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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“donuts” (73 reviews)
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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but great food. We are regulars. Live on Nantucket. Too crowded for us in the summer, but when he crowds are gone it's our got-to spot where we know half the clientele. Basically, good diner food. Friendly service. Reasonable prices.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The best thing going for the Downyflake is its affordability and lack of pretentiousness compared to the overpriced choices on Nantucket. This is a place visited by locals and tourists alike. Their donuts are fresh but nothing spectacular. They also offer a variety of other...More

Thank Frederick R
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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!

Thank Greatsource
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.

Thank restaurantgirl2015
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!

Thank Gayl M
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.

1  Thank bondoobay
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.

Thank Matt K
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...More

Thank joedee72
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...More

Thank bostravel122
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...More

Thank mariahN8297PX
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11 June 2017|
Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know about gluten free
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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