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Ships Inn Restaurant

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$$$$
American, Contemporary
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13 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3741
+1 508-228-0040
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17:30 - 21:30
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Wed - Mon 17:30 - 21:30
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Norwell, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this restaurant, from the atmosphere, to the attentive and knowledgeable wait service, to the delicious selections that were offered. We would definitely go back and have already told our adult children that they too would enjoy it. We liked that it was tucked away on a quiet side street in Town, yet easy to... More 

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Arkansas
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211 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The restaurant is located in a B&B a little off the beaten path. We arrived early, and there was no one to greet us - you have to go downstairs to the find the restaurant. It is cozy and welcoming. Attentive service. Chowder was thin and lobster bisque were fine, but the scallop appetizer that I ordered as an entree... More 

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Thank ArkieFoodie
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Menu, food, and service were all very good. The Chocolate Souffle was by far their best dish. While the building itself was quite quaint, the restaurant was relegated to the basement, and it looked and felt like it. The hard surfaces and low ceilings made for a loud dining experience.

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Thank Dan A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited during the fall restaurant week and selected the three course menu for $45. Started with Nantucket Seafood Chowder then the Grilled Organic Salmon artichoke and potato gratin, buerre rouge. Finished with the Chocolate Soufflé. My meal was very good and the portions were a good size. Had a glass of French Rose to start then moved to a Sancerre... More 

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Thank Tom C
Etna. NH
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The ambiance, service and food are everything you could hope for when you dream about Nantucket. Mid-week, late September, it was nevertheless packed, for all the reasons the other reviews cite.

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Thank Rovingtheworld
North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must if you like the real deal of old Nantucket. The service was off the chart. Our food was prepared perfectly and the souffle is a must. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this establishment.

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Thank Bob B
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It was a recommendation by an acquaintance, great menu, dinner was delicious, fair ambiance, very crowded noise level high.

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Thank bomonz
Knoxville
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Romantic setting. Excellent, unobtrusive service. Delicious Dover sole and a sublime Grand Marnier soufflé. Best dining experience during our recent week in ACK.

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Thank polamalu
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with friends and we were all delighted with our evening. The food was spectacular! Had fresh swordfish with lobster risotto, ratatouille and a Cabernet reduction sauce. The other selection was the halibut with morels and risotto . Truly delicious. Swordfish was perfectly cooked. The service was impeccable and the ambiance elegant but low key. We live... More 

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Thank Beverly S
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We just had the best meal that we've had in a long time. My wife had the grilled lime chicken and I had the Fluke which was prepared perfectly. We enjoyed ourselves from the moment we walked in the door. From the maitre d' to Jessica our waitress who was fantastic!! You can't have a great meal without great service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 48
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3741
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-0040

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?