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Ships Inn Restaurant

13 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3741
+1 508-228-0040
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (14 reviews)
“souffle” (6 reviews)
“key lime tart” (3 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
13 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3741
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Restaurant week dinner on Saturday night with old friends. Great food and great service. Always dependable. Nice to be here slightly off season so the parking was a little easier. We had salmon, swordfish and chicken and all enjoyed. Thanks!

Thank vicki o
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Here during restaurant week. Great selection and great service. One of had the lobster bisque and the grilled swordfish. The other had the boneless short ribs. All was very good. Desserts of soufflé and key lime tart perfect.

Thank G2dds
Reviewed 29 September 2017

So many attributes to this restaurant. Romantic setting in the lower floor of a historic house that is a charming inn, delicious food and exceptional service. Our server, Melissa was attentive and helpful with recommendations when requested. Highly recommend a dinner here while you are...More

Thank omay45
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I can understand why people keep going back to the inn, first the ambience is great with the lighting and cool colors and beautiful art. Our service from Melissa and group was the best we have had in a long time. The food was so...More

Thank chinamay
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Been going to Nantucket for 40 years or more. I bet everyone of those years I've been to Ships Inn. This week my wife had calamari,rigatoni with duck bolonaise. I had baked clams and baked halibut everything was fantastic. Except my clams; when the chef...More

Thank Bayman123
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My wife & I ended our 4 day vacation with a visit to the Ships Inn. Everything from our first step in the door to the last bite of dessert was fantastic. We started with wine at the bar & were escorted to our table...More

1  Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Traditional New England fare. Wonderful selection, house specialty is the short ribs. Located on Fair Street a very cozy restaurant. Soufflés often available for dessert. Each evening is a different flavor. Reservations required, closed Monday's and Tuesday's.

Thank Seamoor7
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Love the old world atmosphere and great service. Everyone is so friendly. The variety of entrees and appetizers are plentiful. We just love coming here! It's located in a residential area and is fabulous!

Thank Beluga4162
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Dinned here august 2017 had a great meal. Caprese salad was delicious I had duck bolognose he had striped bass both done perfectly. We had a chocolate soufflé for desert which was amazing. Only down side was the atmosphere it is basically a basement. Service...More

Thank 503christine29
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Service was great, ambience very good food was okay... I do recommend the key lime tart! We came in for a late dinner, kitchen closes at 9:30....

Thank dmmahoney9
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Questions & Answers
22 August 2017|
Response from Naadeen | Reviewed this property |
No Dress code for men or women But a few men wore sports coats For the most part there was a mixture of sports coats polo shirts & shorts ladies wore a blouse with shorts or sun dress.
29 August 2016|
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Response from Matha J | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend this place for children- it is upscale and has a quiet ambience. I don't think your child would enjoy it.
William M
23 September 2015|
Response from nancy m |
Will the restaurant be open for Saturday, Thanksgiving weekend? Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3741
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-0040
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