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Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
9:30 PM
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Nantucket's Reef

4.3
859 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Nantucket’s Reef is a casual seafood restaurant with the perfect mix of top quality fresh food, unmatched hospitality, and a relaxing Nantucket ‘Cape Cod’ style and décor.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 279-7333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Weekend Brunch
What 859 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

World's best wicked mussels! Love their Happy Hour food and drink. Great South African Wines for only $3.50 a glass during happy hour! The wicked mussels are a MUST! The raw oysters are superb too! Love this place! I bring colleagues when traveling together too!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good seafood. Not a large menu but well prepared. I do think we will miss the cord muffins!
Both food and wine reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Consistently good food, prepared well and reasonable pricing. ‘Go to’ neighborhood restaurant. Best mussels ever.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service was prompt, the food was fresh and hot, and I have nothing to complain about at all!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The hush puppies were great. We had the jambalaya, the tilapia, salmon and crab cake. All were very good. The tilapia was a unique recipie with a special breaded coating and spicy mango sauce. Mashed potatoes and a sweet ear of corn accompanied it. The deserts were also very good.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good seafood, large portions, and excellent service. Great neighborhood restaurant. The wicked mussels are a standout.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was great! I dine here often and they never disappoint!!!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had originally made a reservation for 2 but added a 3rd person, therefore we put together the table next to us to accommodate the 3rd person. The manager came to us and told us that that table was reversed for 12:30pm and the time was 11:15am over 1hr away. What kind of customer service is to come and tell us that we need to vacate by 12:30 because the other table is reserved. No other options given. I can’t believe that a restaurant can’t figure out if they would have a table available 1+ hr away from now or at least provide options. We asked to speak to another manager and they still wouldn’t provide another option up to the point that we had to leave the restaurant and go somewhere else. By the way I didn’t mentioned that the 3rd person is an elderly person 86 years old. What kind of customer service is this place providing?

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This is my location fish house and I love it. The foods is fresh and made to order. The staff is friendly and accommodating. It’s clean and comfortable.
I’m a foodie and it’s tasty here. The only thing that I don’t like is the small piece of sheath that’s left on the inside of the calamari ring. It comes out like a string which is a little off putting. The calamari itself is very tasty and the sauce is awesome. My favorite is the grilled shrimp, but just about every item on their menu is delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Came here for the first time with friends on a Saturday night. The place was busy but not overcrowded. The service was excellent and very attentive. The food was very good with the sides just as good as the main course (love those mashed potatoes!) Very good value and enjoyable evening. Would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Crab Louis was delicious

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I'd been to this restaurant several times before but never for brunch. The food was outstanding! So many yummy options that it was hard to choose. My husband agreed to share 1/2 of his while I shared 1/2 of mine. I couldn't have been happier with my meal doing it that way.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our group went to celebrate one of our birthdays. The food and drinks were very good and the service by Brie was awesome! Especially loved the bread pudding.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good food. Prices for the most part very reasonable. Our server was very nice but didn’t come around enough

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Flora is a great server. Food and service are consistently good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The most delicious baked cod I ever ate. So yummy. Going back again soon.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Love this place! Food, service is Great. A bit loud as there's little in the dining rooms to absorb sound.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food. We had fried shrimp and clams baskets. Always a good choice.
Have the Bread Pudding for dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The 8$ mimosas are a steal... they come in wine glasses not champagne glasses and although the food is a little overpriced for a brunch it’s a fantastic deal and the food is good.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Nantucket never fails to deliver quality food at an affordable price. The service and servers do not miss a beat and although they are really busy during the dinner rush, they don't disappear for extended periods like some do.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Love the crab cakes but had he cod this time. It was delicious. So lucky to have this in our neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The bread putting is the best in town

We have been long time customers, always had a very delicious dinner, and great service

A great neighborhood restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Awesome first experience! Everything we tried (Mussels, Brussels, Oysters, Lobster Roll, Whole Belly Clams and Shrimp Pasta) were fantastic!
I used to work in a lobster shack and haven’t had Belly’s in years and Nantucket Reef did not disappoint!

We will be back for sure!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The fish special that I requested grilled not blackened tasted like it was baked and appeared to have grill marks pressed into it - almost like it was flattened and pressed in a panini maker. Very odd for fish that was to be freshly grilled.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We've been coming here for years, in the past service has been inconsistent, although the food is always very good. The last couple of visits, the service has been excellent! Making a great place even better. It appears that there has been a management effort to make the servvice better and it is working...

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our dining experience was stellar--an array of food for the five of us, with emphasis on fantastic seafood. And then bread pudding dessert to share -- to die for! Attentiveness of our server and
others was also great throughout our visit. Overall, a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Yummy. Would go again.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Nantucket Reef has been a favorite for seafood, but our last dining experience on recent Thursday evening included a nasty surprise when the bill arrived. I ordered a house brand scotch on ice. The drink was fine, but the charge was $12 for one drink. I was shocked at such a high price compared to similar restaurants we frequent in the area where an order of house scotch might cost $5 to $7. I should have questioned the server about this, but for some reason did not. I don't believe her English skills were beyond a very basic level, so perhaps she misunderstood my order. This experience, however, has influenced my view of this otherwise good restaurant. Should I decide to come back for another meal, I will be very careful to ask the price of the house brand of scotch before ordering this. Otherwise, the service was satisfactory and the food was very good.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our server was knowledgeable and food came out quickly.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this dining experience because the service was friendly and professional. The food was delicious and its hard to find good ipswich clams in this area. I highly recommend the bread pudding. The sauce was awesome and the pudding itself was very tasty. We also took advantage of the mimosas which were refreshing. Can't wait to go back!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I loved the main course. The appetizer was fabulous.
However, the dessert was lackluster.
The "flourless cake" wasn't what I expected... especially for $9.
It was tiny, dry, and didn't even represent a slice of cake in any way.
But otherwise, great night.
10/10 food, excellent service, and lovely/clean seating.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I don't like to write bad reviews but this place has it coming. I took my wife here for Valentine's Day and it was not a good experience. First, they jammed as many tables as possible into their small space in an obvious effort to maximize their holiday profits. Our table was so close to the surrounding tables that my wife had to get up to let other patrons in and out of their table. What happened to the fire code? Second, our table was wobbly. The bread was cold. I was served a Luke warm and flat beer from the tap. I mentioned it to the waitress and she admitted the tap has been messed up for days but failed to say anything when I ordered it. It was pretty loud but mostly because management decided to jam 100 people in a space that should only hold 30. I'm exaggerating the numbers but it was TIGHT. My food came out cold but it tasted good at least. Will probably never return here. There's better seafood in the area.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was my second time dining at Nantucket's Reef. The first time I had a wonderful meal with great service and was impressed by the prices. This visit our service was sub-par and the food mediocre. I am not sure if we would return.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent restaurant! The wait staff is excellent, they know the menu and the specials and are more than able to assist with an excellent dinner. The menu has something for everyone including children. Their beverage list has many favorites and some specials. The food arrives after yo have had an opportunity enjoy your appetizer which is a sign of a great restaurant. The hot food arrives hot and the cold food cold - you will not be disappointed. WE have mad Nantucket a regulars dinner night.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I hated the experience.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We are somewhat regulars to this establishment so readily noticed the menu update. The change was nice since it introduces some new items. My wife and I were drawn to the new artic char topped with lump crab meat, mashed potatoes, and vegetables - was absolutely delicious and plentiful. I also had a cup of the clam chowder which is always great. The only hint of any issue, was the servers 3rd day. Was pretty attentive, but service was a little slow. May have been a kitchen issue but it wasn't a busy evening and other guests seemed to be handled a little more efficiently so more likely it was the server being new. Would have been nice to have a head server or manager check in on us and would definitely recommend this for a busy evening. Any issues with service were pushed aside thanks to the excellent quality of the food however and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Good food, great & friendly service...easy to get to, free parking plentiful,

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

First time visit. Would definitely return. Nice, cozy, neighborhood restaurant. Good food and good value.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food, pretty good price. We went for a late seating so pretty quiet, maybe 4 other couples. Would be a good place to take kids as lots of space and seemed like it would work well with bigger parties. Overall a good expereince. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This was our first time, and we were very happy with our evening! The food was very good. The service was great. We will be back!

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