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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554 (Formerly CRU)
11:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you are looking for a high end place to linger over lunch with some wine and oysters, and price is no concern, this is the perfect place. It's one of the few places in Nantucket right on the water, so it has great views of the harbor. Decor is modern beach chic. Service is excellent. Menu is limited, but... More 

Thank BillGibson1
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

BillGibson1, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our menu and ambiance. Please return when we reopen next season (or if you find yourself in town for Christmas stroll). More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a late lunch here and the food was excellent! Great service and wonderful atmosphere. We look forward to visiting this restaurant on our next visit.

Thank donnahA142IH
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

donnahA142IH, We are glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to having you in again! We reopen for Christmas stroll December 1 - 4 and for the summer season May 2017. More 

Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is advertised as one of the best restaurants on Nantucket. It was among the most expensive but was disappointing. Our party of 8 was put in the middle of the room close to the bar. The noise level was uncomfortable for talking or listening to the person next to you. The food was average - small portions. Service was... More 

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

Bob M, I am sorry to hear that you weren't happy with your experience at CRU. It is important that we try to accommodate our guests needs if they are unhappy with their table, meal or service. If I brought a large party out for a nice meal and had these issues I would be frustrated as well. That is... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We took a ferry over to Nantucket for lunch at Cru and had a wonderful meal with excellent service. Great views overlooking the water. Nice wine list and abundant seafood with a comfortable ambience.

Thank William K
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

William K, We are glad your meal was worth the trip. You should come join us for Christmas stroll or when we reopen for our 2017 season in May. We guarantee the same excellent food and service. Thank you for the review! More 

Loganville, Georgia
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Five adults for dinner. Meals were very good. Service was excellent. We chose a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts and all were very good.

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

Fred R, We are glad you all enjoyed your meal at CRU. Thank you for the feedback. More 

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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Cru obviously has a system, and it works. The staff knows their oysters, and always makes the right recommendation for my family's tastes given the market choices. The lobster roll is a rock solid, reliable choice. And when they claim sushi grade tuna in the tartare, they deliver. Combine those virtues, a dockside location, and a good selection of drinks... More 

Thank Andrew B
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Andrew B, Thank you for this great review! It is very important to us that our staff is well versed with our menu, especially our unique raw bar. We are glad you enjoy dining with us and look forward to having you in again. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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282 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great location right on wharf near Hyline ferry. Eating inside or out you can get a nice view of marina. It was a nice day and ate outside. Oysters were good but expensive at $3.00 + depending upon type of oyster. Very fresh. Good beer selection and orders Julius ecther Hefe Weiss. Had a couple of sandwiches. Not a huge... More 

Thank J0hnPM10
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

J0hnPM10, We love when the weather cooperates and our guests can dine outside in the fall. Thank you for the great feedback on our food. Please come join us again when we reopen next season! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to have lunch here based on recommendations. It is a trendy spot with limited menu. If you are looking for oysters or lobster rolls, this is your place. Restaurant has cozy seating outside overlooking the water. Kind of tight seating.

Thank Tanya E
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

Tanya E, It is always nice to be recommended and we are glad you came in to dine with us. Thank you for the review! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Really good food.everything we ordered was very, very good. We had appetizers, entrees and dessert and it was delicious.

Thank FLmom321
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this review

FLmom321, Thank you for this review, we are glad you enjoyed your time at CRU! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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: 15082289278
This premier oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?