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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.
Entertainment
“the whaling museum. Its worth a visit. Nantucket was the whaling capital of the world. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Cisco brewery is usually busy with food and live music. The food sometimes is food trucks which might make handmade dumplings or fresh Poke. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Famous dive bar that draws huge crowds every weekend with the best live music on island. Expect to find a line by 10:30PM most nights. Must for party goers and the bachelor/bachelorette crowds. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“nantucket and the vineyard is at your door step via the fast ferry just down the street.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“What great food, great sunsets, big crowds! Get there early and save your spot!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“This family owned and run farm has been on Nantucket for generations. They have incredible prepared foods, organically grown produce, specialty groceries, and a nice wine/beer selection. There is also an ice cream truck! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Beautiful restaurant right on nantucket harbor with a view of the yachts. Expensive but super delicious food, the best lobster roll on Nantucket.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Beautifully renovated and home to both live performances and movies, this is the perfect place for rainy evening especially in the offseason.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“right near the Steamship Ferry landing. Go there to reserve your bike and they will deliver them same day!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“BYOB and sit at either a table or the counter and have a memorable meal at a special spot on island. No reservations.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent seafood restaurant on mid-island. Right next to the Stop & Shop.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Do not miss this amazing place for lunch! Sit outside and try a Sheila’s Favorite on their homemade oatbread!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great food, sit at the bar inside or out. make reservations. another favorite ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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  • 7 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Historic Sconset was a summer retreat for actors from early Broadway and off Broadway. there is a small market, a sandwich shop. a liquor store called "the book store " and several restaurants worth dining at. ”
  • 10 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”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Taco Place
“What great food, great sunsets, big crowds! Get there early and save your spot!”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Beautiful restaurant right on nantucket harbor with a view of the yachts. Expensive but super delicious food, the best lobster roll on Nantucket.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BYOB and sit at either a table or the counter and have a memorable meal at a special spot on island. No reservations.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent seafood restaurant on mid-island. Right next to the Stop & Shop.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great food, sit at the bar inside or out. make reservations. another favorite ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“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”
  • 7 locals recommend

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