09 Jul 2020

The Big Wide World of Outdoor Dining

Downtown Nantucket looks like something out of a European piazza these days. Outdoor dining has been allowed in the state of Massachusetts now for a little while and everyone is really starting to hit their stride. Streets have been closed to accommodate the outdoor tables. Picnic tables have been assembled, string lights have been hung, gardens planted, and finally food and drinks are being served. Check out the list below for the great in-town dining options. Check bACK again as we update as the times change.

The Charlie Noble

15 South Water Street | Website 

The Charlie Noble has gone harbor-side. Behind their restaurant, they have filled the alley with tables offering their full menu with now a view of Easy Street Boat Basin. Stop by for lunch or dinner and watch the world of Easy Street go by.

The Club Car

1 Main Street | Website

Tacos, tacos & more tacos! Our friends at The Club Car have a new menu these days and they are all about the tacos. They have picnic tables in the back, adorable two-tops out front and they are ready to greet you with a smile (behind the mask).


1 Straight Wharf | Website

CRU is no stranger to outdoor dining. They have one of the most coveted patios on the island, and this year they have added even more tables to bring you the best CRU experience. Next time a lobster roll and a glass of Rosé is calling your name, take a walk down the wharf.


3 N Union Street | Website

North Union Street is closed for traffic and The Gaslight has made quick work of their new outdoor space. They have a beer garden that is first come, first served. You can also make reservations in advance for their patio.


12 Cambridge Street | Website

The most dreamy forest has come to Cambridge Street. The team at Nautilus has created a whole other world on the street for outdoor dining and it is truly spectacular. They are accepting reservations on their website, and they book up quick, so make sure you make those reservations early!

Or, the Whale

38 Main Street | Website

Europe or Nantucket? While the back garden at OTW is iconic, they’ve added tables in between their building and Vis-a-Vis and let me tell you, it looks like something out Italy. The tucked in tables in the alley are beautiful and just the spot to enjoy the hustle of Main Street.

straight wharf restaurant

6 Harbor Square | Website

SWR is pulling out all the stops this year. They’ve added new tables to the patio and the dining room deck is open for business. Also they just started taking reservations 7 days in advance. So pick a night and head down to the wharf for a SWR Lobster Bake. You won’t regret it!


22 Federal Street | Website

If anyone knows how to bring a taste of Italy to the island it is the crew over at Ventuno. They have transformed the street into an Italian piazza and it is out of this world. Their food has always transported you to your favorite Italian bistro, and now the decor matches it perfectly! They are accepting reservations and they book up quick so be sure to get online and check out their availability.

Via Mare

17 Broad Street | Website

Via Mare is a little Venetian-inspired restaurant at the Greydon House. They have a great deck and patio to accommodate all your outdoor dining needs! Also in great news, they are now serving lunch Thursday-Sunday. Check out their instagram for updates on the happenings on Broad Street.

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