6 Nantucket Restaurants That Will Reset Your Dining Standards

The binging bar is set high in Nantucket, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find any restaurants that don’t live up to the hype. We’ve overindulged and done the research to bring you our favorite Nantucket restaurants. Find your favorite during your next trip across the water!

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Nantucket Restaurants

Pack your eating pants—it’s time to embark on the seared and simmered side of the island.  Discover all of the best Nantucket restaurants during your next visit! 

  • oran mor dessertOran Mor Bistro

Oran Mor Bistro is a classic Nantucket romance. From the whimsical, candlelit stairwell to the nostalgic menu choices, this eatery will score major date night points. Nantucket native, Chef Edwin Claflin, flawlessly blends classic comfort food with a hint of French qualité. 

Dinner is fantastic, and you can’t go wrong with Lobster Gemelli, but you’ll want to be sure to save room for the sweet stuff. Our Take on Five is a decadent chocolate torte topped with dark chocolate mousse and sprinkled with caramel pretzels and peanut ice cream making it the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Pair it with a glass of aged Port, and you’re in for a fabulous night.

  • Straight Wharf Fish Store

Get your lobster rolls from Straight Wharf Fish Store. If you come in on the Hy-Line, you’ll go right past the traditional seafood market. Wander in for some of the freshest catches on the island and take out that’s to die for. Be sure to swing by the ATM as Straight Wharf Fish Store keeps it simple with a cash-only policy.

  • Millie’s

Millie’s is a local favorite. Located on Madaket Beach, the casual surfside restaurant boasts seasonal salads and Baja-style eats. Grab a Mason jar crafted with their housemade margarita or the perfect fruity beach cocktail and enjoy an Atlantic sunset. It’s casual, charming, and tasty, and one of our favorites on a warm summer day.

  • via mare drinkVia Mare

All great Nantucket progressive food tours begin with a cocktail from Via Mare. The Bohemian-style restaurant is quaint and cozy with an expansive dark oak bar and artwork paying ode to Nantucket’s whaling history. Their drink menu is edgily creative and includes several traditional drinks with a modern twist. Snag a side of their homemade bread with house cultured butter for a small snack. 

  • Ventuno

Ventuno is the Italian counterpart of Via Mare. Indulge in the creamiest pasta, parmesan-topped meatballs, or the deliciously crispy calamari. The service is friendly, the food is superb, and the setting is delightfully perfect. Don’t miss out on Ventuno during your next visit.

  • Company of the Cauldron

For a five-star meal in a charming, ivy-covered, red-bricked building, check out Company of the Cauldron. The India Street restaurant is governed by Michelin Star chef, Joseph Keller. Keller and his team carefully craft classic prix fixe meals using sustainable processes and seasonal farm-to-table ingredients. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, this is the spot for you.   

Enjoy the Comforts of Anchor Inn

Tucker - Signage - CloseupCome back to the Anchor Inn after your Nantucket culinary tour. Book your stay in the second-floor Tucker Room and enjoy a comfortable queen-size bed and a private outside entrance. Bask in five-star amenities such as Malin and Goetz bath products, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary, housemade breakfast. 

What are you waiting for? Indulge your palate with the ultimate Nantucket escape today!