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The Best Brunch in Nantucket


Dining & Food

Cait Kappler
Brunch in Nantucket

Weekends on Nantucket are special for many reasons. Lounging on the beach, shopping in Town, catching up with friends before the week begins, or most importantly, brunch. Even though this is not a new concept, Nantucket has perfected the art of brunch and we’re giving you the low down on some of the best spots. Whether you want family-friendly, casual, upscale or lively this island has it all. Make sure to confirm with the restaurant if they are still serving brunch after Labor Day.

 Brunch in nantucket
Brunch in Nantucket at the Boarding House

Restaurants that Serve Brunch in Nantucket

Straight Wharf | Saturday & Sunday 11am – 2pm

Yes, your favorite bar offers one of the best brunches on island. From buttermilk pancakes to lobster étouffée, SWR has something for everyone.


Straight Wharf Beignet with mascarpone, Nutella, cinnamon, sugar and spice.

Centre Street Bistro | Saturday & Sunday 8am – 1pm

Open year-round, this intimate restaurant is BYOB and has incredible breakfast options. Bonus, they have outdoor patio seating in the summer. 


Boarding House | Saturday & Sunday 11:30am – 3pm

Bacon Bloody Mary’s are the best incentive to enjoy your Sunday at Boarding House. With patio seating and incredible food this should be one of your weekend stops.


Cru | Sunday 11am – 3pm

For those looking for a waterfront hot spot, Cru has you covered. They fill up quickly, so be sure to get there early and don’t leave without trying their daily doughnuts.


Black Eyed Susan’s | Monday – Sunday 7am – 1pm

A Nantucket staple, Black Eyed Susan’s has one of the best breakfasts out there. They only serve breakfast and dinner, but we can’t leave it off the list. This spot always has a line so be sure to get there early and note if you prefer a mimosa- it’s BYOB and cash only.


Proprietors | Sunday 10:00am – 1:30pm

Offering sharing plates, international dishes and craft cocktails Proprietors is the ultimate farm to table experience on island. Using ingredients from small farms and producers raised specifically for the restaurant you’ll be blown away by a meal here.


Company of the Cauldron | Sunday 11am – 2:30pm

You may have been to Company of the Cauldron for a special dinner, but did you know that they also serve brunch? Recent menu items have included a Knuckle Sandwich, Liege Belgium Waffle and Croque Madame. The first round of their famous Company Popovers with Vermont butter and raspberry jam is on them!


Brant Point Grill | Sunday 10am – 2pm

The Brant Point Grill Brunch Buffet won’t disappoint. They offer omelet and carving stations, a make your own Bloody Mary bar and a kids’ corner with all their favorites. They have something for everyone, but don’t miss the notorious Lobster Bloody Mary.


Island Kitchen | Monday – Sunday 7am – 2pm

Voted by the Inquirer & Mirror and Boston Magazine for the best breakfast and brunch in 2018, Island Kitchen updated their space and it’s the perfect Sunday spot. With a big patio, outdoor bar, craft cocktails and a panko-crusted benedict dish… make sure IK is on your radar. Bonus, they now have an ice cream and doughnut shop next door.


Topper’s at the Wauwinet | Saturday & Sunday 11:30am  2pm

And finally, for a more formal setting try Topper’s at The Wauwinet Inn. They offer upscale East Coast dishes while dining along the Nantucket Bay. They’ve also received the Wine Spector Grand Award multiple times for their impressive selection, 1,450 wines to be exact. Topper’s Restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after a long week and you can’t beat the view.


Greydon House | Monday – Sunday 8am – 2pm

With a Michelin-starred chef and gorgeous atmosphere, the restaurant inside the upscale Greydon House hotel does not disappoint. Bonus: they have outdoor seating, which is perfect for people watching on Broad Street.


Breeze Restaurant | Sunday 11am – 2pm

The Breeze Bar inside the Nantucket Hotel offers a leisurely brunch with live music and specializes in New England coastal cuisine.


Town Restaurant//Tree Bar | Monday – Sunday 11:30am – 3pm

Everyday is brunch day at Tree Bar. Located between Queequegs and Town, one of our favorite bars offers their brunch/lunch menu 7 days a week. From the lobster roll to the crab benedict you can’t go wrong here.


Still hungry? Read our Nantucket Fine Dining Restaurant Guide and our Nantucket Casual Dining Restaurant Guide.

Written By

Cait Kappler

Originally a Tri-State native, Cait grew up spending summers in Nantucket with her family. In 2012, a college internship landed her back on island