Straight Wharf Restaurant
Straight Wharf Restaurant

Straight Wharf Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.straightwharfrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (508) 228-4499
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Bar open until 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel Frasca & Amanda Lydon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer an open-air back deck overlooking Nantucket's harbor, seating up to 50, and are open to reserving the entire restaurant for larger groups.
  • Private Party Contact: Allyson McConnell 5082284499

Getting there

  • Cross Street: End of Main Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Unfortunately, no cars are allowed on our wharf during the season, but we are a two minute walk from public parking scattered throughout town.
A word from Straight Wharf Restaurant
This year, Straight Wharf Restaurant celebrates thirty-nine seasons of the beauty and simple luxury of life on Nantucket. Celebrating that heritage, we seek to serve food that speaks of this place and this culture, food you'd like to eat at the beach, re-interpreting summer classics and employing the larder of the land. Our wine list draws from the elegant chardonnay and pinot noir of Burgundy, the spicy syrah of the Rhone, the power of Piedmont's nebbiolo and Tuscany's sangiovese, Spain's mix of the rustic and the new, the old world whites of Germany, Austria, the Alsace and the Loire and the most food-friendly wines of America. We look forward to sharing with you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Straight Wharf Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)romantic (49)special occasion (46)scenic view (46)great for outdoor dining (37)notable wine list (31)vibrant bar scene (18)hot spot (16)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (13)late-night find (5)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Rude waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had dinner at Straight Warf Sunday night. It was our last nice dinner on the island before heading out for the season. The atmosphere is very nice. The food was decent, but not outstanding. I'd recommend the sitting in the bar - same food, friendly, and not as expensive. The main negative was our waitress. She acted like she didn't want to be there, she barely answered questions we had about the menu, disappeared for extended periods of time and was just rude and surely. Too many other great places to eat on the island with both great food and service. Might not give SW another chance for a few years
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our pistachio dessert was awful. Instead of taking it off the bill at the end of the meal, we were given a dessert to take home. We were already finished with dinner, why would we need to take home another dessert?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great anniversary dinner
    YukaWS
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I had our 24th anniversary dinner here. I only requested a "romantic table", but they were so nice to give us each a glass of champagne to celebrate. Food was sophisticated and beautifully done. Service was friendly and professional. We'll definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lit by Candlelight
    KRenee
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The room and the setting are beautiful. This is one of Nantucket's finest restaurants so the prices are quite high. But with that, so are the portions. Everything - particularly the appetizers are quite large. The service is impeccable. This is definitely a special night out and the only problem is that there are so many top notch restaurants in Nantucket, a little experimentation is necessary to find your favorite one. Make sure one person in the party tries the Lobster Bake, it is their specialty and it is the "lovely version" of a typical clam bake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Straight Talk
    CAPECRUSADER
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This restaurant came recommended. The bar scene was mostly late 20's and 30's crowd. The Restaurant side was nice. Food was good. I got chowder and in season salad...husband got swordfish. His fish was a bit "wet" but tasted good. Dessert was an apple tart with ice cream, it was good not great. We got no alcohol ,just tap water. Bill was $109.00 which I felt for soup salad, one meal, dessert no drinks was high. We paid less for similiar atmosphere and better food on the island.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    SWR has become one of our two or three favorites on island - just great food and atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • just missed being perfect
    BeachLady
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    if our entrees hadn't been so over-salted, this would have been a perfect meal. fortunately our water glasses were repeatedly refilled. we remembered later that our last experience at straight wharf, a few months earlier, had been the same. it's too bad, because the food was fresh and nicely prepared----and really didn't need or deserve that much salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoJo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Mussels, oysters, clam bake, scallops were all excellent. Good service and a great seafood evening. Ambiance is good but needs a little more lighting. Candlelight is romantic but hard to see menu and your food--and we have good eyesight. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • momullady
    Albert
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    FABULOUS!!! One of the top restaurants we have eaten at. The food was GREAT. A little dark by the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food and atmosphere were terrific as well as the service. Scallops were very good. Fig cake dessert was just ok. A bit pricey but so are most of the restaurants on Nantucket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food; fresh seafood
    PAVisitorVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went here on our last night in Nantucket. Seafood was our choice - my husband had the seafood clam bake and I had the scallops. Both meals were excellent. Service was top-notch. A bit pricey but a wonderful meal and experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    ACK52
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have dined at the Straight Wharf many times over the years. It has been a beacon of consistency and quality for a long time. Located on Straight Wharf it has a quiet, classy ambiance. The menu is seafood oriented, although there are a few items for non-fish eaters. The restaurant overlooks the harbor and there are inside and outside tables. Service is attentive and discrete.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar none
    AckLover
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I've been coming to Nantucket for over 3 decades, and this is the island's best restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    SusieQVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    One of our favorites on Nantucket. Never disappoints -no matter what we order or if we go as a twosome or with a group, everyone we bring here has truly enjoyed it. Even our vegetarian daughter! Scallops are great as is chicken under a brink. I love the gazpacho soup! Yummy. And service is always great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best for tourist season
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent venue for the foodie who likes to pair food and wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very nice room. The best spot for an adult dinner of all the places I've been on the island. Very quiet with every table full and no screaming kids watching iPhones. The food was just short of outstanding, but very good in every way. The wine list was thorough and complete, but too expensive. I know the retail price of a lot of wines, and everything I recognized was three times higher. I saw one that was five times. The service was attentive, but I felt it was a little chilly. There was no charm or sense of hospitality. However, it didn't effect the experience. It just wasn't a plus. All in all, though, it is part of a small group of must visit restaurants on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fabulous!
    GeorgiaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was the best meal we had in Nantucket. Definitely the best oysters - the lemon granita finish was superb! And the lobster low country boil - words cannot describe! It was over the top! The lobster was more than ample and was cooked to perfection! Such a lovely presentation! Loved the ambience of this restaurant - everything was lit by candlelight. Added to the charm of the restaurant and the location. I will definitely visit again on my next trip to Nantucket!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Nantucket
    NewYorkLuVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Elegant establish on Nantucket with resort prices and great service. Food was perfect and bread was some of the best ever!!! Kitchen lost our ticket so wait was unusually long, after apologies made offer was made to buy a drink or dessert. Great service recovery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    Chopper
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Straight Wharf is and has always been a fantastic restaurant with terrific food and a great modern atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Excellent
    JenneB
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dined at Straight Wharf and had an excellent experience...again. This restaurant does not disappoint. The atmosphere is charming, the servers pleasant and attentive and the food is outstanding. We shared the tagliatelle to start which was light and very bright tasting. We ordered scallops and the clam bake for entrees and sampled off of each other's plates. The fish is fresh and cooked perfectly. Would highly recommend this restaurant and will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to detail
    KAD11
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was outstanding. The food was unique and delicious! The service was outstanding, everyone at the restaurant was very attentive and professional. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aways a great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great food, excellent views - a beautiful way to spend an evening on Nantucket
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Flavor fantasy!
    Search4delish
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    After coming to the island every year for nine years, we finally tried Straight Wharf. We were missing out on the restaurant that we moved to number one on our list. Sitting in the dining room looking out on the water enjoying the most amazing food was unforgettable! The layers of flavor in the food from appetizer to dessert was incomparable! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best!
    BoboVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Every year I make a point to come here...it is always fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still Terrific
    BostonBetty
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have been to Straight Wharf Restaurant many times over the years. Tuesday I took a group of women who had never been (3 of which were on their first Nantucket visit). Thankfully, the restaurant still was a gem. We all loved our food, wine and the service. While it has evolved over the years, it is still a dependable gem in the middle of a heavy tourist area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    OutwegoVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a beautiful table out on the deck and our waitress was excellent and very informative. The watermelon gazpacho was amazing...I would go back just to have that again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Nantucket restaurant
    Mrs456VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been going to the Straight Wharf for years and it's always good. Nice island ambience, good food and service and good location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & even better service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We ate here for my wife's birthday a few days ago and everything was fantastic. I mentioned it was her birthday when making the reservation and the staff went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. We got a more private outdoor table and champagne to start the meal. Our waitress was great and everything we ordered was excellent. We will definitely be coming back next time we visit Nantucket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • View of harbor
    boomer
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is one of a handful of restaurants on the water in Nantucket. To get a view you need to be seated in the back. This is a favorite restaurant, but out of the three of us, one of us wasn't happy with the meal this time, thus the 4 stars. In the past I would have given it 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Kewena
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We've been coming here every summer for 35 years, sometimes in a large group and sometimes only two of us. Straight Wharf never disappoints in food or service, and the location is spectacular with a view of the harbor. Many shops and restaurants come and go, but I hope Straight Wharf continues for as long as there is a Nantucket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nantucket' best
    Bssdds
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is, by far, one of Nantucket's best restaurants. Consistently great every year that we go there on vacation. Food is locally fresh, great presentation, and amazingly prepared. If on Nantucket, don't miss this great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening.
    Morr
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We keep coming back summer after summer to this wonderful restaurant. The food is always excellent and the service great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    irenaVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our group of 7 dined here and ordered several different dishes--all were outstanding. We were thrilled to see our favorite rose wine ( Domaine Vacheron Rose Sancerre) on the list and ordered a couple of bottles. All in all a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 141 reviews are from the Straight Wharf Restaurant reviews archive.
  • very expensive
    jody
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Require dressy but waiters/waitresses wear black tee shirts and jeans. Food was good but not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Meal
    dphi
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Straight Wharf is fantastic. Great food, excellent service and a location that can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Great view.
    MickyMVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Do not miss the chance to eat here when on the Island. The chef prepared the best striped bass special I have had in a very long time. Extensive Oyster menu, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • globalfoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our favourite restaurant on the island--food consistently excellent (only restaurant to offer cold soups), service always professional, management always on the scene supervising, and wine list well above average. Bluefish pate before and shortbread at the end nice touches. Finally, last order at 9:45 very useful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellance
    Knarf
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Fabulous food, view and service. Great spot to celebrate special occasions. Outdoor patio is especially desirable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great location
    serge
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    apart from waiting 45 min for our table, the food was ok and the location was great. we couldn't get a table on the terrasse, but the table we got after complaining from a table in the middle of the restaurant was at the window with great view. Food was ok but not memorable
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Will Return
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Loved the inside and outside of the restaurant; high ceilings, spacious, except they had to add on to a table right next to us which cramped our space. The food, from the salad, the the clam bake, to the peach and blueberry galette, was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate