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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3539
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (107 reviews)
“lobster roll” (96 reviews)
“hummus” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3539
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dirty Martini, mussels, oysters, lobster salad...the seafood platter...all worthy and outstanding! The location is picturesque with great service. Wonderful setting for dining and watching all the beautiful people come through. Always great and our ‘go-to’ spot on the island every year with friends.

Thank tinkerbellsa2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

Decent food but not spectacular. Nice location on the walkway near the 2ater. However, $28.00 Ha,burgers when feeding a family of four just doesn’t cut it. Sadly, the place was constantly full. Gouging should not be encouraged.

Thank Joel137
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never been to Nantucket so we did not know where to dine. Looked at a few options and decided on Cru. We could not have been more pleased. It was perfect! Showed up at peak time on a Friday night with no reservation...More

Thank Michael P
Amy Y, General Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at CRU with us! We're thrilled you were able to enjoy a delightful meal, with delicious drinks, nice views, and impeccable service. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like oysters don’t miss Cru. Yes they do have lots more options other than oysters but for me that is the go to choice. The octopus, and lobster rolls are a close second. Great wine list too.Try the Rose from Mt.Etna. Great pairing...More

Thank Tom C
Amy Y, General Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Tom, Thank you for the glowing review! We pride ourselves on offering one of the best raw bars on the island, with an extensive rotation of local, regional, and West Coast oysters. Our Nantucket oysters are Fifth Bends and Pocomos, with the Fifth Bends harvested...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Nantucket for 3 days this past week. A couple at the inn in which we were staying recommended CRU. We didn't have a dinner reservation but got lucky and were able to get a table indoors. I had the Fluke...More

Thank swim777
Amy Y, General Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you swim777 we are so glad you had a great experience. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at the outdoor seating area of Cru on a lovely Saturday evening. Sunset views were amazing. We found the staff to be friendly, seasoned professionals who take hospitality to the next level. No attitude, just great attention to service and detail, with...More

Thank ccm02139
Amy Y, General Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

CCM, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My expectations for this restaurant were set WAAAY too high. Very cool location on the harbor/wharf near where the Hyannis ferry dock, but terribly crowded and loud. The waiter had to yell when he told us about the specials and we must’ve not yelled back...More

Thank Cindyloumurph
Amy Y, General Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Cindy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. There are certain parts of the restaurant that tend to get livelier than others depending on the night of the week and time of the day. If you decide to join us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fluke is as great. Liked sitting outside - quieter and better sea atmosphere. Little pricey for the dishes which were quite good but not in the same league with other Nantucket restaurants.

1  Thank whoopeewonderdog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting restaurant. Lively. Youthful. Fresh food. Hustle and bustle. Great location. Poor pour on overpriced wine and the food is not far behind.

1  Thank arthurwf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous ambiance, vibe, menu and food - great outdoor seating and views of the water from inside. upscale nautical chic decor - great acoustics fun vibe but not too loud - ask the bartender for drink recommendations - overal fabulous - try the mushroom toast...More

Thank SnowBubby18
Amy Y, General Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Snowbubby thanks for the glowing review! We hope to see you in the future.

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Questions & Answers
Donald D
August 25, 2017|
Response from J0setteJ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I cannot answer that question but if you're into fresh oysters and clams and let your server know about your issue - there will be definitely be something on menu for you.
April 8, 2017|
Response from Amy Y | 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
June 19, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554-3539 (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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