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) #6 of 107 Restaurants in Nantucket $$$$, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Excellent46%
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  • Average11%
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“oysters” (89 reviews)
“lobster roll” (81 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little too "scene-y" for my taste, but it's in a great location and there is always a good crowd. When stuck on the island during a hurricane, it seems like everyone on the island converges to Cru and, admittedly, they do make it a...More

Thank Rebecca V
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Such a beautiful location. Nice outside seating at the end of the dock. Really great cocktails! Huge seating area also.

Thank Alexandra J L
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Alexandra J L, We will have new cocktails this summer and the same great view. Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again this summer.

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Cru is the place to go for an essential Nantucket Dinner. You can watch the big yachts sail in and out of the harbor and the food is always fresh. This is a must go for people new to the island.

Thank JDPM1
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

JDPM1, Thank you for your kind words about CRU. We hope to see you in again this summer season. Cheers!

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

It's hard to top the location and stellar fresh cocktails... but the oysters and lobster roll seem to do just that. We are counting down the minutes to our next Cru meal...

Thank holly1717
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

holly1717, Good news - we reopen for the season on May 11! We have started taking May reservations and we will have enough lobster rolls to make up for the winter season without them. We look forward to seeing you on the waterfront!

Reviewed 10 February 2017

Great and amazing location on the marina! Great drinks too! Fun and always bustling! A def must for an ACK visit!

Thank chrislim222
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

chrislim222, Thank you for this wonderful review. The refreshing drinks and fun atmosphere will be in full force again this summer season. We hope to have you in again on your next Nantucket vacation!

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Oysters on the half. Clam chowder. Colossal shrimp cocktail. And chick pea crepes with egg, prosciutto, arugula and parmesan (picture). That was delicious and and very interesting combination! We sat outside with the post wedding bloody Mary crowd. Very fun place. And our waiter, Adrian,...More

Thank tropiclady27
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

tropiclady27, We are glad you enjoyed the lively atmosphere at CRU, along with our menu and raw bar. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we hope to see you again this summer!

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Most friendly and fun staff. Spend a few nights every summer and have brought many friends with us here to enjoy a drink, app or meal. We are never disappointed. The restaurant is in the harbor and when the doors are open the sea breeze...More

Thank S H
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

S H, We love to hear such appreciation for our staff. We look forward to your return this summer! Our doors open on May 11 and you will see a lot of familiar faces and some new ones as well. Thank you for the review...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

This place is busy because of it's location and really no other reason. It is on the water and a great setting which is what keeps it afloat. I had a very bad experience with the staff and what was worse is the management did...More

Thank TheGreatOneedgartown
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is the complete Nantucket dining experience. We make a point to dine here several times over the summer. Picturesque setting looking out onto the harbor--few restaurants have such a charming location. The food is wonderful with an extensive wine list. We find the service...More

Thank Travel_everywhere59
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Travel_everywhere59, We would have to agree with you - it would not be Nantucket without an evening at CRU! It is always great to hear positive feedback about everything from our wine list to our service and we look forward to having you dine with...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a staple when we come to the island. Oysters are fantastic. Great people watching if you are in the front room. The food is good, but it is more about the scene.

Thank Jennifer R
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Jennifer R, We are glad you enjoy our food and ambiance. We look forward to having you dine with us again next summer when we reopen for the 2017 season!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open Easter Sunday?
9 April 2017|
Response from Kaitlyn M | Property representative |
Dear Gehlejea, I apologize for the delayed response. We will be not be open for Easter Sunday. We reopen for the summer season on May 11!
Thomas R
Do you take reservations?
20 June 2016|
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Response from Jeff O | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Best to call early during high season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554 (Formerly CRU)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9278
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This premier oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor.