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This restaurant is a consistent favorite among locals and visitors alike. Crayons and white paper tablecloths also make it a hit with the kids. This is a great place to meet for a quick drink or an evening out, grab a snack, or feast on fresh lobster, chowder, sandwiches and pastas—the menu ranges from pub fare to full-course dinners. After dinner stick around for the music, dancing and other festivities. There are early bird specials and a children's menu.
This cozy, high-energy, open-kitchen restaurant seats only 32 patrons. You can either sit by the grill and watch, as your meal is prepared or try to get a reservation for a table at this often packed restaurant. The best way to get a reservation is in person. The ethnically inspired, international dinner menu changes every two to three weeks, but Caesar salad, angel hair pasta and linguine with clams are always available. The breakfast menu includes eggs and omelets, pancakes and sourdough French toast with orange Jack Daniels butter and pecans. Outside dining is available. Please note that credit cards are not accepted.
A relaxed, casual atmosphere and a menu of staple foods make Arno's at 41 Main St. a perfect place to bring everyone for a meal. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Arno's makes any meal a treat. Its menu covers steaks, seafood, salads, with a selection of wines and a dessert list. This is also a fine place to have your required cup of Quahog chowder. There is also an upstairs dining room available. Opens daily at 8am.
Established over half a century ago, The Chicken Box is somewhat an institution for people to get together in Nantucket. The years have seen different owners for the place, but the soul still remains the same: friendly people and foot-tapping music. Although they don't serve food, the place is located in an area with many restaurants and they do have a wide range of drinks. Music being the highlight, they have given special attention to the sound equipment to offer a memorable experience to their patrons. Take a break from the music and enjoy the other options like pool tables, dart boards and televisions. Funky merchandise can be purchased at the bar or online. Check the website for events calendar.
The Port Hunter is a fabulous seasonal restaurant that offers diners a chance to indulge in a meal that truly showcases the best of what the region has to offer. With its exposed brick walls, contemporary artwork and industrial chic decor, the Port Hunter boasts a quaint, charming and stylish look that creates an ambiance that is warm and inviting. The ever changing menu features dishes inspired by the seasonal bounty of the land and sea, including delicacies like Calamari with Sweet Jalapeno Jam, burrata, grilled bigeye tuna over coconut rice and oysters on the half shell. Live musical performances are hosted from time to time as well, featuring some truly amazing local artists. The restaurant is quite popular and seating is limited so be sure to arrive early, else you may have to wait a while before you score a table. While you wait, you can enjoy a game of shuffleboard or savor a drink at the bar.
The cheery "Pancake Man" sign says it all at this Cape Cod breakfast tradition. The omelets, French toast and waffles are good, but pancakes made the restaurant famous, with 15 varieties including apple cinnamon, honey buckwheat, spicy salsa and corn meal, and a fluffy potato and chive. Bottomless coffee and fast service in a bright, friendly space seal the deal. Get there before 8:30a on weekends to avoid huge lines. The restaurant has a full service bar. Open daily from 7pm.
Located inside The Improper Bostonian, Shipwreck'd yacht invites one and all to enjoy the live music performances of local and national bands on tour. This happening venue has hosted many rock bands in the past, who have impressed the revelers with their performances. Apart from live music, the bar also hosts DJ nights where resident DJs churn out some amazing sounds. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
This fine dining and entertainment experience is lauded by local magazines like Cape Cod Life for being the best on the Cape. There are several dining rooms, a lounge and a piano bar, all tastefully decorated with hardwood floors and oriental rugs. Menu items include pastas, baked lobster, oysters Rockefeller and veal madeira. On Friday and Saturday nights, the cafe comes alive with superb entertainers at the vintage piano bar. Monday night is the very popular jazz night in the Back Door Bistro, where you may enjoy lighter fare or the full menu.