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Nantucket Lobster Trap

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23 Washington Street, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-3848
+1 508-228-4200
17:00 - 22:00
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Burlington, Connecticut
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I know Nantucket is expensive and paid for some great meals on other parts of the island, but this place was terrible. Dinner for 3 (2 adults one 2 year old) came to $250 and we didn't order that much. My lobster casserole was burnt and of poor quality. The oysters were not good, the drinks poorly made and a... More 

Thank BadgerConn
New York, NY
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Go there for excellent lobster served in the shell with excellent sides (corn on the cob, sweet potato fries are our favorites). Outdoor is noisy and mobbed but table are usually to be had without a long wait in the interior.

Thank luxtravelsNYC
Indianapolis, Indiana
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155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place near downtown Nantucket and a short walk from the main pier area that also has an outdoor seating area. They have a variety of Lobster and seafood dishes as well as salads and a few steak/chicken offerings. I had the seafood scampi over angel hair pasta. Fairly generous portions of lobster, shrimp and bay scallops were presented on... More 

Thank Volpone
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for a straight up lobster dinner- sides of Brussel sprouts and roasted red potatoes. It was very good. Went back 2 nights later and had the clam back. This is the way to go. Absolutely delicious. The mix of steamers, mussels, lobster, and clams is wonderful!!!?

Thank Ven1celf
Beaufort, South Carolina
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Well, if you want lobster in almost any form, you'll find it here. I had the 2 lb lobster/ clambake - which included a boiled whole lobster, mussels, clams, potatoes, corn, onion and sausage - delicious and quite satisfying. My wife had a lobster salad - large and with piles of lobster - very tasty. Prices are moderate to expensive,... More 

Thank Greg C
Laguna Beach, California
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered take out and received an incomplete meal. No Cole slaw and no Brussels sprouts. Explanation was that mistakes happen, no apology and we were credited $10 on a purchase of $260. Very rude. On top of it, the lobster was tough with very little taste. I would never return based on poor customer service and food quality.

Thank bcarpou
Plattsburgh, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Service was average nothing exceptional. Food was a lot of fried seafood. Not a lot of fresh. Meh. Better places to go for seafood. Tourist trap.

Thank kathy l
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Everything was great. We had a wide variety of dishes the lobster and the clam chowder were outstanding! The waitstaff were very attentive. We always go there every year and are never disappointed. They fried clam strips were soooo good. It's a great place to bring three kid under 12 . We are seven people and eat out every meal... More 

Thank joedee72
United States
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203 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Nantucket and lobster are kinda like mac and cheese. One makes you think of the other. It probably still stands to reason but go somewhere more special for the lobster when you are in Nantucket. Our wait person was in a hurry to keep the tables turning. The lobster body was still refrigerator cold. The lobster was OK - I'm... More 

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Cape Cod
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Just outside of town on Washington St. Dress casual. I mean really casual. Good food, live music, fun crowd. They've been here forever - so they must be doing something right!!

Thank CapeCodRita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Washington Street, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554-3848
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?