Nantucket locals, washashores and tourist alike are all looking for new and creative dinning options. We all have our favorite rituals and routines, but here are a few suggestions that are off the downtown beaten path.
ROASTD GENERAL STORE Who doesn’t love coffee? This place is an island gem, and since you’re on Nantucket, jazz it up Nantucket style. Lynne features Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and has every booster imaginable to enhance your morning fix. She also has a great line up of delicious treats to pair with your coffee. Roastd additionally offers the best organic CBD on the island. A great location with plenty of parking – a perfect stop just out of town.
LOLA BURGER NANTUCKET Who knew a burger could be so delicious? Lola Burger is world renowned, and has a legendary following. Don’t be intimidated by the small building. Pull in! The valet service makes things seamless. Choose from classic beef, lamb or veggie burgers, and don’t forget the truffle fries!
NANTUCKET MEAT & FISH Starbucks coffee. Check. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Check. Hand-rolled sushi. Check. Anything you can possibly imagine for your beach grill dining experience. Triple Check! Nantucket Meat and Fish has been a great additions to the Nantucket food scene since their day one.
KEEPERS Keepers is a special Nantucket year-round restaurant. Food is always on point, service is inviting and welcoming, and the ambiance makes you feel right at home. Restauranteurs Sabrina Dawson and Gavin Norton will always help steer you toward the right choice on the menu, and you might get some surf intel that only the local locals will know if you ask nicely.
FUSARO’S This is a year-round favorite for local gatherings, meeting up with friends, and taking the kids out after a game. You are always greeted with a warm smile to accompany some serious homemade Italian cuisine. Whether you’re dining at the bar for date night, or sitting on the patio with some friends, Fusaro’s is a great night out.
THE NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP THE island tradition. You might have heard the ads on WACKFM 97.7 Nantucket Radio. If they have not motivated you to get in there, then maybe the Chocolate Chunkers will? This place is the best. Get in there, buy three of everything, and have no regrets!
ESPRESSO TO GO Coffee, coffee, coffee. Keeping the island going all year round, Espresso to Go has tons of parking for a quick and easy in and out. Some of the best things about the fall on Nantucket are cranberries, quieter streets and SOUP SEASON! Espresso to Go is a must during soup season. Don’t take our word for it. Go try it for yourself!
DRAGON BY THE SEA We all get a hankering for some Chinese food from time to time. Dragon by the Sea will help scratch that itch. Whether you’re craving lo mein, fried rice or crab rangoons, call ahead and your order will be piping hot and ready for a quick pickup.
YEZZI’S 3 WAY SCOOPS New to the island this year, 3 Way Scoops is making many a kid very happy, and lots of moms and dads too! Who doesn’t love ice cream? And now you don’t have to schlep into town to get the goods! Pro-tip: try the Chipwich.
YEZZI’S FOOD TRUCK The local meat bloggers are going crazy about Yezzi’s authentic North Shore style roast beef. Stacked high, and served the traditional 3 way (cheese, mayo and sauce), this food truck means business. Also, don’t miss out on the mouthwatering Italian sub. You can find this truck on Old South Road and parked at Ack Natural at 19 Spearhead Dr. Yezzi’s will easily make it into your lunch rotation!
SALTBOX Parking galore, great service and lots of fun. The outdoor dining on the lawn is a must for families with kids, and the indoor bar is full of friendly locals. When you get your Mexican food craving, Saltbox is the destination. There are lots of menu choices to keep your entire crew happy.
THAI HOUSE Who doesn’t love some Pad Thai? Who doesn’t love the Thai House? Whether you need some take out for the beach, the tailgate at altar rock, or just to Netfilx and chill, give the Thai house a call and you will be very glad you did.
ACK NATURAL (of course) Nantucket’s Cannabis Dispensary Ack Natural is located at 19 Spearhead Drive. It is a 21+ Nantucket Cannabis Dispensary for adult use and medical cannabis patients. The great news is that we are hosting food trucks daily for all ages. The Green Taco Truck, Yezzi’s, Eat Fire Farm Pizza and Snick-Snack are all on a continuous rotation. A nice alternative to heading into town.
You might want to start at Ack Natural, and then make your way back down Old South Road to dine. Just sayin’…