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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“donuts” (72 reviews)
“blueberries” (2 reviews)
“finger food” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Enjoyed the delicious flavors of this authentic breakfast joint. I don't like that they charged extra for maple syrup, but considering that everything on Nantucket is expensive, it was a pretty good deal. Very fine doughnuts. Overall positive experience.

Thank indigo7654
Reviewed 24 May 2016

First of all, everyone calls it The 'Flake. I do take-out more often than not and I always eat a donut or two while walking out the door. Nothing like a warm donut- plain, sugar, coconut or chocolate. They serve breakfast and lunch only. I...More

1  Thank Happy T
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I am a islander and I go every sunday and I order sunny side up eggs , I cane find same test anywhere else, egg is so testy and I love with their corn muffin. this is my feast every sunday, I highly recommend. also...More

Thank aylinurgun
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

They made sugar donuts and chocolate glaze and both are incredible. You can stay for breakfast or just get a dozen donuts to go, which is what my family does very often. You will not find donuts like this anywhere else and they only have...More

Thank Karleigh21
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

I think we were the only tourists in this place on a Sunday morning. It is small but the food is good and the tables turn over quickly. We got a very good breakfast very quickly and at a reasonable price. Will be back!

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Downeyflake has a take out section with doughnuts or eat in any type of breakfast, omlets, pancakes, scrambled-eggs, muffins, etc. All breakfast items looked good. One Note: They only take cash.

Thank Bob-1812
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This breakfast/luncheonette turns out one of the best breakfasts with the best prices on the Island. You can sit at the dozen or so tables or sidle up to a stool at the counter. Their famous doughnuts are a draw in themselves, but stay for...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 16 September 2015

eating here is fine but the donuts are great-take them home! They only make 3 kinds, plain, sugar & chocolate covered. buy a dozen and share them with the family-u will b a hit!

Thank keven35jeep
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast here. The food was very good the service was good But you have to get there early or else you'll going to have to wait for a bit. The donuts looked very good and they are made fresh every...More

Thank Juan P
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We had breakfast here on Sunday morning during Labor Day weekend. We had to wait about a half hour but, it was well worth it. I enjoyed my greasy $5 breakfast very much so. They have an assortment of breakfast entrees and all the typical...More

Thank jfar88
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12 June 2017|
Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know about gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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