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The Summer House Restaurant

17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
+1 508-257-9976
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible13%
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17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A couple times I've been there. With. live music, very enjoyable and pretty display inside and out.But whole menus prices are a bit expensive for their performances.

Thank kei_11
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a lovely place. I love the ambience and the service was top notch. It only increased with the piano player. I highly enjoyed my fish, my guests all had the linguine with clams. They seemed to enjoy it. The salad with vegetables was...More

Thank kbgva
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We heard this had changed and was not worth it but we were pleasantly suprised. Food was excellent and service even better. A great evening.

Thank bcarpou
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Casual place, over priced none drinkable mojito. Nothing spectacular even if the view is great. Not woth it.

Thank Jean-Francis D
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a fine summer time restaurant on the east end of Nantucket. It is worth the trip from town, though parking is a bit difficult as it is in most restaurants on the island. The atmosphere is very summer like. The staff makes a...More

Thank ramon n
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food is way overpriced and very average. I had the seafood risotto and it lacked any flavor. To start I had the burrata over snap peas and mint which was very nice but really only because the burrata was delicious. The meal was well...More

Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 21 August 2016

When we went to the summer house I was looking forward to a great meal. The chicken I ordered was very good, however, it took a very long time to come out. I understand it must have been a busy night, but I wish there...More

Thank Alaster J
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a nice dinner- best clam chowder on the island, but the service was very slow. Very disorganized and the service was confusing. Too many people and they just don't have it together, and should considering that it is the middle of August and...More

Thank Beluga4162
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I just returned from the Summer House Beach bar. It was 3:30 pm on a very lovely Friday afternoon and my wife and I thought it would be great to go here for an early cocktail. We have been " summering" in Sconset for years...More

3  Thank neodoc
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch and drinks before boarding an island hopper back to the mainland us a must. The ocean breezes and the fabulous (but pricey) food make for a great memory. Lobster salad, burgers and hummus platter are great shared snacks. And the ambience is unparalleled.

Thank plimoth59
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Ocean Ave, Siasconset, Nantucket, MA 02564
    (Ocean near Magnolia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket  >  Siasconset
  • Phone Number: +1 508-257-9976
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On a bluff overlooking the Atlantic in Siasconset, the Summer House Restaurant is known not only for its picturesque Siasconset location but also for its imaginative contemporary cuisine and outstanding wine list. Dinner each evening is an event - subdued lighting, flickering candles, fresh flowers and the music from the Piano Bar combine to create an atmosphere of days gone by and the true romance that is Nantucket. Enjoy dinner on the porch, overlooking the ocean and the starry night sky is a true taste of Nantucket summer. Before or after dinner, drinks and celebrations are enjoyed at the delightful Piano Bar.The Summer House Restaurant is a member of the Summer House Boutique Collection of Restaurants on Nantucket, offering delightful dining options for visitors and residents alike. Our family of restaurants also includes 29 Fair and The Beachside Bistro. Nantucket Town inn guests enjoy priority seating and complimentary door to door jitney service from several of the inns.
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