Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Nantucket

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Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Nantucket

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American  Seasons
American Seasons
(326)
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Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Girls night and we opted for something quiet where we could talk, perfect cozy setting. The waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended A Summer Collins cocktail which was delicious. We all had appetizers and tasted a bit of each other’s as we all were undecided as it all looked so good. I had the Duck and others had the Pork Shoulder and nothing was left on our plates... continuing on with our indecision’s we chose all the deserts and swapped and chatted with lattes at the end. A really lovely evening in a peaceful setting for well deserved mums night out. Will return .... More

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Ships Inn
Ships Inn
(217)
$$$$
American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Run by professionals - well trained staff along w delicious food! We loved it so much we went 3 times and when we return in the fall it will be our first nights dinner plus many more! More

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The Boarding House
The Boarding House
(200)
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Fathers Day! Love the cornbread, tuna martini and lobster spaghetti. More

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TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet
TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet
(426)
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Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Bit pricey but otherwise outstanding. Would come back. More

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Queequeg's
Queequeg's
(151)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

We are surprised we had not heard of this established, year-round restaurant. The food was excellent (bolognese, shrimp scampi, fisherman’s stew. We were kindly guided toward the availability of appetizer portions.The bartender, who also waited our table, was engaging and made good drinks. Small, intimate and comfortable. As surely as we sill return to Nantucket, we will return here More

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Club Car
Club Car
(18)
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Farm-to-table | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Food and service were great! Reservation and hostess friendly and helpful. All of us loved our meal! Bar area very cute! More

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The Pearl Nantucket
The Pearl Nantucket
(2)
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Seafood | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Great seafood with an Asian twist! Lots of different dishes that are fun to try. Good variety of smaller plates to share. Wine and cocktail menu are excellent as well. Reservations are a must during the summer as it is a popular restaurant, one not to miss More

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CRU Nantucket
CRU Nantucket
(131)
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Seafood | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Amazing as always, our favorite in Nantucket More

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The Proprietors
The Proprietors
(195)
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Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Great table and we loved our server who was very attentive, enthusiastic about the menu. The food however was uneven in taste, quality. We thought the mushroom cavatelli and the fried broccoli were divine while the Johnny cake with duck was dry and bland. The stuffed squash blossoms were fine with heavy filling but not nearly as special as would be expected. We did enjoy our evening. More

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Fifty Six Union
Fifty Six Union
(162)
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Fusion / Eclectic | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Awesome food. We both had pecan crusted halibut. Delicious! Service was outstanding More

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Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
(691)
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American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

It was a delicious dinner. The steak was very tender. More

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Town
Town
(73)
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Fusion / Eclectic | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Good place. Service was great. Malcom, our server, was very knowledgeable and was very helpful with recommendations. More

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Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
(158)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

We had a wonderful time at Breeze and plan on coming back every time we are on the island. The drinks were great and the food was very good. Our waitress was absolutely fantastic, super helpful, accommodating and had an amazing attitude. We look forward on coming back. More

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29 Fair
29 Fair
(93)
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Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Chef was right there out with the diners, new blood in an old established place. 😊 More

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29 FAIR BISTRO
29 FAIR BISTRO
(2)
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Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

29 Fair brings the countryside to town, in their intimate, historic Nantucket inn through outstanding Mediterranean dishes, that range from fresh seafood to inspired pizzas.More

The Summer House Restaurant
The Summer House Restaurant
(66)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Noisy but good food. My salad arrived saturated with dressing and wilted. Sent it back More

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or, The Whale
or, The Whale
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Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

With a prime location in a storied Main Street building, or, The Whale, bistro, bar & patio will be serving brunch and dinner 7 days a week in the summer season. With the creative partners of Nick Nass, George Kelly, Jamie Nass, Emily Berger, and Chef Manny Rojas, or, The Whale is sure to be a great addition to the Nantucket restaurant scene.

Whether enjoying breakfast & lunch in the newly renovated dining area, cocktails and appetizers at the 22-seat oak bar, or a birthday celebration on the beautiful outdoor patio and garden, or, The Whale offers plenty of settings to enjoy our casual American bistro cuisine. If there’s no time to dine in the mornings, be sure to grab a coffee and one of Manny’s daily doughnuts from our to-go counter.More

Barnaby's Place
Barnaby's Place
(2)
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Café | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Barnaby's Place is such a fun kid's date on Nantucket. Tucked away in Nantucket Bookworks, author Ms. Wendy, has created a wonderful little kid's corner. A reservation includes a 45 min playdate/craft, healthy organic kid-friendly snacks and Barnaby goodies. My son LOVES the activities and has so much fun. It's absolutely worth it for your kids when visiting for a special day! His first stop is always Barnaby! Can't recommend a visit enough! More

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Galley Beach
Galley Beach
Reviews Coming Soon
American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Right on the sand at the end of Jefferson Ave. what began as a lunch shack to beach goers decades ago is now an island hot spot serving casual lunches and elegant dinners to longtime residents, all manner of celebrities and visitors alike.

If you do not see the reservation you are looking for online please call the restaurant at (508) 228-9641. Answering reservations from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
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Nantucket's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
American  Seasons
American Seasons
(326)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Girls night and we opted for something quiet where we could talk, perfect cozy setting. The waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended A Summer Collins cocktail which was delicious. We all had appetizers and tasted a bit of each other’s as we all were undecided as it all looked so good. I had the Duck and others had the Pork Shoulder and nothing was left on our plates... continuing on with our indecision’s we chose all the deserts and swapped and chatted with lattes at the end. A really lovely evening in a peaceful setting for well deserved mums night out. Will return .... More

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TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet
TOPPER'S Restaurant at The Wauwinet
(426)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Bit pricey but otherwise outstanding. Would come back. More

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Fifty Six Union
Fifty Six Union
(162)
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Awesome food. We both had pecan crusted halibut. Delicious! Service was outstanding More

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Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
(691)
$$$$
American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

It was a delicious dinner. The steak was very tender. More

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Queequeg's
Queequeg's
(151)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

We are surprised we had not heard of this established, year-round restaurant. The food was excellent (bolognese, shrimp scampi, fisherman’s stew. We were kindly guided toward the availability of appetizer portions.The bartender, who also waited our table, was engaging and made good drinks. Small, intimate and comfortable. As surely as we sill return to Nantucket, we will return here More

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CRU Nantucket
CRU Nantucket
(131)
$$$$
Seafood | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Amazing as always, our favorite in Nantucket More

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Town
Town
(73)
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

Good place. Service was great. Malcom, our server, was very knowledgeable and was very helpful with recommendations. More

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Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
(158)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Islands

We had a wonderful time at Breeze and plan on coming back every time we are on the island. The drinks were great and the food was very good. Our waitress was absolutely fantastic, super helpful, accommodating and had an amazing attitude. We look forward on coming back. More

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Discover Nantucket

About 25 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket Island is a vacation destination for a reason. If you take the ferry to Nantucket, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy some sun and waves on the beach as well as a variety of dining experiences. Of course, at the heart of Nantucket's dining scene is the fresh seafood caught from the Atlantic Ocean that surrounds it. Grab a seat outside at one of the many restaurants with a view of the water and take your pick from a lobster roll to tuna tartare. If you aren't in the mood for seafood, Nantucket also hosts a number of bistros and pubs where you can enjoy a burger and a brew or other classic American fare as well as fine dining spots with creative and varied menus.

Discover Nantucket

About 25 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket Island is a vacation destination for a reason. If you take the ferry to Nantucket, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy some sun and waves on the beach as well as a variety of dining experiences. Of course, at the heart of Nantucket's dining scene is the fresh seafood caught from the Atlantic Ocean that surrounds it. Grab a seat outside at one of the many restaurants with a view of the water and take your pick from a lobster roll to tuna tartare. If you aren't in the mood for seafood, Nantucket also hosts a number of bistros and pubs where you can enjoy a burger and a brew or other classic American fare as well as fine dining spots with creative and varied menus.