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Family Friendly Dining on Nantucket


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Don’t waste a minute of your Nantucket vacation trying to find an easy, casual restaurant to dine at with your kids – Fisher Real Estate has you covered! There are plenty of options to choose from and we have listed them by location depending on where you are adventuring for the day. We also provided some breakfast and lunch options around the island that are kiddo friendly dining nantucket

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The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream


*** These are Fisher Suggestions!


Always lively in July and August. Expect a wait if reservations aren’t available.

***Juice Bar – Long lines for ice cream, but the wait is worth it.

Lobster Trap – New England-style seafood in town with an outdoor patio. Reservations are taken for parties greater than six.

The Tavern & Gazebo Bar– Casual patio, great for people watching and there is a dish for everyone.

Brotherhood of Thieves – Hearty pub fare. We recommend sitting upstairs or outside with kids.

Slip 14 – Charming spot right near the harbor with great food and a lively patio, especially late at night. 

Oath Pizza – Fast pizza to go or eat at their limited tables on the dock next to the Hy-Line ferry.

B-ACK Yard BBQ – Close to Straight Wharf, this bbq restaurant is a fun place to watch the game.

Or, The Whale – American style bistro, bar and patio, right on Main Street.

“The Strip” – Between the Steamship Authority Ferry and the Juice Bar, you’ll find many fast-food options.

Charlie Noble – Family-friendly seafood with plenty of seating.

***Pizzeria Gemelle – Creative house-made pizza, gelato and charcuterie.

***Gaslight – Live music venue, restaurant and bar.

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Often a shorter wait and easier parking than downtown if you are in a rush.

LOLA Burger – Great burgers, milkshakes and fries at the mid-island rotary.

***Island Kitchen – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a family-friendly menu and fresh, healthy food options.

***Pi Pizzeria – Great thin crust pizza and Italian food with cozy ambiance.

Fusaro’s – Kid-friendly Italian food.

Kitty Murtagh’s – Casual Irish pub with quick service.

Sophie T’s Pizza – Easy place to take-out pizza loved by kids across the island.

Boat House – Including tacos, burritos, burgers and more. 

Faregrounds – Local pub with a patio and large restaurant.

***Keeper’s – Casual comfort food on Amelia Drive. Take-out, spacious patio and serves breakfast.

45 Surfside – Great for breakfast and lunch takeout and amazing cakes for celebrations.

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Millie’s Restaurant in Madaket

Outside of Town

***Millie’s – Baja-style seafood in Madaket with beautiful sunsets.

Cisco Brewery Food Trucks –  Options include Millie’s, Lobster Trap, and more.

Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant – Just outside of town. Sunday Brunch features a special Kids’ Corner. Large restaurant with harbor views. Takes reservations.

Breeze Restaurant – At the Nantucket Hotel just outside town. Takes reservations.

Sandbar at Jetties – Can’t beat the view or the option to have your toes in the sand while you eat and the kids play!

Claudette’s – Sandwich shop in Siasconset with a cozy outdoor patio.  Or take your sandwich down to the beach.

‘Sconset Market – Ice cream, bakery, deli meats and fancy groceries.

Miacomet Golf Course– This public course also has a great restaurant with easy options for families.

Sayle’s – Excellent seafood take-out with huge portions and unbeatable lobster dinner.

Thai House – Thai take-out by the airport with a large menu.

Saltbox Tavern & Table – Casual dining by the airport with a new patio bar and raw bar.

The Surf at Surfside Beach – Fast breakfast sandwiches and grilled items. Place your order from your chair on the beach. 😉

Something Natural’s Beautiful Lawn

Breakfast and Lunch

***Something Natural – Amazing sandwiches and cookies, take it to the beach or dine at their picnic tables.

Downyflake Diner– A Nantucket tradition. Diner with not-to-miss doughnuts. Mid-island location with a take-out entrance.

***Black-Eyed Susan’s – Cozy breakfast spot with long lines and unique menu. Downtown.

Crosswinds – Located at the Nantucket Airport, with fast service and lots of tables.

The Green – Take-out breakfast and lunch with healthy options, including vegan options. Limited outside seating. Mid-island.

***Provisions – Another fabulous sandwich shop downtown.  Limited seating but there are plenty of benches in the area.

Nantucket Bake Shop – Great donuts and other baked goods.

Wicked Island – Don’t leave Nantucket without trying their famous Morning Bun!

Nantucket Meat & Fish Market – Homemade bagels and pre-marinated food for grilling.

Bartlett’s Farm – Besides their deli, they also have prepared foods and a large market.

***FRESH – Make your own salads and sandwiches with wine and beer for the beach or boat.

***Lemon Press – Healthy food at its best! A Fisher favorite for breakfast, lunch and smoothies.

The Beet – Make your own salads and healthier grab and go options.

Born and Bread – Artisanal bakery with grab and go options.

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