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Starlight Theatre & Cafe

1 N Union St, Nantucket, MA 02554-6104
+1 508-228-4479
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“mac cheese” (2 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1 N Union St, Nantucket, MA 02554-6104
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

This is a very unique dining experience for Nantucket. We approached it from outside wondering exactly what it was and how did we go about eating there. We realized that it is both a theater and a restaurant and both are mutually exclusive. We asked...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We visited Nantucket for Winter Stroll and every restaurant in the square was packed. We happened upon Starlight Cafe and could not have been happier!! Cool atmosphere, small and comfortable bar area for those who want a bit of space from the broader dining rooms....More

Thank PATSFAN201130
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Get a glass of wine and enjoy first run movies. The stars come out when the lights go down. Seats are comfortable too.

Thank Warren H
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Great bartending staff. Clyde, is one of the most welcoming, gracious bartenders on island. Nothing but smiles and exceptional service. That is the inside bar. Starlight also has an outdoor bar as well. It is covered in old grape vines and personality. In the summer...More

Thank MountainsNOceans
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Yikes, don't eat off the floor here. Old theater with torn seats....OK, lots of character....but people talked through the entire film - needs house rules!

Thank Alladin_8
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Cozy ambiance in this movie theater cafe. We stopped in for lunch and a beer and it was fantastic. Great fish tacos and burgers. Fabulous house made ketchup! Service was excellent and for Nantucket the pricing was a bargain!

Thank NuclearMamma
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Great for a rainy day activity. The crab ragoon was amazing! Watch a movie after to really round off your Starlight experience

Thank Green-River-Man-14
Reviewed September 14, 2016

This seats maybe 100 people and has a relatively small screen in this era of home theaters, but the quality of the projection was fine and movie choices quite appealing to an older crowd.

Thank NewYorkWendy
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We stopped into this cool little cafe type place for some cold drinks and appetizers. This is a locals place and nothing fancy .... no A/C. Apparently, it is also a movie theatre which is a hoot given it's size but we weren't there to...More

Thank Joanne V
Reviewed July 28, 2016

I suspect that when it rains this place is packed so don't plan your trip due to the weather but due to the selection of entertainment. We had a nice lunch here. The waitress/bartender was hustling as it appeared a little understaffed during off hours....More

Thank CN-VII
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Union St, Nantucket, MA 02554-6104
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4479
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