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The Summer House Restaurant

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17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564 (Ocean near Magnolia)
+1 508-257-9976
12:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Richmond, Va
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a lovely place. I love the ambience and the service was top notch. It only increased with the piano player. I highly enjoyed my fish, my guests all had the linguine with clams. They seemed to enjoy it. The salad with vegetables was good but nothing special. The dessert was a disappointment. I don't like to criticize but... More 

Thank kbgva
Laguna Beach, California
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We heard this had changed and was not worth it but we were pleasantly suprised. Food was excellent and service even better. A great evening.

Thank bcarpou
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Casual place, over priced none drinkable mojito. Nothing spectacular even if the view is great. Not woth it.

Thank Jean-Francis D
Biddeford, Maine
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a fine summer time restaurant on the east end of Nantucket. It is worth the trip from town, though parking is a bit difficult as it is in most restaurants on the island. The atmosphere is very summer like. The staff makes a real effort to see that every thing is perfect. Obviously there is a very experienced... More 

Thank ramon n
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food is way overpriced and very average. I had the seafood risotto and it lacked any flavor. To start I had the burrata over snap peas and mint which was very nice but really only because the burrata was delicious. The meal was well over $400 and we only had three appetizers, 4 dinners, 1 bottle of wine and... More 

Thank Rachael R
New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

When we went to the summer house I was looking forward to a great meal. The chicken I ordered was very good, however, it took a very long time to come out. I understand it must have been a busy night, but I wish there was some warning. Over all the food was very good.

Thank Alaster J
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167 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a nice dinner- best clam chowder on the island, but the service was very slow. Very disorganized and the service was confusing. Too many people and they just don't have it together, and should considering that it is the middle of August and if they can't get it together by now, then there is no hope!

Thank Beluga4162
Boston, MA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I just returned from the Summer House Beach bar. It was 3:30 pm on a very lovely Friday afternoon and my wife and I thought it would be great to go here for an early cocktail. We have been " summering" in Sconset for years and I have been coming to the island since 1976..... So we are far from... More 

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch and drinks before boarding an island hopper back to the mainland us a must. The ocean breezes and the fabulous (but pricey) food make for a great memory. Lobster salad, burgers and hummus platter are great shared snacks. And the ambience is unparalleled.

Thank plimoth59
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Lady bartender totally inattentive and self-absorbed. Screwed up 2 of 3 drinks, out to lunch. Waiter was all energy and would make a fabulous used car salesman. Ambiance was great as usual, food was poor. Wife's scallop and shrimp dish over risotto had a total of 1 scallop and 2 shrimp. Manager says " how's your dinner'. We asked if... More 

Thank Bill J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
    (Ocean near Magnolia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket  >  Siasconset
  • Phone Number: +1 508-257-9976
On a bluff overlooking the Atlantic in Siasconset, the Summer House Restaurant is known not only for its picturesque Siasconset location but also for its imaginative contemporary cuisine and outstanding wine list. Dinner each evening is an event - subdued lighting, flickering candles, fresh flowers and the music from the Piano Bar combine to create an atmosphere of days gone by and the true romance that is Nantucket. Enjoy dinner on the porch, overlooking the ocean and the starry night sky is a true taste of Nantucket summer. Before or after dinner, drinks and celebrations are enjoyed at the delightful Piano Bar.The Summer House Restaurant is a member of the Summer House Boutique Collection of Restaurants on Nantucket, offering delightful dining options for visitors and residents alike. Our family of restaurants also includes 29 Fair and The Beachside Bistro. Nantucket Town inn guests enjoy priority seating and complimentary door to door jitney service from several of the inns.

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