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What’s New & Cool on Nantucket in 2024?


Dining & Food

whats new on nantucket

Q: What’s New on Nantucket for Summer?

A: A lot!

An abundance of new stores, food options, and activities have popped up downtown and across the island. Check out this list to see what’s new on Nantucket during the summer of 2024! We wish all of these businesses a wonderful and prosperous season.

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What’s New in Downtown Nantucket 


Broad Street Surf Shop


New owners Shantaw Bloise-Murphy and Ry Murphy have taken over Indian Summer Board Shop. New surfboards and fresh apparel is rolling in daily. New name, same shop at 6 Broad Street. Open daily, 10am-4pm. 


Straight Wharf Fish


The new fish store and clam shack has made (many) headlines these past couple of years, and we can’t wait to finally welcome the most highly anticipated opening of 2024! Chef Gabriel Frasca and Kevin Burleson are at the helm of this new operation. 


Nantucket Crisps


Nantucket Crisps has taken the potato chip and elevated it so much more. The Nantucket based brand is opening up their first headquarters this season and we have loved watch their evolution! Take a “dip” inside to secure the ideal picnic lunch (caviar or bluefish pate, anyone?), pick up some Crisps branded gear, and don’t skip the piece de resistance – their floor-to-ceiling pink shrimp room celebrating this season’s newest flavor… South Wharf Cocktail Sauce! Nantucket Crisps, won’t you be our neighbor?


Black Eyed Susans


Breakfast is back! From 7am to 12:30, Thursday to Tuesday, you can get your fix of Corned Beef Hash, Jarlsberg Cakes or Spicy Thai Curry Scramble. Still BYOB and credit cards are now accepted. Walk-ins only for breakfast (dinner can be booked on Open Table).




“Life is too short to worry about parking.” Nantucket’s first and only pedicab service is the brainchild of Michael Gormley, who was inspired to bring the eco-friendly service to the island after traveling around Sri Lanka. Experience the ease and fun of navigating the Historic District via TukTuk. This year, their service area has expanded. The perimeter includes Galley/Steps Beach to the top of Main St to the Chicken Box as well as Bartlett Farm Road. Call 508-257-1443 for a ride!


Faraway Chocolate


Faraway Chocolate was established on island in 2020 during Covid as former Executive Chef Andre Marrero searched far and wide to expand his passion for food. His first “bean to bar” retail store at 16 Old South Wharf is now open, and it’s an experience you don’t want to miss. Chef Andre loves to educate those with discerning palates on his Faraway Chocolate. Additionally, you can sign up for his Chocolate Making MasterClass taking place at the Demo Kitchen at Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal Street.

For Now


For Now, a home for “style, home and beauty”, occupies the previous STOKE ACK space at 48 Centre Street. Their wares from Finatics, Buru, The Coast Brand, Krewe, Ivy Ozzie, and more, fill up this awesome space. Don’t miss beauty products in the vanity room and reminisce about summer camp in ChappyWrap’s cozy clubhouse! May hours are 10-6. Big news coming from them June 1.



It’s the “Summer of Staud” at this LA-based lifestyle brand. Their new home on Nantucket follows previous shops in LA, New York, Dallas, Palm Beach and Boston— proving once again that Nantucket is THE place to be. Their timeless classics include clothing, handbags, shoes, swimwear, and accessories.


Misogi Noodle Bar


Chef Felino Samson, former Chef/Owner of The Beet, has opened Misogi Noodle Bar! Located in the heart of town at 9 South Water Street, we are digging the chic new vibes inside and the new bar! Many Beet favorites have stuck around, including the Chicken Burger, Hulk Salad, and Dumplings. The dinner menu includes some dishes we can’t wait to try, like the Chow Foon Beef, Misoji Fried Rice with Fluke, and Salmon Ramen. Dig in, seven days a week!




The new children’s (and some women’s) clothing shop at 18 Federal Street was Borobabi in 2022 and Many Moons in 2023. Their incredibly adorable collection would be perfect for a beachside family photoshoot or make amazing gifts for the new baby in your life.



Chef Owners Shaun and Amanda Riley are at it again! You most recently know them from Foggy Nantucket, a year-round mid-island Pizza & BBQ restaurant.  We are so excited to welcome them downtown in the space that was Oath, right by the Hy-Line boarding dock. They offer a variety of snacks, treats, and meals perfect for on-the-go. We were blown away by their impressive selection of cake and cheesecake slices! Best of luck, friends!


Maria Mitchell Sea Shop


The Maria Mitchell Association Sea Shop — Located at 32 Washington Street (in the old Tidal Creeks Building). Stop by and shop for nature-based toys, gifts, and gear meant for exploring the sky, land, and sea of Nantucket.  The Sea Shop will be open Memorial Day Weekend Friday – Monday from 9am – 5pm and the following weekend Friday – Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 2pm. Starting June 7, the Sea Shop will be open for the season Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm, and Sunday, 9am – 2pm.




Roselyn is a flower and gift shop that opened downtown last summer. At a lower price point than Flowers on Chestnut, it’s a cute little shop that can help you pick out gifts for all occasions adjusted to your budget. Visit them at 1B Old South Wharf! 



Millies at the Rotary — Millies has expanded from their original Madaket restaurant to include a family of restaurants on-island and off-. We’ve enjoyed Surfside Taco Stand at 2 Broad Street this past year in downtown Nantucket, and now they have taken over the Lola Burger space at the rotary mid-island located at 1 Sparks Ave. Their convenient online and walk-up ordering system has your food out in a jiffy, making this an ideal to-go option for the beach.

Casa Real — On Nantucket, there has been a need for an authentic Latino restaurant, and owners Salvador Aguilar and Mayra Escobar, the owners of the Salvadoreña Food & Market on Old South Road, have finally made that a reality. Located at the old A.K. Diamonds at 5 Macys Lane, they have done an incredible job creating the first sit-down Mexican/Salvadoran-style restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner every day, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and the bar stays open until 1am.

Color Up Nails and Spa  @colorupnailsspa — Head down to 31 Old South Road for Nantucket’s newest full-service nail salon. Their beautiful and chic space features a gamut of services including: manicure and pedicure treatments, waxing, facials, lashes and brow treatments, IPL advanced esthetics and permanent hair removal.

Roast’d @roastdnantucket — What’s better than one Roast’d General Store on Nantucket? Two Roast’ds on Nantucket! Their 159 Orange Street location is incredibly convenient if heading in or out of town, and now their second location will service the area around the airport. Check back here for more details as they are announced!

11:11 Market and Bistro by Sushi Sean @sushisean1111 — Last but certainly not least, we are so excited to welcome Sushi Sean to his new endeavor, 11:11 Market and Bistro. Located at 130 Pleasant Street (formerly Petrichor and before that, Atlas), directly across from Stop & Shop in this convenient mid-island location. Make sure you check their new menu and try many delicious Japanese pastries!