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Downyflake

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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best donuts! Also in the summer, their fresh squeezed lemonade is also very delicious! I can't speak for their breakfast because I haven't eaten actual breakfast there since I was about 5, but their donuts are just awesome, awesome, awesome!

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Thank Greatsource
Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Early morning...no lines...great in-house made donuts and bacon egg and American cheese breakfast sandwiches. Coffee is self -serve. At 6:15 am these items were prepared to sell...ready at opening! No frills sort of place. Relaxed and reliable. Lovely counter help. A fav among locals.

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Thank restaurantgirl2015
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Though the prices have increased over the years, it's still the best place to have a "reasonably priced" breakfast on the island. The pancakes are great!

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Thank Gayl M
San Carlos, CA
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155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Downyflake donuts are the best! Especially the chocolate covered ones. Something about the batter is really terrific. The regular breakfast they serve is also very good. A must visit while on Nantucket.

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Thank bondoobay
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Best on the island. Great place for the best donuts you will find. They don't come in many varieties, but they are well worth it.

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Thank Matt K
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We love this place! Trying to park is like playing Russian Roulette. What a hairy experience .. We come every year and have three kid and four adults. The wait staff is wonderful, I don't know how they do it! From pancakes to eggs and bacon and , omelet sand specials we are never disappointed! And of course the doughnuts... More 

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Thank joedee72
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fresh and sometimes warm donuts - the chocolate and maple frosted (think honey dipped with a slight maple flavor) are very tasty. Also, they have daily breakfast and lunch specials. If you want to order the biscuits and gravy (so yummy) you have to get there and order by 11:00 a.m. I believe Sunday is breakfast only. There's usually a... More 

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Thank bostravel122
Greenwich
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Just enjoyed the Flake special with a gluten free blueberry muffin. My husband loves the coconut doughnut. He exercised great restraint and just ordered one with his egg white omelet. This was our first time making it without a long line in front. But it's worth the wait.

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Thank mariahN8297PX
Germantown, Maryland
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Overall, we had a great time and wonderful food while at the Downyflake. It was our first time on the island and we kept hearing that this was the place to go from the locals. The doughnuts were great and the service was also good! Go early on the weekends when it gets busy quick!

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Thank Emily V
Boston, MA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Best place for breakfast or brunch on the island. Donuts are the best.......ask for warm ones. Great value and worth the wait

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 13:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4533

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?