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How to Get the Most Coveted Dinner Reservations on Nantucket


Dining & Food

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This time of year, it may seem impossible to snag a reservation at one of Nantucket’s many incredible restaurants. We’ve compiled a list of reservation tips and tricks to make dinner on island a breeze. Note: Some restaurants require a credit card upon booking and may charge a fee for day-of cancellations.


Bar Yoshi – Booking up to 60 days in advance. Book.

CRU — On July 1st at 10am, reservations for the entire month of August become available. Closed for dinner service on July 21st for a private event. Lunch can also be on a walk-in basis. Book.

The Nautilus — Booking up to 2 weeks in advance. Book.

Via Mare at the Greydon House — Book or call after 1:00pm.

VentunoBook up to 4 weeks in advance. Outdoor reservations can be made day-of, by phone.

The Gaslight — Walk-ins also accepted. Book.

The Chanticleer — Reservations up to 30 days in advance. Book.

Dune Book on Resy.

Straight Wharf Restaurant — Booking up to 2 weeks in advance. Book.

The Club Car — Reservations for the entire month open on the 1st of the month. Book.

The Brotherhood of ThievesBook.

The Proprietor’s — Walk-ins also accepted. Book. 

The Nantucket Tap RoomBook.

Slip 14 — Reservations up to 30 days in advance. Walk-ins welcome. Book. 

Breeze at the Nantucket Hotel — Call the concierge at 508.228.4730, email, or book on Resy.

Miacomet RestaurantBook.

Lemon PressBook.

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Slip 14


The Beet – Leave a message in the message box or call 508.680.1857 for same-day reservations.  

Sister Ship – Open 30 days from the current date. Book.

Oran Mor Bistro — Reservations 30 days in advance. Reserve on their website via Yelp.

By OpenTable

Topper’s at the Wauwinet — Book.

or, The WhaleBook. 

Black Eyed Susans — Reservations 7 days in advance. Book.


Brant Point Grill at the White ElephantBook. 

American SeasonsBook. 

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Lola 41º — Call 508. 325.2001 at 4pm the day-of to book.

Galley Beach — Call 14 days ahead at 508.228.9641 between 10:00am & 5:00pm.

Le Languedoc Bistro — Call 508.228.2552 between 11am – 1pm or anything after 5pm; you can also stop by to make a reservation.

The Sea Grille — Call 508.325.5700. 


The Pearl

The Boarding House


Ethos Wine Bar