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Things to do in Nantucket

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“nice bar area and even better outdoor area if you can get a spot. Food is solid as well but most people are here for the drinks. Right in the middle of the action on straight wharf.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our son Devin is the Wine Director here - fantastic Asian, seafood and local produce inspired tapas, lively night-life and great bartenders. Always busy during the season so get your reservation early......also a year round venue”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian American and great pizza. Open for lunch and dinner. They have a great bar too. First come, first serve. No reservations.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“This is the place for breakfast. Yummy donuts, too! This is a cash-only establishment. (There is an ATM at Cumberland Farms next-door.) ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super casual and has outdoor seating (picnic tables). My favorite is the tuna burger, which is served on an English muffin. If you can, order the What a Watermelon beer to go with it. And don't forget the truffle fries!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Clothing Store
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“There are just too many amazing shops to list here. Just spend a day in town walking from one to the next...and try not to spend too much money!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“This Nantucket classic has been given a light and bright new look. Come with friends and order a variety of small plates for the table, then stay for a rowdy evening gathered around the piano in front.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lighthouse
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“Sunny and fun family beach with lifeguards . Just 7 minutes form South Shore Central !!! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mid island easy parking. Breakfast lunch or dinner. Great for casual dining. Ice cream shop next-door.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful menu with beautiful views of the beach and Nantucket harbor. First place I visit when I get onto the island!”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Amazing food, meat, fish and vegetarian. They're open for dinner and offer a fantastic Sunday Brunch”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is simply fantastic. AMAZING views, great staff, wonderful drinks, beach music. Think feet in the sand, drink in the hand!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Jasmine tea and the best gluten free brownie, made with excellent Santa Barbara chocolate.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great spot for dinner on the patio. Located in the heart of downtown on the corner of Federal and India Street, it’s a perfect spot for people-watching and a plate of their lobster spaghetti”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The "Turkey Terrific" is the most popular sandwich here and everyone raves about it. It's cash-only but, conveniently, there is an ATM in the shop. ”
  • 7 locals recommend