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Things to do in Nantucket Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“10 minute walk, this is a must see during your visit to Nantucket. New kid room! Check out the view from the cupola on the roof!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Brewery
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“You will find many locals at this eclectic venue featuring freshly brewed beers and several food trucks. This is also a dog friendly venue so you will meet many of the local four footed friends! The frequently have live music as well - you must experience!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Famous dive bar that draws huge crowds every weekend with the best live music on island. Expect to find a line by 10:30PM most nights. Must for party goers and the bachelor/bachelorette crowds. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“nantucket and the vineyard is at your door step via the fast ferry just down the street.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“What great food, great sunsets, big crowds! Get there early and save your spot!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“This family owned and run farm has been on Nantucket for generations. They have incredible prepared foods, organically grown produce, specialty groceries, and a nice wine/beer selection. There is also an ice cream truck! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Beautiful restaurant right on nantucket harbor with a view of the yachts. Expensive but super delicious food, the best lobster roll on Nantucket.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“right near the Steamship Ferry landing. Go there to reserve your bike and they will deliver them same day!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Beautifully renovated and home to both live performances and movies, this is the perfect place for rainy evening especially in the offseason.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“BYOB and sit at either a table or the counter and have a memorable meal at a special spot on island. No reservations.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent seafood restaurant on mid-island. Right next to the Stop & Shop.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Do not miss this amazing place for lunch! Sit outside and try a Sheila’s Favorite on their homemade oatbread!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Behind Ventuno restaurant is there backbar. This is a relaxed patio ideal for warm summer nights.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“Famous ice cream shop! The ice cream is amazing, but the fresh made waffle cones are to die for. There is often a long line, but I promise, it’s worth it! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The other side of of the island is like walking into a story book from the past . Great to walk around and explore and take the 'sconset bluff walk to the historic lighthouse. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Taco Place
“What great food, great sunsets, big crowds! Get there early and save your spot!”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Beautiful restaurant right on nantucket harbor with a view of the yachts. Expensive but super delicious food, the best lobster roll on Nantucket.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BYOB and sit at either a table or the counter and have a memorable meal at a special spot on island. No reservations.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent seafood restaurant on mid-island. Right next to the Stop & Shop.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Behind Ventuno restaurant is there backbar. This is a relaxed patio ideal for warm summer nights.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“nice bar area and even better outdoor area if you can get a spot. Food is solid as well but most people are here for the drinks. Right in the middle of the action on straight wharf.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“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”
  • 6 locals recommend

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