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Jun 22, 2010 10:50 AM

Nantucket deals

Hey everyone. I live in DC and am meeting my Connecticut family in Nantucket for five days to celebrate my mother's birthday. We'll be doing a lot of eating at the house where we're staying because my mother has been warned about high cost of food on Nantucket. I would prefer us to have a few meals out, even if lunch, so we can relax and enjoy the island. After all, if we wanted to stay in the kitchen and cook all five days, we could have done that anywhere. So does anyone have an insight on ways to have some decent meals that won't shellshock my rural, small-town CT family? Thanks!

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  1. At least one lunch at Something Natural, have the curried chicken salad.

    1. You would be better served posting this to the Southern New England board, as Nantucket is outside Greater Boston.

      1. I agree with Karl, post this again in the Southern New England board. That said, I've loved the food at Black Eyed Susan's each time I've been to nantucket.

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        1. re: kimfair1

          I really like Centre Street Bistro for lunch. (They also have breakfast and dinner). The nicer restaurants are pretty expensive, but if you are going to go to 1 high end restaurant, my favorite is Oran Mor. Have fun!

          1. re: dsackton

            There are no real Nantucket deals! It's expensive! BUT...right now Lola 41 has half price menu between 5-6:00. I don't know how long that will continue to last. Centre Street Bistro is good for lunch, but also great for dinner. Black Eyed Susan's is also a favorite of mine, but still, entrees will be in the mid to high twenties, but it's BYOB, so that helps. I also like Queequeg's.

            6 Oak St, Nantucket, MA 02554

            Lola 41
            15 S Beach St, Nantucket, MA 02554

        2. katecm, not sure if you want to do this since DC has wonderful Salvadoran food, but there is one place my wife and I have found called El Rincon Salvadoran. It's not too far from the airport, but I don't remember the exact address. There is no decor (it's the kind of place with cloth tablecloths, so you know they're trying, but the utensils are the same kind my kids get in their school cafeteria) and not all the food is good. But the pupusas and Salvadoran tamales were excellent when we had them last summer. Might give it a go. We ate well for $10 to $15 a person, not including drinks or taxes.

          Pi Pizzeria has pretty good pizza. It's near the Stop and Shop behind the high school.

          You won't have to cook all the same things you do at home, though, even if you do get stuck there all five days. There are some good fresh seafood places where you can go an hour before dinner for your ingredients. Your meal won't be any worse than what you get at some of the finest restaurants on the island.

          El Rincon Restaurant
          1279 Worcester St, Indian Orchard, MA 01151

          1. Centre Street Bistro for sure! Great food and lunch can be $12 or less per person. Easy Street Restaurant & Seafood House has some very good food and most entrees are under $16. Rose & Crown has an early bird lobster special for $19 per person.

            Rose & Crown
            23 S Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554