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1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
+1 508-228-9278
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (90 reviews)
“lobster roll” (82 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful spot to sit outside and enjoy a drink and some appetizers. We have eaten here often and have always loved the food but the outdoor space in a sunny day is a glorious place to be. Also a great prix fixed lunch menu...More

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

GMBG, We are glad you enjoyed our Nantucket Restaurant Week menu. We love participating and being able to offer the prix fixe menu. We will be participating again in the fall. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot for warm drinks on a chilly rainy day. Paired with some of Nantuckets best oysters and you have the recipe for a great evening while waiting on the Hy Line back to the vineyard.

Thank THam515
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated our anniversary at Cru! The waterfront location can't be beat, the service and food were fantastic! The crudité with green goddess dip was a fresh and yummy way to begin our meal, I could eat their sauce with a spoon! I had the...More

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

Connie G., Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are glad we could make your anniversary that much more special. The menu this summer is definitely inventive and we are glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during the wine festival. Had been here before but this time the place was loud and packed!!! Decided to go on a Monday for lunch when the crowds were gone. Good decision as the food was DELICIOUS and CRU was back to normal!!

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

Gina C., We appreciate you giving us another chance to enjoy lunch. We are glad you came back and enjoyed yourself. Thank you and please come in again!

Reviewed 30 April 2017

A little too "scene-y" for my taste, but it's in a great location and there is always a good crowd. When stuck on the island during a hurricane, it seems like everyone on the island converges to Cru and, admittedly, they do make it a...More

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

Rebecca V., DJ Ryan Brown always makes for a good time. Thanks for the review! Hope to have you in again this summer.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Such a beautiful location. Nice outside seating at the end of the dock. Really great cocktails! Huge seating area also.

Thank Alexandra J L
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Alexandra J L, We will have new cocktails this summer and the same great view. Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again this summer.

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Cru is the place to go for an essential Nantucket Dinner. You can watch the big yachts sail in and out of the harbor and the food is always fresh. This is a must go for people new to the island.

Thank JDPM1
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

JDPM1, Thank you for your kind words about CRU. We hope to see you in again this summer season. Cheers!

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It's hard to top the location and stellar fresh cocktails... but the oysters and lobster roll seem to do just that. We are counting down the minutes to our next Cru meal...

Thank holly1717
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

holly1717, Good news - we reopen for the season on May 11! We have started taking May reservations and we will have enough lobster rolls to make up for the winter season without them. We look forward to seeing you on the waterfront!

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great and amazing location on the marina! Great drinks too! Fun and always bustling! A def must for an ACK visit!

Thank chrislim222
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

chrislim222, Thank you for this wonderful review. The refreshing drinks and fun atmosphere will be in full force again this summer season. We hope to have you in again on your next Nantucket vacation!

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Oysters on the half. Clam chowder. Colossal shrimp cocktail. And chick pea crepes with egg, prosciutto, arugula and parmesan (picture). That was delicious and and very interesting combination! We sat outside with the post wedding bloody Mary crowd. Very fun place. And our waiter, Adrian,...More

Thank tropiclady27
Kaitlyn M, Manager at Cru, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

tropiclady27, We are glad you enjoyed the lively atmosphere at CRU, along with our menu and raw bar. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we hope to see you again this summer!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open Easter Sunday?
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
Do you take reservations?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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