Siasconset Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Siasconset

April 14, 2018 Brain Ambrose

Siasconset is a census designated place (CDP) at the eastern end of Nantucket island, Massachusetts, United States with an elevation of 52 feet (16 m), and a population of 205 at the 2010 census. Although unincorporated, the village has a post office, with the ZIP code 02564.
Things to do in Siasconset

1. The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream

12 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3549 Takeout American Late Night +1 508-228-5799
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 520 reviews

The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream

Reviewed By mamacooking - Boston, Massachusetts

A trip to the Juice Bar is worth it just for the amazing aroma of the waffle cones. They must pump the odor onto the street to lure you in. Fortunately, the aroma was not false advertising, the cone and the ice cream were both fabulous. There was a line, even in mid-September, but it moved quickly and was worth it.

2. The Chanticleer

9 New St, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02554-3905 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 508-257-4499
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

The Chanticleer

Reviewed By Ask2416 - ca

20 min drive from town, but beautiful neighborhood
Classic 70's fine dining.
Dining rooms are comfortable with tables far apart. Waiters are very helpful with the menu.
Tuna tartare 8/10 fish quality 9/10 scallion pancake 6/10 pre-cooked
Brussel sprout salad 9/10 very good
Lamb bolognese 9/10 top notch
Bread service 8/10
Wine service 9/10 Top wine list for Nantucket where we have to suffer with no corkage opportunity
Will be back

3. Petticoat Row Bakery

35 Center St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3659 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast +1 508-228-3700
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Petticoat Row Bakery

Reviewed By CraftBeers - Plano, Texas

Petticoat is pretty to look at. The brick sidewalk, gray clapboards and yellow accents make this a charming shop from the outside. The interior feels like a tea room with light pink walls and white accents. The white and gray woven chairs, bamboo stools, glass bistro tops, and floral chair covers are dainty and elegant.

Once you get past the beautiful look of the place, the experience falls apart. The employees are not helpful. They were difficult to hear when answering our questions. They were not forthcoming on their recommendations or best sellers.

We landed on three types of pastries and found all of them to be just okay. The cookies were very dry and lacked flavor. The peanut butter cupcake had too much cream stacked on top. There was more cream than cupcake. It's very similar to Gigi Cupcakes. The raspberry bar was dry and low on flavors.

I would not come back. The service and dry pastries are too much to overcome.

4. The Nautilus

12 Cambridge St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3585 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 39 +1 508-228-0301
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

The Nautilus

Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket just steps off of Main Street, The Nautilus is owned & operated by a local trio of culinary entrepreneurs, Executive Chef Liam Mackey, Mixologist Clinton Terry & Sommelier Stephen Bowler - all formerly of island favorites the Pearl and Boarding House - are thrilled to bring our vision to your plate. The Nautilus is a truly special dining destination focused on the interplay between food, cocktails & wine, & our feeling that these are best enjoyed shared. Open-kitchen dining featuring a chef's bar, a lively drink bar, communal & banquette seating - perfect for both intimate encounters & large group liaisons. The menu is focused on vibrant small plates & multi-person "feasts" using local/seasonal ingredients. Globally styled dishes with strong Asian and Latin roots are a perfect complement to our culinary-inspired cocktails or a great glass of wine. Come early, and stay late, the energy is infectious and the experience is unlike any you will have anywhere else on the island. The Nautilus is open year round and is happy to book your next private party or special event Come get a taste.

Reviewed By Swanboat48 - Marion, Massachusetts

We came here with 10 family and 2 friends and we're seated at the Chef's table. Usually a table for 12 at a small restaurant is uncomfortable and lacks intimacy, however, the servers did an outstanding job. The conversation was lively around many servings from the tapas menu followed by 2 orders of the Peking Duck. Every this was delicious, stands outs; the oyster tacos, the mushrooms, and the tuna poke.

5. Something Natural

50 Cliff Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554-3644 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast SGD 10 +1 508-228-0504
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 258 reviews

Something Natural

Reviewed By evelilei - Pasadena, California

This place has amazing sandwiches. Sometimes, you've run out of money because Nantucket is a tad expensive and you just need a simple meal to take with you to a beach. Something Natural has delicious food and very reasonable prices.

6. Claudette's Sandwich Shop

10 Main Street, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American, Soups, Cafe Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch +1 508-257-6622
Excellent
40%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Claudette's Sandwich Shop

Reviewed By stupidkitty - Syracuse NY

Stopped here for lunch while visiting the Sconset area. Sandwiches were outstanding! Husband and I shared one sandwich - which was plenty for us. Sandwiches are generous in size. We had the ham and cheese. Really enjoyed this spot. Have an outdoor seating area. No indoor seating

7. Ships Inn Restaurant

13 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3741 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 63 +1 508-228-0040
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Ships Inn Restaurant

Reviewed By dmmahoney9 - Boston, Massachusetts

Service was great, ambience very good food was okay... I do recommend the key lime tart! We came in for a late dinner, kitchen closes at 9:30....

8. Sconset Cafe

8 Main St, Post Office Square, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564 Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations American Dinner SGD 24 - SGD 39 +1 508-257-4008
Excellent
57%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Sconset Cafe

Reviewed By Lynne S

In the heart of the small town on Nantucket Island, called Siasconset, is a little jewel of a restaurant where you bring your own wine. Buy the wine at the Book Store next door to avoid a surcharge, and bring a check or cash. No cc's. Simple menu prepared in the back of the room, using local greens, and local fish and meat. Be sure to make a reservation ahead, and walk around the village while you wait smelling the sea air.

9. Centre Street Bistro

29 Center St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3687 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 26 - SGD 31 +1 508-228-8470
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Centre Street Bistro

Reviewed By Tom B - Worthington, Ohio

Discovered while walking the area during a day trip and the posted menu out front looked interesting. A tiny room sized establishment tucked in the back of a small collection of shops just off Centre Street between India and Chestnut Streets with lots of quaint charm.

We had a BLT and a Crispy Chicken wrap which were both served with very small sides of fresh field greens and a potato pancake. Enjoyable and satisfying if not particularly memorable. We were pleasantly amused to discover that it's BYOB, so we ordered a couple glasses of tart cranberry.

The sole server who also served as host, cashier, and bused the tables was friendly, informative, and efficient. The prices were very moderate by Nantucket standards. Suggestion: If you plan to eat here I'd check their website or call to be sure they are open.

10. The Summer House Restaurant

17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 508-257-9976
Excellent
25%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
14%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 167 reviews

The Summer House Restaurant

On a bluff overlooking the Atlantic in Siasconset, the Summer House Restaurant is known not only for its picturesque Siasconset location but also for its imaginative contemporary cuisine and outstanding wine list. Dinner each evening is an event - subdued lighting, flickering candles, fresh flowers and the music from the Piano Bar combine to create an atmosphere of days gone by and the true romance that is Nantucket. Enjoy dinner on the porch, overlooking the ocean and the starry night sky is a true taste of Nantucket summer. Before or after dinner, drinks and celebrations are enjoyed at the delightful Piano Bar.The Summer House Restaurant is a member of the Summer House Boutique Collection of Restaurants on Nantucket, offering delightful dining options for visitors and residents alike. Our family of restaurants also includes 29 Fair and The Beachside Bistro. Nantucket Town inn guests enjoy priority seating and complimentary door to door jitney service from several of the inns.

Reviewed By Mrellgee - Edwards, Colorado

Last night I went to the Summer House for dinner with 5 friends. We were eating outside on the deck during a gale.

Since I always scrutinize eating establishments for cleanliness, I was disappointed with the tableware presentation and the décor of the outside patio. Hardly any upkeep can be easily displayed. The paint face of the building was dirty, The lighting was dim and the outside has very tiny space heater when turned on dimmed the lights further.

The table cloth and napkins were clean but well traveled.

Enough with the décor and table presentation. Lets talk food.

I ordered the Tuna Tartare with fried shrimp for my appetizer and it was very good. Tuna fresh and the shrimp were cooked well and the sauce was very good. However the presentation was mediocre.

My main course was Pasta Bolognaise which was very good. Served just right and the beef and veal sauce was excellent.

Both courses had ample servings.

The wine list was not overwhelming, however the pricing was reasonable. No sommelier approached our table. The Cote du Rhone was very good and priced well for Sconset. We also tried a Sinsky Napa Pinot Noir which as always was a good choice . At the higher end was a Chateauneuf-du-pape priced well (maybe next time) since at this point we were wined out.

I am not sure what the situation with the ownership and management of this restaurant is, however I feel they are serving a good product in an increasingly dingy setting and since there are few choices in Sconset I feel they don't care. Not sure of the interior or the restaurant is like this year but I feel it might be the same

Pricewise they are as expensive as the Galley or Pearl and if you have time to make a reservation and have transportation to town, you will have a much better experience.

Old Sconset's Summer House is fine but it's time to get hip and not rely on the past hype

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