Dining & Food

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Nantucket may be a tiny island, but the sheer number of gourmet restaurants in this 50 square mile enclave is truly impressive. Stroll through the charming downtown and you'll discover a cluster of fine dining venues nestled among the historic storefronts.  From new Regional American to "Farm to Table", to French, Irish, and even Latin, the imaginative cuisine of Nantucket restaurants is praised by visitors, locals, and exacting restaurant critics for the quality of their diverse fare, imaginative presentation and impeccable service.

Not only are the abundance of award-winning gourmet restaurants sufficient enticement to plan your visit....we also  have our own winery, brewery and distillery!  Add to the mix bakeries, gourmet markets and takeout restaurants aplenty.

Each year, the island boasts not one, but two Restaurant Weeks in Spring and Fall, with participating eateries offering special prix fixe menus.  In May, oenophiles venture to Nantucket in droves for the annual Wine Festival, which showcases prestigious vintners from around the globe and features Grand Tastings, food and wine seminars, cooking demos and a glittering Harbor Gala.

In mid-October, the splendid serenity of autumn provides a perfect backdrop for Cranberry Harvest Weekend.  The 195-acre Milestone Bog --one of the few certified organic bogs in the country--is flooded and a crimson tide of ripe cranberries bobs to the surface.  Not only is the harvest interesting to watch, the festival features sheep shearing demonstrations, hay rides, live music and hearty lunch fare under the food tents.

Nantucket's homage to the fruit of both vine and bog, a bi-annual salute to fine dining in June and September, and the impressive variety and number of sensational restaurants island-wide contribute to its enduring allure as a vacationer's paradise.  Come taste what you're missing!

Photo courtesy of American Seasons