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Straight Wharf Restaurant

255 reviews
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$50 and over
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The Straight Wharf Restaurant in Nantucket offers refined seafood dishes in a handsome modern setting right on the waterfront. It is only open during the season.

At the Straight Wharf Restaurant, the focus on fresh food means ingredients are taken from local farms and fishing boats. There's a brunch menu that includes offerings such as huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict and French-pressed coffee. For dinner, choose from the oysters, mussels, scallops, swordfish, seared Nantucket fluke and a clam bake. For dessert at The Straight Wharf Restaurant, you can have Banana Fosters cheese cake, chocolate pots de crème, seasonal sorbets and fig cake.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Seafood, Contemporary American
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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
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gabriel Frasca & Amanda Lydon
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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.
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Private party contact
Allyson McConnell: (508) 228-4499
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Cross street
End of Main Street
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFreddie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

It's one of our favorites for a reason and never disappoints!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

Excellent food and staff

MichaelF (New England)
2.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

I made a reservation for 4 overlooking the harbor 3 months ago for a special occasion. The other couple got sick and unable to attend. I called to notify the restaurant and they were grateful that I called. I asked for a view of the harbor. When we arrived we got stuck in the nosiest table in the restaurant, next to a back service station not over looking the harbor. I asked to be changed but they could not accommodate us.

OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2016

Hands Down the best dinner, ambience & service on Nantucket South Shore. The Lobster Main Course was out of this world! They were extremely accommodating regarding any dietary restrictions. I would without a doubt highly recommend Straight Warf!

vipOppi328 (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 6, 2016

Straight Wharf restaurant on Nantucket offers fresh seafood and beautiful water views. On this occasion, we sat outside which was lovely! We each ordered a fluke crudo appetizer to start. It was surprisingly small which was disappointing. For our entrees, we each ordered the sirloin steak, and it was asolutely delicious! We ordered our dessert with the meal because it takes a long time to prepare it. It was a scrumptious peach galette! Even the crust was amazing! However, we sat waiting for it to arrive for more than 25 minutes after finishing our main course, and I am a very slow eater!
The server also took way too long to give us our check.
We do recommend this restaurant although the service was slow and the appetizers were too small.

vipWebster (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Simply and totally delicious, great service, wonderful ambiance. The best "simple greens" salad I have ever eaten, makes you remember what greens are supposed to taste like. Yummy fish, and complimentary pate and bread. So many Nantucket restaurants are $$, but Straight Wharf was a perfect value.

nanciw (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2016

Our dinner at Straight Wharf was our favorite during our stay on Nantucket. Their menu is enticing and each course is artful and more importantly, delicious. The servers were gracious and skilled without hovering. The little extra touches that are provided elevated the experience too.

ErRomano (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on June 5, 2016

In a town with many fine restaurants, this is one of the best. The food is inventive and delicious. The wine list is perhaps the best in town and we were given excellent suggestions. The service is top-rate and attentive. This would be a top choice for a special evening out.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

The Best on ACK. Food is delicious, ambience is Perfect Nantucket, and the sommelier (Yevva) made us feel we had won the lottery with service, cuisine, and expertise. SWR is at the top of its game and I can't wait for the game to keep getting better and more interesting!!!!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

Straight Wharf has everything I am looking for in a restaurant; great food and wine, superb and knowledgable service, tables are not too close together and the noise level is just acceptable.

vipilili (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

One of our favorite Nantucket restaurants. Food and service are amazing The specialty is the clambake which is always on the menu and a must have. Also, the fruit gallet which you need to order when you first place your order and is always a perfect dessert to share. Made with seasonal fruit and is always delicious.
Love sitting on the back deck overlooking the water.

lansy (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

This was my second time at Straight Wharf and it will certainly not be my last! I took a bunch of ACK rookies here for our final night on the island and it was everything we hoped for and so much more.

We shared 2 bottles of wine and probably half the menu. The lobster dish is a MUST. There was a swordfish special, and it turned out to be the best swordfish dish I have ever had. Least notable was the tartare, but it was still pretty good. The rhubarb tart was insane.

Just do it

vipPamela (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

As always, a perfect evening. Whether sitting on the deck, or enjoying the interior dining room, the atmosphere and service are fabulous. Food is outstanding and consistent in that manner. Our favorite restaurant on Nantucket. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

The Chicken Under Brick was amazing. I never order chicken when dining out but followed the recommendation waiter.

vip1888 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

Excellent service excellent ambiance very good food