Dinner table at sunset in Nantucket

Nantucket's Best Outdoor Dining


Summer on Nantucket is all about outdoor living, and there's no better way to follow up a day on the beach than with dinner and drinks under the stars. While our island might be small, there are a plethora of restaurants that combine delicious food and killer views. Check out one of our picks next time you stay at the center of the action at 21 Broad. Here's a look at Nantuckets Best Outdoor Dining.

If you took the Hy-Line ferry over from the mainland, chances are you walked, biked, or drove right past Straight Wharf Restaurant on your way to the hotel. This island mainstay has been serving up re-interpreted summer classics, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, in the heart of town for nearly 40 years. The open air deck provides the perfect vantage point for people watching and a front row view of Nantucket's harbor. 6 Harbor Square, Nantucket

For guests searching for an authentic New England clam shack experience will find it at Sayle's Seafood. Don't be fooled by the paper plates and plastic cutlery - this seafood is as fresh as it comes. Pick up some fresh lobster, clams, mussels or oysters to enjoy at home or sit at one of the handful of tables on the deck overlooking the water. 99 Washington Extension, Nantucket

While Town and Queequegs may not boast the water views of the recommendations above, it offers a unique leafy perspective. These two restaurants, known for their eclectic cuisine, are connected by a bar built around a towering oak tree. It's no surprise that this special spot has been dubbed Tree Bar, and it's a cozy place to wine and dine under the stars. 4 East Chestnut Street & 6 Oak Street, Nantucket.

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