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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (101 reviews)
“lobster roll” (90 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed today via mobile

The raw selection is excellent at this fusion style restaurant. Enjoy drinks and snack dockside in the heart of the harbor. Enjoy the oysters, shrimp and sushi.

Thank Trendy_Explorer
Reviewed yesterday

I was glad to find this wonderful wharf side restaurant on my lay over. I had only several hours to explore the island when I came across Cru. The food and service was excellent. The view of the dock with all kinds of water craft...More

Thank lobels
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Nantucket in June, as part of a 3 week trip across New England. I had as much lobster as possible, and without question the poached lobster at Cru was the best meal I had on the entire trip. Great service, fun environment, and...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spend a lot of time on Nantucket and definitely have our favorite restaurants-- the places where the food is fantastic and consistent, the atmosphere is perfect and the service is amazing. Cru was one of them (see my previous review from 2014). I say...More

Thank CarTRVLR
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lunch for five on a weekday afternoon. Attractive restaurant with good inside and outside seating, all with marina views. Somewhat limited menu, but the food was very good, especially considering the "tourist ground zero" location, right by the ferry wharf. Outstanding local raw oysters and...More

Thank tjphilly
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go there for a drink and to check out "the scene" but go elsewhere for dinner. Food was solid, but should have been outstanding for the prices they charge (and there are many other places that deliver great food for those prices). Hostess and waitress...More

Thank luv2trvl84
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our best meal in Nantucket. The setting is terrific right on the harbor and the meals are delicious and innovative. Portions are large so you don't really need an appetizer, although you probably won't want to miss them. We enjoyed the crudo (daily...More

Thank dagnyt1621
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a treat to have beautiful scenery and terrific food. We always go to Cru while on Nantucket. You get the real island atmosphere with superior service. We have never been disappointed. Cru is consistently fabulous.

Thank togagal2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great location. The staff checked on quality quite a bit, really good Lobster Roll. Check Yelp photos to know what to order. Over $400 for dinner and can't get a pack of matches. Said they would have more tomorrow. Don't store them on site? Young...More

Thank kwo66
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes this place is phenomenally expensive, and there is not what I would call an extensive range of options on the menu. What they do offer on the menu is prepared at a high level of execution and is delicious. The ambience is spectacular, the...More

Thank accarch23
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

accarch23, We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at CRU. It is very important that our service and food are always top notch. Thank you for the review and we hope to have you in again soon!

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Questions & Answers
8 April 2017|
Response from Kaitlyn M | Property representative |
Dear Gehlejea, I apologize for the delayed response. We will be not be open for Easter Sunday. We reopen for the summer season on May 11!
Thomas R
19 June 2016|
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Response from Jeff O | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Best to call early during high season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554 (Formerly CRU)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9278
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This premier oyster bar offers casually elegant cuisine in a visually stunning waterfront setting on Nantucket harbor.
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