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Starlight Theatre & Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 N Union St, Nantucket, MA
11:30 - 01:00
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Boston, MA
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Boston, Massachusetts
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251 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 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
Green River, Utah
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 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
New York
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386 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 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
Hudson, New Hampshire
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 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 see a movie. We had chicken flatbread and chicken wings. Both were very good and... More 

Thank Joanne V
Salisbury, Maryland
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 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. It was a satisfactory meal. We did not make a movie time, but what a... More 

Thank CN-VII
Scituate, Mass
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been coming to Nantucket for one week each summer for the last 14 years. This is the first year we decided to try the Starlight for dinner. I am not happy about having to write this but this was hands down the worst meal that not only have I ever had on Nantucket but the worst meal that... More 

Thank picklesmcd
Peabody, MA
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102 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

One does not usually associate awesome food with a movie theatre. While there are many "cinema pubs" most off just the basics of food to go with the movie. This venue breaks that stereotype. I stopped into the venue at the end of what had become a very long day. I expected to find very basic comfort food. The menu... More 

Thank projectorfixer
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I really don't know what happened to this place- I used to come here on the regular, even do my homework when I was in high school, for /years/, and was gone for two... I return, and the people that worked there that I used to find kind have been incredibly rude to me the last several times I've been,... More 

Thank Uta A
Wellington, Florida
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I see they have mixed reviews. Well I for one loved their food!!! Ok so there was one server running around, who cares? She was attentive I told her I was very picky when it came to wine, she accommodated me, and the scallops were amazing. My husband who happens to be a chef and I went in on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Union St, Nantucket, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket

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