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Guidebook for Nantucket

Kathy And Joe
Kathy And Joe
Membre depuis 2015
Kathy And Joe

Guidebook for Nantucket

Food Scene
Central location with outdoor seating on a downtown corner with the Atheneum across the street, busy bar and delicious food
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The Boarding House
12 Federal St
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Central location with outdoor seating on a downtown corner with the Atheneum across the street, busy bar and delicious food
Upscale restaurant is very pricey but delicious and it is attached to and co-owned with the Boarding House
The Pearl
12 Federal Street
Upscale restaurant is very pricey but delicious and it is attached to and co-owned with the Boarding House
Our son worked there for many years. This is a long way out of town but magnificent location, pricey but definitely the place for a special occasion. They have a launch from the Brant Point Grille dock downtown to take you to Topper's for lunch or dinner (with a reservation) so that is basically a free boat road to/from downtown across the harbor that makes the price of the meal seem more reasonable!! Beyond this restaurant and inn is nothing but 8 miles of sand to Great Point and is accessible only by permit and a 4WD vehicle.
Topper's
120 Wauwinet Road
Our son worked there for many years. This is a long way out of town but magnificent location, pricey but definitely the place for a special occasion. They have a launch from the Brant Point Grille dock downtown to take you to Topper's for lunch or dinner (with a reservation) so that is basically a free boat road to/from downtown across the harbor that makes the price of the meal seem more reasonable!! Beyond this restaurant and inn is nothing but 8 miles of sand to Great Point and is accessible only by permit and a 4WD vehicle.
It is pricey but in a beautiful spot - outdoors on the beach for lunch or indoors in the evening with the piano for dinner and views across the Atlantic.
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The Summer House Restaurant
17 Ocean Ave
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It is pricey but in a beautiful spot - outdoors on the beach for lunch or indoors in the evening with the piano for dinner and views across the Atlantic.
Historic venue with basement pub-like restaurant, or an outdoor deck when the weather is nice or upstairs in their newly renovated space - three completely different venues for food and/or nightlife with reasonable prices.
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Brotherhood of Thieves
23 Broad St
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Historic venue with basement pub-like restaurant, or an outdoor deck when the weather is nice or upstairs in their newly renovated space - three completely different venues for food and/or nightlife with reasonable prices.
Irish pub/sports bar atmosphere with pool tables and reasonable prices as this is one of the year round restaurants frequented by the locals. Good Irish pub fare
Kitty Murtaghs
4 West Creek Road
Irish pub/sports bar atmosphere with pool tables and reasonable prices as this is one of the year round restaurants frequented by the locals. Good Irish pub fare
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
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The Nautilus
12 Cambridge St
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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
Love this year-round venue with a quiet outdoor patio and bar in the back, restaurant and bar inside and great food, service and bartenders. Great place for brunch or lunch as well as evening meals.
or, The Whale
38 Main St
Love this year-round venue with a quiet outdoor patio and bar in the back, restaurant and bar inside and great food, service and bartenders. Great place for brunch or lunch as well as evening meals.
Drinks & Nightlife
There are excellent choices during the season, on the eastern end of the island where we are (in Sconset) as well as traditional downtown venues. Both are accessible via Uber, Taxis and the NRTA Wave Shuttle as well as via bicycle or Moped.
Expensive for dinner but small friendly piano bar with Grammy Award winning Jamie on the keys and lovely cabana pool and bar area during the day right on the beach
The Summer House Cottages
17 Ocean Ave
Expensive for dinner but small friendly piano bar with Grammy Award winning Jamie on the keys and lovely cabana pool and bar area during the day right on the beach
Fantastic new venue from the owners of the Nautilus. Great tapas menu, indoor and outdoor seating, terrific bartenders and nightly live music.
The Gaslight
3 North Union Street
Fantastic new venue from the owners of the Nautilus. Great tapas menu, indoor and outdoor seating, terrific bartenders and nightly live music.
Arts & Culture
A must see. The island's history is truly fascinating with the founding families still very active on the island. The history of the whaling culture and how the island survived through the centuries is different than the history you might imagine. The whale skeleton that is on display in the museum is one we actually saw alive on our beach in the late 1990's. The islanders (many of whom were from whaling families) tried to save it but a simple infected tooth (which you can see) led to its final demise. I will never forget the eyes and eyelashes that looked around at all of us when the whale was beached. It was so very sad and also astounding to think someone would stab and slaughter these beautiful fellow mammals.
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Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street
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A must see. The island's history is truly fascinating with the founding families still very active on the island. The history of the whaling culture and how the island survived through the centuries is different than the history you might imagine. The whale skeleton that is on display in the museum is one we actually saw alive on our beach in the late 1990's. The islanders (many of whom were from whaling families) tried to save it but a simple infected tooth (which you can see) led to its final demise. I will never forget the eyes and eyelashes that looked around at all of us when the whale was beached. It was so very sad and also astounding to think someone would stab and slaughter these beautiful fellow mammals.
They have a very creative series of offerings from screenplay readings to musicals and off-mainstream productions in season
White Heron Theatre Company
5 N Water St
They have a very creative series of offerings from screenplay readings to musicals and off-mainstream productions in season
Great small theatre company that has musicals and theatre productions presented in creative ways in season
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
62 Centre St
Great small theatre company that has musicals and theatre productions presented in creative ways in season
Parks & Nature
Not exactly a park but the highest point on the island (45 feet I think) and although accessible via 4WD vehicle, mountain bikes are the best on the sandy paths that take you there.
Altar Rock
Not exactly a park but the highest point on the island (45 feet I think) and although accessible via 4WD vehicle, mountain bikes are the best on the sandy paths that take you there.
Essentials
There are only two and this one is nearest to our house and larger than the other Stop and Shop that is downtown by Long Wharf
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Stop & Shop
31 Sparks Avenue
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There are only two and this one is nearest to our house and larger than the other Stop and Shop that is downtown by Long Wharf
Getting Around
The NRTA/WAVE shuttle buses now run year round on the Sconset via Old South Road route which stops at the intersection of Tom Nevers and Milestone Roads (there is a shelter on the inbound (to town) route on the north side of Milestone Road. This is about a 1/2 mile walk from our house which is just off Tom Nevers Road. $3 each ride or you can get a pass for unlimited rides for a set number of days (see their website for more details (www.nrtawave.com). During the summer there is another route (Sconset via Milestone Road) that also stops there and then there are buses every 30 minutes instead of hourly. For up-to-date information see their website at www.nrtawave.com
Nantucket Regional Transit Authority
20 S Water St
The NRTA/WAVE shuttle buses now run year round on the Sconset via Old South Road route which stops at the intersection of Tom Nevers and Milestone Roads (there is a shelter on the inbound (to town) route on the north side of Milestone Road. This is about a 1/2 mile walk from our house which is just off Tom Nevers Road. $3 each ride or you can get a pass for unlimited rides for a set number of days (see their website for more details (www.nrtawave.com). During the summer there is another route (Sconset via Milestone Road) that also stops there and then there are buses every 30 minutes instead of hourly. For up-to-date information see their website at www.nrtawave.com