Guidebook for Nantucket

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Guidebook for Nantucket

Food Scene

Sailor's knot pastry. This is the best thing ever! (If they are all sold out when you get there, get a Morning Bun. And set your alarm to wake up earlier the next day to get the Knot!)
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Wicked Island Bakery
7 Bayberry Ct
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Sailor's knot pastry. This is the best thing ever! (If they are all sold out when you get there, get a Morning Bun. And set your alarm to wake up earlier the next day to get the Knot!)
Farm market and lunch stop. Kids can play on the swing set while you have a lobster roll at a nearby picnic table. You can ride a bike there from our house.
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Bartlett's Farm
33 Bartlett Farm Rd
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Farm market and lunch stop. Kids can play on the swing set while you have a lobster roll at a nearby picnic table. You can ride a bike there from our house.
This is 5-star dining but in a casual, not uppity environment. You could come to dinner in a dress or all decked out and not be out of place. Excellent food and has vegetarian options.
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Dune
20 Broad St
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This is 5-star dining but in a casual, not uppity environment. You could come to dinner in a dress or all decked out and not be out of place. Excellent food and has vegetarian options.
This market has sandwiches and sundries. Keep it mind if you go to the beach in Madaket, though I would not make a special trip here.
Millie's Market
324 Madaket Rd
This market has sandwiches and sundries. Keep it mind if you go to the beach in Madaket, though I would not make a special trip here.
Nouvelle cuisine; interesting and unique and menu changes based on seasonal ingredients.
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The Proprietors bar & table
9 India St
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Nouvelle cuisine; interesting and unique and menu changes based on seasonal ingredients.
My sister-in-law ate the best lobster ever here!
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Le Languedoc Bistro
24 Broad St
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My sister-in-law ate the best lobster ever here!
The esteemed chef, Mayumi Hattori, from The Straight Wharf Restaurant now heads the kitchen here.
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The Club Car Restaurant
1 Main St
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The esteemed chef, Mayumi Hattori, from The Straight Wharf Restaurant now heads the kitchen here.
The place for ice cream on Nantucket! Lines get crazy long, so get there early!
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The Juice Bar
12 Broad St
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The place for ice cream on Nantucket! Lines get crazy long, so get there early!
Casual fare and intimate bar area.
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Pi Pizzeria
11 W Creek Rd
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Casual fare and intimate bar area.
Super fun on Saturday nights with live music and food trucks. Warning: it will be difficult to get a seat but not impossible.
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Cisco Brewers
5 Bartlett Farm Rd
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Super fun on Saturday nights with live music and food trucks. Warning: it will be difficult to get a seat but not impossible.
Right around the corner. Good options for vegetarians.
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Island Kitchen
1 Chins Way
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Right around the corner. Good options for vegetarians.
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!
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LoLa Burger Nantucket
1 Sparks Ave
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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!
This is the place for breakfast. Yummy donuts, too! This is a cash-only establishment. (There is an ATM at Cumberland Farms next-door.)
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Downyflake Restaurant
18 Sparks Ave
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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.)
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.
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Provisions
3 Harbor Square
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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.

Drinks & Nightlife

Great people-watching. Order a mudslide (you're on vacation and calories don't count).
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The Gazebo at Harbor Square
4 Harbor Square
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Great people-watching. Order a mudslide (you're on vacation and calories don't count).
Live music and a young crowd.
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The Chicken Box
16 Dave St
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Live music and a young crowd.

Entertainment & Activities

I love this place and can spend at least four hours here.
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Whaling Museum
13 Broad St
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I love this place and can spend at least four hours here.
Riding a bike is the best way to get around Nantucket. Please, please, please be sure to lock yours up, though, because bikes are often stolen on this island.
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Young's Bicycle Shop
6 Broad St
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Riding a bike is the best way to get around Nantucket. Please, please, please be sure to lock yours up, though, because bikes are often stolen on this island.
Who doesn't love popcorn and movies and Raisinets?
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Dreamland Film & Cultural Center
17 S Water St
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Who doesn't love popcorn and movies and Raisinets?
Quicker tour, very thoughtfully arranged and, literally, just steps from my home.
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Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
49 Union St
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Quicker tour, very thoughtfully arranged and, literally, just steps from my home.
This is a great place for the kids!
Maria Mitchell Association
33 Vestal St
This is a great place for the kids!

Shopping

Always to fun to buy a dress here.
Shift
34 Main St
Always to fun to buy a dress here.
You never know what sort of treasure you will find here. Check their website for hours of operation, as they are a little unusual.
Hospital Thrift Shop
17 India St
You never know what sort of treasure you will find here. Check their website for hours of operation, as they are a little unusual.
This is the place to go if you need a hat. Personally, I love the striped sailor shirts.
Peter Beaton Hat Studio
This is the place to go if you need a hat. Personally, I love the striped sailor shirts.
Actually, there is a Cumberland Farms convenience store even closer to Nantucklet! It was just renovated in August 2017 and is located on Orange Street (but did not appear on Airbnb's map)
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Cumberland Farms
30 Sparks Ave
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Actually, there is a Cumberland Farms convenience store even closer to Nantucklet! It was just renovated in August 2017 and is located on Orange Street (but did not appear on Airbnb's map)
This is the place to go if you need any special home things that my house does not provide. Plus, you'll never know who you will see here: my brother-in-law saw Kourtney Kardashian buying a blender!
Marine Home Center
134 Orange Street
This is the place to go if you need any special home things that my house does not provide. Plus, you'll never know who you will see here: my brother-in-law saw Kourtney Kardashian buying a blender!
It's always fun to get a good deal. You might get lucky and get some Vineyard Vines clothes for pennies on the dollar.
Seconds Shop
32 Sparks Ave
It's always fun to get a good deal. You might get lucky and get some Vineyard Vines clothes for pennies on the dollar.

Essentials

In the summer, this place gets packed! Go early or late at night.
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Stop & Shop
31 Sparks Ave
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In the summer, this place gets packed! Go early or late at night.

Arts & Culture

This place is also fun to visit on a rainy day. Lots of interesting history here. Plan on spending about 90 minutes.
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Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
158 Polpis Rd
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This place is also fun to visit on a rainy day. Lots of interesting history here. Plan on spending about 90 minutes.
John's works are whimsical and iconic and often feature whales.
Lochtefeld John F Studio Gallery
4 Fair Street
John's works are whimsical and iconic and often feature whales.
It's almost like a museum. Amazing!
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Nantucket Atheneum
1 India St
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It's almost like a museum. Amazing!

Parks & Nature

This is my favorite beach on Nantucket. The surf tends to be rough but there are lifeguards here in season. There is also a pond for the little ones to play in if they tire of the beach.
Miacomet Beach
Miacomet Road
This is my favorite beach on Nantucket. The surf tends to be rough but there are lifeguards here in season. There is also a pond for the little ones to play in if they tire of the beach.
At the end of Pocomo Road is a beach popular with kite surfers. One side of it has gentle waves and is good for kids.
Pocomo Road
Pocomo Road
At the end of Pocomo Road is a beach popular with kite surfers. One side of it has gentle waves and is good for kids.