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The Club Car

One Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554-3516
+1 508-228-1101
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“lamb skewers” (4 reviews)
“fritters” (3 reviews)
“eggplant” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
One Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554-3516
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had heard that the restaurant here offered good food and that the evening piano bar scene was one of the liveliest on Nantucket. We only dropped in for night-caps in the bar our last night in town and found a lively, sophisticated crowd, good...More

Thank CHARLES G
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went to Club Car -- an institution on the island -- many years ago but this past summer went in for early evening snack/drink before walking to friends' for dinner. The old place (as I remember it) was a little dark and the food...More

1  Thank erika5845907
Tanya M, Owner at The Club Car, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your positive review Erika! We are very happy that you gave us a chance as new owners of The Club Car. We hope to see you here next season:) Thank you! Tanya, Mayumi & Ty

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Can’t say enough about this restaurant. The food and service were truly exceptional. Get the artichoke, the squash and the broccolini. They were over the top fabulous. Cod was also great. I didn’t love the fritters but they were fine. If I ever came back...More

Thank kevnec
Ty C, Owner at The Club Car, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We hope to see you again soon. ~The Club Car Team

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Ok let’s be honest. Everyone likes karaoke but rarely has the courage to participate unless away from your home turf. Lively Friday night spot.

Thank Jeannette S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This was the first time any in our group had been to the new Club Car. The place was hopping and a bit loud but that is to be expected on a weekend night. Our server was helpful and friendly. The table truly enjoyed the...More

Thank KMfromMA
Tanya M, Owner at The Club Car, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hello. Thank you for sharing your review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and those butterball potatoes!! We are looking forward to your next visit with us. Hopefully we can improve on those dishes that didn't hit the mark for...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is not your typical seafood restaurant. It has a very european feel...the food is some of the most flavorful I've ever eaten. Unusual dishes. The clam chowder was excellent, as it is almost anywhere one goes in the region. their spicy Thai shrimp was...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

They took to "life" out of the place, this review is just from the "bar", we did not dine in the restaurant. We had drinks and a light dinner/apps at the bar. Bartenders were great and made a nice cocktail. We shared a couple of...More

Thank travelertoo61
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Hello Travelertoo61. Thank you for your 4 star review! We know that change can be very difficult for people to accept. We are sorry that you did not enjoy the change of decor in the new Club Car. I think it is a bit of...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

I never ate at the Club Car in the past, a Nantucket institution that recently changed hands, but I can say with confidence if you are willing to give a new chef and her restaurant a chance, you will not be disappointed. While the old...More

Thank Sasha G
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Hello Sasha. Thank you for your amazing review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us and for sharing your thoughts. We look forward to feeding you again and again:) ~Mayumi, Tanya & Ty

Reviewed 25 September 2017

OK, so cross the Club Car off your list. New owners, new decor, new menu, no good. If you ever went to the Club Car, in the past, you knew you were going to get classically prepared food, presented in a classic manner, and consistently...More

Thank captfaustf
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Hello Tripadvisor reviewer. We would like to apologize that you left our restaurant so unhappy. We wish that you had said something to us that night as we may have been able to improve your experience. It sounds like you have been holding onto your...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was disappointing - I gave it a three as any restaurant on Nantucket is at least a 3 otherwise they wouldn't be in business. We came for dinner and were not impressed - dinner was ok and the waitress snickered because we didn't know...More

Thank Corbygirl261
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: One Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554-3516
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-1101
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Description
The Club Car is an island institution re-imagined for the first time in 40 years. The restaurant’s classic railway car and antique elements are blended with eclectic, modern materials creating a fresh feel that balances old with new. The Club Car’s understated sophistication exudes an approachable, carefree and convivial environment featuring a fun and boisterous bar with live piano that celebrates togetherness. The menu is inspired by California Cuisine with shared plates centered on vibrant vegetables and local seafood. The seasonal-based menu fosters local farmers, growers, fishermen and artisans. Simply put, we love to eat and we love sharing food with others. This combination drives our passion to create and share authentic dishes that are intensely flavorful, naturally nourishing and always satisfying. When married with delicious drinks and close friends, The Club Car truly is the perfect place to gather.
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