Island Kitchen

4.5
89 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Casual indoor/outdoor dining, open year-round. Located mid-island, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.

We have a beautiful outdoor bar, serving up drinks and food for before or after a trip to the beach, as well as a full outdoor patio and dining room! We also serve 30 different homemade flavors of ice cream at our ice cream counter, and we feature a craft cocktail lounge that serves up great bar bites and specialty cocktails Tuesday through Saturday nights!

Follow us on Instagram @IKNantucket

Support Island Kitchen during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 89 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
G
vipGerry
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Terrific meal. Thanks again.

BT
BrentT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always delicious. great staff great food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and wait staff very friendly and pleasant! Would definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waitress. Lots of good choices for food, fast timely service.

G
vipGerry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Thank you

BC
BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy space indoors or lovely outdoor porch with lots of plantings.

AS
AckSteveM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Island Kitchen always does a nice job, and this dinner was no exception. The heirloom tomato salads were delicious, but skimped a bit on the arugula. Shrimp and chicken additions were very tasty. Wine was overpriced for the glass and vintner, but that's our fault for not looking more closely. We will be back though... everything is tough with this stupid virus around... thanks!

D
vipDave
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ugh. Not so good. Covid mulligan but not likely to return soon.

EP
vipElenaP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have always loved Island Kitchen. Breakfast, lunch and dinner have always been outstanding. They have tried very hard to maintain their high standards during this time of COVID-19. As a result, they have a shorter than average dinner menu with a choice of main courses that was not as appealing as usual. As a result we were disappointed in our dinners. I believe this was an anomaly but the ratings I gave honestly reflect the menu and food we experienced this one time only. The efforts we are all making to support restaurants and for restaurants to stay in business demand difficult choices. We just wish the food choices were more reflective of their usual excellent food. I should also note I had brunch and lunch there recently and both were excellent.

S
vipSirdinealot
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside dining is preferable as the acoustics inside are horrible...especially when you are trying to dine with a table of “ladies night out” would recommend for a casual well prepared and service dinner!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate on their patio during a cold night (50s) and there were no heaters. Had salad, lobster roll and pork belly on a bun- all very tasty. Service was also good. Eating in a very simple patio while shivering was not great ambience considering the cost. I guess expectation was elevated after we had eaten at a different restaurant that provided a heater by our table. I wore a long sleeve, sweater, fall jacket. I should have brought a winter jacket or do takeout. I’m sure our experience would have been better on a warm night especially prior to covid.

L
vipLaurence
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh tasting food, hanger steak was cooked perfect and great dessert

LP
vipLizPS
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on the food, the outside covered seating and the location we ended up here twice this week! We did dinner first and it was wonderful...breakfast/lunch was no slouch!

They handled COVID well but we look forward to a meal inside on our next visit.

b
bbrez
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a few of the appetizers - recommend the shumai and the calamari, not as big a fan of the cauliflower. We enjoy our entrees - the burger was great, the fluke was also very good.

RL
RobertL
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved being able to eat out which we had not done much of in the time of Covid restrictions. Food was very good and excellent wine. Our server was so nice and accommodating. It was a little chilly on the porch which is Mother Nature’s doing but some portable heaters would have been great. Overall one of our favorite places to dine on the island.

CP
CarolP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love Island kitchen, scallops were delicious, sauce on steak was delicious but steak a little tough, ate on the porch a little chilly but is what is due to virus. Also loved the shrimp shumai and calamari.....good pour nice night for all 4 of us.

SQ
vipSusieQ
Naples
65 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was very good and the atmosphere on the covered deck was lovely. We were a bit disappointed with the food however. I had the beet salad and the chicken dish and my husband had the hanger steak. The salad was good but the entrees were not very tasty. My chicken was dry and my husband’s steak was tough. We have had breakfast here several times and it was outstanding! Good reviews for dinner made us anxious to try Island Kitchen for dinner. Maybe the menu was limited due to Covid? Thought the choices online sounded much better so we may try again.

AF
vipAFET
New England
65 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went to Island Kitchen based on reviews here on Open Table. It was very good. Food was good and the service was excellent. We sat outside which was nice, but a bit dark. Suggest that they maybe add some lighting outside for the future. It was a bit pricey, but then again, all restaurants in Nantucket are pricey. I'd recommend it.

C
vipClaiborneites
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Freezing in the dark at a table in the parking lot....should have just left

L
vipLovetoeat
New England
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and always consistent. Our favorite restaurant for sure!

G
Grannie
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island Kitchen always delivers an excellent meal. Have never been disappointed in the menu or the service.

C
Carol25
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good in every way!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good stuff

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent quality food as usual. Very dark outside after sunset, we used phone torch to help us see food. Service very good.

KH
KennethH
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was impressive- high quality and unique presentations/ flavor combinations. I would recommend even locals to take another look at this menu. We’ll be back!

J
Jwfood
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious, safe, friendly, and did I mention delicious?

B
vipBrian
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They’ve done a great job with all the planters- great waitress- great food

ES
vipEllenS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined indoors for first time b/c of rain and cold. 6 of us. Had table off to side good distance from other diners. Food excellent! Everyone pleased. Waitress lovely, attentive. Ambience casual, totally pleasant. Recommend this restaurant for a terrific meal, many choices, not overly priced.

JC
JulieC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We were super disappointed with Island Kitchen. My “ medium rare “ sirloin was very well done. I should’ve sent it back. My daughter’s “medium “ burger was nearly raw. She actually had a stomach ache that night! Our fried calamari was way overdone too. The waitress wasn’t rude, but could care less about making our experience nice. So overall, incredible waste of money and just a bummer since we only had two dinners on Nantucket.

WO
WilliamO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent value for tasty food. Sitting outside was ok.

n
nepo
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and atmosphere . Always a good value.

S
Susan
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend

S
vipSusy
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was horrible ! Service ok. Very dirty place with very bad ambience .. very very dirty

c
vipcathyk
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Solid . But could be a little better on service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have been here before and have always enjoyed our meals. Our most recent dinner was slightly disappointing. Quinoa salad had only a tablespoon of quinoa and scallop entre was overcooked. Service was ok but not helpful with recommendations. I would try it again, might have been an off night for them.

KS
KathleenS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since they opened it has been one of my favorite restaurants!!

F
Flamenco
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had dinner on the outdoor patio as a family of 5. Great setup and excellent service. Their kids menu satisfied all our little ones, adults were happy with great cocktails and wine list, and our meals were delicious. Very convenient location and parking. Highly recommended.

VM
vipVickiM
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was. Dry good and the service was good

S
Surfside
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island Kitchen has been in our restaurant "power rotation" each year we visit Nantucket. We have had breakfasts and dinners there and never been disappointed. Only downside- Tabasco is BYO.

M
vipMomo
New England
37 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

This is usually a favorite of ours, but their outside experience in the parking lot is not as successful as we had hoped. The food and service were OK. And they may well have improved sense then.

FAQs

Island Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 228-2639.

Island Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

Island Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.nantucketislandkitchen.com/store/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.