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Best Spots for Fresh Seafood on Nantucket

Nantucket is an island located south of Cape Cod and 30 miles off the mainland in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a very popular tourist destination and a place where you can expect some of the best and freshest seafood when you visit Nantucket. The water that surrounds the island has a major influence on the menus and culinary choices you will see in the restaurants here. Dining out is one the most fun things to do while on vacation and during a stay at the Seven Sea Street Inn, you can indulge in mouthwatering seafood caught fresh the same day. We’ve got lots of places nearby so check them out below!

Nantucket is a hot spot during the summer and when the quieter fall and winter times come around, there are a few spots that close up for the season. But, during this time we can still leave our front door and quickly get to some amazing seafood spots. The secret is getting out that the peaceful and quiet shoulder seasons are a fantastic time to visit Nantucket so book your next getaway soon!

Top Local Seafood Spots Open During the Off-Season

Here are out top three. Let us know if you agree.

Dune Restaurant & Bar — Dune came to Nantucket in 2009 and offers an ever-changing menu that features the finest in seasonal local produce, fish and meats from regional farms and beyond. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district, they are open for dinner service at 5:30pm.

SeaGrille — Specializing in local and fresh regional fresh seafood, their menu includes a raw bar, extensive appetizer choices and mouthwatering seafood-forward entrees.

Straight Wharf Restaurant — Serving on the Nantucket Harbor for over six decades, this restaurant offers up amazing seafood fare with excellent and warm hospitality.

Breeze Restaurant — This place offers New England coastal and international cuisine with both lunch and dinner menus.

Slip 14 — Located on historic Old South Wharf, Slip 14 is a homey and relaxed spot offering delicious seafood-focused food with water views. They are open for lunch and dinner Wednesday – Sunday

Brant Point Grill — Experience a nice evening out at this local restaurant, serving exceptional seafood and delicious handcrafted cocktails. They’ve got an award-winning wine cellar, live music and a dinner menu with Great Point Oysters, Seafood Ceviche, Poached Halibut and more.

Sayle’s Seafood — Open every day for lunch and dinner, Sayle’s specializes in Nantucket Bay scallops, native Nantucket lobsters, Atlantic sea scallops and their special homemade Nantucket Clam Chowder. You can pick up a wide range of ready to eat food like fried fish, lobster dinners or clambakes for take-out.


Are you hungry yet? Whether you are on the hunt for the best seafood or the best place for an amazing fall getaway, Nantucket cannot be beat. When you book direct with us, you always receive the best price possible. Book online today or contact us anytime for more information.

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