Island Kitchen

4.6
216 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!

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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 216 people are saying
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MichaelC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, waitress was very pleasant. Great table in the back with beautiful ambiance.

Enjoyed our meals, appetizer was terrific! A must destination while on Nantucket!

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LaurieN
Treasure Coast
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants on ACK. Great food, good atmosphere and friendly staff

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Robo
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Loved it!everything was wonderful. Will go back soon!

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vipFormaC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful table in one of their outdoor seating areas. Very comfortable. Food always great. Staff competent and friendly.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to satisfy! Another great evening at IK. Don’t miss the mushroom goat cheese toast appetizer. They were wonderfully accommodating and moved our table out of the air conditioning wind stream because my 88 year old mom was cold. Thank you!

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Karen
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lovely outdoor patio. Very nice experience outside of the downtown area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Last minute dinner plans and it was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal. Food and service consistently good.

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RobertL
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to sit on front porch and dine by candlelight. Great service. Food is reasonably priced (for Nantucket that is) and is consistently good. It was full on a Sunday night. That says a lot for post Labor Day. We go her several times each year we visit the island.

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vipToca
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was OK. Lots of options in Nantucket and island kitchen is a decent alternative if you can’t get a reservation at one of the other restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for indoor dining on a rainy night. Indoor is quiet compared to outdoor. Food and service were excellent as usual. Year to year this restaurant has always been consistent.

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Susan
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space, delicious food and great atmosphere for couples, families or groups of friends.

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lizk
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff was all masked, and in spite of staffing shortage, they did extremely well. Outside seating was fantastic and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Value in Nantucket’s

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vipFoodie
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Nate, was amazing. Very busy but made us feel like we were his only table. Delicious food.

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vipSusan
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Vey disappointing. We were seated next to a large group and we could not even hear each other. The food was not great. And they had NO DESSERT?!? They own an ice cream store next door and still said they had no dessert after offering a choice of banana pudding or Tiramisu. We won’t return.

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SophieKinyua
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, overall pleasant experience - and the ice cream - delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent A+++

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vipAnneP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Island Kitchen. The food was delicious and they have something for everyone on their menu.

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NantucketRose
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was awesome. Love the specialty drinks.

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vipJMR15
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner on the Island in recent memory despite outdoor dining with windy conditions. Everyone ordered a different entree and everyone was very happy with their food.

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Munchkin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely setting in the garden. Salmon was completely unseasoned but otherwise ok. Chicken Milanese was tasty. Very friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, staff, and the best ice cream

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moveablefeasting
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service in a pleasant setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The hostess was very reluctant to place us at a table in the shade. We had reservations so I thought we should have had priority for table space. We found a table for 2 on our own so she reluctantly gave it to us.
We both had the shrimp scampi which should have had Parmesan on the side or actually in the dish. In the past, it was a bit spicy which was yummy, but last night very bland

Island Kitchen
Responded on August 16, 2021

I am so sorry about your experience last night. We clearly missed the mark with our service and food. I have followed up with both our hosts and our kitchen team to right these mistakes. I appreciate the feedback as this is the only way we get better as a company. Id love for the chance to speak with you, my number is 9083476045 if you could give me a call I would appreciate it. Regards, Zach

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Ladiesbeach4
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place and outdoor seating was very nice p. We should have bought the grandchildren there when they with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Such a nice, casual place with very good food. The cauliflower was the best I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like to try new places when we vacation on the island. We enjoyed our meal very much and would recommend this for dinner. I understand they have a fabulous breakfast.

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purple
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Atmospheric outdoor seating and attentive staff. Solid cooking and very nice presentation. The beet salad was divine! Wonderful place to have on Nantucket!

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LaurieD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great experience to have dinner here! We have not had dinner here for 2 years so such a treat!!
We started with the Mushroom tart - so good! The Halibut special with baby bok choy was delicious as was the
Salmon with risotto.
Our server Mousie was friendly and professional
Can’t wait till our next visit😍

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vipLizCHI
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gorgeous patio with wonderful food! Can't say enough about the mushroom goat cheese toast! We had a lovely evening

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!! Happy that I could order healthy options for the kids while the adults enjoyed more sophisticated cuisine from the kitchen.

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vipSirdinealot
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food highly recommended

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SusanT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely first time dinner w/ a guest. A nice surprise!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. This place knows how to cook and take care of their customers. They also care about the people who live on Nantucket. Great place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is always fantastic and food is consist delicious! One of our favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really no complaints except we would have preferred to sit outside. We were walking around the island and arrived over an hour early and restaurant was able to accommodate us. Food was very good, service excellent and prices were good too.

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Kathy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Service and staff were very friendly and helpful. Food great as always.

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RobertS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate indoors. It was quite noisy with the tables pretty close together. We should have eaten outdoors where the tables were more spread out and the sounds would have diffused more.The food was quite good, but the portions were pretty small. The service was very good and our hostess was quite attentive.

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DonM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute must stop. Great service great food. Get the Blueberry Pie and Ginger ice creams. Can’t recommend highly enough.

FAQs

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

Island Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 216 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.