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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
17:30 - 21:30
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Delicious meal with my mother. This place has incredible food, excellent service, and is a good low-key spot to dine or celebrate a special occasion. I've dined at all of the restaurants in ACK, and this is one of my favorites.

Thank PG1018
Norwell, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Patti N
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247 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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 

Thank ArkieFoodie
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank Dan A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Tom C
Etna. NH
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rovingtheworld
North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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

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

Thank bomonz
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Thank polamalu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Beverly S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?