Fathom Favorites : Nantucket

1. Brant Point Lighthouse

A nice place to relax while watching the boats come in and out of the harbor. Don't forget your camera — the lighthouse is one of the most photographed sites on the island and draws the attention of many local artists.

Easton St.
Nantucket , 02554

2. Bartlett’s Farm

The island’s oldest and biggest family-owned farm with a beautiful greenhouse and a market. They're famous for their corn and tomatoes. Stop by the kitchen for fresh farm-made foods ready for take out.

33 Bartlett Farm Rd.
Nantucket , 02554

3. Sanford Farm, Ram Pastures, and Woods Trail

Six hundred acres of hiking trails and woods along the ocean.

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4. Beaches

There are so many beaches on this little island, it's tough to pick just one. College kids head to Nobadeer, families with young ones prefer Children's Beach, and that's just the beginning. There's a patch of sand for every mood, style, and situation in our insider’s guide to Nantucket’s Beaches.


5. Barton & Gray Mariners Club

You're on an island, you might want to rent a boat. For special occasions, their gorgeous Hinckley picnic boat is the charter to splurge on.

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6. The Proprietors Bar & Table

One of the newer restaurants in the neighborhood, the restaurant's menu is inspired by sailors returning home from their travels. Delightful plates like quail tikka masala and kim-chee pancakes are globally inspired and highlight local ingredients.

9 India St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

7. Black-Eyed Susan's

Feeding delicious breakfasts to locals and visitors for more than two decades. Lines are long, but see if you can score a seat in the cozy patio out back.

10 India St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

8. Nantucket Pharmacy

And old-school 1929 lunch counter and soda fountain open year round. Go for a milkshake and stay for the local gossip.

45 Main St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

9. Nativ Made

A delicious and healthy variety of organic salads and cold-pressed juices that are ready to go whenever you are.

10 Broad St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

10. The Corner Table Cafe

A nook located in town for anyone and everyone who is looking to take a load off and enjoy a wonderful cup of coffee alongside seasonal treats.

22 Federal St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

11. Cru Nantucket

New this summer, it's a great, fresh take on New England classics. Cru also has prime real estate: an open-air, dockside restaurant surrounded by gorgeous visiting yachts and sailboats.

1 Straight Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554

12. Boarding House

The underground wine cellar-feeling restaurant serves homey, delicious food (Bartlett's Farm tomato salad, chicken under a brick, and softshell crab are my favorites) and is perfect for a rainy night. The terrace is great for brunch on a sunny day, and the bar works for either.

12 Federal St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

13. Lola41

Hopping and fun. Serves deliciously fresh sushi and macaroni and cheese on the same menu. The tuna burger is astounding and available at their take-out outpost, Lola Burger.

15 S. Beach St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

14. Brant Point Grill

50 Easton St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

15. Provisions

Specialty sandwiches made with fresh ingredients. The Turkey Terrific (smoked turkey, stuffing, cranberry, and mayo) on Portuguese is a classic.

3 Harbor Sq.
Nantucket, MA 02554

16. Millie's

Laid back restaurant with something for everyone. Their quesadillas are especially good as is the tart frozen yogurt they offer from the take-out window. Located on the westernmost end of the island and accessible by bike (30 minutes from town), car, NRTA bus (15 minutes from town), or — the best — Millie's shuttle that picks up in front of the Town Information Booth on Federal Street.

326 Madaket Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554

17. Something Natural

Pick up sandwiches on your way to Jetties for a beach picnic. A favorite is turkey, tomato, and Swiss on freshly baked oatmeal bread. Plus a couple of homemade chocolate chip cookies.

50 Cliff Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554

18. The Nantucket Bakeshop

The island's go-to spot for wedding cakes and freshly baked Portuguese bread.

17 1/2 Old S. Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554

19. The Juice Bar

Local ice cream shop with homemade waffle cones you can smell a mile away. Order the brownie à la mode in a waffle cup or mint Oreo with hot fudge for a tasty treat.

12 Broad St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

20. The Downyflake

There's always a wait to sit-down for breakfast at this local diner. It goes by quickly when you distract yourself with a chocolate doughnut from the take-out counter.

18 Sparks Ave.
Nantucket, MA 02554

21. Jared Coffin House

The 1800s-era antique-filled mansion is probably best known for hosting Herman Melville where he met Captain Ahab's inspiration Captain Pollard. Classic furnishings and New England charm fill the 30 rooms in the main building and the thirteen rooms in the Daniel Webster building next door.

29 Broad St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

22. 76 Main

76 Main

A stylish addition to a historic neighborhood with nautical vibes and rooms featuring work from local artists. Cozy touches like homemade Oreos and cocktails in the courtyard make you feel like you're bunking at your stylish friend's island getaway.

76 Main St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

23. 21 Broad

21 Broad

One of the island's newest additions. Bright yellow and teal accessories dot the lobby (guests are welcome to put on a record at the turntable) and expansive back deck, where a fire pit keeps it cozy on chillier evenings. The white-on-white rooms and stylish furnishings feel like Miami, not to mention the juice bar and Vitamin C-infused showers.

21 Broad St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

24. The Veranda House

Mid-century modern accents in the lobby bring a little Manhattan-chic to the otherwise laid-back luxury hotel. All eighteen rooms and one suite either look towards Nantucket Harbor or have access to private verandas overlooking the garden. Note that only kids over ten are welcome (which could also be a plus for young couples.)

3 Step Ln.
Nantucket, MA 02554

25. The Cottages at the Boat Basin

Wharf-side cottages complete with full kitchen, a place to dock your boat, and prime views of the mega yachts coming in and out of the harbor.

24 Old S. Wharf
Nantucket , MA 02554

26. Chapman House

Chapman House

Brand new, eleven room boutique hotel in a 1717 landmark building renovated with a modern design sensibility. From the folks behind The Veranda House.

20 N. Water St.
Nantucket , MA 02554

27. The Wauwinet

With the Atlantic on one side and Nantucket Bay on the other, this charming inn is the island's best splurge. Hourly shuttle service into town, a killer restaurant, and onsite spa make for the perfect New England getaway.

120 Wauwinet Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02584

28. The Summer House

Cluster of cute cottages in the tiny village of Siasconset. There's a fun scene at the poolside restaurant, where you can dine al fresco with expansive views of the Atlantic. 

17 Ocean Ave.
Siasconet, MA 02564

29. Cliffside Beach Club

Cliffside Beach Club

A family-owned beach club and hotel with wooden changing rooms dating back to 1904 and a French bistro overlooking Nantucket Sound. It's the only true beachside offering near town.

46 Jefferson Ave.
Nantucket, MA 02554

30. White Elephant

The most well-appointed, convenient, and full-service hotel in town. Lunch on the patio provides the best vantage for beautiful Nantucket Harbor. Bloody Marys + boats = a winning combination.

50 Easton St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

31. Parchment Fine Papers

A paper-lover's dream. Stuffed with handmade cards, letterpress prints, curated notepads and stationery. Speak to Marty about bringing home something customized.

11 Washington St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

32. Ambrosia

A sensory overload of artisan chocolates, organic spices, sea salts, and teas. Owner and Nantucket native Claudia Wallace will happily guide you through the extensive selection.

29 Centre St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

33. Follain

The Boston-based apothecary recently opened a Nantucket outpost, bringing more than 25 tried-and-tested U.S.-made natural beauty products (hair, skin, body) to the island. Check their website for events like mini facial how-tos and DIY body scrubs.

9A S. Beach St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

34. Nantucket Looms

Beautiful handmade home items from local artisans and the in-house studio.

51 Main St.
Nantucket , 02554

35. Current Vintage

One stop shop for the essentials: wine and a curated selection of vintage clothing.

4 Easy St.
Nantucket , MA 02554

36. Nantucket Bookworks

The place to kill time on a rainy day. It’s easy to spend hours browsing their extensive (and meticulously curated) book collection. For a change in scene, drop by their sibling shop Mitchell's Book Corner for cozy leather couches on the second-floor and great local literary recommendations by Mary.

25 Broad St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

37. Nantucket Natural Oils

Create your own scent or body product from an extensive selection of natural oils. Or pick up a bottle of "Nantucket Rain," one of their most popular blends.

12 Straight Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554

38. The Sunken Ship

Gift store with odds and ends like the island's infamous ACK bumper stickers, rope bracelets, and beach permit T-shirts.

12 Broad St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

39. Murray's Toggery

An institution and home of Nantucket Reds, those dark pink shorts and pants worn by everyone on the island.

62 Main St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

40. Sayle's Seafood

Pick up locally sourced seafood and supplies (like a ready-made clambake with all the fixins and a 1¼-pounder lobster).

99 Washington St.
Nantucket, MA 02554

41. 167 East Coast Seafood

Quality seafood, meats, and other gourmet goods. Their bluefish pâté served on Wheat Thins is a cocktail party favorite.

167 Hummock Pond Rd.
Nantucket, MA 02554