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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“donuts” (72 reviews)
“blueberries” (2 reviews)
“finger food” (2 reviews)
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6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our breakfast here. Omelets are large and delicious. French toast was the same. There was a 30 minute wait but there was plenty of seating and they even have Trivial Pursuit cards to keep people occupied. Servers are quick and attentive.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We love breakfast at The Downy Flake. Their freshly made donuts are out of this world. The staff is friendly and very efficient. Their Eggs Benedict are soooo very good and is served with delicious home fries. Also, not to be missed is the Downy...More

Thank FlowerShow
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

My kids favorite donuts, ever! Eating them in the car now! 😎 great breakfast for tourists as well as the locals!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I was so looking forward to eating at the Downeyflake- and was so disappointed to find that the blueberry pancakes they are supposedly known for actually use blueberries out of can!! So awful. Had to pay $3.00 extra for real maple syrup... and the sausage...More

2  Thank Blair B
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Breakfast at Downyflake - great service, great breakfast, piping hot sugar doughnuts - best doughnut ever

Thank Return2africa
Reviewed July 8, 2017

You can find here all might want to get on your breakfast. Always fresh, very tasty and you don't have to wait too long. Doughnuts are very tasty! Prices are great as well. Do recommend to all Nantucket visitors. You won't regret!

1  Thank Elena G
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Breakfast for 3 only $36 including tip! Best place for a great breakfast or lunch. It's a locals go to spot and so affordable on Nantucket Unlimited Green Mountain coffee and so much more

Thank 145Esprit
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

This is the place to make you feel like a local. Everyone from construction workers, fisherman and tourists are here. Fantastic fresh donuts! Always great scrambles.

Thank amy K
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Fresh made old style donuts. Plain, Sugar, Chocolate, Coconut, Cinnamon. Half dozen is perfect for 2 people for a simple breakfast to go. Also one can sit down for a more traditional breakfast. But the doughnuts are just fine to get a sugar and coffee...More

Thank GMBG
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Worth the drive for homemade delicious donuts. Super coffee and great egg dishes! Many choices of homemade breads! Locals know where to go. Absolutely loved it! Now we know where to go also!

Thank Judieelizabeth
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June 11, 2017|
Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know about gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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