Nantucket is a beautiful island located just 30 miles south of Cape Cod and is an authentic slice of New England history. Nantucket was whaling capital of the world, and is still much as it was in the mid 1850s with cobblestone streets, no street lights, no neon signs or chain stores. It is an original authentic seaport town, and Nantucket things to do are many, and Nantucket Restaurants are divine!

But don’t be fooled into thinking Nantucket is stuck in time, it is anything but! There are hip sophisticated restaurants, art galleries and shops around every corner. Take the ferry over and walk up and down town. Rent a bike and pick up a picnic basket to go up island to visit possibly the most beautiful beaches you’ve ever seen. Even on a busy weekend you might find solace there as the only one on your stretch of warm sandy beach.

If hiking is more to your liking Nantucket has some of the best most scenic hiking trails in New England. Forty six percent of Nantucket Island is held in a land trust so there are lots of public trails to choose from for people who want a short stroll or long hike.

Don’t forget to bring your appetite with you as Nantucket has some of the best seafood anywhere! Plucked fresh from the water in the morning and on your your plate by evening dinner. Fresh lobster rolls, scallops and fish made just about any way you like it.

Nantucket Island is accessible by ferry, commercial and private boat or plane. Bicycle, car and moped rentals, plus taxi, tour and guide services are available. The Carlisle Inn will be happy to help you make tour arrangements with people and companies we know and trust.

Nantucket Restaurants

Fine Dining

Greydon House Progressive American Classics

Company of Cauldron Prix fixe single menu each night

Oran Mor Innovative menu that changes with season and their offerings of seafood and naturally raised local sourced meats

Straight Wharf Restaurant Overlooking the Harbor enjoy the a great seafood experience.

Ventuno Seafood is a natural for this restaurant since Italians have been creating fish dishes since man began cooking with fire.

Casual Dining

Dune The changing menu showcases innovative selection of local produce fish and meats.

Le Languedoc Bistro Cuisine is based on classic French techniques, using the freshest, ingredients from Nantucket, New England, and around the world.

Queequeg’s A small, friendly restaurant that offers an eclectic American Cuisine using fresh seasonal ingredients.

Boarding House Farm to Table restaurant focused on the simple fine natural, organic ingredients from Nantucket farms and local fishermen

Brotherhood of Thieves A casual meal in downstairs historic pub choose from a cup of chowder, burger and curly fries.

Waterfront Dining

Many of these fabulous places are open seasonally so be sure to call before you plan an evening on the beach.

Galley Beach Famed for being the beach restaurants that attract movie stars and presidents the food is more than worth the trip and the sunset views are unbelievably worth the visit.

Millie’s The beachy easy California style serves sandwiches, salads and tacos, plus a selection of po’ boys,  perfect for a meal at one of the picnic tables outside overlooking the ocean.

Cru For the oyster lover this is a must visit the location overlooks the marina and the boats, yachts and super-yachts and of course the view makes the oyster taste so much better!

The Sandbar The Sand Bar, at Jetties Beach, is the perfect casual restaurant for lunch, while you are at the beach, or a simple beach dinner.