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Downyflake

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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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06:00 - 13:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing fancy, but great food. We are regulars. Live on Nantucket. Too crowded for us in the summer, but when he crowds are gone it's our got-to spot where we know half the clientele. Basically, good diner food. Friendly service. Reasonable prices.

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Thank Eric H
Camp Hill, United States
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The best thing going for the Downyflake is its affordability and lack of pretentiousness compared to the overpriced choices on Nantucket. This is a place visited by locals and tourists alike. Their donuts are fresh but nothing spectacular. They also offer a variety of other baked goods, decent and reasonably priced. I would always go back to the Downyflake for... More 

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Thank Frederick R
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This place has the best donuts! Also in the summer, their fresh squeezed lemonade is also very delicious! I can't speak for their breakfast because I haven't eaten actual breakfast there since I was about 5, but their donuts are just awesome, awesome, awesome!

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Thank Greatsource
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Early morning...no lines...great in-house made donuts and bacon egg and American cheese breakfast sandwiches. Coffee is self -serve. At 6:15 am these items were prepared to sell...ready at opening! No frills sort of place. Relaxed and reliable. Lovely counter help. A fav among locals.

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Thank restaurantgirl2015
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Though the prices have increased over the years, it's still the best place to have a "reasonably priced" breakfast on the island. The pancakes are great!

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Thank Gayl M
San Carlos, CA
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160 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Downyflake donuts are the best! Especially the chocolate covered ones. Something about the batter is really terrific. The regular breakfast they serve is also very good. A must visit while on Nantucket.

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Thank bondoobay
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Best on the island. Great place for the best donuts you will find. They don't come in many varieties, but they are well worth it.

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Thank Matt K
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We love this place! Trying to park is like playing Russian Roulette. What a hairy experience .. We come every year and have three kid and four adults. The wait staff is wonderful, I don't know how they do it! From pancakes to eggs and bacon and , omelet sand specials we are never disappointed! And of course the doughnuts... More 

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Thank joedee72
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fresh and sometimes warm donuts - the chocolate and maple frosted (think honey dipped with a slight maple flavor) are very tasty. Also, they have daily breakfast and lunch specials. If you want to order the biscuits and gravy (so yummy) you have to get there and order by 11:00 a.m. I believe Sunday is breakfast only. There's usually a... More 

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Thank bostravel122
Greenwich
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Just enjoyed the Flake special with a gluten free blueberry muffin. My husband loves the coconut doughnut. He exercised great restraint and just ordered one with his egg white omelet. This was our first time making it without a long line in front. But it's worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 13:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4533

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?