Despite being a favorite weekend pastime, brunch on Nantucket can be hard to come by, especially in the off-season. No need to fear! We decided to round up all of our favorite spots so you can ensure that your few hours of daylight can be spent with great food and a cozy atmosphere.
For the Breakfast Enthusiasts:
The Spot: Island Kitchen
The Atmosphere: Friendly, casual favorite for visitors and locals alike that offers a true sit-down breakfast
Why We Love It: Ideal gathering spot for families (young kids welcome!) and friends to slow down and enjoy on the weekends. Ask to sit on the heated, covered patio - it’s open year-round!
What to Order: Brioche french toast and the panko-crusted eggs benny
Click here to view Island Kitchen’s menu.
The Spot: Or, The Whale
The Atmosphere: Warm and inviting, this is a perfect spot for friends and family to get together for brunch on a Sunday.
Why We Love It: Or, The Whale has a fantastic outdoor patio, located in the heart of downtown. It’s a great place to hang out on a sunny winter afternoon.
What to Order: The daily omelet and oTW wings
Click here to view Or, The Whale’s brunch menu.
The Spot: Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar
The Atmosphere: Casual and diner-like. Located at the airport, this is a great place to grab breakfast or lunch before catching a flight!
Why We Love It: It’s the perfect spot for the early riser who enjoys the classics- they begin serving breakfast at 6:00 AM!
What to Order: Cinnamon bun french toast and the breakfast burrito
Click here to view the Crosswinds menu.
The Spot: Breeze
The Atmosphere: Cozy, coastal dining. The perfect spot for celebrations or simply to gather with family and friends.
Why We Love It: Dining at Breeze is the perfect excuse to purchase a day pass at the Nantucket Hotel and take advantage of their gym, sauna, and hot tub
What to Order: The truffle scramble, lobster benedict, and the homemade pop-tart
Click here to view the full brunch menu.
Brunch Bites On The Go:
The Spot: The Corner Table
The Atmosphere: A cute coffee shop, perfect for studying or reading your favorite book
Why We Love It: Whenever they can, The Corner Table makes sure their ingredients are locally sourced.
What to Order: breakfast sandwich and latte
Click here to view The Corner Table’s website.
The Spot: 45 Surfside Bakery and Café
The Atmosphere: Cozy, light-filled cafe with casual indoor/outdoor seating
Why We Love It: This is another great option for the early riser- they open between 6:30 and 7:00 AM, seven days a week!
What to Order: The Tom Brady, grilled cheese, or buffalo chicken wrap
Click here to view 45 Surfside’s menu.
For the Lunch Lovers:
The Spot: The Brotherhood of Thieves
The Atmosphere: An exceptional place to warm up on a cold winter afternoon, perfect for the whole family!
Why We Love It: The Brotherhood is open 7 days a week throughout the winter, making it a staple for Nantucket’s year-round community.
What to Order: The french onion soup, boom boom shrimp, and chocolate chip cookie sundae
Click here to view The Brotherhood’s menu.
The Spot: Kitty Murtagh’s
The Atmosphere: An authentic Irish pub and restaurant, great for a couple of beers and a round of pool.
Why We Love It: Friendly staff, convenient Mid-Island location, and fun offseason entertainment such as pool, trivia nights, and bingo
What to Order: The french onion soup, shepherd’s pie, and tenderloin sliders
Click here for the full Kitty Murtagh’s menu.
The Spot: bACKyard Barbeque
The Atmosphere: A classic sports bar offering comfort food classics
Why We Love It: BYB is a hotspot for watching football on Sunday, making the bar and restaurant a lively weekend scene
What to Order: Ribs, pulled pork, wings, and mac & cheese
Click here for BYB’s menu.
The Spot: The Charlie Noble Restaurant
The Atmosphere: A casual and welcoming bar and restaurant, offering traditional New England cuisine with a modern twist
What to Order: The brunch burger and crab cakes
Click here for more Charlie Noble menu options.