A favorite for visitors and locals alike, after a brief hiatus, Nantucket Restaurant Week returns this fall with many restaurants participating, both in town and out of town.
If your summer got as busy as ours, you might not have had the chance to experience as many restaurants, bars, and bakeries as you wanted. Restaurant Week gives our community the chance to appreciate our amazing culinary scene and hardworking restaurant teams. Here are a few of our favorite things about Nantucket's vibrant food scene:
Seafood: Nantucket is famous for its seafood, particularly its fresh-caught lobster, scallops, clams, and oysters. Many restaurants on the island serve these delicacies in various preparations, from classic New England clam chowder to innovative seafood dishes. (Pro tip: Nantucket bay scallops are harvest in the fall and locally sourced - we recommend trying any wrapped in bacon!).
Farm-to-Table: The island has a strong farm-to-table movement, with restaurants sourcing their ingredients locally. You can expect dishes made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and meats from nearby farms.
Craft Beverages: Nantucket also has a growing craft beer and wine scene. Some places offer wine tastings, and you can find locally brewed beers on tap at various restaurants and bars. (Pro tip: Cisco Brewers offers a seasonal pumpkin beer to celebrate fall, The Pumple Drumpkin. It's delicious!).
Local Bakeries and Cafes: For breakfast or a quick snack, there are charming bakeries and cafes where you can enjoy freshly baked pastries, coffee, and more. CLICK HERE to see the full rundown on Nantucket Restaurant Week, sponsored by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce.