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“Visiting a daughter working on the island”
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Ranked #36 of 151 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 50 - USD 50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Nantucket Town is nine miles from The Wauwinet. The inn provides complimentary jitney service 12 times daily from 9 AM to 11 PM. We pick up from the Information Bureau on Federal Street, we also pick up from the White Elephant Hotel from 6.00pm-8.00pm on the hour.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great when we finally got it. We were early for our reservation so told the people a the hostess stand we'd be in the bar. We checked in when it was time for our reservation, we got different answers depending on who was standing there, my daughter thinks they gave our table to someone else. No apologies, no concessions, just a very long wait! Thankfully the food was good.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I wasted our time driving all the way up to Topper’s to check out their ocean view and enjoy a cocktail. Unfortunately on a Tuesday afternoon we walk into their tiny bar, order a drink, and ask about getting the appropriate glassware for their grassy beach area. The bartender asked if we were guests at the hotel and upon saying that we weren’t he informed us that they were setting up for an event out by the ocean and we couldn’t go out there. After taking our drinks to the dinner tables we watch several folks that didn’t ask walk out and sit on their loungers and enjoy the view. Of course we had to see why we were rudely told we couldn’t go out back and when we did there was absolutely nothing being setup yet. The view is nice but Galley Beach was much prettier. We won’t be back next time.

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

My husband and I departed by boat on the last evening the boat was available for the season. We enjoyed the cameraderie on the 50-minute boat trip as well as the wonderful views, all while enjoying a glass of wine or champagne. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the staff and taken to our table. I do not u derstand some recent negative reviews about service. David, our waiter, was the consummate professional. He has an impressive knowledge of food and especially the menu, knows the wines, and his genteel manner and attentiveness made us feel welcome, enhancing our enjoyment of the superb food. Thank you, David! I ordered the lobster offering for an entree, while my husband chose the pork. Both were excellent, as were our appetizers and complementary oysters. Presentation of everything was artful, even the bread! For dessert, we both enjoyed the chocolate tart which was fabulous. I do a lot of baking and make many chocolate desserts. I cannot do better than this! At one point in the evening, the bar was overwhelmed with orders, causing my husband’s drink to be delayed. David apologized and offered my husband a glas of fine wine, gratis, to enjoy while waiting for his drink. Who could complain? David also alerted us to the sun as it was setting, so that we could go out and enjoy the sunset. Overall, our evening is a special memory. We try to come to Topper’s on each trip to Nantucket and will continue to do so. Every person with whom we came in contact, including the van driver back to town, exemplified Relais and Chateaux standards. Thank you to all!

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We have been to Topper's several times this summer. Each time, we ask ourselves why we came. The service is absolutely horrible. There is a waiter Johan who is incredibly slow. He disappears into the kitchen for ten minutes at a time. A female named Alex has a bad attitude and also horrible body odor. Part of the problem is they simply do not have enough staff.

The setting and location is amazing, maybe that's why we come back.

The food is just mediocre, except for the breads and cheese puffs, which are very good.

Management really needs to do something about the service.

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Thank Travels_Mucho
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Went for brunch/lunch twice recently with friends. Nowhere near what it used to be. Same gorgeous setting but poor service and even worse food. Crab cakes used to be fabulous but no longer. Chowder should be called potato soup. Lobster roll is flavorless lobster on what is called brioche but has flavor of wonder bread; same bread used for eggs Benedict which is served with one minuscule piece of Canadian ham. Burger is your best bet. Better still, eat somewhere else and come here for a drink to enjoy the beautiful view. Used to be one of Nantucket’s gems, sadly no longer the case. Astronomical prices, waitstaff primarily focused on pushing drinks even at noon and tasteless food served in a beautiful setting.

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