bar has earned its stellar reputation for pristine seafood and fresh ingredients. Enjoy their shucked oysters, various raw bar offerings, or indulgent Steak au Poivre. They serve a lovely selection of wine, beer, and specialty cocktails that complement their food so well. Reserve an inside or outside table today or check out their private dining space, perfect for a large group celebration.
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